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Hualien is Taiwan’s largest, and some say most pleasant, city. Visit architectural wonder ‘The Abode of Still Thoughts’ which is a stunning temple and home to a large Buddhist charity. Go hiking in Tarako National Park and marvel at the natural beauty such as the crashing waterfalls, hulking rock formations, dark tunnels, jagged cliffs, and lush greenery. When you've worked up an appetite, taste some of the delicious local cuisine from the colourful and chaotic night markets which sells unique delights. Try the popular local snack ‘exploding chicken roll’, which is chicken wrapped in crispy chicken skin which ‘explodes’ when you bite into it. Or try ‘Guan Cai Ban’, a thick piece of fried-toast stuffed with a gravy-soaked filling. When you’re stuffed, play some arcade games or take in the lively and exciting atmosphere before heading back to your hostel for the night.