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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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  • Our tour of Hualien was along the coastal highway for purpose of enjoying stunning sea views and skyline. It is a popular choice among locals and tourists. 
  • Certainly very scenic. We took it on a guided tour driven by local driver who held a microphone on one hand while his other hand is on the steering wheel. 
  • I drove this road at night, on my way to Hualien, without the views. There was a lot of traffic, in the beginning, which made it easy, as i could just follow the car in front of me. It did take a lot ...  more »