The city of Hualian (Chinese: 花蓮) is located on the east coast of Taiwan and has a population of 110000 inhabitants. Hualian is the main access gateway to the nearby Taroko national park. The area was initially settled by the Spaniards in 1622 who came looking for gold, and was permanently settled in the second half of the 19th century. Hualien is relatively unimpressive, but has a small, but interesting night market.
01 Sweet potato cubes 02 Sweet potato cubes 03 Department store 04 Department store 05 Totem and department store
06 Night market 07 Food stall in night market 08 Night market 09 Food stall in night market 10 Dumplings
11 Night market 12 Airport hall 13 Hualian airport
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