Recently opened Taroko Park, located downtown in the southern city of Kaohsiung, couldn’t be more different from Taroko National Park in eastern Taiwan. Instead of the lofty peaks and deep natural gorges the national park is known for, Taroko Park has manmade attractions, such as an ultra-modern shopping center and a sports facilities.
In contrast to other theme parks, visitors to the new park don’t have to buy an entrance ticket; payments are made for each ride by using Kaohsiung’s iPASS stored-value card. One of the park’s biggest attractions is the Suzuka Circuit Park, a cart-racing circuit modeled after the Formula 1 Suzuka Circuit in Japan. For more info, visit www.tarokopark.com.tw (in Chinese only).