The gateway to awe-inspiring scenery

Hualien is the starting point for the amazing journey to majestic Taroko National Park and some of the most spectacular scenery you’ve ever seen. Follow winding roads that hug the mountainsides to the truly stunning Taroko Gorge. This unspoiled natural world is filled with indigenous flora and fauna, geological wonders, and fascinating aborigine culture. If you ask us, the best way to make sure you don’t miss a single view, creature, or story is by taking a fully guided Cruise Global, Connect LocalSM shore excursion.

Even though you can easily spend an entire day soaking in the tranquil atmosphere of the Taroko National Park, if you’re looking for the excitement of city life, Hualien offers the very hustle and bustle you crave. And speaking of cravings—head to the night market for a wide selection of delicacies that will make your taste buds tingle. We suggest trying some coffin bread—thick, fried toast with a savory mixture of gravy meat and veggies in the middle. Don’t be put off by the name; the only thing this delicious snack will kill is your hunger.

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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

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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

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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

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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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