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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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  • 沿著懸崖峭壁與壯闊的太平洋海岸,曲折的公路,每一處的轉彎,都有著令人驚艷的美景。險峻的斷崖,湛藍的海洋,大自然的奇景,令人讚嘆!  more »
  • Along this route, turn after turn, each opening to the sea, at each stop, we discover beautiful landscapes!
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  • We had a sunny day that may made the difference for this beautiful drive. You do need be careful on switch backs & important to keep up with the traffic, then it's not that bad at all. I drove rougher...  more »