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Su-Hua Highway, Xiulin

4.3
#1 of 7 in Scenic Drive in Taiwan
Following a contour carved by the dramatic cliffs rising up from the Pacific Ocean, Su-Hua Highway provides travelers with a scenic and exciting drive. Making up a 118 km (73.3 mi) section of the Provincial Highway No. 9, which runs north to south down the east of the country, the highway incorporates a 21 km (13 mi) stretch of cliffs called the Chingshui Cliffs, which rise an average of 800 m (2,624.6 ft) above sea level. The route began life as a military footpath used initially by the Chinese in an effort to assert sovereignty over the east coast. It was subsequently widened into a road by the Japanese colonial government, with extensive works done and tunnels and bridges constructed, until it was opened to the public in 1932. Be aware that with falling rocks considered a constant threat, the road is regarded as one of the most dangerous in the world, so take it slowly, and consider abstaining during bad weather. To visit Su-Hua Highway on your trip to Hualien, use our Hualien trip planner.
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  • This drive is amazing. The road twists and turns, rises and falls, it hugs the cliff side and passes through tunnels. Meanwhile you pass beautiful, verdant mountain valleys, rippling streams and the.....  more »
  • First time ever, driving on this route. It’s very different to West side of Taiwan. Actually somewhat similar to California Route 1 Monterey South bound. Cliff ocean view and endless clean water.....  more »
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