Gourd Canyon

Gourd Canyon (中文版:葫蘆谷) is a narrow canyon with a few small waterfalls in Chiayi, Fanlu Township. Twenty years ago, Gourd Canyon was a very popular place, but because it's more difficult to get to now, it's seldom visited. It's a nice place for swimming and relaxing to. The entrance to the canyon is still easy to get to, but going to the waterfalls upstream requires swimming and rock scrambling.

Gourd Canyon is easy to get to.

  • Gourd Cayon, 2017/4/3
  • Gourd Cayon, 2017/4/3
  • Gourd Cayon, 2017/4/3
  • Gourd Cayon, 2017/4/3
  • Gourd Cayon, 2017/4/3
  • Gourd Cayon, 2017/4/3
  • Gourd Cayon, 2017/4/3

To get past the canyon, swim upstream and climb through this small hole.

  • Pass Gourd Cayon, 2017/4/3
  • Pass Gourd Cayon, 2017/4/3
  • Pass Gourd Cayon, 2017/4/3
  • Pass Gourd Cayon, 2017/4/3
  • Pass Gourd Cayon, 2017/4/3
  • Pass Gourd Cayon, 2017/4/3

Above the canyon is this giant waterslide. It used to have hundreds of tourists every weekend, but now it's empty.

  • Hulu Waterslide. 2017/4/3
  • Hulu Waterslide. 2017/4/3
  • Hulu Waterslide. 2017/4/3
  • Hulu Waterslide. 2017/4/3
  • Hulu Waterslide. 2017/4/3
  • Hulu Waterslide. 2017/4/3
  • Hulu Waterslide. 2017/4/3
  • Hulu Waterslide. 2017/4/3

Above the waterslide are these amazing swimming holes.

  • Hulu Swimming Holes, 2017/4/3
  • Hulu Swimming Holes, 2017/4/3
  • Hulu Swimming Holes, 2017/4/3
  • Hulu Swimming Holes, 2017/4/3
  • Hulu Swimming Holes, 2017/4/3

And if you continue upstream you will get to Tianma Waterfall.

Gourd Canyon
Chiayi County, Fanlu Township
葫蘆谷
嘉義縣番路鄉
GPS:
Parking: 23.37046, 120.61672
Canyon: 23.37105, 120.61617
Detailed Map: https://goo.gl/4vCEq7

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The information on this page is for reference only. Your safety and following all the regulations in Taiwan are your own responsibility. For each outing, pay attention to the weather and do not go into the rivers after heavy rains or when there is a chance of heavy rain. Each person needs to prepare equipment and safety gear according to the conditions and their own abilities. Always look out for slippery surfaces, unstable ground, landslides and falling rocks. Be aware of the water depth, and be extra vigilant around fast flowing water. Be cautious you will have amazing adventures. Thank you for taking all your garbage out with you.