You’ll know when you’ve arrived in Hualien. It’s got a distinct breeze that’s as calm as its lush and mountainous terrain. Sitting on the east coast of Taiwan, this large county, a magnificent yet sparsely populated area, has something to offer to visitors looking for excitement in both land and sea. Here are some of them:
Take in the majestic scenery of Qingshui Cliff, as you kayak on the cool waters of the Pacific Ocean. If it’s your first time, don’t worry, as you will be under the guidance of a professional coach. For an extra-special memory, choose an early time slot, so you can watch the stunning sunrise from the ocean.
Challenge your fear of heights in Hualien and sign up for a paragliding session! Marvel at the breathtaking panoramic views of the East Rift Valley, as you glide 680 meters above sea level for 15 minutes. If you’re the kind of traveler who loves sharing their adventures on social media, rest assured, your experience will be captured in a video.
Shrimping or Clam-Picking
Shrimping may not sound like a high-octane activity, but before you knock this out of the list, know that this is part of Hualien’s vibrant culinary tradition—catch shrimps and enjoy them at a barbecue dinner after! You can also try clam-picking at a clam farm, and have a taste of their special homemade clam ice cream!
Whale and Dolphin Watching
Watch friendly creatures of the sea from a cruise, and witness other amazing vistas of the sea. Be ready to catch up to 20 species of whales and dolphins play in their natural habitat.
Take on the land and sea with the river trekking experience. Join a group of outdoor enthusiasts as you climb rocks, swim in the river, and take a trek around Hualien’s fascinating geology.
Dirt Bike Tour
Explore Hualien’s scenic hillside and abundant banana plantations on a dirt bike. Begin your journey at the home of the 3,500-year-old Ciwidian Tribe, then conquer slopes, twists, and turns as you pass through the banana plantations. As your route reaches its end at the lookout point, you’ll be treated to grand views of Hualien’s unique landscape, in which soaring mountains blend with the deep blue Pacific Ocean.
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