Category Archives: Hualien

Farglory Ocean Park 遠雄海洋公園: Over the Sea

Enjoy all sorts of water-related leisure activities at Farglory Ocean Park 遠雄海洋公園 in Hualien.

Enjoy all sorts of water-related leisure activities at Farglory Ocean Park 遠雄海洋公園 in Hualien.

There are a few amusement parks scattered around Taiwan, but only one in Hualien.  However, Hualien’s Farglory Ocean Park 遠雄海洋公園 is one of the more famous ones in the country.  Located right near the coast, you can enjoy beautiful scenery and some fun activities.  While it may not impress those who have been to America’s more massive and overwhelming theme parks, it is still easy to have fun here.  Check out more info after the jump.

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Tzu Chi University 慈濟大學: A Green and Grey Campus

Jing Si Hall is the most striking site at Tzu Chi University 慈濟大學 in Hualien.

Jing Si Hall is the most striking site at Tzu Chi University 慈濟大學 in Hualien.

I’ve been impressed by the diversity of Taiwan’s campuses.  While they may not be humongous, they are often uniquely designed and filled with interesting architecture or activities even if you aren’t a student.  Tzu Chi University 慈濟大學 in Hualien isn’t your typical campus, as it was founded by the Buddhist humanitarian organization Tzu Chi.  Ergo, you’ll see a lot of Buddhist imagery and a lack of meat.  Though small, it’s a beautiful campus to walk around in.  Check out some photos after the jump.

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Flower Space 花草空間: Clay Vegetables

A mini clay shop selling shaved ice is one of the very Taiwanese sights you can see at Flower Space 花草空間  in Hualien.

A mini clay shop selling shaved ice is one of the very Taiwanese sights you can see at Flower Space 花草空間 in Hualien.

Hidden among all the mochi in Hualien is an interesting restaurant/museum/art gallery hybrid known as Flower Space 花草空間.  I came here for the vegetarian food, but little did I know that inside was a very fanciful art gallery of very small settings all made of clay.  The craftsmanship is incredible, and the food wasn’t so bad either.  Check out some more photos after the jump.

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