Sunday, April 08, 2012

Eternal Spring Shrine

As our 5 day bus tour draws to a close, we reach the Eternal Spring Shrine, one of the most picturesque sections of Taroko National Park. To reach it, we first have to walk through this suspension bridge.


You can see the shrine on the side of the mountain while on the bridge.


But first, you have to walk a narrow pathway cut through the side of a cliff. Don't worry, it is safe, but don't look down.


The shrine commemorates the 200+ workers who lost their lives while helping to build the Central Cross Island Highway between 1956 to 1960.


The workers' names are listed inside the shrine.


From the shrine, we look back to where our tour bus is parked way off in the distance.
I was sorry to leave this beautiful place and for the tour to end where we met some great friends.


- Karen

9 comments:

cocomino said...

That's awesome and it has dignity.
Basically, shrines are located in mountain.

Filip Demuinck said...

It seems to be lovated in a place disconnected from the world but I like the trails and the bridge.

Greetings,
Filip

rainfield61 said...

I shall not, and cannot look down.

I am sure very safe.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

That is quite a location for a shrine.

Jenny Woolf said...

What a wonderful and amazing place! I specially like the first photo because of the intricate criss crossing of the bridge girders. Somehow it reminds me of weaving with textiles.

Ryan said...

An amazing place, such a shame that so many workers paid with their lives to build the highway.

Jana said...

lovelyplace for a shrine...and it looks so nice+relaxing!happy new week from tulipland:-)

LifeRamblings said...

so calm and peaceful. such a wonderful place to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life.

lina said...

What a great place to get away from civilization and just contemplate on life.

I am drawn to the waterfall. :)