Hua-lian, the dreamland of Pacific Ocean
Hua-lian is the largest county in Taiwan.
The circumference of Taiwan island is 1520 kilometers.
Hua-lian Coastline has an overall length of 175 kilometers, which is second only to Tai-tung.
There are cities on the west coast that have the same latitude as Hua-lian; the northernmost one is Miao-li; the southernmost one is Chai-yi.
Like Chai-yi, the Tropic of Cancer passes through here.
You'll be surprised by how close to each other the high mountains and blue oceans are in Hua-lian.
There are 43 over-3000-meter high mountains within borders.
Your eyes will be delighted by the sky-blue Pacific Ocean while your feet will be standing on the foot of high mountains.
Staying in homestays by the ocean, you'll be listening to the waves washing the shores 24 hours a day, much like your own heartbeat.
Hua-lian is a secret place, but also a dreamland.
Coming from the north journeying through the land, you'll go through the steep Su-Hua Highway despite the moderate linear distance.
Coming from the west, you'll go through the zigzaggy Central Cross-Island Highway, crossing the Central Range at 3000 meters above sea level from He-huan Mountain to Ta-roko.
Ta-roko is a synergetic creation of mountains and water. The stream of high mountains brought by Li-wu River crashes against the canyon, forming unparalleled scenery.
British media appraised Ta-roko to be one of the ten must-see attractions in the world.
The most popular way to get to Hua-lian is by railway.
Taking a train, you also get to experience having a sky-blue sea await you as the railcar exits the tunnel.
Hua-lian and Tai-tung are often referred to as the "Back Mountains" by the Taiwanese.
There is a TV series "The Back Mountain Gets Sunrise First." This is the place where sunrise takes place first in Taiwan.
Aside from beautiful scenery, the land where the sunlight nurtures first in Taiwan produces good agricultural commodities, such as watermelons, rice and more.
According to the Time magazine in 2015, Hua-lian is the most underrated vacation spot in Asia.
Hua-lian is waiting for you to explore!