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Eastern Taiwan's second largest city, Hualien is a natural haven perfect for escapes from the city. Home to the Taroko National Park of Taiwan, take a rewarding hike up the mountains to catch scenic views of Taroko Gorge and its flowing waters from the Liwu River. Visit the Eternal Spring Shrine or cross the marbled Cimu Bridge from the Hualien region. After admiring all of nature's beauty, head back to Hualien city and eat your hearts out at the Dongdaman Night Market!

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About Hualien

Eastern Taiwan's second largest city, Hualien is a natural haven perfect for escapes from the city. Home to the Taroko National Park of Taiwan, take a rewarding hike up the mountains to catch scenic views of Taroko Gorge and its flowing waters from the Liwu River. Visit the Eternal Spring Shrine or cross the marbled Cimu Bridge from the Hualien region.


After admiring all of nature's beauty, head back to Hualien city and eat your hearts out at the Dongdaman Night Market!

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Local weather

  • DEC - FEB
    22° 12°

  • MAR - MAY
    29° 13°

  • JUN - AUG
    32° 23°

  • SEP - NOV
    30° 15°

General info

  • Time Zone
    GMT +08:00

  • Currency
    New Taiwan Dollar

    1USD = 27.73TWD

  • Best time to visit
    • JUL

      Hualien Summer Festival

Why people love Hualien

SHU CHEN
Published 195 days ago
We arrived at about 8:15, because we had to report to the counter to get the color bracelet, and rent shoes and waterproof mobile phone bags on site. Because there were only two boys on the road, I kept paddling, and my hands were very tired. It was really dangerous to see the boat capsize at the rear. When I arrived at the end, I didn’t bring the towels. I bought 2 towels. If I didn’t wash my body, it would be very smelly. I arrived at the Rafting Activity Center around 1 o’clock and stayed in Hualien: order number is 5382
Tina
Published 82 days ago
Mr. Huang, who helped us drive the car, was very enthusiastic. Although we booked for 4 seats, the driver used 7-9 seats to drive us for two consecutive days. It was very comfortable to sit up and introduced us a lot of Hualien’s history along the way. 、Recommended attractions, it is really an unforgettable experience!
Yu Cheng
Published 43 days ago
The leader carefully introduced and understood a lot of Hualien's history. There is a certain distance and there are restrictions on the passage time. The leader's time will be counted. It just happens to not allow passengers to wait for the trip in the sky. The stay time is very smooth and the time is caught. It just happens that the leader will tell where the attraction is. A must-see if you come by yourself, you may not know what the focus is, so I highly recommend it! (Lunch is Tianxiang’s buffet, the nature of the food is already very good, I would recommend a meal-included itinerary, otherwise it will be very difficult to find food nearby)
Nghi
Published 32 days ago
My last trip to Taiwan was amazing. Because of Covid so I could not travel much so I usually thought back about this trip. Decision to come to Hualien was the best one through the trip. The driver picked up us on time and drove us to the very very charming Taroko. The weather was so lovely, within one day, you could see the sea, the mountain in their most beautiful selves. The drivers knew where to stop to have the most beautiful view. He also recommended a nice place for lunch, we could also pick up some local special snacks. Love it so much!
Chien Hua
Published 27 days ago
The narrator is very serious about it, whether it’s pre-departure education or on the boat. This is the first time to take a whale watching boat. I thought I would not be seasick, but under the attack of the Kuroshio tide, I still vomited 🤣 🤣Although taking the boat is uncomfortable, I still recommend everyone to come to Hualien for whale watching! I really saw a lot of dolphins 🐬~~
yi hsiao
Published 23 days ago
When you walk out of Hualien Station, you will see the store on the left hand side. The day before, there will be a text message to remind you to bring your ID card and driver’s license. You can fill it up. It saves the need to refuel yourself immediately when renting a car, and you don’t know how much fuel you need to refuel. A clean helmet liner is provided.

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