Hualien Travel Guide
Hualien County is the largest and the second longest county of Taiwan with only 17 miles (27 kilometers) to 27 miles (43 kilometers) from east to west but 88 miles (142 kilometers) from north to south. Located on the east coast of Taiwan Island, it has vast sea views. To the west of the county towers the Central Range. So the county is rich in both mountainous and coastal sceneries.
The annual average temperature here is 74°F (23 °C), the highest monthly average temperature is 83°F (28°C), and the lowest is 64°F (18°C). In addition, May to November is Hualien’s rainy season and the best time to visit here is from February to April.
A “Marble City”: Hualien is rich in natural resources, especially marble, so you can see a number of marble buildings, pavements, statues, decorations, and signs. These are seldom seen in other cities.
Top Attractions& Tour Routes
Chingshui Cliff is a huge rock cliff which towers next to the Pacific. It is more than 2,625 feet (800 meters) high and stretches 13 miles (21 kilometers). The waves at the foot of the cliff surge and swell sky-high.
Taroko National Park is famous for its magnificent marble valleys. Cliffs, caves, forests, winding tunnels, and streams can be found everywhere. Many rare animals and plants inhabit the park, such as tree frogs, pangolins and fir forests.
Most of the beaches at Seven Star Lake are boulder beaches, so it is a good place to collect shells and walk in the waves. It is also an important fishing area with three fisheries, so you can eat seafood here.
Carp Lake is the largest lake in Hualien. Here you can picnic, camp, go boating, and visit the forest museum. Carp Mountain sits beside the lake, where you can try paragliding.
East Rift Valley Line:
Mountains, rivers, orchards, tea gardens, fields, and pastures come into view continuously in East Rift Valley. Every February to April, flowers are in bloom here, which is also the best time for a visit. At Mizuho Ranch, you can drink pure natural milk. Taking a bath at the Antong hot spring or the Mizuho hot spring is a real treat.
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