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)).
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Being a photographer in Taiwan, I have my fair share of random pictures from my daily experiences. Here I present you with a few that I came across in the past few weeks:
Taiwan is covered in hot springs. There are famous ones like Beitou, Jinshan and Wulai, but there are also many “wild” ones. Generally the wild ones are a bit more off the beaten track, and are almost always quite difficult to get to. The biggest problem getting to them isn’t the drive or the hike, it’s finding good directions (in English or Chinese). But then again, I guess if they were easy to get to or had good directions, there would be more people there and they wouldn’t be as interesting.
I recently went on a ride down the Northern Cross Island Highway 北橫 with some friends. The main goal of this particular trip was to find a remote, wild hot spring called the Siling Hot Springs 四稜温泉.
Taiwan really has some great photography possibilities just sitting around, waiting to be shot.
I recently bought a new, smaller DSLR and have been happily carrying it around with me a lot more often then my old, heavy one.
Because of that, I have quite a few new blog ideas lined up in my head, but I’m currently working on a couple of actual paying projects and just don’t have the time to write them.
So I’ll submit a few random pictures that I’ve shot since buying that new camera. Some of these will be in blogs in the future, and some are truly just random, walk around pictures. I’ll let you guess which are which.
More photography from Taiwan after the jump…