We all know that there was a horrible earthquake in Hualien on February 6th, 2018. Roads broke, houses and buildings collapsed. It sounds terrible but fortunately, there are still some scenic spots exist after the earthquake. Let's take a look about these spots. LiYu(Carp) Lake(鯉魚潭, Liˇ Yuˊ Tanˊ) Liyu Lake is located at the foot of Liyu Mountain, in Shoufeng Township's Chinan Village. It is one of the older scenic areas, and is only 18 kilometers from Hualien City. Liyu lake is about 1.6 kilometers in length, making it the largest inland lake in Hualien. There are two other names of Liyu…

The old Taitung train station and train line has been gentrified into a lovely wooden walking track and cultural space. Come summer, this place transforms into a craft market and hosts music concerts at the Tiehua Music Village within. Travel Info Taitung Railway Art Village [台東鐵道藝術村 /tái dōng tiě dào yì shù cūn]  -Located in:Eastern Taiwan -County:Taitung County -Features:Arts and park facilities -Highly recommend to:Arts enthusiasts  -Contact:+886-8-934-3393 -Address:No. 26, Lane 135, Xinsheng Road, Taitung City, Taitung County Editor : Summer@ReadyGo Thanks to Lonely Planet for the content sharing. Original article:https://goo.gl/oZsufw

Qixingtan, about 3km north of Hualien, looks down a coastline of high cliffs and green mountains. The water is too rough for swimming but it's a great spot for biking, strolling or picnicking. At the south end amid fishing villages are B&Bs, restaurants, Greece-inspired residential low-rises, and the mildly interesting Chihsing Tan Katsuo Museum (七星柴魚博物館, open 9am to 7pm), dedicated to dried bonito, an industry that was once of huge importance to Taiwan. Travel Info Qixingtan [七星潭 / qī xīng tán ] -Located in:Eastern Taiwan -County:Hualien -Features:East coast of Taiwan, beaches, ocean view -Highly recommend to:Outdoor Enthusiasts -Transportation:Only by car or by…

[花蓮 / Huālián] Hualien is eastern Taiwan's second-largest city and one of the more pleasant small towns in Taiwan. Many travellers like to base themselves here, even when Taroko Gorge is their interest, as the range of food and accommodation is greater. Budget travellers will find everything they need near the train station. Head east to the Meilunshan Park (Měilúnshān Gōngyuán) and harbour area for wide streets, landscaped parks, bike lanes and ocean views in addition to boutique hotels and pricier restaurants. Hualien means 'eddies' in Hokkien (Taiwanese) and the story goes that Qing-dynasty immigrants gave the region this name…

Sugar became an important export in the late 19th century after the forced opening of ports following the second Opium War. Up until the 1930s it dominated the economy, and under Japanese colonial rule, sugar fields and processing factories were established all over the island. The Hualien Sugar Factory was built in 1921 and at its peak was processing 2600 tons of sugarcane a day. Even if you don't plan to stay the night at the factory, stop at the ice-cream shop (ice cream NT$45, open 8am to 8pm), and wander around the factory grounds. Here's a bit of trivia for you: the…

It stands at 32 km on Highway 11. It is one of the few highest points on the coastal highway. Standing on the lookout, to the south you see Jiqi Bay, Turtle Roaring Cape, Sinshe Cliff, and other unique features of the coastal landscape.There are several coin-operated telescope for a clearer view of the surroundings. At sunset, you can spot fishing boats coming home; to the south you see the volcano on the south side of Jiqi Bay.   Travel Info Baci Observation Tower [芭崎瞭望台 / bā qí liǎo wàng tái] -Located in:Eastern Taiwan -County:Hualien -Features:East coast of Taiwan, beaches, ocean…

Meaning 'echo', Bulowan is a former Taroko mountain village divided into a lower park-like terrace (with a small exhibition area) and an upper-level resort. Come here to watch Taroko Gorge transform from steep marble cliff walls into dense forest clinging to mist shrouded peaks. You can walk up to Bulowan via a short flight of stairs (starting at Km178.8), or drive up a side road. The section of Bulowan leading to Swallow Grotto was closed at the time of research. Travel Info Taroko National Park [太魯閣國家公園 / Tàilǔgé Gúojiā Gōngyuán] -Located in:Eastern Taiwan -County:Hualien -Features:Nature Landscapes, Scenic Spots, Outdoor activities…

At about 1km east of Lüshui (綠水), Cimu Bridge (Bridge of Motherly Devotion) is an attractive red suspension bridge built by former President Chiang Jing-guo in memory of his mother, Lady Soong May-ling. Guarded at both ends by formidable-looking marble Chinese lions, the 135m structure overlooks the point where where Laoxi River pours into Liwu River. At the eastern base of the bridge is the Cimu Pavilion (慈母亭; Címǔ Tíng), built by President Chiang Kai-shek and dedicated to his mother, Madam Wang Caiyu. Travel Info Taroko National Park [太魯閣國家公園 / Tàilǔgé Gúojiā Gōngyuán] -Located in:Eastern Taiwan -County:Hualien -Features:Nature Landscapes, Scenic…

The stars of the picturesque Plum Garden near the heart of Taroko National Park are the Chinese plum trees that famously form a sea of snow-white blossoms every winter. The best time to catch them in bloom is late December or January.   Travel Info Taroko National Park [太魯閣國家公園 / Tàilǔgé Gúojiā Gōngyuán] -Located in:Eastern Taiwan -County:Hualien -Features:Nature Landscapes, Scenic Spots, Outdoor activities -Highly recommend to:Outdoors Enthusiasts -Opening Hours:Tourist Center Mon 8:30 am - 17:00 pm Tue 8:30 am - 17:00 pm Wed 8:30 am - 17:00 pm Thu 8:30 am - 17:00 pm Fri 8:30 am - 17:00 pm…

A trek to this high waterfall and back is 3.6km and takes about two hours to complete. The trail starts about 500m up the road from Tienhsiang. Look for the tunnel on the left; you have to go through this to get to the trail on the other side. Bring a torch as it's 380m long!   Travel Info Taroko National Park [太魯閣國家公園 / Tàilǔgé Gúojiā Gōngyuán] -Located in:Eastern Taiwan -County:Hualien -Features:Nature Landscapes, Scenic Spots, Outdoor activities -Highly recommend to:Outdoors Enthusiasts -Opening Hours:Tourist Center Mon 8:30 am - 17:00 pm Tue 8:30 am - 17:00 pm Wed 8:30 am -…