Why go to Hualien?
Hualien provides access to the beautiful Taroko National Park and its 12-mile-long gorge
English isn't very widely spoken, so be sure to brush up on your Mandarin or have Google Translate ready
This town offers an authentic look into the region's landscape and culture
Currency & Best Way to Get Money?
The official currency is the New Taiwan Dollar (NTD or NT$). For current currency conversion rates, check www.oanda.com or www.xe.com. ATMs are commonly found at banks and 7-Eleven shops.