How to get in Hualien City from Taipei main Station
Hualien is one of the most best City in Taiwan that i ever been and they have the most reliable travel agencies in town kaya hindi ka na mahihirapan mag tour lalo na kung di ka familiar sa lugar. You can find these travel angencies pag labas mo ng Hualien train station kaya di na hassle.
So guys i’ll discuss you how to go to Hualien and what are the places you can visits in Hualien.
From your hotel to Taipei main station
Tip:Before going to Taipei main station check niyo muna yung train schedule and fare in Taiwan railways administration.
If your hotel is near in Taipei main station i suggest lakarin mo na lang para makatipid ka at ma-enjoy mo yung atmosphere ng paligid. But if you feel far you can take taxi na lang tutal di naman mahirap pumara ng taxi sa Taiwan unlike Philippines (napakahirap makasakay dahil sa madaming driver ang namimili). Anyway di naman masyadong expensive ang taxi fare nila, tatakbo lang yung metro ng about NT$200 something(about 340PHP) if your hotel is in Ximending or Zhongshan 10 to 15mintues by taxi lang siya to Taipei main station.
Taipei to Hualien city
Train is the easiest and the most comfortable way to get to Hualien City.
At Taipei main station ifollow niyo lang yung TRA sign to take the train to hualien then bumili ka na ng ticket but I suggest na you should book your ticket in advance dahil nag kakaubusan ng seats especially weekends and holidays. Kasi when we went to hualien we book our ticket in advance so we can manage to have our own seats for the whole 2hrs of travelling to hualien(mahirap kayang bumyahe ng nakatayo) i remmember pa while finding my seat number may nakita akong girl na nakaupo sa seat ko and the good thing is she is Japanese so i can approach her in a nice way kasi i can speak Nihongo naman. She only has a local train ticket kaya siguro walang seat number. Pero naawa ako sa kanya in whole travel period nakatayo siya, Kaya alam niyo na guys ha if you can buy your ticket in advance, you should definitely do so.
The Local train fare cost is only 340NT$ but it will take 4hrs beshie to reach your Hualien destination and hindi ka pa siguro na makakaupo ka kasi walang reserve seats sa local train.
The Express train fare cost naman is 440NT$ and 2hrs lang ang byahe. Ito yung sinasabi ko na better kung bibili ka ng ticket in advance para may reserve seats ka na.
Where to stay in Hualien City
Time in a Bottle hotel
Located at No. 28, Fuyu 3rd street, 970 Hualien City, Taiwan
Usually yung mga hotel sa Hualien near the train station is parang mga bahay lang na madaming kwarto pero when you enter the room parang hotel na din and super affordable. Acutally mas convenient yung lugar kasi 5 to 10 minutes away lang siya sa train station and may mga travel agencies na malapit so you can ask to them about the best package they can offer you.
To check photo’s and book for this hotel kindly click this page Booking.com Time in a table
Place to visit in Hualien
Kapag dumating kayo ng hualien tanghali na all you can do is to buy ticket in advance or go to travel agency to rent a car or ask for group tour package for hualien travel. if ever na dumating kayo ng tanghali mejo boring kasi madaming close na restaurant about 2pm to 5pm so pahinga ka na lang. Pwede ka din mag rent ng motor sa mga travel agency for 8hrs for worth of 650NT$, sulit naman kasi you can go anywhere you like basta on mo lang google map mo kasi its really useful for travelling to a place you’re not too familiar. After niyo mag go around the city syempre hindi mawawala ang night market to relax and different and try different Taiwanese cuisine there.
Zhiqiang Night Market.
Located at Ziqiang Road, Ji’an Township, Hualien County, Taiwan 973
This restaurant in Zhiqiang night market is super delicious and affordable. Lahat ng pineprepare nilang food is fresh kahit gulay super fresh.. Actually nakalimutan ko yung name ng store nila but when you enter night market sila yung unang unang restaurant sa bungad and makikita mo madaming kumakain. Pero i assure you masarap talaga. 🙂
Pwede din kayo mag try ng games na usually makikita sa mga night market’s in Taiwan.
They also have some performers at the street kaya mag eenjoy talaga kayo 🙂
At the other side of this night market, you can also enjoy some ride’s just like Perya here in Philippines.
Taroko National Park
To continue, eto na yung pinaka the best place na pupuntahan mo ng hualien
Taroko Gorge super nice view talaga and madaming tourista talaga.
On your way going to Taroko pwede kayong magstop over para mag take ng pictures.
Hualien is a really nice place to visit. Madami kayong matututunan while travelling in this wonderful place. Ma-a-appreciate mo yung nature dahil super linis and pieceful kaya once you visit taiwan dont forget visit Hualien City.
Hope you enjoy this short information about Hualien City 🙂