Shitiping 石梯坪 or (“Stone Steps” in Mandarin) is a small campground in Taiwan’s East Coast National Scenic Area. The campground sits on a beautiful stretch of rocky geology formed by a mixture of coral reefs, sea erosion and cliffs. The waters of the reef features some great diving and snorkeling in clear waters.
About a 6 hour drive from Taipei, Shitiping is located about 70km south of Hualien on Highway 11, not quite half way to Hualien’s sister coastal city, Taitung. It’s probably one of my favorite campgrounds in the world, and definitely one of my favorite places in Taiwan.
Lots of people come to Shitiping to go fishing with poles, or by snorkeling around the reefs.
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The Golden Grotto (黃金峽谷) is a beautiful slot canyon up a remote river valley near Hualian, Taiwan. Located a few kilometers south of the entrance to Taroko Gorge National Park (太魯閣國家公園) or a few Kilometers north of Hualian (花蓮), the entrance to the Pratan South River is in Pratan Village (aka SanJhan South River (三棧南溪) and SanJhan Village (三棧)).
Jumping off one of the waterfalls behind the Golden Grotto near Hualian, Taiwan.
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