By: George Liao, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News)–A skywalk in eastern Taiwan’s Hualien County(花蓮豐濱天空步道) that allows
visitors to overlook the Pacific Ocean under their feet opened on July 1 (Saturday), attracting many tourists to try out the first such skywalk in eastern Taiwan.
The entrance of the 150-meter skywalk, which construction began three years ago, is located beside the southern entrance of Xinfeng Tunnel (新豐隧道) at kilometer mark 41.5 on Provincial Highway 11, also known as Hualien-Taitung Coastal Highway, in Fengbin Township.
The skywalk was built from an old narrow trail constructed during the Japanese colonial period (1910-1945) that traversed the face of cliffs connecting Jiqi Village and Xinshe Village on the Pacific Ocean shore. [FULL STORY]