Dongshan Mountain above the east coast in Hualien provides amazing 360 degree views of Hualien City, the central mountain range, and the east coast. You can also find Farglory's Hotel and Fargolry Ocean Park here. It is worth a visit if you have time.
Farglory Hotel in Hualien has 381 rooms and was completed in 2005. It sits 200 meters above sea level and looks over the east coast and Hualien City, and is less than 1 KM away from Farglory Ocean Park. It is the only hotel to be listed on a stock exchange in Taiwan.
Farglory Ocean Park was the first marine theme park constructed in Taiwan, and was completed in 2002. The area is 51 hectares and features a theme park and an aquarium. It includes roller coasters, a Ferris wheel, waterpark, dolphin shows, aquarium, restaurants and other events and shows.
100 NT per person, including parking and all you can eat snacks and drinks.
5000-20,000 NT per room per night.
Farglory Ocean Park:
890 NT per adult
9 AM to 7 PM
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I have been up to Farglory Hotel on Dongshan twice, but have never actually stayed there. The views there though are incredible and it is worth a visit on your next trip to Hualien.
The first time I went was via scooter. Some of our friends that live in Hualien decided to drive us around town and see the sights.
You can see the hotel up on the mountain from the road here.
More driving on the road.
Driving past the river to the mountains on the east coast.
Riding on the back of a scooter.
Making it to Farglory Ocean Park.
We didn't go to the ocean park, it is kind of expensive and it would be an all day thing.
Made it to the hotel.
At the main entrance of the hotel you can see views of Hualien.
View of the viewing platform and a happy boy in front of the hotel.
View looking north.
View looking east.
Closeup on Hualien City.
View of the coast near Hualien City.
More photos of the area in the gallery above.
View looking south.
Another view of the south.
The ride down to the north of the hotel is also gorgeous.
View of the ocean from the road.
Hualien city in the background.
More photos of the area above.
And also you can find tons of illegal trash along the road...
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