There are a variety of places to see in Hualian.
Hualian 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 Hualian an ideal place to settle down and create a life.
Hualian 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 Hualian being dubbed the “City of Marble” by the local tourist authority. Hualian lived up to this name 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, Hualian even has a temple built almost exclusively of marble. This temple is named the opulent Temple of Eastern Purity.
Places to See in Hualian – Taroko Gorge
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.
Places to See in Hualian -Hulian Harbor
There are nice, relaxing hot springs located along the East coast towns of Juisui, Hungyeh and Antung.
This amazing series of natural hot springs are available for medicinal bathing and treatments, especially after along days travel. Spa resorts use the pristine water for their springs.
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, 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.
Hotels in the Hualian Area
Hualian FarGlory Hotel
No.18 Shanling, Yanlian Tsuen, Shoufeng Shiang, Hualien, Taiwan
No.36 Kung Yuan Road, Hualien City, Hualien, Taiwan
Hualian Charming City Hotel
No.19 Guoshing 2nd Street, Hualien, Taiwan
R Hotel Hualian
No.122 Jungfu Road, Hualien City,