The magnificent Taroko Gorge stretches nearly 20 km between Taroko and Tianhsian. The dramatic and impressive landscape makes the gorge a major tourist attraction unrivaled anywhere in the world.
Itinerary : Qixingtan, Liyutan Waterfront Park, Litsun Fish Culture Farm, National Dong Hwa University (the highest education establishment in eastern Taiwan) and Jianqing Monastery are distinctive tourist attractions on Highway 9. Visitors must not miss these sights on their trips to Hualien.
More and more, it is a rare and special opportunity to see fireflies. Fireflies are nurtured in wetlands with plenty of vegetation and unpolluted water. In fact, their existence indicates that the area is pollution free. The best season to see them is in April and May of each year, which is peak season for dancing fireflies.
Itinerary : Tasting old style ice-lollies at Guangfu Sugar Factory、Liu Shi Dan Mountain at Fuli overlooking the orange daylily blooms all over the valley, tea tasting at Wuhe Tea Garden to enjoy the aromatic honey-flavored tea.
The best season for whale watching is May-Sept. of each year. During the two-and-a-half-hour boat tour, you can observe the vast Hualien oceanic scene, magnificent coastline, and the graceful figure of the ocean ferry.
The Secret Scene of Cypress is located near the Promisedland Resort. During autumn and winter, the tall common cypress trees turn from green to yellow. Upon entering, visitors may have the feeling of entering a northern country they’ve only seen in postcards.