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Fascinating place with great views. The history is interesting and provides insight into the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
ocular57
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Brisbane, Australia
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enjoy the old days with heritage 享受歷史建築的味道

景點充滿舊日情懷,特別適合詩人前往,很有情調,這裡會舉辦藝術展覽,非常精采。入場劵也是購物優惠劵。非常建議花1小時參觀,半小時坐下感受寧靜。 Attractions filled with... read more

Reviewed January 1, 2018
chanchan_hk
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Hong Kong, China
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【About Pine Garden】 The Hualien Harbor Military Command of old is today's Hualien Pine Garden Park. The Command was built in 1942 by the Japanese who chose the site for its height advantage. From the command, you can see both the mouth of the Meilun River to the north and Hualien Harbor and have a clear, unobstructed view out over the Pacific, making it both a strategic place of a military comand center and, later on, a pleasant place ofr high-ranking officers to relax. It is said that the Kamikaze Special Attack Unit would gather herer to partake in "Gentleman's Sake" before departing on missions. Although many creative spaces have been added to Hualien Pine Garden Park, it still remains the most complete example of Japanese military architecture in Hualien and was registered as a historical building in Hualien on the 23rd September 2002.
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No. 65, Songyuan St., Hualien City, Hualien City 970, Taiwan
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fascinating place with great views. The history is interesting and provides insight into the history and Japanese occupation of Taiwan though we did most of this via our phones in a quiet corner of the main building. The bunker is interesting and well maintained. Signage...More

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Reviewed January 1, 2018

景點充滿舊日情懷,特別適合詩人前往,很有情調,這裡會舉辦藝術展覽,非常精采。入場劵也是購物優惠劵。非常建議花1小時參觀,半小時坐下感受寧靜。 Attractions filled with feelings of the old days, especially for poets to go, great mood, there will be held art exhibitions, very good. Entry tickets are also shopping coupons. It is recommended to spend an hour to visit, half an hour to sit down...More

Thank chanchan_hk
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Reviewed December 26, 2017

If you want to get pictures of Hualien from top, this is one of the places to go. You can spot the sea, mountains, river across Hualien City and parts of the city. Also, the Pine Garden is a very peaceful place to relax, worth...More

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Reviewed November 3, 2017 via mobile

Pine Garden was built during the Japanese occupation as a military command post. Pine trees, imported from Japan were planted here. Many are now suffering from disease but are still impressive. The grounds are peaceful. The buildings are only of historical value and are not...More

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Reviewed August 30, 2017

This is a good place for some photo taking. The admission fee is $50 taiwanese dollar per person. There aren't a lot to do. I would recommend about 1 hour max. at this place.

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Reviewed August 19, 2017

It was 50 NT to get in. My favorite thing here was the bomb shelter, I actually almost missed it. It's on the North side of the building. The view was also beautiful. The building had an art gallery in it. There were a lot...More

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Reviewed May 28, 2017 via mobile

Came here for the history and heritage but was disappointed. Not much information available and information on the walls was only available in mandarin so if you can't read Chinese it is difficult to understand much as the English brochure provided minimal content. It's a...More

Thank Cheng L
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Reviewed April 24, 2017

The place boast great scenery on top of the hill, beautiful pine trees somewhat trimmed sideways from the strond winds, that come each summer in Taifoon season.

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Reviewed April 21, 2017

We went on a hot day but the location on top of a hill meant cool sea breeze in the shade. This makes our visit very comfortable, even in the restaurant without air-conditioning. Everything seems to slow down here so you can just relax &...More

Thank Ray L
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Reviewed April 14, 2017

Tranquil place with a beautiful view of the ocean and hundred year old pine trees. There is an entrance fee for foreigners which is redeemable for an ice cream at the café. Be prepared with insect repellant though when sitting there. I like the old...More

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