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Hualien

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Nestled between the sea and the mountains, Hualien boasts a number of attractions, both natural and manmade. Outdoor adventurers can explore the nearby gorge and surrounding areas, coastal spots both sandy and rugged, and the mountains that feed into the interior. While surrounding natural highlights generate the bulk of Hualien tourism, the city also offers plenty of cultural investigation, with a number of historic temples, and an active cafe and restaurant culture. Use our Taiwan online trip builder to arrange your visit to Hualien and any other destinations in Taiwan that take your fancy.
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Trails in Hualien

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Side trips from Hualien

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Hidden gems in Hualien

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Where to stay in Hualien

Budget-conscious travelers in Hualien should look at the area around the main train station: densely populated, the district boasts a number of restaurants, tour operators, and cafes, along with the bulk of economical accommodations. Meanwhile, the areas around Meilunshan Park and the harbor have wider boulevards and a more relaxed, suburban feel. Here, a number of boutique hotels and some high-rises cater to those wanting a little luxury and more laid-back surroundings.
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