Suao Hualien Highway
Suao Hualien Highway

All Hualien travel guide and tips will be shown below. Remember to follow to avoid missing precious information. Hualien is not a big city. The economy here is growing slowly, so it still has much original and unique natural beauty. Located behind the central mountains in the west and east of the Pacific, Hualien is called “the place where the sun rises behind the mountains” by local people. Let discover Hualien travel guide: How to get to Hualien, best time to visit Hualien, Hualien city taiwan points of interest, must go places in Hualien with Living Nomads below.

Hualien Yuli Bridge
Hualien Yuli Bridge
Ruisui Township, Hualien County
Ruisui Township, Hualien County

1. How to get to Hualien?

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Getting Hualien, you have a lot of choice on transportation. But the most convenient way is to take a train or plane. Often, the train routes from Taipei to Hualien are popular. Each train route can last from 3-5 hours depending on the type of train. Ticket prices are also very cheap. You should take the Taroko Express train from Taipei to Hualien. In addition, domestic airlines also offer flights connecting Hualien to major cities in Taiwan. It only takes 30 minutes to fly from Taipei.

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When you come to Hualien, you can take a scenic by strolling or rent a motorbike to go around.

2. What is the best time to visit Hualien?

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The climate in Hualien is quite similar to other areas in Taiwan. It is a subtropical climate. Summer is often hot and humid with an average temperature of about 29 degrees Celsius. Spring is the time when plants like flowers bloom; the average temperature is about 20 degrees Celsius, sometimes rain. Autumn is the best time to travel to Hualien at temperatures just about 23 degrees Celsius.

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3. Must go places in Hualien: What are the best places to visit in Hualien?

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Taroko National Park

Taroko National Park

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Image by: Hualien travel guide blog.

This garden is located in East Taiwan. It is best known for its beautiful landscapes running from east to west. The majestic canyons are as majestic as a mural painting. In particular, the famous mountains are Paiyang and Tsingshui cliffs. There are two most wonderful wonders of the natural wonders of Taroko National Park.

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In Taroko National Park, there are many species of plants and animals. Besides, Taroko also has a variety of plants and animals. Here has up to 90% of bird species and 50% of butterflies in Taiwan are concentrated here. You can easily find half of the mammal species in the world and the plants are concentrated in large forests, mixed forests and coniferous forests.

Hualien Park

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Image: must go places in Hualien blog.

Traveling to Hualien, do not miss this park. The 20ha Hualien Park is located right next to the Pacific Ocean with a 920m coastline. In the park, there is a bridge over a small stream with grass growing around the two banks. There are statues of many marine animals are also displayed in this area, contributing to the beautiful scenery of the park. The plants, flowers, and grass will make you like a  dream with brilliant nature. Hunting, fishing or walking takes place on the beach.

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Picture: Hualien city taiwan points of interest blog.

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Rueisuei Hot Spring

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Image by: Hualien travel guide blog.

This hot spring is located in the town of Rueisuei, which is originated from the top of the Hongye Stream which is the destination of many domestic and foreign tourists. The water here has a high quality to ensure the health of people. The temperature of this hot spring is 48 degrees Celsius which is good for skin and arthritis. Surrounding the hot springs area, there are other tourist sites such as meadows, fruit trees or farms, rivers and more.

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Liyu Lake

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Image: must go places in Hualien blog.

Lake Liyu is the largest lake in Hualien. Lake is located in the village of Shoufung not far from the city, about 18km. The lake is surrounded by mountains creating a reflection of the water surface is very sparkling. This is an ideal place for visitors to take a bicycle and take a relaxing walk to admire the natural view.

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Picture: Hualien city taiwan points of interest blog.
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4. Where to stay in Hualien?

You can refer to the following addresses:

The Amigos Guesthouse

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The Amigos Hostel provides dormitory rooms for 15 dollars. Rooms are very clean, free wireless internet, near the train station with friendly staffs.

The Formosa Backpackers

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Formosa Backpackers accommodation is quite nice, with tropical gardens, you only take a short walk from the train station. The price is 13 dollars (student is about 12 dollars).

The Police Hostel

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Image by: Hualien travel guide blog.

The Police hostel area has cost for 33 dollars for a twin room, plus 43 dollars for an extra bed.

The Ching Yeh Hotel

The Ching Yeh Hotel is very close to the train station which the cost is 43 dollars

The King Hotel

King Hotel offers midweek rates of 49 dollars excluding breakfast. This is a very comfortable place for you.

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Hualien accommodation

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