Discovering the happiest county of Taiwan
Hualien is the biggest county in Taiwan located on the east coast side of the island. A large part of the county is mountainous terrain and it is a popular tourist destination due to the rural nature of it. Hualien was being crowned the happiest place in Taiwan according to the 2015 National Happiness Index. Its strategic geographical location facing the Pacific Ocean, mountain ranges and rich aboriginal cultures have made it a paradise for outdoor adventures, scenic landscape, and authentic cultural activities.
The best season to host your meetings in Hualien is from mid-November till the first week of April when the temperature and precipitation are low.
Highlights that you would definitely not want to miss for your incentive travel in Hualien:
Taroko National Park
Established in 1986, Taroko National Park is named after the inhabitant Truku aboriginal tribe. The park has a spectacular gorge and other attractions such as hiking trails, museums, temples, and aboriginal settlements. The national park is the signature nature beauty of Hualien and eastern Taiwan. Other breathtaking nature destinations in Hualien includes East Rift Valley National Scenic Area, Buluowan and Yushan National Park.
Whale and Dolphin Watching
Situated in eastern Taiwan island, Hualien faces the Pacific Ocean Hualien is the nature paradise which offers plenty of exhilarating nature activities. Hop onto the whale and dolphin watching cruise to catch an up-close view of the incredible cetaceans. Taiwan’s water is home to a variety of whales species such as humpback whales, sperm whales, and killer whales. Aside from getting a glimpse of the adorable whales and dolphins, the splendid view of the Pacific Ocean with the glorious sunset and dazzling waters backdrop – a truly enchanting sight to behold!
Aboriginal Cooking Classes
Remarkably-known for its well-preserved indigenous tribe cultures, you can also consider planning aboriginal cooking classes for a truly immersive cultural experience in Hualien. Through the classes, you would be able to learn Hualien’s most exquisite dishes and savor the authentic flavors with the freshest local produce. Special cooking techniques which involve wild plants and nature would also be offered.
Spice up your incentive travel’s itinerary by soaring in the skies of Hualien through paragliding. Paragliding is an adrenaline-fueled adventure to get a spectacular 360-degree view of the East Rift Valley, Hualien, and Taitung.
Hualien Cultural and Creative Industries Park
Built over 100 years ago, the creative ground was part of a wine-making factory complex. Since its closure in 1988, the area has then be re-purposed into a public exhibition space and creative industry hub of Hualien. Live House, previously a packing factory has also transformed into an event venue for live bands, concerts, exhibitions, and art performances. This historical settlement is the contemporary creative hub of Hualien, embodying the culture and vitality of Taiwan’s East.
Hualien is one of the best places to disconnect from the bustling cities. If you are interested to host your meetings or incentive travels in the happiest place in Taiwan, Taiwanlook is jubilant to deliver you your happiest meeting experience ever.