Taroko National Park (太魯閣國家公園)
Taroko became a national park in 1986, including Hualien County, Nantou County and Taichung City. Taroko is famous for its spectacular mountains and marble canyons. Cliffs and canyons stretch along Liwu River. Four million years ago, the island of Taiwan was formed by the collision of plates. After millions of years of wind erosion, the marble rocks were exposed and cut by Liwu River, creating impressive grand canyons. From Qingshui to Nanhu Peak, the drop height is 3,742 meters. Such special geography has also bred special flora and fauna in this area.
Qixing Lake (Qixingtan) (七星潭)
Qixing Lake (Qixingtan) is located in Beipu Village, Xincheng Township, in the northeast of Hualien City. Visitors can get there via Meilun Industrial Park by following the signs in front of the National Hualien University of Education. The beach there has an elegant arch shape. The seawater there is clean and blue. The black stones there are crystal. From here visitors can see the great green mountains afar and the twisting highways.
Hualien Dongdamen Tourist Night Market (花蓮東大門觀光夜市)
Hualien Dongdamen Tourist Night Market, also known as Dongdaemun Night Market, was opened in July, 2015. With an area of about 9 hectares and a total of about 400 vendors, Dongdamen Tourist Night Market is composed of Futing Night Market (former Rainbow Night Market), streets of aboriginal cuisines, and streets of China cuisines. The county government work hard on it, looking forward to make it a whole new popular tourist attraction of Hualien.