IEEE Communication Theory Workshop
2–5 July 2023 // Hualien, Taiwan


Optional Tour to Taroko

IEEE CTW 2023 provides an optional tour to the Taroko National Park. You are welcome to join the tour from 1:30 pm to 5:30pm on either July 2 or July 5 (both tours have the same itinerary and visit the same sights) at the cost of USD 20 per person.
Tickets are available through the IEEE CTW 2023 Registration. (

Swallow Grotto

The Swallow Grotto is one of the most breathtaking natural attractions in Taiwan. Located in Taroko National Park, this stunning geological formation is renowned for its towering cliffs, crystal-clear waters, and its role as a habitat for the endemic and endangered Swinhoe's swiftlet.
One of the highlights of the Taroko Swallow Grotto is the Swallow Grotto Trail, a walkway that runs along the edge of the gorge, offering panoramic views of the Liwu River and the surrounding mountains. This trail is a great way to experience the natural beauty of the area, with the opportunity to spot the swiftlets that make their nests on the cliff faces.
Overall, the Taroko Swallow Grotto is a must-visit destination for anyone traveling to Taiwan. Its combination of natural beauty, cultural significance, and unique wildlife makes it a truly unforgettable experience.

Buluowan (Shanyue) Bridge

  The Buluowan Shanyue Bridge is a spectacular suspension bridge located in Taroko National Park, Taiwan. It stretches over the gorge of the Liwu River, offering breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and the lush forested valley below. Its combination of stunning natural scenery, impressive engineering, and cultural significance makes it a unique and memorable experience for tourists from all over the world.

Qingshui Cliff

  Qingshui Cliff is composed of sedimentary rock formations and is known for its vibrant colors, which change depending on the time of day and weather conditions. The view of the cliff from the coastal highway is especially spectacular, with the blue-green waters of the Pacific Ocean crashing against the sheer cliffs. In addition to its natural beauty, the Qingshui Cliff is also steeped in history and culture. The Qingshui Cliff is a unique and awe-inspiring natural wonder that is not to be missed.


How to go to Taroko National Park by yourself (without car rental):

  • Taiwan Tourist Shuttle service (Number 310):

The best way to go to Taroko National Park (without car rental) is to take the Taiwan Tourist Shuttle service (Number 310). From the IEEE CTW hotel, you can take a taxi to Hualien Railway Station or Xincheng Railway Station (closer to Taroko), then transfer to the Taiwan Tourist Shuttle to arrive. Here is the link to the Taiwan Tourist Shuttle service: Link.