Silversea Expedition Cruises Nach Hualien

Hualien

Impossibly steep, vegetation-clad slopes plummet down to blindingly bright blue ocean at Hualien, one of Taiwan's enchanted coastal idylls. The city is surrounded by amazing scenery, where waterfalls tumble from cliffs, snow-tipped mountains soar upwards, and cresting waves rattle pebble beaches. That's without considering Hualien itself, which is a disorienting blur of flashing signs, stomach-teasing smells and whizzing scooters.

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Hong Kong Nach Nagasaki
  • Asia
  • Silversea Expeditions
  • Abreise
    Mär 15, 2018
  • Dauer
    10 Tage
  • Schiff
    Silver Discoverer

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Exkursionen in Hualien

Quintessential Hualien

Experience the splendid coastal beauty and historic highlights of Hualien during this picturesque, half-day sightseeing excursion.


Qixingtan Scenic Area

Depart the pier for the scenic, short drive to the Qixingtan Scenic Area. Located on the northeast beach of Xincheng Town, Qixingtan features an exquisite crescent bay with turquoise waters, and a pebble beach filled with colourful agates. The area's abundant natural beauty, multiple scenic trails, beach pavilions, pagodas, and Star-Gazing Square make it a popular tourist destination.


Hualien Stone Sculpture Museum

Next, discover why Hualien is known as the 'Birthplace of Stone' during a visit to the Hualien County Stone Sculpture Museum, Taiwan's first and only stone sculpture museum fully-dedicated to the art of stone-carving. The museum features several different wings, including the collection area, first-planned exhibition area, modern stone sculpturing area, traditional stone sculpturing area, and video/audio area. During your visit, view displays of stone sculpture and stone-art exhibitions, stone archaeological treasures, a gallery dedicated to national and international stone-carving artisans, and more.


Pine Garden and Cultural and Creative Industries Park

Continue on to the Pine Garden, a well-preserved Japanese military structure dating from World War II. Due to its location, the Pine Garden offers a wonderful panoramic view overlooking the mouth of the Meilun River, Hualien Port and Pacific Ocean. Outside the Pine Garden are a dozen aged pine trees. Your final stop is at the A-ZONE Hualien Cultural and Creative Industries Park in Hualien's City Centre. This historic, century-old settlement spans approximately 8.1 acres (about 3.3 hectares), and includes 26 old factory warehouses that today serve as a cultural, artistic, educational, commercial, and tourist hub. Your tour concludes with a short drive back to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking for approximately 547 yards (about 500 metres), with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach. This tour is suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Lightweight, comfortable clothing, flat, closed-toe walking shoes and sun protection are recommended. Guests must be at least four years old to participate on this tour.

Discover Taroko National Park

Explore the stunning natural beauty, culture and historic relics of Taiwan during this delightful, full-day excursion to Taroko National Park.


Qingshui Cliff

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately 45-minute drive along the Suhua Highway to the Qingshui Cliff, designated as one of the 'Eight Wonders of Taiwan'. This majestic natural cliff is approximately 7.4 miles (about 12 kilometres) long, 3.1 miles (five kilometres) of which overlooks the Pacific Ocean and one of the most amazing coastlines in eastern Taiwan. A photo stop is made here for spectacular panoramic vistas of the endless Pacific Ocean, and waves crashing on the rocky coast below. Afterward, re-board your coach and drive to Taroko National Park.


Taroko National Park and Shakadang Trail

Upon arrival, pass through the Visitor's Centre and Shakadang Tunnel en route to the entrance of the Shakadang Trail. Built for the Liwu Power Generator during a period of Japanese occupation during World War II, this trail served as one of the major external arteries to Datong, Dali and other tribal areas. It is the best route to explore the traditional Taroko culture, and evidence their ecological philosophy. During your hike along the approximately 2.7-mile (about 4.4-kilometre) Shakadang Trail, pass by the Sanjianwu (3D Cabin) and Wujianwu (5D Cabin), and take in lovely vistas of gently flowing streams, beautiful rocks and lush forest landscape.


Eternal Spring Shrine and Buluowan

A stop is made at the Eternal Spring Shrine, which was modelled after a famous Tang Dynasty temple. It commemorates the memory of 225 veterans who died whilst constructing the highway. Adjacent to the shrine, spring water pours down into the valley, forming the famous 'Changchun Falls' of the Central Cross-Island Highway. From here, proceed to Buluowan, which is divided into Upper and Lower terraces. Visit the river valley, service station, exhibition halls and Idas Hall. Here, view multimedia presentations, and arts and crafts of the Taroko Tribe. Following your visit, ascend the slope to Mountain Moon (Shanyue) Village, then proceed for an Aboriginal-style lunch at the Leader Village Hotel.


Swallow Grotto and Tunnel of Nine Turns

After lunch, walk along the 328-yard (300-metre) Bamboo Groves Trail. Observe the strangling fig trees, then continue along the Swallow Grotto Trail, the finest section of Taroko National Park. See gorges, natural sinkholes, water geysers and the uniquely shaped 'Rock of the Indian Chief'. From the Lookout, listen to the sound of the rushing river, and admire the stunning cliff and rock formations before entering the approximately 0.8-mile (1.3-kilometre) Tunnel of Nine Turns. Along the way, see huge cliffs and the clouds lingering at the mouth of the cave, and hear the sound of the Liwu River crashing into the rocks below. After a photo stop at Tiansiang, re-board your coach and commence the approximately 70-minute drive back to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves an extensive amount of walking and hiking for approximately 3.1 miles (about five kilometres), at times over uneven surfaces, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach and 40 steps to access the trail entrance. This tour is recommended for guests in good physical condition, and is not suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Lightweight, comfortable clothing, flat, closed-toe walking shoes and sun protection are recommended. Guests must be at least four years old to participate on this tour. The tour sequence may vary.

Culture & History of Eastern Taiwan

Discover some of the many highlights of eastern Taiwan during this scenic, full-day sightseeing excursion to Hualien.


Ching-Hsiou Temple

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately 30-minute drive to the Ching-Hsiou Temple. En route, travel down Provincial Highway 9, and pass by green farm fields stretching to the mountains and the lovely East Riff Valley before reaching downtown Hualien. Your first stop is at the historic Ching-Hsiou Temple, the best-preserved Japanese-style temple in eastern Taiwan. The main building has a wooden structure with a Japanese-style four-pillar rooftop, and the garden is lush, vibrant and serene.


Liyu Lake and Shih Kong Chao Feng Ranch & Resort

Next, re-board your coach and drive to the Shoufeng Township, located at the northern tip of East Rift Valley Scenic Area. Upon arrival, a visit is made to Liyu Lake, the largest inland lake in Hualien. This barrier lake was formed by the tributaries of Mugua River and Hualien River, and its crystal-clear waters are fed by underground springs. Liyu Lake features a park, campground, bike trail and other facilities. From here, proceed for lunch at the Shih Kong Chao Feng Ranch & Resort. This lovely, private leisure destination is renowned for its unique sun and clouds in the East Rift Valley, European gardens, cow pasture, fruit preserves, and spa.


Lin Tian Shan Forestry Cultural Park

After lunch, head to the Fenglin Township for a visit to the Lin Tian Shan Forestry Cultural Park, the best-preserved logging yard in eastern Taiwan. This forested park rises to a height of approximately 8,202 feet (about 2,500 metres) above sea level, and features the homes, shops, theatres and other relics of a bygone era. Upon arrival, learn about the park's history during a guided stroll along the trail, and explore old houses and gardens.


Tafalong Settlement

Your final stop is at the Tafalong (Taibalang) Settlement, the biggest Aboriginal settlement in Taiwan and most important one for the Amis, the nation's largest aboriginal ethnic group. The culture, history and lifestyle of the Ami people can be explore through the settlement's various studios, museums and cultural parks, and exhibitions of weaving, rattan, ballad-singing, field-training, and wood-carving. Following this cultural exchange, re-board your coach and commence the approximately one-hour drive back to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking for approximately 547 yards (about 500 metres), with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach. This tour is suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Lightweight, comfortable clothing, flat, closed-toe walking shoes and sun protection are recommended. Guests must be at least four years old to participate on this tour.