The East Rift Valley lies at the bottom of Hualien County, where Philippine and Eurasian tectonic plates meet.
Lush green farmland, crossed with broken concrete paths and scattered with small settlements, are ran through with irrigation channels, leading to wide, rock strewn river beds, with several streams dodging the boulders.

The farmland gives way to dense forest, climbing into the hills and mountains, which line up on either side of the valley. The trees clear and the land begins to roll gently, and bursts yellow and orange flowers, which are hand harvested by farmers, then dried on their roofs.

In the morning misty clouds hang low, scraping the floor of the valley, before dispersing by mid-day, when the sun illuminates the green crops, and all the scenery glows brilliantly.


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