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Hualien (Taroko Gorge), Taiwan

Hualien (Taroko Gorge), Taiwan

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The gateway to awe-inspiring scenery

Hualien is the starting point for the amazing journey to majestic Taroko National Park, and some of the world’s most spectacular scenery. Within the park the landscape rises from rugged cliffs at sea level through subtropical forests, and on to coniferous woodlands at the higher elevations. The tallest peaks soar to 11,000 feet.

This mostly undisturbed wilderness is a haven for a variety of wildlife, including deer, boar, bear, and many birds, some of which are unique to Taiwan. Taroko Gorge is a 12-mile long canyon of towering marble walls with swirls and veins in striking shades. 

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Adobe of Still Thoughts

Adobe of Still Thoughts

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Adobe of Still Thoughts

Adobe of Still Thoughts

This unassuming Buddhist temple and nunnery features an incredible Japanese garden. The Tzu Chi Foundation, a highly respected Buddhist charity, is headquartered here.

AMI Cultural Village

AMI Cultural Village

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AMI Cultural Village

AMI Cultural Village

South of Hualien, the Ami Culturall Village explores the rich culture of the early aboriginal people. Through arts, crafts, and dance, the Ami share their ancient heritage.

Full Day Taroko Gorge Tour

Full Day Taroko Gorge Tour

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Full Day Taroko Gorge Tour

Full Day Taroko Gorge Tour

Taroko Gorge is largely unspoiled and offers visitors the chance to see an astonishing array of geological wonders, an abundance of flora and fauna indigenous to Taiwan, and fascinating aborigine culture. Tunnels offer breathtaking views of the gorge and at certain places the gorge is so narrow that the sky becomes invisible.

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Hualien (Taroko Gorge), Taiwan At a glance

Current Weather:
28°C / 82 °F
Wed
33°
27°
Thu
33°
26°
Fri
32°
24°
Sat
32°
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Current Time:
9:51:43 am2015/07/01 09:51:43 am
CST
Wednesday, July 01
Offset:
UTC/GMT +08:00
Currency:
Taiwan New Dollar
Exchange Rates:
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  • 0.02
  • 0.04
  • 0.03
  • 2.06
  • 0.10
  • 0.51
Local Details:
GPS: 24°10'0"N 121°32'60"E
Size: 29.41 KM2 (11.36 MI2)
Population: 101,000
Density: 3,434 Pop/KM2 (1,326 Pop/MI2)
Country Code: +886

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