By: Lee Hsin-Yin
Taipei, Dec. 8 (CNA) Travel website TripAdvisor on Wednesday recommended Hualien as an ideal
travel destination while announcing its annual “Travellers’ Choice Awards for Destinations on the Rise,” which ranked the eastern Taiwan county the seventh-best destination in Asia.
Taroko National Park (太魯閣國家公園) was singled out as a must-see location in Hualien, according to the website, which also lauded the ocean view at Shihtiping (石梯坪).
“Most people come to Hualien to visit Taroko Gorge and with good reason — it’s simply beautiful. With rope bridges over rivers, hiking trails with astounding views and temples cut into the mountainside, it’s an unforgettable place,” the website said.
The awards recognize 43 destinations around the world selected by an algorithm primarily based on year-by-year increases in positive TripAdvisor traveler review ratings for accommodation, restaurants, attractions and increased interest in booking trips. [FULL STORY]