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Taidong, Hualian, Yilan (Travel)

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Re: Taidong, Hualian, Yilan

Postby urodacus » 03 Dec 2009, 20:32

This thread was split from another in Living in Taiwan, as it's more relevant to those travelling to the East Coast.

Yuli, thanks for all the east coast info you put together.
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Re: Taidong, Hualian, Yilan (Travel)

Postby yuli » 05 Dec 2009, 13:20

Post Offices

Threads:

Getting a mailbox at the post office (post office box)
viewtopic.php?t=84123

Websites:

Post Office website: detailed information (map and searchable listing of post offices)
http://www.post.gov.tw/post/internet/u_ ... al_h_1.jsp

:arrow: Taidong

Taidong Branch 901 (Main Post Office)
No. 126, Datong Rd., Taidong City

:arrow: Hualian

Hualian Branch 901 (Guo-An Post Office / New Main Post Office)
No. 408, 中山路 (Zhong1 Shan1 Lu4 / Zhongshan Rd.), Hualian City

Hualian Branch 19 (Zhongshan Rd. Post Office / Old Main Post Office)
No. 188, 中山路 (Zhong1 Shan1 Lu4 / Zhongshan Rd.), Hualian City
(at the corner of 中山路 and 中正路 (Zhong1 Zheng4 Lu4 / Zhongzheng Rd. / Hwy. 9)

:arrow: Yilan

Yilan Branch 25
No. 69, Singdong Rd., Luodong 265-41

Yilan Branch 901 (Main Post Office)
No. 130, Sec. 3, Zhongshan Rd., Yilan 260-44

Yilan County website: post offices in Yilan
http://www.e-land.gov.tw/ct.asp?xItem=4 ... e=757&mp=5
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Re: Taidong, Hualian, Yilan (Travel)

Postby yuli » 19 Dec 2009, 20:38

Tourism Portal Sites

Note for Japanese travelers:
下記の英語のHPの上、日本語のHPへのリンクもある。

:arrow: Taidong

Taidong County Tourism Portal
http://tour.Taidong.gov.tw/en/

:arrow: Taidong & Hualian

East Coast National Scenic Area
http://www.eastcoast-nsa.gov.tw/en/

:arrow: Hualian

Hualian County Tourism Portal
http://tour-hualien.hl.gov.tw/en/

Taroko National Park Portal
http://www.taroko.gov.tw/TarokoPortalEng/

East Rift Valley National Scenic Area
http://www.erv-nsa.gov.tw/user/main.aspx?Lang=2

Hualian Tourism Portal (Travel, Accommodation, Food, News, Videos)
花蓮旅遊網(花蓮旅遊、花蓮住宿、花蓮美食、花蓮新聞、花蓮影音)
http://www.poja.com.tw/ (Chinese)

Hualian Tourism
http://tourguide.sinotour.com/Hualian/

:arrow: Yilan

Yilan Tourism
http://tourguide.sinotour.com/yilan/
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Re: Taidong, Hualian, Yilan (Travel)

Postby yuli » 28 Dec 2009, 16:04

Hotspring Hotels

For travelers who don't want to "rough it", there are plenty of options of using hotspring baths that are integrated with hotels.

A comprehensive site for related information is at
http://www.taiwankanko.com/onsen/onsen.html
(This site is in Japanese, but if you are familiar with the Chinese characters for the regions and cities in Taiwan, you won't have any difficulty navigating your way to a suitable hotel: choose a region from the menu at the top right side and then a hotel from the menu in the top center of the newly opened page - you will get pictures, an address, and a phone number.)

Links for two of the eastern counties:

:arrow: Taidong

5 hotels in 卑南 (Bei1 Nan2 / Beinan)
1 hotel in 台東 (Tai2 Dong1 / Taidong)
http://www.taiwankanko.com/onsen/0009/

:arrow: Yilan

6 hotels in 礁溪 (Jiao1 Xi1 / Jiaosi)
http://www.taiwankanko.com/onsen/0008/
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Re: Taidong, Hualian, Yilan (Travel)

Postby yuli » 10 Mar 2010, 19:46

More places to stay

:arrow: Taidong
真德文教中心 (Zhen1 De2 Wen2 Jiao4 Zhong1 Xin1 / ) No. 57, 四維路一段 (1st Section, Si4 Wei2 Lu4), Taidong City, 08-933-4167
Simple accommodation (bedding on soft mats laid out on the floor), clean, quiet; NT$350 per person

(I wonder what it means that all websites carrying information about this place show the same wrong phone number "089-34167". Maybe I am the only person who has actually stayed there?)

* * * *

Note: Recently updated the hotsprings page and the netcafe page in this thread...
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Re: Taidong, Hualian, Yilan (Travel)

Postby yuli » 29 Sep 2010, 09:45

... and more about places to stay (as well as eat and play)

:arrow: Hualian

馨憶精緻民宿 (Xin1 Yi4 Jing1 Zhi4 Min2 Su4 / Guesthouse Shin'i) No. 218, 南京街 (Nan2​ Jing1​ Jie1), Hualian City, Tel. 03-835-8767
Rooms with 1, 2, or 3 twin beds. Using one bed per person comes to NT$900-1000 (weekends NT$1000-1200) per person,
and with 2 people per bed you pay NT$450-600 (weekends NT$500-750) per person.
Details at http://www.Xinyi.net/charge.html (Japanese) or http://Xinyi.17357.tw/Xinyi/ (Chinese) - the actual rates are those on the Japanese page. The managers speak Chinese and Japanese, but they have English speaking staff, as well.

A selection of useful tips on places and activities:
Hualian mid-week
viewtopic.php?t=91561
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Re: Taidong, Hualian, Yilan (Travel)

Postby yuli » 14 Oct 2011, 08:45

Taroko Gorge (2)

If you are planning to visit the Taroko Gorge you should really consult the comprehensive Taroko National Park Headquarters website, where you find not only detailed descriptions of the interesting locations but, most importantly, regular updates on accessibility and safety. (Conditions in the gorge tend to change frequently and rapidly: landslides, rockfall, flooding and washout are common occurrences, and access to all or part of the park may be restricted at any time.)

October 2011 update

Trails

Accommodation
Wenshan Hotsprings
  • In March 2011, a newspaper had reported that the park authorities were planning to re-open the Wenshan Hotspring Trail in July, and in the following months several people managed to get around the barriers blocking the path to the hotsprings and posted reports of their investigstion on the web. It also became apparent during the summer that the trail was being repaired. The barriers were finally removed at the beginning of September 2011: the spring is now officially accessible again.
  • "Wenshan Hotsprings"
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Re: Taidong, Hualian, Yilan (Travel)

Postby asher » 23 May 2016, 15:05

This is a copy from a living on the east coast post, but since it's applies to travelers too, I'll post it here.

Maps/GPS/Photos for waterfalls and wild hot springs.

All Taiwan:
http://followxiaofei.com/region/

Google Maps: Waterfalls / Wild Hot Springs / Wild Camping
https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/viewe ... D-lNVlUzxU

Yilan
http://followxiaofei.com/region/yilan-county

Hualian
http://followxiaofei.com/region/hualien-county

Taidong
http://followxiaofei.com/region/taitung-county

Feel free to add any of these links to existing posts.
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