Su-Hua Highway
Su-Hua Highway
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia13,445 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
The Su-Hua Highway is one of the world's most spectacular roadways. The highway is officially the Su-ao - Hualien Highway. Work on the highway began in the Japanese colonial era (1895-1945) but was not completed until 1990. The Su-Hua Highway is one of Asia's great journeys. I have done the trip several times, the views are fantastic; be sure to get o competent driver.
Written 28 November 2022
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia13,445 contributions
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Apr 2022
The Su-Hua Highway clings to the cliff high above the Pacific Ocean onTaiwan's east coast. The Su-Hua Hghway runs from Su'ao to Hualien, a distance of 120 km (75 miles). It's a miracle of civil engineering. Construction began in the Japanese colonial era (1895-1945) but was not completed until 1990. The Su-Hua Highway is a spectacular journey, it's well worth the trip.
Written 30 May 2022
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia13,445 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022
This highway is a spectacular trip that clings to the side of a cliff, high above the Pacific Ocean, on Taiwan's East Coast. The Su-Hua Highway takes a 120 km (75 km) trip between Su'ao and Hualien. It's a marvel of engineering. By the way, get an experienced driver. this journey can be hazardous.
Written 26 January 2022
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia13,445 contributions
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Aug 2021
The Su-Hua Highway runs 118 km (73 miles) between Hualien and Su'ao on Taiwan's west coast. The highway is one of those spectacular feats of engineering for which Taiwan is well known. I have done this trip several times, it never ceases to amaze me; the highway clings to the cliff high above the Pacific Ocean -- make sure you have a good driver!
Written 5 September 2021
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia13,445 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021
The Su-Hua Highway clings to the side of the vertical cliff, high above the Pacific Ocean. This spectacular trip, from Su'ao to Hualian, runs some 118 kms (73 Miles). It is the most impressive road I've ever travelled. Taiwan's civil engineers have a genius for difficult projects, such as this road and the Cross-Island Highway.
Written 7 May 2021
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia13,445 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
The Su-Hua Highway (also called the Su'ao-Hualian Highway) has few equals for scenery. The road clings to the side of the vertical cliff, high above the Pacific Ocean. Although the route was reconstructed in the Japanese colonial era (1895-1945) the final two-way highway was not completed until 1990. It's a spectacular trip from Su'ao to Hualian, running some 118 kms (73 Miles); thank goodness we had an expert driver.
Written 30 November 2020
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Wanderering1
Lake Macquarie, Australia731 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
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 blue Pacific Ocean.
Written 28 October 2019
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David H
Union City, CA9,013 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Friends
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 view all the way to sky. It’s so amazing, fabulous, and magnificent but easy to drive. I personally like to drive to explore the natural beauty and fully enjoy all surroundings. Also, I can stop anywhere safely to mingle myself into the atmosphere to somewhat meditate to refresh and recharge myself.
Written 8 October 2019
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Carol H
De Pere, WI1,037 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Couples
Acclaimed as one of the most scenic drives in Asia, this 73-mile road hugs Taiwan's cliffs along the east coast from Su'ao to Hualien. The best place to stop allows spectacular views of the Qingshui Cliffs.

Many people also believe that it is a very dangerous road. That said, It is paved, and the danger lies only in stupid motorists driving too fast on the curves.

My spouse and I have traveled really dangerous, unpaved roads in the Andes Mountains in Peru that were far narrower than this. Driving the Su-Hua Highway is a piece-of-cake in comparison. However, as with any mountainous route, watch for falling rocks, and avoid traveling in the rainy season,
Written 1 June 2019
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Phil G
Glasgow, UK155 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Friends
What a feat of engineering this road is clinging to the cliffs and passing through numerous tunnels. There are scare stories about the road but it’s 2 full lanes wide so unless you’re driving a bus or truck it’s fine. Just give way to any buses or trucks if you need to because they’re not going to stop for you.

If you’re cycling you need to be aware that there are lots of tunnels and that there is no hard shoulder for you so if the roads busy you’ll have frustrated traffic right behind you trying to pass. You’ll need a rear light to be seen although most tunnels are lit. There’s a long tunnel before Dongyue, don’t ride it.
Written 15 January 2019
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