Taiwan DIY Travel Guide
Hualien is a land of unspoiled
natural beauty, with the mighty
Pacific Ocean to the east and
the majestic Central Mountains
Range to the west.
How to Get There Accommodations
Plane For hotel information please visit:
There are 10 daily flights to Hualien from http://22.214.171.124/jsp/Eng/html/search/index2.js?la
Songshan Airport in Taipei between 06:45 and yer1=3
18:40. Fares are NT$1,455~1,550 for the one-
way 30-minute trip. For details, visit the airport
website at: http://www.tsa.gov.tw/2005tax/
The train from Taipei to Hualien takes
between three and four hours and costs from
NT$287 to NT$445, depending on the train
type. For details visit the Taiwan Railway website
Getting Around the City
There is one city bus company in
Hualien, with fares starting at NT$20. For
detailed route and fare information visit the
Hualien County Government website at:
Taxis in Hualien charge both by the
meter and off-meter through arrangement with
passengers. Phone dispatching is the norm.
Taiwan Tour Bus
Tours in and around Hualien are offered
by the Taiwan Tour Bus service, with departures
from the airport and major city hotels. Most tours
are one-day itineraries, with trips to coastal sites,
theme parks, Taroko Gorge, and other destina-
tions. For details visit the Taiwan Tour Bus web-
site at: Taiwan Tour bus http://www.taiwantour- Hualien
Hualien is included on two tour itiner-
aries of the "Formosa Star" tourist train,
which departs from both Taipei and Taichung.
The Oriental Beauty Express tourist train also
stops in Hualien.
Cising Beach This new Hualien hot spot is Shin Kong Chao Feng Ranch & Resort
located in a crescent-shaped
Scenic sites Map-P.109 Scenic sites Map-P.109 This 726-ha resort ranch fea-
bay with a rocky beach and
tures European gardens, a
lots of natural charm. There is
dair y area, pastures, and
also a scenic path for cyclists.
orchards where visitors are
welcome to pick their own fruit.
Beipu Village, Sincheng Township, 20 Yongfu St., Linrong Village, Hualien
Hualien County (Hualien County Tourism County 08:00~17:00 (03)877-2666
Association) 24hr (03)822-1711 NT$350; Yes From Fonglin
Take a taxi from Hualien Train Station. At Train Station take the Hualien Bus to Linrong
some hotels you can also rent a bike and and walk about 5 mins.
cycle to Cisingtan. This site is included on the Taiwan Tour Bus
This site is on the Taiwan Tour Bus one-day "Hualien Theme Park Tour."
"Taroko Gorge Tour."
This former sugar factory has Hualien Sugar Factory Originally named for its Liyutan (Carp Lake) Scenic Area
been redeveloped for tourism. shape, this reservoir lake has
Scenic sites Scenic sites Map-P.109
All the original equipment only recently been stocked with
remains, and sweet ice desserts actual carp. The lake is circled
are sold at the visitor shop. by a scenic bike trail.
19 Tangchang St., Dajin Village, Guangfu 100 Huantan N. Rd., Chihnan Village,
Township, Hualien County (03)870-4125 Shoufong Township, Hualien County
08:00~20:00 From Guangfu (03)864-1691(Liyutan Visitor Center) 24hr
Train Station walk south for about 10 min- Free From downtown Hualien
utes to the factory. take the Hualien-Shoufong Hualien Bus to the
This site is included on the one-day "East Liyutan stop (~40 mins.)
Rift Valley Leisure Tour of the Taiwan Tour This site is included on the Taiwan Tour
Bus." Bus "East Rift Valley Leisure Tour."
Hualien Ocean Park Lintianshan Forestry Cultural Park Located in a once-thriving
logging area, this park has
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been redeveloped as a recre-
This huge marine-theme amuse- ational area where visitors can
ment park has dolphin shows, learn about Taiwan's forestry
rides, an aquarium and more, all history.
linked by a cable car.
Lintianshan, Wanrong Township, Hualien
County (03)832-5141 (Hualien Forest
District Office) Park: 24hrs; Museum:
09:00~16:00 Free From
D．A．T．A Hualien, take the Guangfu-, Rueisuei-, or
189 Fude, Yanliao Village, Shoufong Township, Hualien County (03)812-3123 Yuli-bound bus to Wanli and walk about
09:00~17:00, Sat, Sunday and holidays: 08:00~20:00 NT$890 From Taipei 2.5km.
Main Station take the Tourist Train to Hualien New Station (~3.5 hrs). This site is included on the Taiwan Tour
This site is included on the Taiwan Tour Bus "Hualien Theme Park Tour." Bus "East Rift Valley Leisure Tour."
The star attraction here is the day
lily blossoms, which unfold in expans-
es of color between the months of
August and September.
Jhutian Village, Fuli Township, Hualien County (03)887-5306 24hr New Year's
Eve Free From Hualien, take the Taitung- or Fuli-bound Hualien Bus to Jhutian and take
a cab the rest of the way.
Butterfly Valley Resort
Located in the Fuyuan National Forest
Recreation Area, this rustic resort is a
popular destination for butterfly watching
between May and August.
161 Guangdong Rd., Fuyuan Village, Rueisuei Township, Hualien County (03)881-2377
09:00~22:00 Adults: NT$100, Children: NT$60; Yes From Hualien, take the
Rueisuei-bound Hualien Bus to Fuyuan; or from Hualien Station take the train to Fuyuan and
walk about 5 mins. This site is included on the Taiwan Tour Bus "East Rift Valley Leisure Tour."
Local Food in Hualien MAP-P.109
Ye Siang Bian Shih (Wonton)
42 Singyi St., Hualien City
Peanut rice cakes
Zeng Jia Rice Cakes
27 Jhonghua Rd., Hualien City
Fong Sing Bakery
296-2 Jhongshan Rd.,
Mango record De Li Firm Tofu
cookie 296-2 Jhongshan Rd.,
Stewed firm tofu Uncle Kuo's Smoked Ham
41 Fuguo Rd., Hualien