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    Sampling local flavours

    by 6aruna Updated May 7, 2013

    There is a shop facing the railway station which sells mochis,the local delicacy. You can see the ladies making it and sample it. I insist that you sample it . The mochis are made of glutinous rice and filled with various fillings, coconut, red beans, peanuts,ground nuts.. I bought various types of mochis to take back home.One variety was made of brown sugar and red bean filling. I did n't taste it and distributed it at home.People were very polite, ultimatelyI took the hint and stopped distributing and tried it myself. Brown sugar mochi tastes like fenugreek .This is a spice which is used sparing in Indian cusine.A little over the desired range it can be nausseating. Enjoying Mochi is an acquired .taste. Once you scrape of the cover it is tasty.

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    Taroko gorges

    by 6aruna Updated May 1, 2013

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    If you love nature and adventure,this is a must see.Situated along the eastern coast and between two mountains and a deep blue sea.Hualien has everything .And taroko gorges takes the cake .It is a natural as well as man made wonder.Those magnificant misty mountains threatening to slide down anytime,the meandering rivers and waterfalls.The many layered rocks with extraordinary colours .The temples built on the edge and with such views.Tunnels carved out of unpredictable mountains .Constant threat of earthquakes.pulse racing.

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    Hualian Amis Tribe

    by limkahwan Written Nov 13, 2011
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    Hualian has the most indigenous tribes, Amis, Taroko, Bunun and Puyuma. The Pine Garden is where the Japanese air fighters were bestowed the Heavenly Emperor wine on the eve of the suicide missions. http://www.pinegarden.com.tw

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    Hualien Farglory Ocean Park

    by Burtty Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Hualien Ocean Park is smilar to Hong Kong Ocean Park and San Diego Sea World where I vivisted before. However Hualien Ocean Park is with the new facilities and the spectular view of the moutain and sea.

    The Ocean Park provided the Dolphin show, Sea Lion Show, Mermaid show and the dancing shows upon our visit in June 2006. There also some amuzment facilities as well as the cable car in the park.

    It is a place for the fun and relax.

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    Taroko National Park

    by THLIN Written Jan 17, 2008

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    a glimpse

    If you ever asked me what and where is a must-go when visiting Taiwan, my answer goes to Taroko Gorge without hesitation. It locates in our beautiful eastern county of Hualian ( or Hualien), with a three-hour train ride, you can arrive. The river here is called Li-wu, it cuts the gorge over tens of thousnads years. It' breathtakingly magnificant.
    There is tourist bus service near the train station. You can join their English service every morning or just take a normal trip. The prices are as following: Day trip departing at 0800 is around NT1,000(USD31), including a meal at Formosa Hotel. If you just do half-day trip, it costs NT650(USD20), departing at 1130. I think English service is only available for the day trip one.

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    Taroko National Park

    by kiely Updated Apr 7, 2006

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    Hiking Trails

    *Buluowan Swallow Grotto (0.5 km.)
    Behind the round theater on the lower terrace, there are stairs leading down to the highway. near Swallow Grotto. The short descent on this wooded trail makes for a refreshing walk.

    *Upper Terrace Scenic walk (0.3 km)
    Behind the wooden cabins on the upper terrace, there is a short nature trail through cool bamboo groves. Beautiful plants, birds and insects can be seen here as well as the magnificent strangling fig trees.

    ~Information provided by Taroko gov.~
    ~Photos taken by Kiely~

    For more information: Taroko National Park Trails

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    White water rafting

    by kiely Written Apr 6, 2006

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    Exciting activity starts from here. When you come to Rui-Sui, you certainly don't want to miss the white-water rafting on Xiuguluan River. From Rui-Sui to the ocean, there are only 22kms, so this section of the river is the best place for white water rafting. The service centre usually provides a great help with all the detail information. And the best time to do it will be from April to October.

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    Eternal Springs

    by chikidee Written Oct 16, 2004

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    eternal spring, taroko gorge

    Unfortunately, you can't get closer to the temples up there because the path has been badly beaten by the frequent earthquakes in the aeria!
    There are amazing stairs you can see in the steep marble stones and it would be a big adventure to climbe up there to the temples they lead to. But it's just too dangerous!

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    Marble Bridge

    by chikidee Updated Oct 16, 2004

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    Marble bridge

    This amazing marble bridge is at the beginning of Taroko Gorge. On both sides there are hundreds of small marble lions and on each side of the bridge there are 2 big ones. I think the meaning is, that they are garding the bridge.

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    Gem stones

    by chikidee Written Oct 16, 2004

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    Beach north of Hualien

    Just north of Hualien, close to the airport lies this nice beach. If you are lucky you can find some nice gem stones!
    Well, every once in a while some fighter jets start from the airport. Then it gets very loud and you need you hands to cover your ears and stop looking for stones for a few seconds.
    But it's still worth seeing! For those of you who like planes as well!

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    Taroko Gorge

    by chikidee Written Oct 16, 2004

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    Taroko Gorge

    From Hualien it's easy to get to Taroko Gorge, an impressive marbel gorge!!
    The best way as a tourist to see it is to book a tour. At Marshal Hotel we could book one through the hotel.
    I'm coming from Switzerland and am used to mountains and gorges. But still I was impressed by this wild and steep one!
    Worth seeing!!!

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    Shopping

    by chikidee Written Oct 16, 2004

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    In Hualien it's fun to go shopping in the center. The streets are narrow and there are many small shops where you can buy almost everything.
    The special thing about this shopping center is, that it's almost traffic free! Only every once in a while a scooter tries to get through all the people! So this is quite a special thing for Taiwan!
    Have a look at the meat hall! Quite strange to me, but worth seeing! (You will almost become a vegetarian after! :)

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    Pacific Ocean

    by THLIN Updated Jul 18, 2004

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    Here you can see both the ocean and airplanes in QiXingTan. Many aircraft lovers come here to view airplanes.
    If you sre energetic, I suggest you yo see the sunrise here. The day we came was so cloudly, so we saw golden lights only. What a pity!!

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    Rafting on the Hsiukuluan River

    by kenmerk Written Nov 23, 2003

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    Rafting on the Hsuikuluan River...

    One of the more popular activities in the Hualien area is a trip down south to Juisui for white water rafting on the Hsiukuluan River.

    Bus ride down is about an hour and time of the river, depending on the water level, is probably about 4-5 hours.

    Best time to try this is after one of the many typhoons that tend to hit this area. Be sure to check before you book to see if there is enough water in the river.

    Easy to book in town... Dont cost so much either, maybe 800 NT for the trip or so, including round trip bus transfer from Hualien... (please see Juisui page for more pictures and the like...)

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    Storyin Kuanyuan

    by storyin Updated Nov 15, 2003

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    inside Kuanyuan , April 2003

    standing on Ho-huan mountain
    looking at the Cloud Sea
    a very bright place catch my eyes

    let's go chasing the very bright place
    I am not sure is there a road or just a valley
    but I want to get there

    Kuan-yuan
    Foggy moving trees
    like inside a China ink painting

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    • National/State Park

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