Hualien Route

Hualien Rail Station (TourismCenter)(臺鐵花蓮站(旅遊服務中心)) to Danongdafu Forest Park(大農大富平地森林園區):
Hualien Rail Station (TourismCenter)(臺鐵花蓮站(旅遊服務中心))=>Cingsio Temple(慶修院)=>Liyu Lake Visitor Center(鯉魚潭潭北遊客中心)=>South Liyu Lake Recreation Area(鯉魚潭潭南遊憩區)=>Lichuan Aquafarm(立川漁場)=>Shoufeng Station(臺鐵壽豐站)=>Shin Kong Chao Feng Leisure Farm(新光兆豐休閒農場)=>Fenglin Station(臺鐵鳳林站)=>Lintian Mountain Forestry Center(林田山林業文化園區)=>Guangfu Station(臺鐵光復站)=>Hualian Sugar Factory(花蓮觀光糖廠)=>Danongdafu Forest Park(大農大富平地森林園區)

 

Danongdafu Forest Park(大農大富平地森林園區) to Hualien Rail Station (TourismCenter)(臺鐵花蓮站(旅遊服務中心)):
Danongdafu Forest Park(大農大富平地森林園區)=>Hualian Sugar Factory(花蓮觀光糖廠)=>Guangfu Station(臺鐵光復站)=>Lintian Mountain Forestry Center(林田山林業文化園區)=>Fenglin Station(臺鐵鳳林站)=>Shin Kong Chao Feng Leisure Farm(新光兆豐休閒農場)=>Shoufeng Station(臺鐵壽豐站)=>Lichuan Aquafarm(立川漁場)=>South Liyu Lake Recreation Area(鯉魚潭潭南遊憩區)=>Liyu Lake Visitor Center(鯉魚潭潭北遊客中心)=>Cingsio Temple(慶修院)=>Hualien Rail Station (TourismCenter)(臺鐵花蓮站(旅遊服務中心))

Tickets and Transport Information

Fare 1.Fare by meter, NT$223 / one way-Departure
NT$222 / one way-Return
2.We accept: cash, easy card,ipass
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Guidelines for carrying folding bikes on the bus:
As there is no luggage compartment for storage, carrying a folding bike on the bus is not allowed.

Guidelines for carrying pets on the bus:
You need to pay half fare for each pet carried on the bus. But they should not take any seat.

Timetable FAQ Hualien Route Guestbook

Hualien Route This play

Depart from TRA Hualien Station and you will arrive at Shin Kong Chao Feng Ranch and Resort by noon. It is recommended to enjoy lunch at Harvest Festival Restaurant there. The cute animals and beautiful butterflies will bring you happiness and marvelous experiences. Leaving the ranch, you will arrive at Hualian Sightseeing Sugar Plant, aka “Carp Tail Sugar Plant” to browse through the documents in its museum, small machines, and more. The yummy ice cream sold there is highly recommended.

Hualien Raiway Station→Shin Kong Chao Feng Farm→Hualien Sugar Factory

Related scenic spots along the route

Liyutan

Liyu Lake is located at the foot of Liyu Mountain, in Shoufeng Township's Chinan Village. It is only 18 kilometers from Hualien City, and is one of the older scenic areas. Liyu Lake is about 1.6 kilometers in length, and 930 meters in width, making it the largest inland lake in Hualien County. The original inhabitants called it "Dapo", while the Ami called it "Banao". It was later named Liyu Lake (Carp Lake) after Liyu Mountain, located by its east banks.

Shin Kong Chao Feng Farm

In addition to the farm and orchard, there is an ecological bird park, parrot park, and animal park in the zone. Visitors can meet cute animals, such as the Muntiacus reevesi, Formosan sika deer, Formesan Sambar, camel, llama, Formosan macaque, rabbit, sheep, pony and more there. They are all children’s favorites. In the insect and butterfly ecological zone, visitors can walk under the shades with butterflies flying around, enjoying the wonder of nature.

Hualien Sugar Factory

With 90 years of history, Hualien Sugar Factory sells its special smooth ice cream to visitors. People can also visit its museum, where historical documents, small machines and documentaries, tacit cultural products and oral history are displayed for the visitors’ information. In addition, the ruins of its architecture and huge machineries are also exhibited. From the exhibitions in the Hualien Sugar Factory Museum, visitors can learn something about the lifestyles of the people and the history of sugar production in the area in the past.

Danongdafu Forest Park

Located in Guanfu Township, Hualien County, the Forest Park aims to achieve three goals “low carbon, low development, and low business-like”. Following these principles, a park with ecological and humanistic scenes and natural landscape is designed with green facilities for the purpose of environmental protection. Integrating with the agriculture, culture, and communities in the neighborhood, it plans to achieve sustainable development and create a quality agricultural and ecological forest environment.

Fenglin Station

During the Qing Dynasty reign of Jiaqing Emperor, Taitung Prefecture was transformed into a settlement encompassing townships and towns south of contemporary Fenglin. During the Japanese occupation period, Fenglin Prefecture was formed along with Fenglin Street. In 1945, after Taiwan’s Recovery, the street was abolished and a town was established. In 1947, Guangfu Township was created to clearly define the administration area. Most of the population in Fenglin Town consists of Hakka people, making it a classic Hakka settlement.
Due to their diligence, frugalness and emphasis on education, many outstanding talents have been cultivated. In addition, there are over 80 principals and teachers in the county (according to Country Government statistics), ranking top in the nation. Most of them are from Fenglin Town. The area has a mild climate and focuses on agricultural development.
Due to unbalanced economic development in eastern and western Taiwan, excessive population outflow took place over the last two decades. Currently there are only about 14,000 people residing in the region. Primary crops include rice, corn, peanuts and watermelons in the summer. Fenglin is an area rich in culture and heritage, besides the Hakka Cultural Museum, there is also the renowned “Principal Dream Factory”, a popular destination among tourists.