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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 26, 2015
Hualien Travel Buddy  (2 Answers)

Hi! I'm new to VT and I already posted this question but I can't find it so I'll ask again. I'm currently planning to do a day tour of Hualien (Taroko Gorge, Qingshuei Cliffs, etc) on June 30th and I booked a cab for the day. However because I am traveling solo, the fee of the cab is quite steep for a single person. I was looking for someone to share the cab with if they are planning to go to Hualien on that day and haven't made any arrangements yet. The cost of the cab for up to 4 people is 3000 TWD total and 3500 TWD for more than four people. I will be arriving at Hualien station at 10 and the tour will probably end at the local night market. I'm hoping to see the beauty of Hualien and make some friends as well! Please reply if you are interested!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 19, 2011
Taroko to Sun Moon to Alisan  (3 Answers)

Hi there,

I would be driving with my familly in Aug from Taipei to Taroko area to check out the gorge and stay for a night in tarako area. After which we are intending to drive to Sun Moon Lake, would like to check how long would it take to drive there on average? We are considering just a stopover at sun moon lake and heading straight to Alisan or to have a night stay over at Sun moon and then later heading to Alisan the next day? Which would be advisable?

Thanks in advance!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 30, 2010
Train tickets Taipei-Hualien round trip  (1 Answer)

We want to travel ( round trip) from Taipei to Hualien by train. While TRA has a website for internet booking of train tickets which allows you to book upto 2 weeks in advance, you are required to pay and pick up the tickets within 48 hours which is not feasible if you are not yet in Taiwan. I am not sure if it is possible to pay online by credit card, and pick up the tickets at the station on arrival in Taiwan. Could someone advise me

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 04, 2010
Taroko Gorge and Cingshui Cliffs

Hi all,
i'm planning do a day trip from Taipei to

covering Taroko Gorge and the Cingshui cliffs.
Will it be possible?
any suggestions of which travel operator i should go with or any recommended taxi drivers which i can contact?

thanks loads for the help!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 10, 2009
Taroko Gorge  (3 Answers)

Hi Everyone,

I'm planning a trip to Taiwan for 8 days for Christmas vacation. I want to spend 4 days in Taipei and then 4 days in Taroko Gorge.

Are 4 days too long to spend in Taroko Gorge? Other than hiking and the hot springs, what other activities are there to do in Taroko Gorge? What hotels and hot springs should I use in the area?

Thank you

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 18, 2007
Need advice on Hostel  (2 Answers)

Where shall I stay in Hualien? I'm planning to stay one night only. Is it worth to buy the Hostelling International Card if I'm looking into hostel coz i've looked thru their hostel previews and feel that their hostels' locations r usually out of the city or inconvenient to get there. I dun feel safe as i will be travelling alone. Kindly suggest where i can get the hostel where the crowds are.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 16, 2006
Taroko Gorge  (2 Answers)

Hi... i am interested in trip to taroko gorge.However, is it any ground trip arrangement including accomodation and transportation to taroko gorge? Or else can i travel on my own to taroko gorge and find the accomodation by myself? any suggestions? Ya, i able to speak and read in mandarin. THANKS for ur advices. BYE and HAVE A NICE DAY...

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 17, 2006
Booking of Day Tour with MR Chen

How many days in advance is required to book with Mr Chen? We can just call, inform him of the day and time we will reach Hualian and the route we wants to take and he will pick us up on that day ?

Any famous shops that we must visit when we are at Hualian ? Any local speciality ?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 11, 2005
transportation  (2 Answers)

is public transportation easy enough if the traveler doesn't speak chinese?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 13, 2004
dating in Hualian  (1 Answer)

Is there a dating community in Hualian outside of bars?

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