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Pine Garden

No. 65, Songyuan St., Hualien City, Hualien City 970, Taiwan
+886 3 835 6510
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Great walk

Decided not to go on a bus tour today from our ship we decided to go for a walk in the gardens... read more

Reviewed 14 June 2018
phillipk8
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Newcastle, Australia
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Beautiful place

Worth visiting in a free time. Very beautiful place to take pictures especially in a good weather... read more

Reviewed 17 May 2018
Polish_Student
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Hualien, Taiwan
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【About Pine Garden】 The Hualien Harbor Military Command of old is today's Hualien Pine Garden Park. The Command was built in 1942 by the Japanese who chose the site for its height advantage. From the command, you can see both the mouth of the Meilun River to the north and Hualien Harbor and have a clear, unobstructed view out over the Pacific, making it both a strategic place of a military comand center and, later on, a pleasant place ofr high-ranking officers to relax. It is said that the Kamikaze Special Attack Unit would gather herer to partake in "Gentleman's Sake" before departing on missions. Although many creative spaces have been added to Hualien Pine Garden Park, it still remains the most complete example of Japanese military architecture in Hualien and was registered as a historical building in Hualien on the 23rd September 2002.
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“sit down” (2 reviews)
“take pictures” (2 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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No. 65, Songyuan St., Hualien City, Hualien City 970, Taiwan
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+886 3 835 6510
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Reviewed 14 June 2018 via mobile

Decided not to go on a bus tour today from our ship we decided to go for a walk in the gardens . Very beautiful gardens you must visit close to the harbour .

Thank phillipk8
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Reviewed 17 May 2018

Worth visiting in a free time. Very beautiful place to take pictures especially in a good weather. It's a good stop during longer trip because its not the spot to spend all day in.

Thank Polish_Student
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Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

Fascinating place with great views. The history is interesting and provides insight into the history and Japanese occupation of Taiwan though we did most of this via our phones in a quiet corner of the main building. The bunker is interesting and well maintained. Signage...More

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Reviewed 1 January 2018

景點充滿舊日情懷,特別適合詩人前往,很有情調,這裡會舉辦藝術展覽,非常精采。入場劵也是購物優惠劵。非常建議花1小時參觀,半小時坐下感受寧靜。 Attractions filled with feelings of the old days, especially for poets to go, great mood, there will be held art exhibitions, very good. Entry tickets are also shopping coupons. It is recommended to spend an hour to visit, half an hour to sit down...More

Thank chanchan_hk
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Reviewed 26 December 2017

If you want to get pictures of Hualien from top, this is one of the places to go. You can spot the sea, mountains, river across Hualien City and parts of the city. Also, the Pine Garden is a very peaceful place to relax, worth...More

Thank CKuriyama
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Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

Pine Garden was built during the Japanese occupation as a military command post. Pine trees, imported from Japan were planted here. Many are now suffering from disease but are still impressive. The grounds are peaceful. The buildings are only of historical value and are not...More

Thank 121RJW
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Reviewed 30 August 2017

This is a good place for some photo taking. The admission fee is $50 taiwanese dollar per person. There aren't a lot to do. I would recommend about 1 hour max. at this place.

Thank cindyjan14
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Reviewed 19 August 2017

It was 50 NT to get in. My favorite thing here was the bomb shelter, I actually almost missed it. It's on the North side of the building. The view was also beautiful. The building had an art gallery in it. There were a lot...More

Thank snazzirazzi B
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Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

Came here for the history and heritage but was disappointed. Not much information available and information on the walls was only available in mandarin so if you can't read Chinese it is difficult to understand much as the English brochure provided minimal content. It's a...More

Thank Cheng L
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Reviewed 24 April 2017

The place boast great scenery on top of the hill, beautiful pine trees somewhat trimmed sideways from the strond winds, that come each summer in Taifoon season.

Thank bikehualien
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