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Taiwan Travel Diary #12: Hualian Day 2

Hey everyone~I finally get around to write about day 2 of my trip to Hualian ^^
Day 2 wasn't as interesting as the first day, as we already visited Hualians most famous places on the first day. It was still a nice day though.

Our first stop was Lintian mountain forestry center, which was about an hour outside of Hualian city. It's famous for its special kind of wood, so there were a few street stalls selling wooden accessoiries and other various things made out of that wood.
We also bough some super sweet ananas there. 

This sign worried me a bit, but luckily we didn't encounter any snakes.

We spent over an hour in the forestry center, which was kind of boring to be was a beautiful place, but not much different from any normal forest back in Germany.
I really liked the abandoned railroad though, it looked so pretty!

Litian mountain forestry center hualian

There were lots~ of mosquitos though.

Afterwards we ate lunch at a Chinese restaurant again.

I tried yellow watermelons for the first time there. It looked really special, but the taste is just like normal red watermelon.

This was a lamp outside the restaurant, which looked interesting. I thought it was a bone first, but it's just wood.

fish outside the restaurant.

Our next stop was Hualian sugar factory. It's actually not a sugar factory anymore, right now it's mostly famous for selling many different kinds of frozen products and ice-cream.

Unfortunately we only had about 40 minutes to spend there, even though this place looked really interesting and was filled with people.

Hualian sugar factory

There were quite a few things to do there, apparantly.

The main reason we went there
They had so many flavours!

I got Papaya ice-cream, a friend had peanut ice-cream (which tasted amazing~) and we also ended up tryung Wasabi flavoured ice-cream.

papaya ice-cream hualian taiwan

Afterwards, we did some fishing. Very traditional fishing. apparantly.

Ami tribe traditional fishing! they basically build the fish “homes” and when you lift those quickly out of the water and shake them over a net, small fish will fall out. An all eco-friendly natural way of fishing. you barely catch any fish though.

They also showed us traditional hotpot. since the ami tribe were mostly hunters, they didn’t carry stone or earthen bowls with them. all was made out of wood. and since wood burns they can’t heat those bowls up on flames. so they used special stones , heated them up to 700 degrees celsius and then dropped them in the bowls that were filled with wster so that the water would boil and cook the ingredients. the fish that they cooked this way actually tasted quite nice.

Our day ended with dinner again. 

 Hope you enjoyed this post.
Have you ever been to Hualian? If yes which places did you visit?
If not, would you like to go?
Please tell me in the comments below.

Love, Lydia


  1. What a lovely and interesting place! Your pics are amzing! I would like to visit Taiwan some day! ^-^

    1. thank you :D
      if you get the chance, come here. there are lots of interesting places to see :D

  2. Beautiful pictures, it looks like a really interesting place. I tried wasabi ice cream before and loved it so much...I want it again now lol.

    1. thank you :D
      what, really? it does taste interesting...but i could not get used to it, i guess ice-cream just has to be sweet for me ^^

  3. Oh very nice place, everything look so fresh and nice.
    Beautiful pics

    1. thank you :D
      and yes, the nature there's just so beautiful ^^

  4. Lovely post.. Nice place ♥
    Thanks for sharing

  5. Wow, these are beautiful pictures.
    and so a delicious meal. =)

  6. Awwww Taiwan look s beautiful city! I envy you! It's my dream to trave around Asia :) I hope to visit Taiwan too someday!!

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    1. it really is beautiful here ^^ hope you get a chance to visit :D

      ok sure, just followed you :D


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