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Old 17-08-2018, 09:12 PM   #7081
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If you are going from taoyuan airport to places like taichung , my recommendation is to use bus where it is one-way (no transit), cause no need to walk up and down and can sleep all the way to taichung city. HSR is far away from city so u still need transport in between

Unless you are going to other places where there is no direct bus then hsr is better
I agree. I always take the bus straight from TPE to Taichung. Less than 2 hrs, can have a good rest on the bus. The bus is the coach type. Comfy and spacious.
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Ya sure.....

I agree. I always take the bus straight from TPE to Taichung. Less than 2 hrs, can have a good rest on the bus. The bus is the coach type. Comfy and spacious.
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Old 17-08-2018, 10:34 PM   #7083
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I agree. I always take the bus straight from TPE to Taichung. Less than 2 hrs, can have a good rest on the bus. The bus is the coach type. Comfy and spacious.
Bus is comfy.
But 2hrs is ...
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Old 17-08-2018, 10:37 PM   #7084
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https://goo.gl/maps/pJwW5MW5tES2

Traffic lights not factor in.
Smelly 3hrs.
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Old 18-08-2018, 02:01 AM   #7085
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Dear all, seeking advice on the following:

Trip for a family of 3; myself, an elderly who is fit and a teen / boy who is around 8.
Possibility of adding 2 elderly and a adult (not confirm).

Thus, want to see the possibility of the plan.

Sat Arrival
- Taichung - Cing Jing Farm (mainly for kid to see and enjoy farm stay)

Sun
- Sun Moon Lake (for elderly to see the lake in general. Not a rush to tour the whole lake in detail)
- Hualien - Taroko Gorge (to stay for the night in prep for next whole day's visit of TG)

Mon
- Hualien - Taroko Gorge (Whole Day visit while evening / night time transit to Taipei)
- Taipei

Tues
- Taipei - Shifen / Jiufen

Wed
- Taipei - Mao Kong / 101 / Memorial Hall
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Old 18-08-2018, 07:06 AM   #7086
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Bus is comfy.
But 2hrs is ...
https://goo.gl/maps/pJwW5MW5tES2

Traffic lights not factor in.
Smelly 3hrs.
2hrs is based on my personal experience. why rush when on vacations? no need to rush to catch the train. no need to wait to board the train.

moreover, coach is much cheaper than hsr.

relax man... u're on vacation!
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Old 18-08-2018, 07:10 AM   #7087
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Dear all, seeking advice on the following:

Trip for a family of 3; myself, an elderly who is fit and a teen / boy who is around 8.
Possibility of adding 2 elderly and a adult (not confirm).

Thus, want to see the possibility of the plan.

Sat Arrival
- Taichung - Cing Jing Farm (mainly for kid to see and enjoy farm stay)

Sun
- Sun Moon Lake (for elderly to see the lake in general. Not a rush to tour the whole lake in detail)
- Hualien - Taroko Gorge (to stay for the night in prep for next whole day's visit of TG)

Mon
- Hualien - Taroko Gorge (Whole Day visit while evening / night time transit to Taipei)
- Taipei

Tues
- Taipei - Shifen / Jiufen

Wed
- Taipei - Mao Kong / 101 / Memorial Hall
Sat to Mon is very rush. it's like go to a location, take some photos, and move on to the next. if this is ur kind of vacation, then it is possible.
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Old 18-08-2018, 08:17 AM   #7088
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2hrs is based on my personal experience. why rush when on vacations? no need to rush to catch the train. no need to wait to board the train.

moreover, coach is much cheaper than hsr.

relax man... u're on vacation!
Well if u says so.
2hrs 59mins still considered 2hrs.
No jam no 5hit, coach driver on speed mode.
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Old 18-08-2018, 09:25 AM   #7089
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Dear all, seeking advice on the following:

Trip for a family of 3; myself, an elderly who is fit and a teen / boy who is around 8.
Possibility of adding 2 elderly and a adult (not confirm).

Thus, want to see the possibility of the plan.

Sat Arrival
- Taichung - Cing Jing Farm (mainly for kid to see and enjoy farm stay)

Sun
- Sun Moon Lake (for elderly to see the lake in general. Not a rush to tour the whole lake in detail)
- Hualien - Taroko Gorge (to stay for the night in prep for next whole day's visit of TG)

Mon
- Hualien - Taroko Gorge (Whole Day visit while evening / night time transit to Taipei)
- Taipei

Tues
- Taipei - Shifen / Jiufen

Wed
- Taipei - Mao Kong / 101 / Memorial Hall
You need to goggle the duration of travelling from point A to point B, before you decide what you can do on 1 day.

From sg to cingjing, it's take around 8 hrs and more, you think still enjoy your holiday and worst you are travelling with elderly and kid.

2nd thing, cingjing farm don't have farm stay. Flying Cow have farm stay but not at cingjing.

(to stay for the night in prep for next whole day's visit of TG) This should be done for cingjing and SML too. Both are morning thing, in the afternoon you can travel to next location.
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Old 18-08-2018, 02:55 PM   #7090
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Just to share one of my transit experience in taiwan

From Taipei city to Alishan

- Mrt to Taipei main station
- Transfer to HSR at Taipei Main station
- HSR from taipei to chiayi
- Chiayi HSR to Chiayi TRA station by bus
- Chiayi-Fenqihu forest train
- Alight at fenqihu
- Small bus from Fenqihu to Alishan (no seats on mountain road)

While all these can be done by
- MRT to Taipei main station
- Coach from Taipei to Alishan (direct)
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Just to share one of my transit experience in taiwan

From Taipei city to Alishan

- Mrt to Taipei main station
- Transfer to HSR at Taipei Main station
- HSR from taipei to chiayi
- Chiayi HSR to Chiayi TRA station by bus
- Chiayi-Fenqihu forest train
- Alight at fenqihu
- Small bus from Fenqihu to Alishan (no seats on mountain road)

While all these can be done by
- MRT to Taipei main station
- Coach from Taipei to Alishan (direct)
Given a choice, i will take hsr from taipei to chiayi, bus to alishan direct. Skip fenchihu if thati s not your main itinerary.
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Old 18-08-2018, 04:41 PM   #7092
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Psps. Mentioned wrongly.
Cingjing is not farm stay. But main purpose is to enjoy the outdoor and the sheep shearing etc.

Was looking at jet star or scoot (can't recall which) to reach early in the morn. Thus, to take HSR downward towards TC then to CJ.

Will review my itinerary. Guess too tight for certain days.

You need to goggle the duration of travelling from point A to point B, before you decide what you can do on 1 day.

From sg to cingjing, it's take around 8 hrs and more, you think still enjoy your holiday and worst you are travelling with elderly and kid.

2nd thing, cingjing farm don't have farm stay. Flying Cow have farm stay but not at cingjing.

(to stay for the night in prep for next whole day's visit of TG) This should be done for cingjing and SML too. Both are morning thing, in the afternoon you can travel to next location.
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Old 18-08-2018, 09:32 PM   #7093
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If you are going from taoyuan airport to places like taichung , my recommendation is to use bus where it is one-way (no transit), cause no need to walk up and down and can sleep all the way to taichung city. HSR is far away from city so u still need transport in between

Unless you are going to other places where there is no direct bus then hsr is better
yep

i always take bus coz easier... no need to bring luggage here and there or change train/hsr/bus just get on bus rest and arrive
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Old 19-08-2018, 05:55 PM   #7094
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Dear all

I am bringing my two 6years kids and 16years kid to Taiwan for 12 days. However.. Bec is first time bring 3 kids there.. my driver propose a 9seater car.. and below trip cost me 51000.. first and last day timing not so good by Eva airline so only 10days..

Is this rates reasonable? Flying on Dec
And she plan below itinerary for me.

First day,桃園接機,住宿台中逢甲
2nd day,彩虹村,大坑情人橋,大坑紙箱王主題館,百菇莊(午餐,香菇魯肉飯,香菇香腸),薰衣草森林,草泥馬餐廳,台中住宿。
3rd day,動漫彩繪巷,埔里酒廠,日月潭坐船遊湖,日月潭覽車,埔里18度巧克力工坊,清境(晚餐,甕仔雞料理),住宿清境。
4th day,清境青青草原(小綿羊),小瑞士花園,老英格蘭民宿拍照,嘉義天長地久橋,住宿阿里山。
5th day,阿里山國家公園,高跟鞋教堂,布袋魚港吃海鮮,高雄駁二特區,住宿高雄。
6th day,高雄月世界,義大世界遊樂園,台南鹽田,住宿台南關子嶺溫泉會館。
7th day,嘉義檜億生活村,霧峰地震博物館,中社觀光花市,採草梅,住宿台中,或是三義。
8th day,飛牛牧場,六福村,大溪老街,住宿台北。

9th day,十分幸福車站放天燈,十分瀑布,九份老街,黃金瀑布,北海岸陰陽海,住宿台北西門町。
10,11day台北自由行。
12day,送機。

Wonder shd I go yilan? Any suggestion welcome..

Lastly.. any other good driver to intro?

Thank you very much.
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any recommended accommodation near fengjia night market?
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