Qixingtan Scenic Area

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  • Phone:+886 3 822 1592
  • Address:HaiAn Road, Xincheng Township, Hualien County, Taiwan View on Map
Qixingtan is also known as "Crescent Moon Bay", and is Hualien County's sole county scenic area. The entire azure blue bay is shaped like a crescent moon, and is a well-planned coastal recreational area. Qixingtan often draws the attention of both international and domestic visitors. Located to its side is an air base, and many aviation enthusiasts will go there for the F-16 fighter planes. Here, you can also frequently hear the defeaning roar of flying planes. But please keep in mind that since this is a military base, photography is not allowed, otherwise the garrison will halt. The waters of Qixingtan are light blue in color, and its characteristic beach is filled with pebbles of various colors and shapes that make it stand out from Taiwan's other beaches. A Qixingtan coastal bicycle trail has also been installed. So when visiting, it's very suitable to rent a bicycle and slowly enjoy the scenery as you ride. To the side, there's also a multitude of seafood restaurants providing fresh seafood dishes for you to choose from. Qixingtan is ideal for a variety of coastal activities, but you must be careful of Qixingtan's many undercurrents. It's also not suitable for underwater diving. If tourists are interested in purchasing fish, then they can head all the way to Qixingtan's northernmost coast guard office. Beside it, there's a fishing net installed. During the summer, it specializes in catching ocean sunfish. Around 4 in the afternoon, you can wait at the coast for the catch to arrive, so that you can buy fresh, convenient, and cheap fish. It's really quite fascinating. But due to the seasons, the collection times are different as well. It's suggested that before you head over, that you place a phone call over to the Qixingtan Visitor's Center and ask. 


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Nat'l Hwy 5 → Exit at the Su-ao Interchange → Prov. Hwy 9 → county Rd 193
1.From Taipei International Airport fly to Hualien on TransAsia Airways.
2.From Kaohsiung International Airport fly to Hualien on Mandarin Airlines.
Take a train to Beipu Railway Station, continue by walk to Qixing Lake (Qixingtan).