Hualien

Luodong Night Market

Day 4 – Goodbye, Hualien. Hello, Luodong!

Goodbye, Hualien. Today, on Day 4 of our Eastern Taiwan Tour, we would be making our way to Luodong, a town located further north on the eastern coast of Taiwan. Read on and see why we regretted not taking an express train (it’s not a speed issue). I’ll also show you why Luodong Night Market is so worth going to. Scroll down now. :) Breakfast at a Popular Eatery in Hualien  (9.30am) Getting drenched in the …

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Qingshui Cliff

Explore Wenshan Hot Spring and Qingshui Cliff in Eastern Taiwan! (Day 3 – pt 2)

Would a great start to Day 3 of our 8-Day Eastern Taiwan Tour continue into the second half? Read on and check out the state of Wenshan Hot Spring which was officially closed to the public but still visited by many. We would also visit one of the eight wonders of Taiwan – Qingshui Cliff and do a DIY Night-Tour of Hualien City.  Would you take a Dip in Muddy Wenshan Hot Spring? (3.40pm) After completing the gorgeous Lushui Trail, we rode …

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Lushui Trail

Best hike of Taroko Gorge was at Lushui Trail! (Day 3)

What a wonderful day on Day 3 of our Eastern Taiwan Tour! That was probably the first day we actually enjoyed ourselves. Lovely sunshine and beautiful hike at Taroko National Park, what more could we ask for? In fact, the best hike we had in this trip was at Lushui Trail (綠水步道)! It was so stunningly beautiful you have to read this post, okay?   Bright and Sunny Day in Hualien, Taiwan  (7am) After a rather torturous …

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Chisingtan Beach

Exploring Shakadang Trail and Chisingtan Beach of Eastern Taiwan (Day 2 – pt 2)

What a morning of Day 2 that saw us getting “bullied” by Taroko Gorge! Would the afternoon of Day 2 be kinder and offer us a respite from the persistent typhoon-rain? The short answer is ‘No!’. Nevertheless, the fearsome Taroko Gorge would still reward us with a spectacular and one-of-a-kind type of scenery that most tourists would miss. I’ll also show you how pretty Chisingtan beach was. Read on.  Sneaking into Swallow Grotto Trail (燕子口) Remember how we …

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Taroko Gorge on rainy day

Taroko Gorge on a Rainy Day (Day 2)

Here’s what we did on Day 2 of Eastern Taiwan tour – we explored Taroko Gorge! The whole day was dedicated to this immensely-popular gorge in Taiwan. In fact, that was the reason why we were here in Hualien in the first place. I’m not sure why some would dedicate just a few hours to Taroko Gorge. Honestly, a few hours could only touch the surface, i.e. the “touristy” portion. If you have a choice, get your own …

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Hualien Dongdamen Night Market

Hualien Dongdamen Night Market on a rainy day! (Eastern Taiwan Day 1 – pt 3)

Finally, after a 12-hour journey travelling from Singapore to Hualien and successfully gotten hold of our own private transport (scooter), it was time for our first proper meal in Hualien. There was no question about it – we would visit one of the most popular eating places in Hualien. Yes, that’s right, it’s none other than Hualien Dongdamen Night Market which would offer lots of street food options. Yay!!!? Hualien Dongdamen Night Market When we arrived at the highly-raved Hualien Dongdamen …

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Rent a Scooter in Hualien

How to rent a scooter in Hualien? (Eastern Taiwan Day 1 – pt 2)

If you like to find out how to rent a scooter in Hualien and enjoy the best-tasting Scallion Pancake (蔥油餅) in town, read on as I’ll spill all the tips and info. This post is part 2 of Day 1 Travelogue. So, if you haven’t read Part 1 on how we got from Taipei to Hualien, check them out first for better story flow. If you have, read on! ;) Best Scallion Pancake (蔥油餅) in Hualien (3.30pm) …

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Taipei to Hualien

Eastern Taiwan 8-Day Tour: How to get from Taipei to Hualien! (Day 1 – pt 1)

Hello, everyone. This is the beginning of a new travelogue. I’ll be covering my 8 days trip to Eastern Taiwan and featuring attractions in Hualien, Luodong, Yilan, Shifen and more. As usual, my writing style is to share in-depth information, tips and logistics details to help those who intend to travel to Taiwan on free and easy. Ok, before I get distracted, let’s get this rolling, shall we?   Typhoon Messed up Our Travelling Plans BIG BIG …

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