Hualien & Hualian County - Taiwan Famous Landmarks, Taroko Gorge, National Forests
Haulien And Hualien County
Hualien is located on the East coast of Taiwan .Whether people choose to start up a business, build a family home, set up a new factory, or tend to a farm, most everyone considers Hualien an ideal place to settle down and create a life . Hualien is well known for the production of marble. In 2000, the quarrying operations around Taroko Gorge produced nearly nine million tons of the stone. This has led to Hualien being dubbed the "City of Marble" by the local tourist authority. This name it lived up to by liberal use of the material. Marble features prominently in most of the large hotels and public buildings in the city, and even sections of sidewalk are paved with slabs of it. To show local gratitude for the naturally occurring abundance of the valuable stone, Hualien even has a temple built almost exclusively of marble. This temple is named the opulent Temple of Eastern Purity.
Taroko Gorge natural beauty is magnificent and majestic. The canyon walls at some spots go up at about
an 110 degree angle over your head. It's breathtaking.
The many narrow gorges and winding rivers of this region make this excellent landscpe for whotewater rafting-.The Hsiukuluan river is the best white water in the area. The tour guides here are well organized and fully equipped. Take a day off and enjoy a rafting trip. The tours are run from the nearby town of Hualien. With over 22 kms of fine grade rapids in the bretahtaking, majestic valley to run, carrying rafts along a twisting course of challenging water- with unforgettable scenery along the way. This is a must for any adventurous traveler in Taiwan. A white water excursion is a full day event of exercise and enjoyment.
There are nice, relaxing hot springs located along the East coast towns of Juisui, Hungyeh and Antung .
This amazinga series of natural hot springs are available for medicinal bathing and treatments, especially after along days travel. The pristine waters from the springs are pumped into specialized spa resorts.
At Chihpen, near Taitung, lies one of Taiwan!|s most frequented, popular and highly regarded hot spring spas of Taiwan. Here the springs allow for open air bathing along the riverside, and in the springs, in tranquil, all natural surrounds. The forests around Chihpen have endless winding walking trails, and are home to many bird and monkey species.
While in the area, it is well worth visiting the nearby Chingchueh Buddhist temple. This temple is home to a gigantic Buddha made from white jade. It was imported from Burma and a golden Buddha from Thailand.
The local Tapido people, a branch of the Taroko tribe These people once lived in Tiansiang. There is a small concrete bridge that connects the main road to the Siangde Temple where a pagoda looks down on the beautiful river below. Tiansiang is the most popular stop on the Central Cross-Island Highway in Taroko National Park.
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