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Hualien City travel guide

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You're Going to Love Hualien

The most attractive city in eastern Taiwan, Hualien is the kind of place where you can dine on local delicacies at seafront night markets, stroll in riverside parks, and reflect in tranquil temples. With the Taroko Gorge on its doorstep, there are plenty of reasons to love Hualien.

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When to Visit Hualien

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Between late June and September, Hualien is hot - averaging almost 90 degrees. However, the shoulder seasons (March to June and October to November) can be mild and ideal for hiking through the gorge.

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How to Get to Hualien

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Where to Stay in Hualien

High-class accommodation options in downtown Hualien include the Fullon Hotel, with its rooftop pool, and the Lakeshore Hotel, which offers excellent views.

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Shopping Streets

Zhongshan Road is the place to go to snap up locally made fabrics and designer apparel. Dick's Workshop on Hai'an Rd is another excellent place to find gifts, in this case artworks and accessories carved from driftwood.

Groceries and Other

Supermarkets include Pxmart and TK Mart. To get a feel for prices, 12 eggs will cost about NT$65.

Where to Eat in Hualien

For top quality Taiwanese cuisine, head to Yuelu Restaurant (around four miles out of town, but it's worth the trip). More central options include Dou Sang and the Irrawaddy Myanmar Restaurant - a superb curry house. Prices vary, but expect to pay NT$200-300 for a good meal.