Su-Hua Highway

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Su-Hua Highway
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia8,894 contributions
Spectacular trip along the cliff
Aug 2021
The Su-Hua Highway runs 118 km (73 miles) between Hualien and Su'ao on Taiwan's west coast. The highway is one of those spectacular feats of engineering for which Taiwan is well known. I have done this trip several times, it never ceases to amaze me; the highway clings to the cliff high above the Pacific Ocean -- make sure you have a good driver!
Written September 5, 2021
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia8,894 contributions
Watch for the drop
Mar 2021
The Su-Hua Highway clings to the side of the vertical cliff, high above the Pacific Ocean. This spectacular trip, from Su'ao to Hualian, runs some 118 kms (73 Miles). It is the most impressive road I've ever travelled. Taiwan's civil engineers have a genius for difficult projects, such as this road and the Cross-Island Highway.
Written May 7, 2021
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia8,894 contributions
Watch for the drop
Oct 2020
The Su-Hua Highway (also called the Su'ao-Hualian Highway) has few equals for scenery. The road clings to the side of the vertical cliff, high above the Pacific Ocean. Although the route was reconstructed in the Japanese colonial era (1895-1945) the final two-way highway was not completed until 1990. It's a spectacular trip from Su'ao to Hualian, running some 118 kms (73 Miles); thank goodness we had an expert driver.
Written November 30, 2020
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Wanderering1
Lake Macquarie, Australia688 contributions
Brilliant Pice of Coastal Roadway
Oct 2019
This drive is amazing. The road twists and turns, rises and falls, it hugs the cliff side and passes through tunnels. Meanwhile you pass beautiful, verdant mountain valleys, rippling streams and the blue Pacific Ocean.
Written October 28, 2019
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David H
Union City, CA8,033 contributions
A beautiful coast highway with magnificent views
Aug 2019 • Friends
First time ever, driving on this route. It’s very different to West side of Taiwan. Actually somewhat similar to California Route 1 Monterey South bound. Cliff ocean view and endless clean water view all the way to sky. It’s so amazing, fabulous, and magnificent but easy to drive. I personally like to drive to explore the natural beauty and fully enjoy all surroundings. Also, I can stop anywhere safely to mingle myself into the atmosphere to somewhat meditate to refresh and recharge myself.
Written October 8, 2019
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Carol H
De Pere, WI1,074 contributions
A Spectacularly Scenic Drive
Apr 2019 • Couples
Acclaimed as one of the most scenic drives in Asia, this 73-mile road hugs Taiwan's cliffs along the east coast from Su'ao to Hualien. The best place to stop allows spectacular views of the Qingshui Cliffs.

Many people also believe that it is a very dangerous road. That said, It is paved, and the danger lies only in stupid motorists driving too fast on the curves.

My spouse and I have traveled really dangerous, unpaved roads in the Andes Mountains in Peru that were far narrower than this. Driving the Su-Hua Highway is a piece-of-cake in comparison. However, as with any mountainous route, watch for falling rocks, and avoid traveling in the rainy season,
Written June 1, 2019
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Phil G
Glasgow, UK150 contributions
Wow
Jan 2019 • Friends
What a feat of engineering this road is clinging to the cliffs and passing through numerous tunnels. There are scare stories about the road but it’s 2 full lanes wide so unless you’re driving a bus or truck it’s fine. Just give way to any buses or trucks if you need to because they’re not going to stop for you.

If you’re cycling you need to be aware that there are lots of tunnels and that there is no hard shoulder for you so if the roads busy you’ll have frustrated traffic right behind you trying to pass. You’ll need a rear light to be seen although most tunnels are lit. There’s a long tunnel before Dongyue, don’t ride it.
Written January 15, 2019
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Jordydegraaf
Terneuzen, The Netherlands33 contributions
Worth the risks
Aug 2018 • Solo
Weather conditions can have a big impact on this road and also the other road users can make it particularly dangerous from time to time. Especially when you’re on a motorcycle you should be aware of trucks. To see the Qingshui cliff you’ll use Su-Hua highway. There are several parkings so you can enjoy the wonderful view. Despite the possible thrilling moments on the way, it’s definitely worth to see it’s stunning scenery.
Written October 20, 2018
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Billy B
Brentwood, CA32 contributions
Beautiful views similar to Pacific Coast Highway.
Jul 2018 • Solo
Parking is horrible along this route. The views are nice but access to the beaches is very limited. Recommend traveling this on work days to avoid the crowds if you can.
Written July 10, 2018
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Adventurers049
Brisbane, Australia2,690 contributions
WONDERFUL!!
May 2018 • Couples
What a beautiful coastal road.
The scenery is stunning and rugged. Difficult to believe that this is not far from Taipei!
Written May 24, 2018
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