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New Findings from the Survey of Inscriptions in Taroko National Park

The Central Cross-Island Highway will see its 61st opening anniversary on May 9, 2021. The east-west cross-highway archway at the east entrance of the Central Cross-Island Highway is an important landmark of the Taroko National Park and a landmark for Hualien travelers returning to their hometown. In 2005, it was listed as a historic building in Hualien County.

Last year, a research team comprising Professors Tu Chung-Kao and Hsiao Shih-Chiung and their students was commissioned to conduct a research project on the inscriptions along the eastern section of the Central Cross-Island Highway.

Along the eastern section of the Central Cross-Island Highway, there are 23 monuments, 18 cliff inscriptions, 27 inscribed plaques, and 7 inscribed scroll couplets. In terms of calligraphy styles, the regular script was used the most in 34 locations, followed by the official script in 22 locations. They were created by renowned personages and government officials of the time, founding fathers such as Yu Youren, or famous calligraphers and painters.

We invite everyone to walk through the National Park, enjoy the natural beauty and environment, and stop to see these important and non-renewable cultural assets that testify to our history of the last century. At the same time, we call on the public to protect the historical significance of the inscriptions on the Central Cross-Island Highway.

New Findings from the Survey of Inscriptions in Taroko National Park,six pictures.
New Findings from the Survey of Inscriptions in Taroko National Park
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