Hualien Attractions
Hualien Sugar Factory (Guangfu Sugar Mill)

Hualien Attractions

Hualien Sugar Factory (Guangfu Sugar Mill)

/ Eva隨手拍

Hualien Sugar Factory (Guangfu Sugar Mill) was set up in 1913 when Guangfu Township was called Mataian. In 1921, the Yamato Factory was also set up a large scale sugar factory at the same township. During the Second World War, these two factories were damaged by bombing. After Taiwan Retrocession, Taiwan Sugar Corporation took over and renamed it as Hualien Sugar Factory, and this became the major sugar manufacture for east Taiwan. Due to the sugar factory is located in Guangfu Township, it is also called “Guangfu Sugar Mill.”

After being through several expansions, The Hualien Sugar Factory has produced quality sugar. In order to provide the factory enough raw materials, a large sugar cane fields can be found in nearby townships, which has become a particular view of East Rift Valley. Hualien Sugar Factory also has a frozen products department which produces up to 30 types of flavorful popsicles and ice creams, and to sample the ice cream products has become one of “must-do” activity for the tourists

Hualien Sugar Factory now became a popular attraction as tourism factory and recreation area, which has provides guide tours, creative workshops at cultural park, organic rice field trips, rental bike service, foot massage, billiard room, restaurant, coffee shop, orchid shop, supermarket, dodgem amusement park, sugar-manufacturing history museum.., etc. In addition, there are a row of wooden Japanese-style cabins was reconstruct and renovated from the well-preserved old Japanese buildings which was first established during the Japanese Rule next to the factory.

Looking for a weekend getaway, you can spend a weekend here at Hualien Sugar Factory with a mellow suburb life style, exotic stay, and many beautiful Hualien attractions nearby. You can definitely relax and rejuvenated for a weekend.

opening hours:

Open Hours:
Ice Cream Shop 8:00AM-8:00PM
Creative Workshops at Cultural Park 8:00AM-9:00PM
Customer service: +886 3 870 0693

service facilities:

Tour Guide:
booking a tour guide +886 3-8704125 ext.200


By Car:
Nat'l Hwy 5 → Exit at the Su-ao Interchange → Prov. Hwy 9

Public Transportation

From Taipei International Airport fly to Hualien on TransAsia Airways.
From Kaohsiung International Airport fly to Hualien on Mandarin Airlines.
Hualien Airport
Take a train to Guangfu Railway Station, continue by walk to Hualien Sugar Factory.

Nearby Attractions

YuFeng Brick Kilns
Taibalang Tribe
Danongdafu Forest Park
Lintian Mountain Forestry Center