Chinatrust Hotel Hualien
No.2 Yunghsing Road, Hualien City, Hualien, 970, Taiwan
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Train tickets Taipei-Hualien round trip
We want to travel ( round trip) from Taipei to Hualien by train. While TRA has a website for internet booking of train tickets which allows you to book upto 2 weeks in advance, you are required to pay and pick up the tickets within 48 hours which is not feasible if you are not yet in Taiwan. I am not sure if it is possible to pay online by credit card, and pick up the tickets at the station on arrival in Taiwan. Could someone advise me
Re: Train tickets Taipei-Hualien round trip
This site has the details, hope it is what you need.
(Taiwan DIY Posted)Online booking and purchase of TRA train tickets using credit cards:
Travel Tips for Hualian
Hwa-Liean is located in the easten Taiwan . As you all know that Taiwan is an island , so there are a lot of beaches here . But the thing which you might not know is that the beaches along the east coast are all very different from the ones in the west . And there are also a lot of nice views in easten Taiwan . Sunny Day in Hwa-Liean
Hwa-Liean is famous for canoeing . So if you like it , you definitely wouldn't wanna miss visiting Hwa-Liean
Personally , I've been here many times but somehow I just can't remember when and what I've done there . There is only once I remember it clearly and that's my graduation trip . I was in a big class with 754 other classmates for four years but guess you all know that most of the time , we get along with some kind of people who have the same or similar taste with you better . And I have too . We are a group of around 10 persons .
There was also a class graduation trip at that time but we 10 all , decided not going with the class and made our own one . We all had so much fun and have seen really a lot in the eastern Taiwan .
I really wish you all can have the chance to visit Taiwan , and as I said before , there is not only Taipei to see here in Taiwan , there are a lot of other places worth a visit .
Hualien is the rock capital of Taiwan... One of the main economic activites here is mining marble up in the mountains. This is bad for the mountains (you can easily see the scars from mining in some areas), but it also promotes marble sculpting in town. As such, there are a number of marble statues that can be found around town... some of which are quite good...
So if you like shopping for marble pieces or just looking at the sculptures, Hualien is the place for you...
Cisingtan Scenic Area and Beach
Cisingtan translates to "Seven Stars Pools". It is a vast, wide beach and scenic viewpoint for the cliffs and mountainous coast line around Hualien and Sincheng.
The beach has posted signs for no-swimming, but that should not detract from the visit. Many of the locals will come here for relaxing, having a picnic or simply escaping the busy city.
On the south end of this scenic area is a promenade with several WWII-era armory blockades and historical signs.
Cisingtan is north of Hualien on HW-9, just past the airport. After the airport, take a right and head down any of the small streets toward the coast line. It is not far from the Hualien Distillery or the Chihsing Tan Katsuo Museum.
Heping Industrial Zone !
looks like the castle in Strange Tales from the Arabian nights .
Heping is a middle railway station ,
after I finish LOOKING AT PACIFIC OCEAN & CHINGSHUI CLIFF ON A BIG BUS,
I like to tranfer trains to Taipei at Heping railway station.
Mugua River Valley
Beautiful River Valley that is very close to Hualien. This area was restricted until recently, but now it is easy to get a pass to enter.
Pass through the police check point just past Tongmen. This road continues along the river side to Long-jian, and then on towards Chilai mountain. The road get more narrow, curvy and scary, the further you head west. But, the mountain scenery up here is pristine and spectacular...
Directions: Head toward Liyu Lake from Hualien, after the long bridge make a right,and head west towards Tongmen.
Note: You must register and pay a small entrance fee at the police station to enter this area.
Popular Hotels in Hualian
No.36 Kung Yuan Road, Hualien City, Hualien, 970, Taiwan