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Old 10-06-2007, 06:10 PM   #7471
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anyone know wheres 东区 ? cos i cant find it on the map given by the travel agency
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Old 10-06-2007, 07:34 PM   #7472
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is there any transport from taichung to hualien? how long would it take apart from the TRA train?

from taipei to hualien, how you all purchase your train tickets? by advance booking or where do i go to book? is it a railway train or by bullet train?

any recommendations on what time i should visit taipei 101? night or afternoon better view?
just think of taiwan as a potatoe shape. the center portion is all covered in mountains mountains & more mountains. hence, in general, there's no transport from western coast to eastern coast of taiwan, u'll need to do the roundabout the north.

tht being said, if u drive, u can drive thru the mountain roads but.
1. most taiwanese will tell u its not safe
2. its really slow (coz mountain roads), still better to do the roundabout northern route thingie.

there's no bullet train from taipei to hualien, u can book in advance or buy on spot. the difference is u may not get seats & hv to stand. there's bus from taipei to hualien too, but its definitely much faster by train.

as for 101, best time is when weather is clear, ie no rain, no fog. taipei is usually shrouded in some kind of "mist" very similar to KL.
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Old 11-06-2007, 01:59 PM   #7473
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just came back from taipei ytd night.. reached on 31 may and its very hot there.. advise to bring shorts there.. ya and raining started since 4 may.. on and off and sometimes quite heavy too.. so maybe can buy or bring an umbrella there.. btw computex is open on sat for public i heard and need to pay entrance fee.. but overall my trip is enjoyable as the food there is super nice haha.. anyone staying @ futurestar hotel coz i still got discount coupons.. pm me if interested..
y didn't u use up those discount coupons? so how's ur stay in futurestar hotel?
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Old 11-06-2007, 02:52 PM   #7474
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Hi, i'm new here.
Would like to ask , anyone going to Taipei nxt wk on the 20th, as be going with my 1 frenz, would like to see if anyone is interested to go tour around as a grp.
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Old 11-06-2007, 03:00 PM   #7475
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im going on the 22nd !
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Old 11-06-2007, 07:08 PM   #7476
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just think of taiwan as a potatoe shape. the center portion is all covered in mountains mountains & more mountains. hence, in general, there's no transport from western coast to eastern coast of taiwan, u'll need to do the roundabout the north.

tht being said, if u drive, u can drive thru the mountain roads but.
1. most taiwanese will tell u its not safe
2. its really slow (coz mountain roads), still better to do the roundabout northern route thingie.

there's no bullet train from taipei to hualien, u can book in advance or buy on spot. the difference is u may not get seats & hv to stand. there's bus from taipei to hualien too, but its definitely much faster by train.

as for 101, best time is when weather is clear, ie no rain, no fog. taipei is usually shrouded in some kind of "mist" very similar to KL.
Shadus,

How come getting there by bus is faster than train?
Any idea what's the pricing for the 2 form of transport?
Also what's the estimated during for the ride?

Many thanks in advance
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Old 11-06-2007, 11:01 PM   #7477
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NightWish, you going alone??
and anyone can recommand any places of interest?
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Old 11-06-2007, 11:15 PM   #7478
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Shadus,

How come getting there by bus is faster than train?
Any idea what's the pricing for the 2 form of transport?
Also what's the estimated during for the ride?

Many thanks in advance
err... i said its much faster by train.

I believe by bus is only half the price of train.... (guessing), i think nutty will hv more accurate information.

By train, fastest is 2.5h, my guess for bus is 5h. again, guessing coz I've nvr made this trip by bus before.
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Old 12-06-2007, 01:56 AM   #7479
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any theme parks with roller coasters near taipei?
if i take cab from taichung bullet train station to janfusun around how much? or which bullet train station i take cab is the cheapest to get to janfusun?

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Old 12-06-2007, 04:25 AM   #7480
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hello i was wondering if this itinerary could work?
was suppose to stay at onestar hotel, but agent said changed to kirin/qilin

Day1 (22/06/07 Friday)
1300 Departure
1500 CKS airport ETA
Check In hotel
ShiLing / Miramar

Day2 (23/06/07 Saturday)
1000 Taipei 101, (TWTC Hall 3 to below)
Warner, NYNY, Neo19, etc
1630 Wufenpu
1830 Raohe Nightmarket
Take a TRAIN not MRT back to Taipei Main Station, change to MRT back to hotel, then head for XMD

Day3 (24/06/07 Sunday)
0800 Set off
1000 YeiLou
1400 Keelung to Jioufen (Jinguashi if possible)
1800 Keelung MiaoKow.

Day4 (25/06/07 Monday)
0800 YangMingSan
1200 TianMu shopping area
0300 Danshui fisherman wharf
Maokong? or just go shopping (zhongxiao/xmd/shiling)


Day5 (26/06/07 Tuesday)
see lastmin can do what
1825 Departure

i compiled this after reading this whole thread. like cant go much place. is it possible to squeeze in somemore stuffs? i was hoping can go maokong or bitan.
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Old 12-06-2007, 04:01 PM   #7481
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Hi, came up with this itinerary. Need some advice for it? too pack?

Day one (15/6) fri:

  • Reach Hotel (unpack) 7.45pm
  • XMD
  • Shilin


Day two (16/6) sat:

  • Morning - afternoon Shopping @ all the 3 Zhong Xiao Station & Taipei City Hall
  • Afternoon - Wu Fen Pu
  • Night - Rao he night market
  • Night - Eslite bookshop



Day three (17/6) sun:

  • Morning - YMS
  • Afternoon - Beitou
  • Evening - Dan shui
  • Night - Shilin



Day four (18/6) mon

  • Morning - Yeliou, Jingguashi
  • Afternoon - Jioufen
  • Evening - Keelung
  • Night - miaokou nite market


Day five (19/6) tue:

  • Morning - DTF
  • Afternoon - XMD
  • Evening - Heading abck to SG

I am not very sure about Day 4, is it possible?

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Old 12-06-2007, 04:39 PM   #7482
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our plans look similar !
i think day4 should be ok. because i read other's one also like that. wait for the gurus to confirm tho.
come back let us know how was it hor
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Old 12-06-2007, 04:44 PM   #7483
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  • Day three (17/6) sun:
  • Morning - YMS
  • Afternoon - Beitou
  • Evening - Dan shui
  • Night - Shilin

Day four (18/6) mon

  • Morning - Yeliou, Jingguashi
  • Afternoon - Jioufen
  • Evening - Keelung
  • Night - miaokou nite market
the gold ecological park at jinguashi is closed on monday, maybe you can do a switch for day 3 and 4

http://www.gep.tpc.gov.tw/econtent/info/info02.asp



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Old 12-06-2007, 04:47 PM   #7484
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our plans look similar !
i think day4 should be ok. because i read other's one also like that. wait for the gurus to confirm tho.
come back let us know how was it hor
can be done, make sure you guys leave the hotel early for yehliu
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Old 12-06-2007, 06:05 PM   #7485
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can be done, make sure you guys leave the hotel early for yehliu
thank you !
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