Taiwan, Travel

Travelling to Taiwan

August 5, 2010

Pardon me for the lack of update, but I have been spending the past few days planning the itinerary for my upcoming Taiwan trip. It’s definitely not an easy task with most of the websites for accommodation in Mandarin. So I’m sharing with all of you a rough idea of what we are going to do in Taiwan.

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Since my trip is going to be only 7 days, I have taken a few suggestions from fellow friends and bloggers of places to visit.

Day 1

Our arrival time to Taiwan is close to 3PM, and I anticipate that with all the check out and by the time we got to collect our luggage, it will be close to 430 or 5PM. So on the 1st day, we will travel directly down to Taichung using their High Speed Rail. Going to spend a night here to experience the largest night market in Taiwan, which is the Fengjia Night Market.

Day 2

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Planning to depart Taichung and head over to Sun Moon Lake (???) to stay a night and experience the tranquillity of the scenic lake that resembles a moon and sun. Will be staying at this Minsu (Taiwanese version of Bed & Breakfast) recommended by May’s friend, Laurel Villa which located just a stone throw away from the lake and cost only NTD2,290 for 2 person with breakfast and dinner plus 2 boat ride tickets around the lake. If you ask me, the price is quite a steal.

Day 3

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We will depart Sun Moon Lake and head back to Taichung, before taking the HSR back to Taipei and then straight to Jiufen (??), a Positano look alike town in the North East of Taiwan. For accommodation, we will definitely be staying at Windsor Castle B&B, which I hope if according to the photos provided on their website, a spectacular seaview room overlooking the Pacific Ocean. At NTD3,200, it’s going to be the most expensive nite that we going to be staying during our visit to Taiwan.

Day 4

I’m still finalizing the details for my Day 4 itinerary, but I’m looking at departing Jiufen, make a trip to Yehliu (??) to see this

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and this

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before stopping the day at Beitou (??) for some hot spring like this

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Not sure if it would happen as still finalizing the details for this.

Day 5 to Day 7

On Day 5, will probably leave Beitou District and head back to Taipei City to check into our hotel and of course hunt for the best food around. There’s so much to do like that Taipei 101, Xi Men Ding (???), Shihlin (????), Wufenpu (???) and many more before departing back to KL on the 7th day.

So this is what I have been doing for the past few days at night, so wish me luck in finalizing everything so that normal posting resume. Hehe.

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8 Comments

  • Reply Sher Lin August 5, 2010 at 11:21 pm

    You’ll enjoy the trip most definitely wan la, no worries! Even if the plan didn’t go as smooth, it will still be fun no doubt! 😀

  • Reply JD August 6, 2010 at 8:48 am

    @sherlin

    Haha, let’s hope so too, just need to everything to be in order just in case.

  • Reply YC August 8, 2010 at 11:33 am

    Pls share your finalized plan~ I am going to Taiwan in Sept. It will be helpful to me. Thanks in advance~

  • Reply JD August 10, 2010 at 8:33 am

    @YC

    You going in September too? Me and my wife will be going towards end of September. Will share our plan with you once it’s finalize.

  • Reply YC August 11, 2010 at 9:37 pm

    I go on 18th. 🙂 Trying to use your ideas here. Still figuring what to do since I have to consider my mom’s health status.
    Thanks in advance!

  • Reply JD August 12, 2010 at 8:24 am

    @yc

    Let me tweak a little and see if I can share with you later…

  • Reply chris April 26, 2012 at 3:57 pm

    Hi Jordan

    We are TopologyTravel and we saw your blog today and so surprised to see there is a so detail information about Taiwan. 
    What you did is really awesome!! We also done a little and We really  admire what you did. This is really important to Taiwan.
    Now we are working on gather the travel information about Taiwan so we are gathering the pictures.
    If you are interesting about us, you can simply search “Travel in Real Taiwan” or go to http://www.TopologyTravel.com for more information.
    Maybe you can give me some suggestions to show the Taiwan to the world.

    Best Regards,
    Chris

  • Reply JD April 26, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    @chris

    Hi Chris, thanks for your comment. My info is somewhat limited as me myself relied on other travel blogs to plan this itinerary.
    Like your website and it will be helpful for 1st time travelers or even 2nd time travelers like myself. Really love Taiwan, and as the slogan goes…Taiwan Touch My Heart!!!

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