Scenic Hualien Taiwan & Taroko Gorge National Park

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My flight left Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in the evening, and I arrived in Taipei Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport just around midnight. I arrived wit...

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My flight left Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in the evening, and I arrived in Taipei Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport just around midnight. I arrived without a hotel booking, with no plans what to do or how long I planned to be in this country. I stayed inside the airport until 6 in the morning, at which point I boarded the bus to the city center and got off Taipei Main train station.

After a quick research while at the airport, I decided to check out this coastal city of Hualien on the east coast of Taiwan, easily accessed by the high speed train from Taipei train station. I bought a 1 way ticket, and it took just under 3 hours direct from Taipei to Hualien.

I walked around town trying to find a place to stay, and found a hostel about a 15 walk from the main station and booked for 2 nights. I explored a bit of Hualien, a fairly sized city. But I was still so jet-lagged, tired, and the weather was so hot. I walked around town before heading back to the hostel. There's a lot of things to do in Hualien, but most of the attractions are outside the city center and the coastal highway for the views. Sadly I couldn't explore the coastal highway and viewpoints.

The next day, I went to buy a roundtrip bus ticket at the train station to Taroko National Park known for its hiking trails, forested mountains, and the Taroko gorge or canyon with the river running along the valley for which the park was named after. I spent a full day exploring Taroko. The next day I would head back to Taipei. But if I had to plan it all over again, the only thing I would do differently is spend a full day exploring the outskirts and coastal highway outside Hualien by renting a bike, and also visiting the night market in Hualien.

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