Taroko Gorge National Park: The Jewel of Taiwan Taroko Gorge Tour Hualien Tour

It is easy to pass by the small island of Taiwan on a map of the world. When most westerners think of Taiwan, they rarely, if ever, think “tropical island” and all too often think of the “made in” tags on their computers and electronics. But what many people don’t realize is that Taiwan is actually one of the most stunning islands on earth that nobody is talking about. Ilha Formosa, the name written in the logs of a passing Portuguese merchant ship in 1544 simply means, Beautiful Island. An appropriate name for a place nestled in the Pacific Ocean, hugging the Tropic of Cancer and covered with verdant green tropical and subtropical forests, towering mountains, sandy beaches, sparkling blue rivers and more waterfalls than one could even imagine. Yet amidst all this abounding natural beauty, one place stands out above all others. Taroko Gorge National Park.

Hualien Itinerary: The Best Things to do in Hualien, Taiwan

One of the most scenic and naturally beautiful areas in Taiwan, Hualien County sits like a green jewel nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the grandiose Central Mountain range. Home to some of the most stunning locations in Taiwan with a rich, unique combination of traditional cultures, Hualien has become a must see region for travelers looking to get away from the urban centers while in Taiwan. From dramatic marble gorges and towering green mountains, to idyllic sandy beaches and turquoise waterfalls and swimming holes. Hualien has something special to offer for everyone, and it is sure to take your breath away… likely more than once. Let’s take a look at some of our favorite things to do in Hualien County.