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Old 09-12-2005, 05:11 PM   #2716
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Hi all, I read through all but still quite confusing.

Anyway I am going Taiwan during the Christmas period. Here is my schedule please help to give comments and suggestion especially on how to reach each place and also I intend to go Wu Lai and Xiao Ren Guo, please help me to find time slot to slot in. Thanks

Day 1: Wed
Hotel check-in
Go Shihlin Night Market for dinner.
Go Ferris Wheel Shopping Mall and sit ferris wheel.
Go back Shihlin and shop.
Procced back Xi Men Ting wlak around.
Lastly go Big Echo (Hello Kitty) KTV

Day 2: Thur
Go Yeliu in early morning.
After that go Jiu Fen (City of Sadness) for lunch and drink tea see ivew.
Proceed to Jin Gua Shi.
Lastly go Ji Long for Miao Kou Night Market to have seafood dinner, if got time go the temple there pray.
Return to Taipei and go Snake Alley for supper and shop ard.

Day3: Fri
Take morning train to Hualian.
Book cab to tour Taroko Gorge National Park and Qi Xin Tan.
If can, go Ami Aboriginal Cultural Village for dinner before returning to Taipei.
Walk around Xi Men Ding and go Party World KTV

Day4: Sat
Go Martyrís Shrine in early morning.
After that proceed to Miniatures Museum of Taiwan.
Around 11 plus go Beitou (HotSpring Bath) and Hotspring Museum.
Late noon (1Pm) go Dan Shui Old Street to eat and shop till 5pm.
Go Fishermanís Wharf to see before and after lit up of the loverís bridge
Return to ShihLin Night Market to see the diff between weekday and weekend shihlin.

Day5: Sun
Go Xi Men Ting in moring.
Go Long Shan Temple to take a look.
Proceed to Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, Shin-Kong Mitsukoshi Department Store, Warner Village Cinema Center, New York New York, Taipei 101. (Just walk around only not shopping)
In late afternoon around 3pm go Wu Fen Pu and shop till 6.30pm.
Go Roa He Night Market for dinner and shop around.
At late night go MOS/Plush/Room18.

Day6: Mon
Last min shopping at Xi Men Ding from morning to 3pm. Need to leave hotel at 3.15pm to go airport take 6pm flight.

Thatís all. Any feedback? Places to recommend?
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Old 09-12-2005, 10:47 PM   #2717
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Hi, going to taipei for 4 days during the xmas period for food and maybe shopping but think mostly is winter clothing For the food what is the recommended one at each location?

Ximending
1. Ah Zhong Mee Sua
2. Ya Rou Bian
3. Sun Bro Dessert
4. Duck Tongue
- chong zua bing (like roti prata)

Danshui
1. Ah Geh's noodle - go to the one opposite the ah ma tie dan
2. Ice cream - miss it. tasteless. only tall only
3. Ah ma Tie Dan

Shilin
1. XXL Chicken
2. Da Bin Bao Xiao Bin
3. Pao Pao Bing
4. Hu Jiao Bing - Raohe one better same brand one

MiaoKou
1. Seafood

Jiufeng
1. Tea
2. Fishball
-mua chee
- fen yuan (yam, sweet potato)

Huaxi
1. Snake soup??
2. Turtle soup

Raohe
-deep fried small crabs (refer to few pages earlier)

Can help me update further??
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Old 09-12-2005, 11:19 PM   #2718
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Hi all, I read through all but still quite confusing.

Anyway I am going Taiwan during the Christmas period. Here is my schedule please help to give comments and suggestion especially on how to reach each place and also I intend to go Wu Lai and Xiao Ren Guo, please help me to find time slot to slot in. Thanks

Day 1: Wed
Hotel check-in
Go Shihlin Night Market for dinner.
Go Ferris Wheel Shopping Mall and sit ferris wheel.
Go back Shihlin and shop.
Procced back Xi Men Ting wlak around.
Lastly go Big Echo (Hello Kitty) KTV

normally will stay in shilin till last train so wun have time for ximending

Day 2: Thur
Go Yeliu in early morning.
After that go Jiu Fen (City of Sadness) for lunch and drink tea see ivew.
Proceed to Jin Gua Shi.
Lastly go Ji Long for Miao Kou Night Market to have seafood dinner, if got time go the temple there pray.
Return to Taipei and go Snake Alley for supper and shop ard.

actually long shan temple and snake alley is juz nearby only. y not visit these places 2gether instead of going 2times to the same area? i've been to jiufen, jinguashi and keelung during my trip and i returned to taipei ard 9pm so u shouldl have enough time for longshan and huaxijie

Day3: Fri
Take morning train to Hualian.
Book cab to tour Taroko Gorge National Park and Qi Xin Tan.
If can, go Ami Aboriginal Cultural Village for dinner before returning to Taipei.
Walk around Xi Men Ding and go Party World KTV

not too sure if u will have the time and energy for ximending and ktv after consecutive 2 siong days~ esp returning from hualian to taipei will takes u 3hrs. u might reach taipei late

Day4: Sat
Go Martyrís Shrine in early morning.
After that proceed to Miniatures Museum of Taiwan.
Around 11 plus go Beitou (HotSpring Bath) and Hotspring Museum.
Late noon (1Pm) go Dan Shui Old Street to eat and shop till 5pm.
Go Fishermanís Wharf to see before and after lit up of the loverís bridge
Return to ShihLin Night Market to see the diff between weekday and weekend shihlin.

looks ok but i have a feel u will skip martyr shine due to fatigues and u might need more time for hotspring

Day5: Sun
Go Xi Men Ting in moring.
Go Long Shan Temple to take a look.
Proceed to Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, Shin-Kong Mitsukoshi Department Store, Warner Village Cinema Center, New York New York, Taipei 101. (Just walk around only not shopping)
In late afternoon around 3pm go Wu Fen Pu and shop till 6.30pm.
Go Roa He Night Market for dinner and shop around.
At late night go MOS/Plush/Room18.

ximending dun start business so early so i suggest u go CKS 1st den return back to ximending for shopping den move east to xinyi and finally wufenpu.

now heres the tricky part~ if u going room18, its at cityhall station neo19 building and its near to wufenpu but u'll have bought alot of stuffs so u have to unload at ur hotel~ and travel back to cityhall. or u can travel up to jiantan after unloading for MOS but the mid-nite cabfare will be ex.


Day6: Mon
Last min shopping at Xi Men Ding from morning to 3pm. Need to leave hotel at 3.15pm to go airport take 6pm flight.

ximending last day ok~

Thatís all. Any feedback? Places to recommend?
maybe for fri if u managed to return taipei early, u can visit zhong xiao dong lu so u covered 1 more place but u'll miss ximending night life~ so maybe on sunday nite after raohe and u r returning to hotel to unload ur stuffs, take a walk in ximending den go over to whichever clubbing place u r going ba
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Old 10-12-2005, 01:19 AM   #2719
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anyone here been to Taipei Arena?

anyone here been to taipei arena?
nice to shop? I'm gg around christmas on tour, so only have half day free & easy...thinking of going there (since this is my 2nd trip)

By the way, how's the weather in taipei now? I'm not sure whether to buy a thicker winter wear or what...coz the weather seems to change between 9-10 or 15-16... (first time going overseas during winter time... )

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Old 10-12-2005, 08:44 AM   #2720
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anyone here been to taipei arena?
nice to shop? I'm gg around christmas on tour, so only have half day free & easy...thinking of going there (since this is my 2nd trip)

By the way, how's the weather in taipei now? I'm not sure whether to buy a thicker winter wear or what...coz the weather seems to change between 9-10 or 15-16... (first time going overseas during winter time... )

http://www.tpa.com.tw/funmap.htm
Taipei Arena just opened on the 7th Dec. Currently it has an Ice Skating Ring ,And the Main Arena is for Basketball.Lots of other features. Ihave not gone there yet but I did read all about it in the magazine.

If there is no cold front , the weather is a plesant 15~22.If you have a sweater and a sports jacket, then it should be okay for you .Wear A Tshirt, Shirt,sweater and jacket. Once you are here, if you still feel cold, then just shop here at one of the Nightmarkets etc. It will definitely be cheaper to buy a heavier jacket here at a discount. Something "cool".
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Old 10-12-2005, 04:31 PM   #2721
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Taipei Arena just opened on the 7th Dec. Currently it has an Ice Skating Ring ,And the Main Arena is for Basketball.Lots of other features. Ihave not gone there yet but I did read all about it in the magazine.

If there is no cold front , the weather is a plesant 15~22.If you have a sweater and a sports jacket, then it should be okay for you .Wear A Tshirt, Shirt,sweater and jacket. Once you are here, if you still feel cold, then just shop here at one of the Nightmarkets etc. It will definitely be cheaper to buy a heavier jacket here at a discount. Something "cool".
Oh I see...true..better to buy from one of the Nightmarkets...hehe, last time the clothes we wore to Ximending is so "Outstanding" (like country bumpkin...not to repeat same mistake again...=P)

Great! Thanks, nuttyazn~
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Old 11-12-2005, 02:50 PM   #2722
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Anyone going during the CNY period of time ?
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Old 11-12-2005, 09:56 PM   #2723
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Anyone going during the CNY period of time ?
Hey freehtml, I'm going with 2 friends from 25th jan - 1st feb.
Are you going at that time too? Where are you planning to visit? I'm worried that alot of shops will be closed during that period.
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Old 11-12-2005, 10:19 PM   #2724
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Can any buddies here recommend a affordable accomodation in taipei, i going on the 12th jAN?
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Old 12-12-2005, 10:56 AM   #2725
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maybe for fri if u managed to return taipei early, u can visit zhong xiao dong lu so u covered 1 more place but u'll miss ximending night life~ so maybe on sunday nite after raohe and u r returning to hotel to unload ur stuffs, take a walk in ximending den go over to whichever clubbing place u r going ba

Thanks for your help... by the way... you tink i can find time in my schedule to go wu lai or "Xiao ren guo"?
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Old 12-12-2005, 01:40 PM   #2726
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Ximending
1. Ah Zhong Mee Sua
2. Ya Rou Bian
3. Sun Bro Dessert
4. Duck Tongue
- chong zua bing (like roti prata)
5. da chang bao xiao chang - sausage with rice

Danshui
1. Ah Geh's noodle - go to the one opposite the ah ma tie dan
2. Ice cream - miss it. tasteless. only tall only
3. Ah ma Tie Dan

Shilin
1. XXL Chicken
2. Da Bin Bao Xiao Bin
3. Pao Pao Bing
4. Hu Jiao Bing - Raohe one better same brand one
5. Guan Cai Ban ('coffin board') - (big piece of fried bread with fillings)
6. Hong You Chao Shou - looks like wanton.

MiaoKou
1. Seafood

Jiufeng
1. Tea
2. Fishball
-mua chee
- fen yuan (yam, sweet potato)

Huaxi
1. Snake soup??
2. Turtle soup

Raohe
-deep fried small crabs (refer to few pages earlier)
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Old 12-12-2005, 02:49 PM   #2727
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What budget have you in mind??
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Old 12-12-2005, 02:51 PM   #2728
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Weather Update

HI Folks,
2nd Cold Front is here today, Temp will start drop rapidly from noon today.
"The entire island will be covered by the cold front Dec. 13-16, and low temperatures of under Celsius 10 degrees will be seen in Chiayi and northward areas of the island"
Stay warm.
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Old 12-12-2005, 04:02 PM   #2729
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What budget have you in mind??
Hmm.. triple sharing, below $120..
-No need to be Luxurious

Is Rainbow hotel good, and anyone know the price per night?
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Hi,

Can anyone advise the exchange rate they got recently? Went to onr money changer who quoted 19.0 and another said NT not stable, better to get USD
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