Hualian Things to Do

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    Biking

    by kenmerk Written Oct 22, 2003

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    Bridge along the Waterfront Bike Trail...

    Hualien has upgraded the beach front bike trail. The new trail now connects Nanbin Park up through the Port area and up as far as Chishingtan beach. The trail is about 25 KM's round trip with nice scenery almost all along the way.

    (save the one putrid garbage dump that you must pass. Best to hold your nose on this stretch...)

    Bike rentals available most anywhere in town...

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    Tunnel of Nine Turns

    by Burtty Written Apr 8, 2003

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    The tunnel of nine turns

    Tunnel of Nine Turns were series of tunnels on the central cross island highway. Because they built a new bigger tunnel, you can walk on this section of the old highway to enjoy the beauty of the moutain and its valley.

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    Pulowan

    by Burtty Written Apr 8, 2003
    Lily at Pulowan

    Pulowan is flat high land surrounding by the moutain in three direction. Pulowan means "echo" in the local langauge. There was a village here decades ago. Now it is one of the visitor center of the Toroko National Park. Pulowan is famous for the lily flowers which can be seen in April.

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    Sakadang Trail

    by Burtty Written Apr 8, 2003

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    Sakadang Trail

    Sakadang trail is along the Sakadang River which runs into Li Wu River. The trail is leading to an abandoned villiage. Along the trail, you can see the beautiful valley and the steep cliff. That is similar to what you see along the Central Cross Island Highway but you are more close to the what you see here.
    More pictures are in the travelouge.

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    Central Cross Island Highway

    by Burtty Written Apr 7, 2003
    Central Cross Island Highway

    The east section of the Central Cross Island Highway is built along Li Wu river and the mountain cliff. There are many great views you can see along the highway. The river cut a deep valley between two mountains. The green water through the marbles can be seen in the river along with the steep rocks of the mountain.

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    Meiluen Mountain Park

    by kenmerk Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Old Japanese Pillbox atop Meiluen Mt. Park

    Meiluen Mountain Park in Hualein has recently been renovated. The city has improved many of the walking trails and sitting areas, so now the park is now a lot more attractive that it used to be.

    The trails in the park are all pretty easy to walk, and from the top of the hill there are good view points of both the port and the city. (The highest elevation is 110 meters)

    This is a good place to go if you do not have the time to drive up into the "real" mountains....

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    Aboriginal Festivals

    by kenmerk Written Feb 9, 2003

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    Ami Festival in Hualien

    Hualien has the highest percentage of native aboriginal Taiwanese people of any city in Taiwan. (The Ami and Taya tribes are probably the largest native groups in the area)

    And so, there are often festivals that have aboriginal dancing, singing, eating, and drinking. (Not the nightly tourist stuff but the occasional parties that the different tribes throw for themselves...)

    When you are in town in Hualien, it is worthwhile to see if there are any festivals going on during your stay...

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    Liyu Lake

    by kenmerk Updated Feb 9, 2003

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    LIyu Lake

    This small lake is located south west of the city of Hualien. Activities here include boating, hiking, and camping. There are a couple of trails that lead to the top of Liyu mountain. (601 meters) The trailhead is behind the lake and is well marked. The hike is moderate and takes about 40 minutes to get to the top, where there are good views of the lake, and of Huatong Valley..

    Like most places in Taiwan, Liyu Lake is crowded on the weekends. But this is one of the better places in Hualien to have a barbeque.

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    Chishingtan Beach

    by kenmerk Written Jan 25, 2003

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    Chishingtan Beach

    Chishingtan is a scenic beach just minutes outside town. (to the north)

    This place gets crowded on the weekends, so if you want to get away from the crowds,
    the best thing to do is head north a few kilometers from Chishingtan Park on route 193. On the east side of the road there are several short paths that cut through the woods to the beach. Take one of these paths to the beach, and you can easily find a secluded beach that you can stake out for yourself.

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    Taroko Gorge National Park (¤Ó¾|»Õ°ê®a¤½¶é)

    by sunnywong Written Feb 25, 2003

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    This park is noted for its grandeur and magnificent marble canyon landscape. The marble strata was cut & corroded constantly by stream and formed the vertical U-shape canyon. You may see waterfalls everywhere. There's abundant ecological environment in the park. The nice activities are watching butterflies and birds.

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    Hungye Hot Spring (chinese: ¬õ¸­·Å¬u)

    by sunnywong Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Hungye Hot Spring is close neighbor to Hungye stream, beautiful scenery in the mountain area. It's been a famous hot spring resort since the Japanese occupying period. By now still some spring hotels with Japanese-flavor in those years are preserved, emitting its simplicity and nature around here. Hungye Hot spring belongs to a kind of alkalinity carbonic acid spring. It owns crystal-clear spring water with proper temperature, good for health. It's right choice being here to take a hot-spring bath.

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    Rweiswei hot Spring (chinese: ·çÁJ·Å¬u)

    by sunnywong Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Rweiswei hot Spring is one of the famous Hot Springs in the Hua-Dung valley, also the only carbonic acid salt spring in Taiwan. The spring turns into turbid yellowish with salty and rust taste once meeting the air because of the iron ingredient contained in it. This kind of spring is for bathing only, but no drinking. The hot springs have been developed since the Japanese occupation, you can still find them in the Japanese-style hotels. There are also some open bathing pools offering tourist to experience the fun outside the forest.

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    Taroko

    by Burtty Updated Feb 24, 2010
    Entrance of Central Cross Island Highway

    Taroko is the entrance of the Central Cross Island Highway and the Taroko National Park. The visitor centor of the national park is also close to this entrance.

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    The Pacific

    by deeper_blue Written Nov 19, 2009

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    Taiwan's east coast is wild but very pretty. The coast is walking distance from the city, but the seas can get very rough, listen to the crashing waves at night, but don't go swimming.

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    Butterfly Valley Resort (Fuyuan Nation Park)

    by Burtty Written Jun 29, 2006

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    Butterfly Valley Resort

    Butterfly Valley Resort is located in the Fuyuan Nation Park where you can experience both the hiking in the forest trails and the hot spring bath.

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