The highway diverges into three directions here: towards Mt. Hehuan, to Lishan, and to Taroko National Park. Dayuling was once famous for being the center of commodity distribution. In earlier days, many farmers lived on both sides of the road, selling alpine vegetables and fruits. Under green mountains and white clouds, were the humble trading people and bustling rural markets. Now, due to the increasing awareness of environmental protection and different government policies, the majority of shops are no more.
On the way from Dayuling to Mt. Hehuan, the vegetation gradually presents its alpine characteristics. Due to the impact of forest fires, the forest on sun exposed slopes is mainly comprised of Taiwan red pine, while other plants are often short in stature and growing season. The survival of the latter species is often determined in one period of reproduction, which often vibrantly colors the warmest part of summer.
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Bus:From East Taiwan: From Hualien Train Station take Hualien Bus #1141(only serviced once daily) to Lishan alight at Dayuling station. (arriving at 11:45 towards Lishan; arriving at 15:54 towards Hualien Train Station). Please confirm the bus timetable ahead in case of any changes. Hualien Bus Phone Number: 03-8323485. http://www.hualienbus.com.tw/bus/userfiles/files/149999051787548.pdf
Driving:To get to Dayuling, drive westbound on Provincial Highway 8 from Hualien to Taroko, Dayuling (2565 m) . It takes about 2.5 - 3 hours car driving. (Hualien - 26km - Taroko National Park Headquarters - 79km - Dayuling)