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Old 05-09-2005, 10:57 AM   #1996
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I/ve been leeching this travel forum, so now i would like to return some favours back
My humble itinerary
28th aug
-reach Rainbow Hotel(Ximenting) ard 2pm, settle our stuffs, walk ard Ximenting.
-went to Longshan temple ard 5pm(alight at Longshan temple STN)
-went to Huaxi Nite Mkt ard 7pm(Huaxi Nite Mkt is nearby Longshan temple)

29th aug
-went to Taipei Main STN to buy train tix to Hualien(805NT to and fro, express train)
-went to Yeliu ard 11am(sightseeing)(go out from Exit 1,Taipei Main STN, walk all the way to KuoKwang Bus Terminal,there are 2 terminals, the furthest 1. Approach the counter to buy the bus tix, ask the bus driver to inform u once Yeliu has reached. Walk down all the way along the minor road. quite far but no choice unless u have ur own transport.)
-went to Keelung ard 5pm(JiLong),(walk back to the road where u alight for Yeliu but this time the opposite direction, ask the bus driver whether the bus is heading back to JiLong. U would alight at a bus stop jus next to the sea port, walk to the train station to buy train tix back to taipei, remember to ask wat is the last train timing. There is a train schedule on the big board but its confusing at least to me)
-went to Keelung Nite Mkt,(should be opposite of the Train STN, correct me if i.m wrong )
-take train back to taipei

30th aug
-went to Taipei Ciy Hall STN(Taipei 101, Warner Village, Mitsukoshi Dept Store)
-Taipei 101.(Once u come out of the STN, there will be afew bus stops ard,look out for the Taipei 101 shuttle bus-stop. Remember to go up to the Observatory at the 89th flr, tix counter is at the 5th flr)
-Warner Village and Mitsukoshi Dept Store is nearby to Taipei 101.
-dinner at DingTaiFeng,YiXing Road(Take mrt to Guting STN, then taxi.)

-31th aug
-stayed at hotel throughout the morning till 1pm plus as typhoon is approaching Taiwan, cant go to Hualien, Taroko Gorge.)
-went to Taipei Train STN to refund the train tix to Hualien
-went to Chongqing Nan Lu(books,mag,comics,stationary)(nearby to Taipei Train STN)
-went to Shin Kong Tower 46th flr Observatory(something like Taipei 101 89th flr Observatory but old.)
-went to JianCheng Circle to have late lunch(by taxi)
-went to GuangHua Street(computer stuff)(by taxi after the meal)

1st sept
-stayed at hotel all the way till late evening(typhoon has reached Taiwan)
-went to Shilin Nite Mkt(take mrt to Jiantan STN, once alight from the mrt, turn to the right for Exit 1. Turn to the left is Exit 2.)

2nd sept
-went to National Palace Museum ard 10am(take mrt to Shilin STN, exit to ZhongZhang Road, either u take bus or taxi. I took taxi.)
-went to Danshui ard 1pm(take taxi back to Shilin mrt from National Palace Museum,then take mrt to Danshui. Walk ard Danshui,had my late lunch.Buy ferry tix to FisherMan Wharf. There are 2 different company providing this trip, any1 will do, remember to buy to and fro.The wharf doesnt have much stuffs to see..mostly for those who like sightseeing, main activities there are walking ard the bridge, get urself a protrait, wait for the sunset(u can have the full view of the sunset upon the bridge.Then wait for the night to darken, take photos)
-went back to Danshui to buy local stuffs such as Sun Biscuit and other types of biscuit. There are afew shops selling..use ur mouth as research.

3rd sept
-back to sg
never go to the hotspring?
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Old 05-09-2005, 02:00 PM   #1997
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thank you for the info, and also the url, the price is much much cheaper than those i found which were situated in Taipei. I'm currently undecided between hiring a cabby or join the local tour once i reach hualian.

You got to catch the early train to Hualien: Book
to return the same day,you get a small discount.
Tour Starts at 11am.~ 4pm
Hualien Tours
http://taiwantourbus.justaiwan.com/e...eastroad_3.htm
Even if you do not have a booking with a travel agent, there are plenty of them
around the Hualien Train Station and you can select whom ever you want.Just get
there early- before 10.00 am
Tze Chiang 1051 Mount Taipei 06:45 HUalien 09:37 445
Tze Chiang 1053 Mount Taipei 07:10 Hualien 10:02 445
Chu Kuang 69 Mount Taipei 07:45 Hualien 10:46 343
You can go early and shop around for a good tour if you like.
Tze Chiang 2042 Hua-lien 17:24 Taipei 20:35 445
Chu Kuang 68 Hua-lien 17:40 Taipei 20:39 343
Tze Chiang 1058 Hualien 17:59 Taipei 20:58 445
Chu Kuang 80 Hualien 18:24 Taipei 21:28 343
Tze Chiang 1060 Hualien 19:00 Taipei 21:40 445
Tze Chiang 1080 Hualien 19:28 Taipei 21:45 445
PP 1068 Hua-lien 20:55 Taipei 23:35 445
PP 1074 Hua-lien 21:15 Taipei 00:03 445
The above are the trains for your return. Note , if you go by Tze Chiang train
in the Morning and Plan to catch the
Tze Chiang at 7pm or 7.28pm and make a booking for a return ticket, you get a
25% discount.
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thank you for the info, and also the url, the price is much much cheaper than those i found which were situated in Taipei. I'm currently undecided between hiring a cabby or join the local tour once i reach hualian.
if there are 4 of u, take a cab! more flexible....think ard NT1800 to book the whole cab.
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Old 05-09-2005, 04:49 PM   #1999
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anyone knows where can i find Holiday KTV in Xi Men Ting ?? or are there better recommendations ? preferably in XMT district... thx thx..
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anyone knows where can i find Holiday KTV in Xi Men Ting ?? or are there better recommendations ? preferably in XMT district... thx thx..
When you exit Ximen MRT ,look around andyou will see this: Cashbox Group

http://www.cashbox.com.tw/ Cashbox
http://www.holiday.com.tw/ Holiday
http://www.v-mix.com.tw V-Mix
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When you exit Ximen MRT ,look around andyou will see this:
Cashbox Group

http://www.cashbox.com.tw/ Cashbox
http://www.holiday.com.tw/ Holiday
http://www.v-mix.com.tw V-Mix

which of the 3 is the most friendly to the pocket ??
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Old 07-09-2005, 09:20 AM   #2002
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HI,
Sorry, I am not sure, I cant read Chinese!!!! Perhaps,someone else can read through the sites and let you know. The special offers e.t.c. are in there somewhere.
http://cashboxparty.com Another Cashbox website
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holiday KTV is opens 24 hrs i think....the cheapest rate is during weekday, 7am to around 12pm i think.....

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Might plan to join a one day tour by local tour group, but do not know where to book and what is the price, any recommendations?
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tour urself lah....explore urself......haha..

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tour urself lah....explore urself......haha..

80% of the time will explore myself, but intend to spent a day tour to somewhere slightly outside taipei , like Hualian. Heard without transport is very difficult to access to those tourist spot.

If go Hualian, what are the alternative to go, bus or train from taipei.
Reach there then join there 1/2 day tour or book the 1 day tour package in taipei?
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1/2 - 1 day in hualien? that's too short.
unless u plan everything swee swee. fastest take flight from songshan to hualien airport, an hr, $200 to and fro. if not take train, and a few hrs gone already so even if u take the earliest train, you may just be in time for lunch at hualien.

depends on your plan in hualien. may be difficult if you want to go scenic places without transport.
if you dun intend to make the excursion longer then maybe you should go to the northern part of taiwan instead, wulai, yangminshan, danshui, keelong, yeliu, jiufen, jinguashi or yilan area. except for yilan, these trips would be within 2hrs travel and you still can return to taipei the same day.
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anyone knows where can i find Holiday KTV in Xi Men Ting ?? or are there better recommendations ? preferably in XMT district... thx thx..
there's a cashbox at Xi men ding...

holiday KTV...not too sure...
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80% of the time will explore myself, but intend to spent a day tour to somewhere slightly outside taipei , like Hualian. Heard without transport is very difficult to access to those tourist spot.

If go Hualian, what are the alternative to go, bus or train from taipei.
Reach there then join there 1/2 day tour or book the 1 day tour package in taipei?
take the earliest train from taipei main station to hualien,,,abt 4 hrs..

if u have abt 4 pple travelling...there's lots of cabs waiting for u there and neigotiate the price...
1600-1800 to book the whole cab where he will take u up the Toroko Gorge...more than flexible than taing the 1/2 day tour...
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Tze Chiang 1051 Mount Taipei 06:45 Hualien 09:37 445
Tze Chiang 1053 Mount Taipei 07:10 Hualien 10:02 445
Chu Kuang 69 Mount Taipei 07:45 Hualien 10:46 343
(Check again once you are here)

Tour Starts at 11am.~ 5pm so book it for the next day.
Hualien Tours
http://taiwantourbus.justaiwan.com/e...eastroad_3.htm
Dreamer's suggestion also good[I]
Even if you do not have a booking with a travel agent, there are plenty of them
around the Hualien Train Station and you can select whom ever you want.
(This was report by Twinstar )


Tze Chiang 2042 Hua-lien 17:24 Taipei 20:35 445
Chu Kuang 68 Hua-lien 17:40 Taipei 20:39 343
Tze Chiang 1058 Hualien 17:59 Taipei 20:58 445
Chu Kuang 80 Hualien 18:24 Taipei 21:28 343
Tze Chiang 1060 Hualien 19:00 Taipei 21:40 445
Tze Chiang 1080 Hualien 19:28 Taipei 21:45 445
PP 1068 Hua-lien 20:55 Taipei 23:35 445
PP 1074 Hua-lien 21:15 Taipei 00:03 445
The above are the trains for your return. Note , if you go by Tze Chiang train
in the Morning and Plan to catch the Tze Chiang at 7pm or 7.28pm and make a
booking for a return ticket, you get a 25% discount.
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