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Su-Hua Highway

Hualien, Taiwan
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Ranked #11 of 182 attractions in Hualien
Type: Scenic Drives
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Hong Kong, China
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We hired someone to drive us from Taipei to Yi Lan, Hua Lian and then back. The scenic highway was definitely a highlight of the trip. The trip took about 4 hours each way, winding along the coast on the mountain. So will be quite dangerous if it rains and landslides are common in typhoons. However still highly recommended to... More

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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We took this road on our way south to Kenting. It was a beautiful day and he scenery was just stunning. The colors you get on photos are amazing and I really don't regret not having taken the train. Road is not dangerous, just similar to a mountain road.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

this is the most special road in the world, the road is beneath the sea and cliff. the blue sky and sea just by your side. it's a cery special experience when driving on the sea side high way.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

If you are driving in this direction you should definitely take this route instead of the route 8 to 14 (a long long long drive). There are multiple great views, although I think the drive from North to South is better. On the drive, you must stop at the Chengde "trail." A short 800 m or so walk down to... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

The stretch near Cingshui is a winding road perched on the cliffs overlooking the ocean ... rent a car and drive through to enjoy the stunning scenery. Watch the road though!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

It took about 2 hours drive from Yilan to Hualien via Su Hua Highway. The road was very winding and it's quite dangerous if you are not familiar with the roads in Taiwan. But, overall, it's a good experience to drive along this highway

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Prague, Czech Republic
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2012

Every year, this winding road along the steep East coast of Taiwan gets its numerous challenges, due to its inevitable exposure to elements, mostly typhoons and torrential rains. Landslides and rockslides cause closures several times a year, but the essential repairs are done very fast, as it is the vital road connection for the Southeast with the capital of Taiwan... More

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Taipei, Taiwan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2012

Stick to the speed limits and stop often to enjoy the view :) If you get car-sick, I recommend that you prepare for that in advance.

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Calgary, Canada
3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012

The Su-Hua Highway was one of the highlights of my recent trip to Hualien and Taroko Gorge. We drove our rented car along a stretch of Su-Hua (Highway 9) which is easy to access from Taroko Gorge or the north of Hualien. I highly recommend going during the week when the traffic is lighter. There are plenty of places to... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2012

The Suhua highway is probably the most under rated attraction of Taiwan's east coast. Once rather dangerous to navigate, it is nowadays relatively much safer provided you also do your part by driving responsibly and defensively. You will be rewarded by unforgettable views of the Pacific ocean, as well as natural and unpoluted beaches. By all means take a breather... More

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