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Day 4 – Goodbye, Hualien. Hello, Luodong!

Luodong Night Market

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 speed issue). I’ll also show you why Luodong Night Market is so worth going to. Scroll down now. :)

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

Lushui Trail

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?

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

Chisingtan Beach

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. 

Taroko Gorge on a Rainy Day (Day 2)

Taroko Gorge on rainy day

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 on a rainy day! (Eastern Taiwan Day 1 – pt 3)

Hualien Dongdamen Night Market

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!!!?  

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

Rent a Scooter in Hualien

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! ;)

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

Taipei to Hualien

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?  

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