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“Gorgeous Seaside Drive with Breathtaking Views”
Review of Su-Hua Highway

Su-Hua Highway
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Small Group Taroko Gorge Classic Day Tour
Ranked #18 of 251 things to do in Hualien County
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Calgary, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
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“Gorgeous Seaside Drive with Breathtaking Views”
Reviewed July 29, 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 pull to the side and take photos or explore established trails that lead to further look-outs or down to rocky beaches. Also, notably, many of these rest-stops have public bathrooms. There are also places to stop for a snack or for some souvenirs along the way, and plenty of excellent opportunities for landscape photography. I highly recommend this drive if you're looking for a relaxing and scenic way to spend an afternoon.

Visited July 2012
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Brisbane, Australia
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“You got to experience this...”
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 at some of the rest stops and take some photos. You will not be disappointed. However beware of landslides during heavy wet weather or typhoons. The experience of driving on this highway is a reward in itself.

Visited April 2012
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Chiayi, Taiwan
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“Great Spectacules”
Reviewed April 3, 2012

One is never called visiting Taiwan without driving through this highway.
The Sky, the sea, the mountains, and the breezes all deserves a thorough visit. Can drive, ride, even walk-only watch our for falling rocks during rainy or typhoon days.

Visited July 2011
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