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Things to do in Hualien - Tourist Places in Hualien
"I always have a soft spot for sea facing cliffs. The More perilous the better.
This one comes with 2 colored tone sea.
I booked a taxi for my Tarokko gorge excursion. This side trip was thrown in to make the deal sweeter.
However the taxi could only take us to the observatory platform which as u..."sual filled with crowds.
If you have your own transport, go further, through the second tunnel, away from the crowd.
The view was indeed breathtaking. The ocean shimmered under the sun, the white waves crashes against the cliffs.
There's a trail that goes down to the beach. However, my taxi driver "claimed" that there's nothing much to see there ( which I guessed he was timing our schedule). Do note, there's no food stalls or shops here. However there is a toilet if you need to answer to nature's call.
The normal bus that takes you to Tarokko gorge does not stop here.
If I have more time and resources (meaning money), I will like to spend 2 days exploring Tarokko. One day to do all i...
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"In early 2013 we went on a 5 Day driving trip from Taichung Taiwan to the Eastside of the Island with Gene & Twan. This was the first time we have done this since 1972. We had a wonderful trip and saw so many nice locations. Would do it again in a minute!!"
"Chixing basically in Chinese means 7 stars. I have no idea why they named it thusly. After some research, it turned out there used to be 7 small lakes in the areas where the airport. It was filled under Japanese rule. However the local continues to call this place seven lakes.
This lovely beach can..." ce access easily by a bus. Get the information from the tourist center which is directly opposite the bus center (a small one)
The bus stops direct infront of the beach. Please note the last bus to the center. Or you can take a cab after this to the "triangle" where all the food and shops are.
This is not a normal beach, or rather a sandy beach I used to get at home. The shore is cover with pebbles of all shapes and sizes. (it was featured in our newspaper that one the tourist actually tried to steal and smuggled the pebbles out of Taiwan!)
The sea is of 2 shades of blue. Light and dark. The waves when they hits the shorelines burst into white frills. The warm sunlight, the glittering s...
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