The Cingshui Cliff is located on a segment of Su-hua highway over a stretch of 22.7 kilometers beside the seashore. The Cingshui Cliff rises vertically and majestically from the Pacific Ocean, with an average height of over 800 meters! The cliff composes of gneiss and marbles, making it look much stronger. Looking at the hovering highway adjacent to the mountain wall makes one just hard to imagine that how people were able to construct such an incredible highway. It is an extremely convoluted and twisting highway, and is also the most breath-taking section in the entire Su-hua highway. The attraction is also a great place to see the sunrise and sunset. There are three observatories at the Cingshui Cliff where you can stop during a drive along the Su-hua highway to appreciate the nature's masterpiece in Eastern Taiwan. There, you can see not only cliffs but also caves, rocks, and other wonders shaped by the water. There is also a trail of about 200 meters where you can take a walk into the nature. Among these cliffs, the east-south cliff of Mt. Cingshui is the steepest. It is 5 km long and is spectacular. Driving a car between cliff and the boundless ocean almost feels like you are flying. Not surprisingly, the Cingshui Cliff was designated in 1953 by the Taiwan government as one of the island's "Eight Wonders"!
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Drive on your own:
1. No. 5 National Highway: From Sizih Interchange (汐止交流道) of No. 1 National Highway (國道1號/中山高) connect to No. 5 National Highway (國道5號/北宜高速公路) -> Xueishan Tunnel (雪山隧道) -> Suao Interchange (蘇澳交流道) -> No. 9 Provincial Highway (台9號) -> No. 8 Provincial Highway (台8線) -> Horen Railway Station (和仁火車站) -> Cingshui River (清水溪) -> Cingshui Cliff (清水斷崖)
2. No. 5 National Highway: From Nangang Interchange (南港交流道) of No. 3 National Highway (國道3號/北二高) connect to No. 5 National Highway (國道5號/北宜高速公路) -> Xueishan Tunnel (雪山隧道) -> Suao Interchange (蘇澳交流道) -> No. 9 Provincial Highway (台9號) -> No. 8 Provincial Highway (台8線) -> Horen Railway Station (和仁火車站) -> Cingshui River (清水溪) -> Cingshui Cliff (清水斷崖)