Local Attractions

Hualien City
The variety of ethnicities in Hualien has contributed to the vibrant cultures and of course, the food variations. History, art and architecture merge perfectly: the Old Winery Culture& Creative Industries Park, Old Railway Cultural Business District, and Pine Garden. Long-lasting special delicacy: scallion cake, buns, wantons etc. What's more, Golden Triangle Image Business District, ZiQiang and NanBin Night Market add not only beautiful scenery but also food tasting and shopping to your trip.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hualien_City

Taroko National Park
Taroko is a world-famous national park with spectacular gorges and mountains. Famous attractions include ChangChun(Eternal Spring) Shrine, Yanzikou(Swallow Grotto), Jiuqudong(Tunnel of Nine Turns), Baiyang Waterfall, Qingshui Cliff, etc. present the splendid landscape and geological wonders.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taroko_National_Park

QiXinTan Scenic Area
QiXinTan is a gorgeous half-moon shaped bay. Well-planned Star Gazing Square, Stone Sculpture Park and the Bike Path are charming attractions. Unique experiences such as stoney beach, clear waves, star & sunrise gazing, set fishnet fishery, mambo fish and almost face to face with planes are not to be missed.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chihsingtan_Beach

East Coast National Scenic Area
East Coast National Scenic Area locates along the coast of Hualien and Taitung. ShiTiPing, SanSianTai (Terrace of the Three Immortals) and XiaoYeLiu are the most famous spots to admire the topography. Coral reef, sea erosion, potholes, wave cut gullies as well as ancient cultural heritages can be spotted here.
http://www.eastcoast-nsa.gov.tw/Portal/?lang=2

East Rift Valley National Scenic Area
East Rift Valley, the green tunnel through Hualien and Taitung, sits quietly between Central and Coastal Mountain Range. It's composed of pure graceful landscape, pastoral plains and simple life. Paddy fields, tea plantations, ranches, daylilies, pomelos, watermelons prosper beautifully, winning it the name "Land of milk and honey".
http://www.erv-nsa.gov.tw/user/main.aspx?Lang=2&SNo=00000000

Suggested City Tours

http://tour-hualien.hl.gov.tw/en/