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Lichuan Aquafarm Hualien, Taiwan, Day 5 (III)

Lichuan Aquafarm (立川漁場) is the only place in Taiwan that produces the golden clams (黃金蜆).   These fresh-water clams are considered a national treasure of Taiwan because they are high in nutritional value, and in particular, extremely beneficial for the liver.  The golden clams are results of advance technology whereby water quality, algae breeding and soil types are thoroughly researched. Continue reading

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Ching Xiu Temple, Hualien, Taiwan, Day 5 (I)

We reached Hualien at 11.30am via Taroko express.  After checking in at City Corner, we went on a half day tour by cab.  The cab service was recommended by City Corner.

We went along the east rift valley, going to 5 different places.  Ching Xiu Temple, Liyu Lake, Lichuan Fishery,  Lu-Fung Jade Workshop and Lintian Mountain.  That’s me again being too greedy wanting to see too many places all in one go!

In front of Ching Xiu Temple at Jian Township.
During the Japanese colonial period (1895 – 1945), the Japanese

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