I wanted to choose a different place to visit in HwaLien, the east of Taiwan, I booked the resort without knowing anything about it since I only heard it through a friend and didnt do any research on it. The place was nothing close to my imagination and I was a bit disappointed when I arrived, however, I was later drawn n moved by the beauty of its landscape and setting.  Butterfly Valley Resort is a hidden gem in HwaLien. There is a national forest park Fu-Yuan linked to the resort which has the largest camphor forest and offers five scenic trails for hiking.

Since we had two toddlers with us, we were only able to do one trail but it was steep and slippery due to the rain and it took us over 3 hours to go and get back to the ground. The trail was scenic and beautiful, the drizzled rain added a mystic touch to it which reminisce Hangzhou a bit.  It was a total immersion in nature, there was the Long Yin waterfall cascading down the cliff, Fu Yuan White River brushing down the path, gigantic rocks sitting in the water, two magnificent hanging bridges to cross the valley, all blend well into a beautiful painting.

New York born, Taiwan raised, married Swiss, addicted to travel, love the change of boundaries, cant live without bubble, lover of food n wine, helping dad to run a lock company, passion in art n culture, recently picked up photography and blogging, raising two girls, balancing a busy life, juggling with different chores, writing my book and living my life!

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