Hualien City is a place of incredible natural wonders and of course home to one of Taiwan’s most beautiful National Parks, Taroko. While the county’s unrivalled scenery is an understandable attraction for tour groups and travellers, the city of Hualien itself also has a lot to offer. So the next time you find yourself on Taiwan’s East Coast, take some time to enjoy the delights of this relaxed coastal city.
Fogstand is a small gallery that does a lot of work for the local community. They run several programs to encourage local artists to present their works and showcase some amazing pieces by both residential and international artists. It’s a little way out of the city but worth the bus ride for a taste of the local art scene.
Pine Garden was once a command post that the Japanese Navy used during World War II. The compound was built in 1943 and was the place that many Kamikaze pilots spent their last days before heading off on their missions. Today it is a cultural center that hosts exhibitions from time to time. The garden is a wonderfully relaxing place to visit and offers a refreshing break from the hustle and bustle of the city.
Hualien Old Railway Walkway, Lane 551 Zhongzheng Road, Hualien City, Hualien County, Taiwan