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Taroko Gorge Full-Day Tour from Taipei
"You'll be picked up from your Taipei hotel at 6am to travel by train to Hualien. This full-day guided tour will take you to the Taroko Gorge a 20-kilometer section of the highway that runs from Taroko to Tiansiang. The stunning gorge is famous for its marble cliffs deep winding tunnels and the Liwu River which flows through its craggy landscape. Travel through Swallows Grotto where the section of the highway runs through tunnels carved into the gorge. Continue through 38 different tunnels including the Tunnel of Nine Turns
From $149.00
 
Private Tour: Taroko Gorge Day Trip from Taipei
"Meet your private local guide upon pickup from your Taipei city hotel in the early morning. Depending on which option you select take the two-hour express train or drive for several hours to the town of Hualien by private air-conditioned vehicle – with stops for breaks and views along the way. Your guide will transfer you to Taroko Gorge Gateway to begin your private tour of this one of the most photographed scenes around the gorge where small temples were built to memorialize those who lost their lives in the construction of the central cross-island highway. Then stop for lunch at Leader Village Taroko a sublime mountain hideaway serving aboriginal-inspired dishes. Afterward travel with your private guide through Swallows Grotto a 12-mile (20-kilometer) section of the highway that runs through tunnels carved into the vertical sides of the gorge from Taroko to Tienhsiang. Drive through 38 tunnels
From $221.00
 
Amazing Taroko National Park Full-Day Tour
"Your tour guide will pick you up at your hotel in Hualien City at 9:30 am. Before arriving at the Taroko National Park your guide will discuss itinerary details with you depending on the weather as well as your preference physical condition etc. Once the itinerary is determined we will start the tour when we reach the entrance of Taroko National Park. There are many trails and spots in Taroko National Park and your guide will show you some hidden spots that are rarely visited even by the locals. Popular attractions in T Jiuqudong (Tunnel of Nine Turns) Trail Yanzikou (Swallow Grotto) Trail
From $100.00

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Tungtamen Night Market

I believe that this is the north entrance to the market and it is quite a bit different than the arch at the west entrance. The arch has two posts with several wooden characters on each side. Again...
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Local Products

As soon as you come out of the train station you will probably walk along Guo Lian 3rd road where you will see many shops selling local produce. Being so near to Taroko Gorge the city attracts great...
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Railway Cultural Park

I discovered this railway park on the way to the night market but there was nobody in attendance so i just wandered around myself. I guess it was after 5 pm when the museum is officially closed. It is...
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Rivers

While taking the train to Hualian we passed over so many wide rivers that only had a trickle of water flowing through them , and this was the rainy season. I guess when there is heavy rains during the...
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Liberty Square

Walking along Zhongshan Road i came across a small park called Liberty Square, but unfortunately there were no information in English about this place. But the name Liberty Square suggests that it has...
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Temples

(?????(???) Holy Temple in Jinfeng Street was the first one i visited in the city but unfortunately i could not find anyone who spoke English so i never found out the name of the temple until i...
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Sculptures

At Hualian train station there is a very good sculpture of a native carrying his load and his child. This is a marble sculpture that was in 1989 by Ye Sheng Giong. You can see this in the center of...
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Visitor Information Center

The Visitor Information Center that is two minutes from the train station should be the first place to visit when you arrive in Hualian. You cannot miss the building as it is a large building in the...
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Cross Island Road

I wanted to take the bus from Hualien to Dayuling and make my way to Sun Moon Lake but after 2 hours in the bus, and 20 kms after TianXiang the bus suddenly stopped as the gates across the road were...
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Street Signs

In Hualien i did find it quite difficult to find my way around except in the center when the street signs were in Chinese and English, also pointing the way to attractions. Outside the center they had...
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