Taiwan Day 5 at Hualien Qixingtan Beach

Note: This trip was made in December 2018. Our next and final stop in Hualien (花蓮) is Qixingtan (七星潭) Beach. The beach is shaped like a crescent, where the mountains meet the beach. After checking out of the hotel and leaving our luggage with the hotel reception, we took a taxi to Qixingtan (七星潭) Beach.

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Taiwan Day 4 at Hualien Night Market

Note: This trip was made in December 2018. We packed our bags and check out from The Silk Hotel at Taroko National Park. As it was December, almost Christmas, the hotel lobby was beautifully decorated with a Christmas Tree and a sleigh filled with beautifully wrapped presents. The hotel car sent us back to the

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Taiwan Day 3 at Qingshui Cliff and Shakadang Trail

Note: This trip was made in December 2018. After the pit stop at the Taroko Archway, the starting point of the Gorge trail, the guide brought us to the Qingshui Cliff. Qingshui Cliff is located on the section of the Suao-Hualien Highway, one of the most spectacular sights on Taiwan’s Pacific coast. The cliff is

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Taiwan Day 3 at Cimu Bridge and Yue Fei Pavilion

Note: This trip was made in December 2018. After a complimentary morning tour to Changchun Shrine and Swallow Grotto, we were brought back to the hotel for lunch. After lunch, we arranged for a driver and car to bring us to the rest of the Taroko (太魯閣) Trails. The driver also played the role of

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