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Su-Hua Highway, Hualien
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Following a contour carved by the dramatic cliffs rising up from the Pacific Ocean, Su-Hua Highway provides travelers with a scenic and exciting drive. Making up a 118 km (73.3 mi) section of the Provincial Highway No. 9, which runs north to south down the east of the country, the highway incorporates a 21 km (13 mi) stretch of cliffs called the Chingshui Cliffs, which rise an average of 800 m (2,624.6 ft) above sea level. The route began life as a military footpath used initially by the Chinese in an effort to assert sovereignty over the east coast. It was subsequently widened into a road by the Japanese colonial government, with extensive works done and tunnels and bridges constructed, until it was opened to the public in 1932. Be aware that with falling rocks considered a constant threat, the road is regarded as one of the most dangerous in the world, so take it slowly, and consider abstaining during bad weather. See Su-Hua Highway and all Hualien has to offer by arranging your trip with our Hualien holiday planner.
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  • Stunning scenery along this coastal highway. The mountains meet the sea. there are some beautiful beaches along the way & the only disappointing thing is that you cant get access to them. 
  • 我們一家四口從花蓮出發回台北。由於車中有嬰幼兒所以我們絕不違規超車,超速。公路非常的漂亮但途中有多輛沙石車違規超速和超車。千萬不要開車去花蓮。花蓮到台北。。。我們一家差點沒命。蘇花公路真的很危險。有台沙石車,從對面轉彎處下坡違規超速超車。我們是上坡,他開超過中線並且像我們車頭衝過來。我們驚聲尖叫,喇叭大響。如過撞到。。。我們一家全部會摔下山崖見上帝。小孩哭鬧也不能停車安撫。我絕對不會再開車去花蓮。...  more »
  • Such a stunning view from the top to be able to see the cliff and the coast. From hualien it takes around 30' and many next attractions nearby. It is worth to visit