Things to do in Hualien City

THE 10 BEST Things to Do in Hualien City

Things to Do in Hualien City


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  • T-SGlobetrotters
    Preston, UK2,946 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The trail close to Buluowan runs along the side of the old road overlooking the Liwu river. It has been closed for a period due to landslips but is now fully open again. For anyone self-driving, there is parking available along the side of the road which is a one-way route. It is also accessible by bus although services are limited (six per day during the week, eight at weekends) and a there is a cafe selling drinks and snacks.
    Although not particularly long, there are great views of the spectacular gorge and the eroded valley sides plus the gushing river far below. Walking is on the old road parallel to the new tunnel. Much of the trail is under cover due to tunnelling and overhanging rocks so care is needed.
    Written 23 November 2023
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  • armani123sg
    Singapore, Singapore308 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Quite a big market but there were many stalls that had games and the food as well kind of repeated through many stalls. Overall, it was a nice experience.
    Written 27 January 2024
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  • t73113
    Taitung, Taiwan5,432 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    When it is sunny, you'll have a nice trip.
    冷風襲台 搭早卻在電梯間看見海面波光 放晴了 這一天滿滿欣喜 早餐隔壁桌規矩用餐的4歲男孩 在沙灘上奔跑 祖母和年輕父母滿面笑容看著他 這樣的冬日 真好
    Written 24 December 2022
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  • Queenie
    6 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    It is high up which offers a good view of the city-ish. The place was historical and well-reserved. And cool during the summer
    Written 30 August 2020
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  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia14,056 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This park is very popular, especially with the people of Hualien, who come to the beach to relax. Nanbin Park has walking trails and places to ride your bike. Many visitors like to paddle in the Pacific Ocean, but swimming is not only forbidden, it's dangerous. The sand is grey, but it's good for walking in; young people especially like to wander along the beach.
    Written 6 June 2021
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  • Gardengel-IoW
    West Sussex, UK787 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I dont often use that word but this jaw dropping in scale let alone everything else. The intricate work and the colours are beautiful.
    It is a huge complex and what is even more wonderful is that you can roam freely all over it, very little is inaccessible. So you can climb the two dragons at the entrance and go up on the balconies inside.
    Amazing place.
    Written 20 July 2023
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  • TravelTea
    Foster City, CA1,796 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We were staying at the Angel Inn (across from the ocean pathway) and walked along the pathway to Beubin Park. There were people walking their dogs, jogging, walking, biking on this path to the park. There is a skate park with intricate painting of a dragon. There is no sandy beach; it's all rocky and no swimming as the waters are too rough. A nice place to get some walking exercise and a cool breeze.
    Written 19 May 2018
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  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia14,056 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This Cultural and Creative Industries Park is an outlet for local crafts people. Taiwan is gaining a reputation for doing new things in design. If you look around you will find some iteresting items. Take your time and see what's on offer. Apart from regional handicrafts, you can also sample some regional snacks. Taiwan people love trying some of the local specialties, so try some of the local gastronomic delights.
    Written 13 September 2020
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  • OrderintheHouse
    Brisbane2,819 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    On day two of our 6 night Wendy Wu private tour of Taiwan that my wife and I organised as part of our 18 day Asian trip, to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary, we travelled from Taroko Gorge to Sun Moon Lake.

    We departed the Taroko Village Hotel where we stayed overnight, toured the iconic Taroko Gorge and then took Highway 8 – the Central Cross Island Highway on a most exhilarating drive up the mountain range. We stopped at the Hehuan Wuling Summit (altitude 3275 metres) (reviewed separately) for breathtaking mountain views, had lunch at the Lumama Restaurant at the CingJing Farm on the way down from the Summit and finally we reached our destination at the Sun Moon Lake.

    On the way to the Hehuan Wuling Summit we had a rest stop at the recreation area between Cí en and Bilu at the 128km mark on the Central Cross-Island Highway and still within the Taroko National Park. Here we marvelled at the amazing Bilyu Sacred Tree (also referred to as Bilu Sacred Tree or Bilu Divine Tree). This tree is a Lunta Fir (Cunninghamia lanceolata var. konishii); is about 50 metres high with a diameter of 3.5 metres and is 3,200 years old. To think that we were looking face to face at a living organisim that started its growth around 1200 BC/BCE and is still living - now that was for us a truly humbling experience. What stories throughout history this tree could tell, if only it could talk.

    There is a small seating area which you walk down to from the roadside and it was good to sit here for a while so we could admire this amazing tree in all its splendid glory. There is also an attractive log cabin type timber structure with a shop selling food snacks and coffee; however it was closed on the day we called here. Through the trees there are lovely mountain backdrops and we were high enough in altitude to observe clouds in front of these mountain backdrops.

    There is more to see here than just the Sacred (Divine) Tree. It is worth having a good look around to appreciate the abundance of several tree species growing here. An information sign lists a number of broadleaf trees growing below the very tall Lunta (Taiwan) Fir and Taiwan Hemlock, namely Kwanzan Cherry, Reddening Maple and the Bird-Lime Tree. The information sign explains that the Bird-Lime Tree is the most precious and unique because it is a survivor of the Ice Age, only growing now in Taiwan, Japan and Korea. An interesting phenomenon, also explained on another information sign is the presence of the white lichen on many of the trees in the vicinity.

    We were so pleased our driver/guide chose to stop at this rest area on our way to Hehuan Wuling. While we were here we felt especially privileged to be able to gaze in awe at such a magnificent living organism as the Bilu Sacred Tree, even for just a brief moment.
    Written 18 June 2020
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  • Tiffany Natasha S
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    An old winery built in 1913, which has been converted into a huge complex for events and commercial activities.

    This is a wonderful place to spend the evening and wind down with live (mandarin) music by the local street performer.

    Unlike the nearby parks, this place is clean and well lit and there is a big place for children to run and play around. Seems like the locals love to bring their pets here to roam too.

    Best bring a drink, find a place to sit and enjoy the place.
    Written 9 April 2019
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  • Ben & Josee
    Comox, Canada531 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice spot to have a quiet moment. Beautiful architecture. Some monks willing to discuss history which was great.
    Written 3 May 2018
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  • Fei F
    208 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stumbled upon this store while wandering in the hood. The store left a good impression with local handicraft, artwork, snacks and books. A good way to understand more about the island and Hualien . Notice that it provides meals and accommodation on the 2nd floor
    Written 3 April 2016
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