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Old 27-10-2005, 05:11 PM   #2506
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Those going to taiwan soon hope u all benefit reading this thread so as to plan yr trip and enjoy yrself to the fullest with yr friends and loves one.

THanks to nuttyazn, since he join this thread he has contribute so much info and his precious time. I have "save" all his replies so as to enhance planning my future trip to taiwan.
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Shihlin NM closes late everyday. Ive arrived there at 11pm on a Sunday and it was still crowded.

I'll let you know on Wanhua timing , My friend goes there often. It is the Wholesale clothing area on the map.

Longshan Market is the area market not Huaxi St NM. This type of Market is very interesting as well. It is a wet market but the selll cooked food, Clothes e.t.c. there to the Housewives. Lots of Bargains in this type of Market.

I buy a lot of Shorts, Socks Tshirts from this type of place NT30 NT50 NT100 range. Get great Cheap sushi as well in some markets. NT10 ~ NT20
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Old 27-10-2005, 05:48 PM   #2507
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Shihlin NM closes late everyday. Ive arrived there at 11pm on a Sunday and it was still crowded.

I'll let you know on Wanhua timing , My friend goes there often. It is the Wholesale clothing area on the map.

Longshan Market is the area market not Huaxi St NM. This type of Market is very interesting as well. It is a wet market but the selll cooked food, Clothes e.t.c. there to the Housewives. Lots of Bargains in this type of Market.

I buy a lot of Shorts, Socks Tshirts from this type of place NT30 NT50 NT100 range. Get great Cheap sushi as well in some markets. NT10 ~ NT20
yo bro... no need shy lah... u are indeed a great help to us leh...

hmmm... oh so is diff hur... so longshan market open in the morning isit... okie i wait for u for the wanhua too...
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Shihlin NM closes late everyday. Ive arrived there at 11pm on a Sunday and it was still crowded.

I'll let you know on Wanhua timing , My friend goes there often. It is the Wholesale clothing area on the map.

Longshan Market is the area market not Huaxi St NM. This type of Market is very interesting as well. It is a wet market but the selll cooked food, Clothes e.t.c. there to the Housewives. Lots of Bargains in this type of Market.

I buy a lot of Shorts, Socks Tshirts from this type of place NT30 NT50 NT100 range. Get great Cheap sushi as well in some markets. NT10 ~ NT20
agree with jellytot, u don't hv to pai seh... u give us very good information .... i notice the temp went up to 26 to 28 today ... last few day was 22 to 24 ... hope it went down when i over there ... i perfer cool weather ...
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yo bro... no need shy lah... u are indeed a great help to us leh...

hmmm... oh so is diff hur... so longshan market open in the morning isit... okie i wait for u for the wanhua too...
Hi,

Every area has a wet market and nearby, yuo can also find a lot of local food shops as people buy back breakfast for thier families.

Wanhua opens up about 10am until about 9pm. They specialise in "Ladies" Clothes more than the Young fashion and there is an area that sell only kids clothes.


Small NMs like GongGuang and Shida in Taipei not listed:

Night markets around Taiwan
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Old 28-10-2005, 12:21 PM   #2510
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http://home.trtc.com.tw/EINFO/bigmap.asp?number=bl5

yo nutty bro... i like to ask u hor... how did u get the above link.... i 1 2 see other MRT station nearby got wat leh... can teach me how to...

btw are we able to get details map from Airport or not...
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Old 28-10-2005, 01:32 PM   #2511
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Below is my itinerary.... can someone pls help and comment

02/11 - Wed
1800 Hrs - Arrive at CKS Airport and check in New World Hotel at XiMenTing (Anyone heard b4)
2000 Hrs - XiMenTing
2200 Hrs - ShiLin

03/11 - Thu
0930 Hrs - Guang Hwa Shang Chang
1030 Hrs - ZX FX to ZX DH (the stretch for shopping)
1430 Hrs - Sun Yat-Sen and Taipei 101 / NYNY / Warner / Xing Guan San Yue (Just go there see see look look as stuff is ex there)
1600 Hrs - Wu Fen Pu and Rao He Night Market
2000 Hrs - Back to ZX FX to ZX DH (To shop again if have time)
2200 Hrs - ZX Night Market

04/11 - Fri
0900 Hrs - Depart to YeLiu
1300 Hrs - Depart to Jiu Fen from YeLiu
1700 Hrs - Depart to Kee Lung Miao Kou Night Market from Jiu Fen

05/11 - Sat
0900 Hrs - CKS Memorial Hall
1000 Hrs - Martyr's Shrine
1100 Hrs - National Palace Museum (If dont have enough time will skip this as comment fm sis not worth to visit)
1300 Hrs - Taipei Underground Shopping Mall and also buy tickets for HuaLien
1930 Hrs - Dinner at Ding Tai Feng (Can i cfm the nearest MRT is Guting?)
2100 Hrs - Shida Night Market

06/11 - Sun
0800 Hrs - Depart to YMS
1300 Hrs - Depart to DanShui from YMS
1730 Hrs - Depart to Fisherman Wharf from DanShui
1900 Hrs - Depart to DanShui Night Market from Fisherman Wharf
2100 Hrs - Minamar Ferris Wheel
2300 Hrs - ShiLin Market (If we still got time after the Ferris Wheel)

07/11 - Mon
0700 Hrs - Take Train to HuaLien (Depend on wat time is our train ride)
1000 Hrs - Reach HuaLien for Sightseeing
2000 Hrs - Leave for HuaXi Night Market (Depend on wat time is our train ride)

08/11 - Tue
0900 Hrs - LongShan Temple
1000 Hrs - LongShan Market / Clothing Warehouse Market
1200 Hrs - XinBeiTou for Hot Spring (Will go only if nothing to buy at LongShan Market and Clothing Warehouse Market)
1430 Hrs - TianMu
1900 Hrs - Meet up with Taiwan friend for dinner
2200 Hrs - Night Market (Any other recommendation?)

09/11 - Wed
0900 Hrs - Last Min Shopping
1600 Hrs - Leave for CKS Airport
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Old 28-10-2005, 01:36 PM   #2512
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Hi,

Just click on any of the Station and get a small map, Click on small map for an enalrgement.

http://home.trtc.com.tw/EINFO/eroutehome.asp
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Old 28-10-2005, 03:46 PM   #2513
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When i went there, some ppl told me ding tai feng is over hyped and the dumplings are expensive... was recommended to go to some shanghai restaurant at Breeze Center (Wei Feng Guang Chang) near ZX Fuxing MRT... go out from Exit 5 and walk straight to reach Breeze Centre... The restaurant shd be at level 1... Personally feel that its not bad... although I did not try ding tai feng...
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personally I think it is not worth it to travel to Kee Lung Miao Kou Night Market. There's nothing really exciting there.
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Below is my itinerary.... can someone pls help and comment

02/11 - Wed
1800 Hrs - Arrive at CKS Airport and check in New World Hotel at XiMenTing (Anyone heard b4)
2000 Hrs - XiMenTing
2200 Hrs - ShiLin

03/11 - Thu
0930 Hrs - Guang Hwa Shang Chang
1030 Hrs - ZX FX to ZX DH (the stretch for shopping)
1430 Hrs - Sun Yat-Sen and Taipei 101 / NYNY / Warner / Xing Guan San Yue (Just go there see see look look as stuff is ex there)
1600 Hrs - Wu Fen Pu and Rao He Night Market
2000 Hrs - Back to ZX FX to ZX DH (To shop again if have time)
2200 Hrs - ZX Night Market

wow cover so many shopping areas ar~ actually xinyi area maybe 1.30hrs not enuff ba unless u really juz blindly walk around only. i took 3hrs to finish the area even thou i nv buy anything. u might wanna try the 101 observatory tower~ cost 350NT to 89th floor and another 100NT to go up to 91st floor outdoor view. its quite cool to overlook the whole taipei! decide u wanna try this or try the ferry wheel. ferry wheel cheaper at 120NT. i tried both!

04/11 - Fri
0900 Hrs - Depart to YeLiu
1300 Hrs - Depart to Jiu Fen from YeLiu
1700 Hrs - Depart to Kee Lung Miao Kou Night Market from Jiu Fen

jiufen maybe 2hrs can finish le~ throw in jing gua shi if u have the time. miao kou 2hrs can finish too~ so maybe by the time u reached taipei, its 9 or 10pm only. can try their KTV /clubbing/night market after tat. (not sure if u interested in such things)

05/11 - Sat
0900 Hrs - CKS Memorial Hall
1000 Hrs - Martyr's Shrine
1100 Hrs - National Palace Museum (If dont have enough time will skip this as comment fm sis not worth to visit)
1300 Hrs - Taipei Underground Shopping Mall and also buy tickets for HuaLien
1930 Hrs - Dinner at Ding Tai Feng (Can i cfm the nearest MRT is Guting?)
2100 Hrs - Shida Night Market

the main branch is at guting

06/11 - Sun
0800 Hrs - Depart to YMS
1300 Hrs - Depart to DanShui from YMS
1730 Hrs - Depart to Fisherman Wharf from DanShui
1900 Hrs - Depart to DanShui Night Market from Fisherman Wharf
2100 Hrs - Minamar Ferris Wheel
2300 Hrs - ShiLin Market (If we still got time after the Ferris Wheel)

07/11 - Mon
0700 Hrs - Take Train to HuaLien (Depend on wat time is our train ride)
1000 Hrs - Reach HuaLien for Sightseeing
2000 Hrs - Leave for HuaXi Night Market (Depend on wat time is our train ride)

2000hrs leave from hualian or reached taipei? cos travelling took 3hrs! will be very tiring esp if u go taroko. my head was spinning after all the mountain driving haha

08/11 - Tue
0900 Hrs - LongShan Temple
1000 Hrs - LongShan Market / Clothing Warehouse Market
1200 Hrs - XinBeiTou for Hot Spring (Will go only if nothing to buy at LongShan Market and Clothing Warehouse Market)
1430 Hrs - TianMu
1900 Hrs - Meet up with Taiwan friend for dinner
2200 Hrs - Night Market (Any other recommendation?)

09/11 - Wed
0900 Hrs - Last Min Shopping
1600 Hrs - Leave for CKS Airport
i also went for 8days trip but i didnt manage to cover so many places. ur itinerary is abit pack but if u r not a shopping person, juz see see look look, it can be achieved. u need to have great stamina and discipline to cover all the venues. sleepiness in the morning is a killer! take note of it cos i missed yeliu due to overslept.

have fun in taipei~
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I just back 3 weeks ago and I also went to taipei 101 Observatory floor on 89th floor. (NT $350) and if you pay another NT $100 you can go to 91th floor outside to see the view there.
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Below is my itinerary.... can someone pls help and comment



05/11 - Sat
2100 Hrs - Shida Night Market
GongGuang would be better since you are going there after dinner. Shida , more food.

06/11 - Sun
0800 Hrs - Depart to YMS
1300 Hrs - Depart to DanShui from YMS

Instead of coming back down YMS on the same route and then heading for Danshui , Take another bus (#230) straight to Beitou MRT from YMS and then onto Danshui by MRT, you can save about an hour.

1730 Hrs - Depart to Fisherman Wharf from DanShui
1900 Hrs - Depart to DanShui Night Market from Fisherman Wharf
2100 Hrs - Minamar Ferris Wheel
Quickest way to reach here is by MRT to Yuanshan.Exit 1, cross the road to Soccer Stadium Bus stop and take any of these Buses: Red 2, 21, 247,287. May Lee Hwa -From Miramar to get to Shihlin, Find out first when is their last free Transport to Jiantan (Shihlin NM)
2300 Hrs - ShiLin Market (If we still got time after the Ferris Wheel)
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yo guys....finally come out with my itinerary, thx to u guys...see if theres any prob k?....

Tue, 13/12/05

11:00 AM Check in
1:00 PM Take plane to Taipei
5:40 PM Arrive at Taipei
Move to One Star Hotel, Taipei
Buy train ticket to Hualien, Jiufen
Jalan Jalan at Ximending


Wed, 14/12/05

5:30 AM Wake up, Breakfast
7:30 AM Take train to Hualian (Tze Chiang 0710 train)
11:00 AM Reach Hualian
Get 2-3 cabs for tour (NT650~550/pax)
6:00 PM Finish tour, take train to Ruifang(Tze Chiang 1759 train)
9:00 PM Reach Ruifang
Take ride to Jiufen (龙门客栈 Minsu)
10:00 PM Jalan Jalan at Jiufen


Thu, 15/12/05

8:00 AM Jalan Jalan at Jiufen
11:00 AM Leave Jiufen for Jingguashi
2:00 PM Leave Jingguashi for Ruifang
4:00 PM Take train to Taipei
Check in One Star Hotel
Jalan Jalan at Taipei
(Shida night market) places to rec?

Fri, 16/12/05

8:00 AM Wake up, Breakfast
11:00 AM Take MRT to XinBeiTou for hotspring
3:00 PM Late lunch at Danshui(wat to do here? Makan? Anything to rec?)
5:00 PM Go fisherman wharf
9:00 PM Back to Taipei
Jalan Jalan at Taipei
( KTV, go Room 18 or B1 to chiong afterwards)

Sat, 17/12/05

OTOT Jalan Jalan at Taipei ( wufenpu at early noon, then 东区SOGO, NYNY, TP101, Warner village, XGSY area afterwards, 林森北路…hehe, go there see see look look) any place to settle our dinner there? Coz I heard Raohe is not very impressive, thinking of chiong to Shilin for dinner tho.


Sun, 18/12/05

OTOT Jalan Jalan at Taipei
(Longshan Temple and Snake valley market in the morning, Ximending afterwards, Shilin at night) Is the temple and market a worth to go? anything I MUST do at this night as this is our LAST night in TP?


Mon, 19/12/05

8:00 AM Jalan Jalan at Taipei( Guofu, CKS memorial hall, Bookstreet)
2:00 PM Get ready to go to CKS Airport
4:30 PM Check in
6:25 PM Depart from Taipei
10:55 PM Back home



do i miss out any place?....hopefully not...hope u guys can comment on this.....thx again
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yo guys....finally come out with my itinerary, thx to u guys...see if theres any prob k?....

Tue, 13/12/05

11:00 AM Check in
1:00 PM Take plane to Taipei
5:40 PM Arrive at Taipei
Move to One Star Hotel, Taipei
Buy train ticket to Hualien, Jiufen
Jalan Jalan at Ximending

ok for tues~ ximending at nite very lively

Wed, 14/12/05

5:30 AM Wake up, Breakfast
7:30 AM Take train to Hualian (Tze Chiang 0710 train)
11:00 AM Reach Hualian
Get 2-3 cabs for tour (NT650~550/pax)
6:00 PM Finish tour, take train to Ruifang(Tze Chiang 1759 train)
9:00 PM Reach Ruifang
Take ride to Jiufen (龙门客栈 Minsu)
10:00 PM Jalan Jalan at Jiufen

ziqiang train should reach earlier than 11am~ u can start ur trip early! cool!! and again hualian to ruifang dun take u 3hrs so u should reached ruifang ard 7.30pm if ur train is 6pm. and another 30mins to jiufen ba den u have whole nite to explore jiufen old street! alot of us went in the day so u r the smart 1 to visit at nite for the scenery~ remember to post some pics for us to see

Thu, 15/12/05

8:00 AM Jalan Jalan at Jiufen
11:00 AM Leave Jiufen for Jingguashi
2:00 PM Leave Jingguashi for Ruifang
4:00 PM Take train to Taipei
Check in One Star Hotel
Jalan Jalan at Taipei
(Shida night market) places to rec?

hmm... if u have finished exploring jiufen on wed nite, morn wat do u intend to do? maybe yeliu? and since ur last station for tat area is at jinguashi and u need to travel back to ruifang for train, might as well go to keelung train station. den u can visit the miao kou for awhile b4 taking train from keelung back to taipei and u r still in time to go shida nite market

Fri, 16/12/05

8:00 AM Wake up, Breakfast
11:00 AM Take MRT to XinBeiTou for hotspring
3:00 PM Late lunch at Danshui(wat to do here? Makan? Anything to rec?)
5:00 PM Go fisherman wharf
9:00 PM Back to Taipei
Jalan Jalan at Taipei
( KTV, go Room 18 or B1 to chiong afterwards)

danshui stroll along the seaside, eat and buy abit local products. its a nice place! i miss the place very much. actually fisherman wharf go earlier also nice. can take clear photos~ at evening time when lighting is not good, quite hard to take good photos and i find waiting for the bridge to light up isnt as fantastic as i have thought. unless u use a very gd SLR~

if u go fisherman wharf early, on the way back to taipei, u can drop off at jiantai and to miramar ferry wheel or read the posts above by nuttyazn on how to reach miramar faster. den can take a quick dinner at shilin b4 going back to hotel to change clothing for chionging session.

is the ministry of sound at jiantan? den can chiong there better mah (but with all ur barang barang lor)


Sat, 17/12/05

OTOT Jalan Jalan at Taipei ( wufenpu at early noon, then 东区SOGO, NYNY, TP101, Warner village, XGSY area afterwards, 林森北路…hehe, go there see see look look) any place to settle our dinner there? Coz I heard Raohe is not very impressive, thinking of chiong to Shilin for dinner tho.

wkend shopping damn shiok! gd planning and remember to go shilin at nite. its fun! find the go-kart inside shilin and try it! i totally enjoyed the go-kart very much but its not cheap~ 300NT for 10mins. trust me its worth it. oh ya and if u nv go miramar ferry wheel, then taipei101's observatory tower u should try. can see whole taipei. not very fantastic but since u r there might as well try it and get the experience of getting "on top" of the world

Sun, 18/12/05

OTOT Jalan Jalan at Taipei
(Longshan Temple and Snake valley market in the morning, Ximending afterwards, Shilin at night) Is the temple and market a worth to go? anything I MUST do at this night as this is our LAST night in TP?

if not tired den try to KTV at midnite lor~ their KTV definately better than sg. its gd to experience it. i tried holiday KTV over there and its not as gd as partyworld

Mon, 19/12/05

8:00 AM Jalan Jalan at Taipei( Guofu, CKS memorial hall, Bookstreet)
2:00 PM Get ready to go to CKS Airport
4:30 PM Check in
6:25 PM Depart from Taipei
10:55 PM Back home

taking freego bus? or guoguang bus? freego very slow cos they go alot stations to pick up ppl b4 heading to airport and its will take u 1.30hrs!!! so maybe guo guang faster~ 45min can reach le den u have more than in taipei to do packing or shop. leave taipei at 3+ should still be able to check in in time

do i miss out any place?....hopefully not...hope u guys can comment on this.....thx again
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Ministry of Sound is damn near miramar ferry wheel... anyway, if u are taking a taxi to MOS... please tell the driver u want to go 墨斯. They dunno what is M.O.S. Ministry of Sound reminds me of Zouk in Singapore... but the girls inside are 1000000XXXXX hotter lah. And their fire flaring performance is damn nice.

Actually Raohe nightmkt is pretty good... or u can try this 鲁肉饭 restaurant just beside wufenpu. I forgot the name but the sign is red in color.

I have been to the partyworld near XMD.. their rooms is super nice... with a personal toilet inside... and buffet of snacks and drinks provided

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new york new york.. the building in the background is 101

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