Must see shopping in Hualien

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    It's not cheap, but spacious A-Zone presents a handy one-stop opportunity to browse a vast range of regional and Taiwanese products from leatherwork to…

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    Stone Carvers Square

    Semiprecious stones, made into anything from tiny brooches to 500kg jade dragons, are sold from this photogenic series of stalls set in a small garden…

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    Da-Ai Technology

    Da-Ai (meaning 'Big Love') specialises in turning recycled PET plastic bottles into fabrics from which it creates lightweight garments, blankets,…

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    Adic Driftwood Workshop

    This Ji'an workshop is where celebrity sculptor Adic Chun Kuan Wang and his apprentices turn driftwood and other waste timber into unusual furniture,…

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    Chihsing Tan Katsuo Museum

    This modern showroom sells souvenir packs of various dried fish products, most notably katsuo (柴魚; dried bonito) flakes, which are an important condiment…

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    Hualien Daily

    Stocks an appealing selection of ceramics, hand-sculpted wooden animal figures and distinctive art postcards.

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    Books Light

    Even if you can't read the books they sell, it's worth peeping in this secondhand bibliophile's paradise to admire the charming old Japanese house that…