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Old 13-09-2005, 11:15 PM   #2071
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can someone help to answer this question, thanks.
posted 3 times but no one can answer.

If I reach taipei on Sunday, will it be possible for me to go Hualien on Monday by train?
some queries which i hope someone can help.

1) Can I book Monday morning train tickets to Hualien on Sunday evening, intend to book the ticket in advance on Sunday to avoid last minutes no time or no tickets

2) Where to book the train tickets, taipei main station? What time do they close?

3) Any place that I can book a day tour in hualien? Book in taipei or when I reach hualien? Will it be too late for me to join the tour if I reach there around 9:30-9:45am, that is provided I take the first train on Monday morning.

4) Will not stay over night at hualien, but what time is their last train, should I buy the return tickets at hualien or buy it together in taipei.

5) Can suggest where to go in hualien for a day tour?


Will appreciate if someone can give some advise.
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Old 13-09-2005, 11:46 PM   #2072
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If I reach taipei on Sunday, will it be possible for me to go Hualien on Monday by train?
some queries which i hope someone can help.

Yes,and there is a special trainat 6.10am Only not this coming weekend

1) Can I book Monday morning train tickets to Hualien on Sunday evening, intend to book the ticket in advance on Sunday to avoid last minutes no time or no tickets

Can do
2) Where to book the train tickets, taipei main station? What time do they close?
Taipei main Station: I think yhey close before 10pm.

3) Any place that I can book a day tour in hualien? Book in taipei or when I reach hualien? Will it be too late for me to join the tour if I reach there around 9:30-9:45am, that is provided I take the first train on Monday morning.

No, there are other agencies there and Dreamer suggested a Taxi if you are 4 people.


4) Will not stay over night at hualien, but what time is their last train, should I buy the return tickets at hualien or buy it together in taipei.

5) Can suggest where to go in hualien for a day tour?

Tour Starts at 11am.~ 5pm
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 1030 am (This was report by Twinstar -Singaporean after
she used my itinearary )
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.

Hualien:
http://tour-hualien.hl.gov.tw/english/index.htm
http://www.poja.com.tw
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Old 14-09-2005, 01:17 AM   #2073
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Kudos to nuttyazn...u are the man....

There are many answer in this thread pls read them.. Taiwan is same as singapore quite safe. If u travel in a group no problem at all..

Going to hualien u can book return ticket at taipei so ticket is cheaper.. u can choose the train timing ard 9+ so reach taipei ard 11++.. Not to worry even if u want to go back at 7PM u go to the train counter ask the counter to change to earilier train or not...

There are a few nite market at Hualien can walk walk...

NOTE At hualien.. if u are taking a taxi tour.. the driver might bring u to a jade/ jewellery shop.. the old ladies there toking skill very good. SO hold yr wallets..

They might bring u to other MUACHEE shop.. and i tell u what the best mua chee is this .. must try their fleshly maked one

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Old 14-09-2005, 08:48 AM   #2074
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For rainbow you have to call them directly for booking. Cant make online reservation.
Get rainbow la. The price is 1580NT for standard double room. Weekday/weekend all same rate

My itinerary still planning leh .. thanks to so many great advice in this thread!
Amazing isnt it? Over 2000 posts since last year! lolZ

if we call to do booking, how we make payment or any deposit?? when we go there than pay or ... ?
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Old 14-09-2005, 09:02 AM   #2075
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anyone can adv any good minsu -民宿 in hualien which i can stay? also pls adv how shd i book from here, call them?
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Old 14-09-2005, 09:31 AM   #2076
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that's sakura aka Japanese Cherry Blossom.

let me post some of my proud shots later
Finally some1 know wat i/m talking abt..yeahoo..So Cherry Blossom is the another name for it..Wat i know from the conversation with the driver is tat front feb is the session for the blooming of the cherry blossom at alishaan..at yangminshan is ard mid to end feb but acccording to the driver cherry blossom at alishaan is much much better.

if we call to do booking, how we make payment or any deposit?? when we go there than pay or ... ?
1-call up ask isit rainbow hotel?
2-ask the rate for it.
3-feel happy abt the rate, tell ur name to the receptionist
4-once u reach the hotel, the counter staff will ask u if u want to pay on a day-to-day basic or one shot payment
5-rainbow hotel number is +886223119194

Ha how to bring laptop to taiwan? So big!!
Can advice how should i get a desktop access? I'll bring my zen micro and transfer my pics to pc then to the thumbdrive.
i have already posted the enquiry to ur qns. its jus 2-3 pages behind the current page. pls look up before posting.
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Old 14-09-2005, 09:45 AM   #2077
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If I reach taipei on Sunday, will it be possible for me to go Hualien on Monday by train?
some queries which i hope someone can help.

Yes,and there is a special trainat 6.10am Only not this coming weekend

1) Can I book Monday morning train tickets to Hualien on Sunday evening, intend to book the ticket in advance on Sunday to avoid last minutes no time or no tickets

Can do
2) Where to book the train tickets, taipei main station? What time do they close?
Taipei main Station: I think yhey close before 10pm.

3) Any place that I can book a day tour in hualien? Book in taipei or when I reach hualien? Will it be too late for me to join the tour if I reach there around 9:30-9:45am, that is provided I take the first train on Monday morning.

No, there are other agencies there and Dreamer suggested a Taxi if you are 4 people.


4) Will not stay over night at hualien, but what time is their last train, should I buy the return tickets at hualien or buy it together in taipei.

5) Can suggest where to go in hualien for a day tour?

Tour Starts at 11am.~ 5pm
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 1030 am (This was report by Twinstar -Singaporean after
she used my itinearary )
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.

Hualien:
http://tour-hualien.hl.gov.tw/english/index.htm
http://www.poja.com.tw
thanks for your info, really appreciate.
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Old 14-09-2005, 09:50 AM   #2078
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Going to hualien u can book return ticket at taipei so ticket is cheaper.. u can choose the train timing ard 9+ so reach taipei ard 11++.. Not to worry even if u want to go back at 7PM u go to the train counter ask the counter to change to earilier train or not...

There are a few nite market at Hualien can walk walk...

NOTE At hualien.. if u are taking a taxi tour.. the driver might bring u to a jade/ jewellery shop.. the old ladies there toking skill very good. SO hold yr wallets..

They might bring u to other MUACHEE shop.. and i tell u what the best mua chee is this .. must try their fleshly maked one
thanks for the info too.

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Old 14-09-2005, 10:16 AM   #2079
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found this tour at hualien train station
http://www.taiwantourbus.com.tw/engl...ail.php?uid=61

but the tour starts at 7am, how to reach there so early?

is there any difference between Taroko National Park and Taroko gorge? Which one better?
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found this tour at hualien train station
http://www.taiwantourbus.com.tw/engl...ail.php?uid=61

but the tour starts at 7am, how to reach there so early?

is there any difference between Taroko National Park and Taroko gorge? Which one better?
They just updated this site. My link above does not work!!!!Thanks for the update.
Taroko National Park includes the Gorge. If you look at the tour route it is the same.
Difference between the two tours is the Lunch at Grand Formosa (NT400+)

Note (A) starts at 10.50. Get a lunch box Save NT300
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Old 14-09-2005, 02:01 PM   #2081
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They just updated this site. My link above does not work!!!!Thanks for the update.
Taroko National Park includes the Gorge. If you look at the tour route it is the same.
Difference between the two tours is the Lunch at Grand Formosa (NT400+)

Note (A) starts at 10.50. Get a lunch box Save NT300
we left with option A which depart at 10:50am, Option B depart at 8am which I have not arrive at Hualien yet.

How do they assign the trian seats, free seating or pre assign, any toilet in the train?
First time taking train.
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Old 14-09-2005, 02:22 PM   #2082
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can i ask u~ 800NT is for double room har? can add 1more person? or add bed?
if u want 3 ppl....then u have to take the 1000NT per night room....with include 1 single N 1 queen size bed.....

the 800NT cannot add bed...but can sleep on the floor...haha..think they give extra sleeping bags in the room.......

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Old 14-09-2005, 02:28 PM   #2083
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East Dragon Hotel is just slightly outside Ximenting. Walking distance from Ximenting MRT station.

Can take an air-bus from airport to Taipei Railway Station.

From Taipei Railway Station, can 1-take bus to Ximenting and walk from the bus-stop, 2-take MRT from Taipei MRT station to Ximenting MRT station and walk from the mrt, and 3-take taxi from Taipei Railway Station straight to the hotel doorstep.
Thanks alot~! Was thinking of this hotel or Rainbow hotel.
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we left with option A which depart at 10:50am, Option B depart at 8am which I have not arrive at Hualien yet.

How do they assign the trian seats, free seating or pre assign, any toilet in the train?
First time taking train.

dun worry so much u are not going INDIA..
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Old 14-09-2005, 04:33 PM   #2085
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dun worry so much u are not going INDIA..
just curious only, can share? thanks.
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