The mountain and valley crosses the two counties of Hualien and Taitung, forming a long and unique landscape. Located in the east of Taiwan, the natural sceneries stayed well preserved, offering some of the most rich habitat and forestation.
Located in Tongmen, Hualien Mukumugi is a well preserved environment hidden in the mountain which covers 40 km of riverbeds of marbles.
Located in Fuli Township, Xiaotianxiang is a valley with river cutting through the ground layers for years where the oldest stratum can be seen.
Lintian Mountain Forestry Center
It was a largest forestry center in Taiwan. After closing down, it has become a natural forest with a history museum.
Feng Tian Community
It is the most well preserved town from the Japanese colonial period. Tobacco Barns and old buildings can still be seen.
Luoshan Recreation Area
A Hakka village located in the untouched natural environment featuring the forest, waterfall, farms and tofu.
East Coast Glamour
The east coast landscape is large rock and stones. With years of sea worn and plates collision, the coast forms a spectacular scenery along the coast line.
Hualien Farglory Ocean Park
An educational theme park located in Hualien. The theme park includes 8 areas, 4 themes, cable car and food courts.
Bachi Observatory Station
Located on 31km, the side of Tai 11 Highway, it is the highest observation spot to view the coastline.
The rich water habitat is a great place for scuba diving and wildlife observing. The unique pot hole landscape here is the finest in Taiwan.
It is a renowned, well organized hiking trail long 910 meters with natural scenery along the way.
Also called Moon Well, the moon cave has many stalactite caves . Boats are required to enter the caves.
Taroko is the fourth National Park in Taiwan. The park covers the edge of three counties Hualien, Taichung, and Nantou. The magnificent cliff and valley has granted one of the eight sceneries of Taiwan, and a must visit attraction in Hualien.
Shueilian Cave, meaning water curtain cave in Chinese, is a cave with waterfall hiding the entrance of a cave.There are many tunnels along the road after entering into the construction detour. This place was known as the Second Taroko Valley.
The Cingshui Cliff rises vertically and majestically from the Pacific Ocean, with an average height of over 800 meters. Besides the magnificent sceneries, it is also an excellent location for admiring sunrise and sunset.
Located near the middle of Taroko, Swallow Grotto is the best place for admiring the gorge inside the national park. Visitors are recommended to walk through the tunnels, enjoy the stream below the cliffs, and watch the swallows fly at the other end.
Hualien is located remotely on the east side of Taiwan. It stays closer to the primitive state rather than the quick development like the cities. One fourth of the populations are the local indigenous. Thus Hualien is rich in the native culture. The tribes in Hualien include the Amis, Truku, Bunun, Seediq, Sakizaya, and Kavalan.
Tafalong Settlement (Amis)
The biggest aboriginal settlement in Taiwan, Tafalong, also known as Taibalang, Settlement is the most important one of the Amis. Tafalong is densely populated and its culture and history can be observed clearly within the settlement.
Buluowan used to be the settlement of the Truku (Taroko) people. There are exhibition halls with arts and crafts of the Taroko Tribe and multimedia presentations in the service station.
Kaluluwan (Sakizaya, Kavalan, Amis)
Called Kaluluwan by the Amis, the place is now known as Zhichi. The moon shaped Zhichi Bay Lido used to be the place for Amis to evaporate brine and is now a seaside recreation area.
Bike trails are organized from north Taroko to south Fuli in Hualien. The trails in Hualien are suitable for bike events as well as casual bike tours. It is a fun way to explore Hualien and experience the natural environment in a healthy way.
Liangtan Bike Trail
The bike trail connects the path between the two lakes of Qixingtan and Liyu Lake, with sceneries along the trail including Hualien harbor, Nanbin Park, and Beibin Park.
Chuying Bike Trail
The bike trail is composed of the mountain line and the coastal line. Travelers can ride in the villages in the mountains.
Baibao River Ecological Bike Trail
The biking path is from Liyu Lake to Baibao River all the way along the river, offering fascinating forest sceneries.
Xincheng - Yuli
With a total length of 110 km from Xincheng Township to Yuli Township, Highway No. 193 is along the coastline and is one of the most famous roads in Hualien.
Yufu Bike Trail
The bike trail was reconstructed from the old railway. The great iron bridge connects Yuli and Dongli and has become the landmark of Yuli Town.
Hualien is such a large county with long distance travel required between attractions to attractions. The tourism department organized several bus tours and bus transportation conveniently for backpackers to enjoy Hualien.
Roundtrip between Hualien Station(臺鐵花蓮站) and Tianxiang(天祥). Check stops(連結到交通資訊)
Roundtrip between Hualien Tourism Center(花蓮旅遊服務中心站) and Danongdafu Forest Park(大農大富平地森林園區). Check stops(連結到交通資訊)
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Hualien Ecological Tour
Hualien is rich in natural habitat and environment. And with dedication, preserving the natural state of the environment is well placed. Visiting Hualien can be both relaxing and educational.
Taroko features not only the special geological terrain, but also the ecosystems that are rich in diversity. Visitors can find a variety of rare plants and wild animals.
Located at the foot of Masi Mountain in Hualien County's Guangfu Township, Mataian Wetland Ecological Park Area features rich ecosystem, which a variety of birds, frogs, insects and water animals can be found within the park.
Mukumugi is deep in the mountains where the environment untouched by the modern, and lays the natural beauty of Taiwan. Streams in green running over marbles in white, this ancient forest preserved best of the primitive habitat.
The best time for whale watching in Hualien is from June to August. There are tours available at Hualien Harbor and Shiti Fishing Harbor with professional tour guides.
The weather in Hualien is perfect for Daylily. It was the high value growth for the locals. These pretty flowers covers the mountains in August and September, it became the seasonal event of Hualien during this time.
Located in Yuli, over 300 hectares of Daylily, Mount Chike focus on environmental recovery and tourism.
Located in Fuli town of Hualien County, Taiwan, Hualien Mt. Lioushidan has an elevation about 800 meters with steep slopes but flat on the summit. Mt. Lioushidan is best-known for its daylily season every year from August to September.
The river rafting in Xiuguluan River is exciting and exhilarating as well as river hiking. Hualien exclusive primitive experience for the strong hearted.
Rafting Hot Spot
Hualien Xiuguluan River is the prime rafting location in Taiwan for its many rapids especially from the 24km section of Rueisuei Bridge to the Changhong Bridge. The 3 to 4-hour river rafting at Xiuguluan River is exciting and memorable.
Hiking Hot Spot: Rated A-B
Baibao River: features three waterfalls along the cliff of the bank and is a river tracing spot suitable for the family. Sha po dang River: the mud dam upstream that forms a deep pond makes it an ideal place to water dive. Qingshui River: the most renowned attraction along the river Moon Valley is the best diving spot with a natural 10 meters high platform.
Hiking Hot Spot: Rated B-C
Feitsuei (Jade) Valley: follows the curving flows of Mugua River in the town of Shoulin and thus is excellent for river hiking. Pratan South River: with a total length of 23 km, the Golden Grotto is one of the best spot to river hike.
The earth plate activity forms a diversity of landscape in Hualien as well as rich mineral hot springs. The soothing hot springs has been found appealing to tourists especially during cold weather.
Wenshan Hot Spring
It is the located north of Hualien, discovered during the Japanese Colonial. It is one of the few natural outdoor hot spring spot.
Rueisuei Hot Spring
Rueisuei Hot Spring is originated from the upper stream of Hongye Stream. Rueisuei Hot Springs, along with Hongye Hot Springs and Antong Hot Spring are the three famous hot springs in Hualien.
Antong Hot Spring
The color of water of Antong Hot Spring is clear and at the temperature up to 66 degree centigrade, it is said to have benefits for skin disease, trauma, gastroenteritis and female disease.
Hongyeh Hot Spring
The hot spring water contains to alkaline sodium carbonate. It is one of the three most famous hot springs locations in Hualien. The spring water is clear, colorless, and odorless at 47 degrees Celsius. It is good for treating skin diseases and suitable for drinking.