The Tienhsiang youth activity center has a modern exterior and was built following the mountainous terrain, causing the design of the interior space to be fondly known as the maze. It was design by the well-known architect Bao-de Han, and was awarded the first prize in design by the Taiwan architect magazine soon after its completion.The center has been constantly renovating and expanding to meet the needs of visitors, and is an ideal choice for cross-island highway travelers.
The Tienhsiang center is situated inside Taroko National park, 45km away from Hualien, and 450m above sea level. It mainly act to provide lodging for the public, students, and hikers. All the facilities are continuously upgraded and there are various types of rooms that can hold up to 220 guest in total, with a restaurant that can cater for 240 people, as well as social hall, recreation room, and Tpdu coffee house, ensuring guest will have a comfortable stay.
The Taroko National Park is blessed with world-class natural beauty, and the development of central cross-island highway is itself a feat in engineering. Tienhsiang is known as Tpdu in Atayal, which mean arenga. It is situated at the largest and the most even river terrace east of Dayu Ridge on the Central cross-island highway. In addition to destinations like Dizapusa Temple, plum garden, terrace terrain, pot holes and other sceneries, other destinations like the Huorang pavilion trail, Baiyang trail, plum garden bamboo village trail, Wunshan hotspring, Lyushuei trail all extends out from the center. Thus Tienhsiang can be considered the hub of Taroko National Park, and Tienhsiang youth activity center is your best lodging option. It has also joined the Taiwan youth hostel groups last year, and welcomes local and overseas backpackers who seek lodging.
This center, in accordance with the Youth Activity Center residential facility management and safety maintenance regulations, order no. 1030000094B promulgated by the Taiwan youth education department of the Ministry of Education, is established and managed on a non-profit basis, and provide lodging for the following groups of people:
1.Student with valid document of enrollment
2.Adults who are below forty years old.
3.Any individual who are attending activities held by government agencies, schools, NGOs in relation to public welfare, education, service and training, health or culture.
4.Any staff or volunteer with the document of proof issued by the China Youth Corp.
5.Teachers or relatives accompany individuals that meet the first two criteria, which shall not exceed four people.