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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

On the Treacherous Suao-to-Hualien Road (苏花公路)

The famous 118km Su-Hua Gonglu, or Suao-to-Hualien Road, is a breathtaking but treacherous highway perched along spectacular cliffs of the Northeastern Taiwanese coast. Many workers died building this highway and a number continue to perish every year due to falling rocks and landslides that continue to plague this road even today. We began our journey in the pretty county city of Hualien, famous for its mochi desserts and sunfish, passing quaint fishing towns and indigenous villages, through a massive storm, reaching the prosperous fishing port of Suao at 3pm for a late seafood lunch, before returning to Taipei via Ilan City.







































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