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Old 08-06-2008, 03:26 PM   #10321
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Old 08-06-2008, 04:52 PM   #10322
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hai,

I am going to tw on 02 jul to 14 jul

I am planning go to few places --taipei, hualien, alishan and nantou. not sure if enough to cover within 13 days?

anyway can suggest what is the best saving time to go aroud this places?

from taipei to hualien stay for 2 days then back to taipei station and went to alishan then from alishan go to nantou...... then back to taiper, is that alrigt?

me and my frind only bag packer for 13 days, anyone would like to join us to hualien between 05 to 07 jul coz it will be cheaper to book package.. around NT 2000 t 2500

anyone ever stay in this hotel? http://www.oceanbnb.idv.tw/index.htm
is this better or http://www.netete.com/stone/ is better?


can also advise which hotel we can stay in alishan and nantou?


thanks
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Old 08-06-2008, 07:12 PM   #10323
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hai,

I am going to tw on 02 jul to 14 jul

I am planning go to few places --taipei, hualien, alishan and nantou. not sure if enough to cover within 13 days?

anyway can suggest what is the best saving time to go aroud this places?

from taipei to hualien stay for 2 days then back to taipei station and went to alishan then from alishan go to nantou...... then back to taiper, is that alrigt?

me and my frind only bag packer for 13 days, anyone would like to join us to hualien between 05 to 07 jul coz it will be cheaper to book package.. around NT 2000 t 2500

anyone ever stay in this hotel? http://www.oceanbnb.idv.tw/index.htm
is this better or http://www.netete.com/stone/ is better?


can also advise which hotel we can stay in alishan and nantou?


thanks


For your first question, it is more than enough to cover these 4 places in 13 days. Seems like you know there is no direct transport between the west and the east(hualien and nanto/alishan). If you want you can hire a cab that takes you from nantou area through taroko gorge to hualien, but i foresee its not going to come cheap. Otherwise, your only other option is to take a train back to taipei and down the other coastline. There woldnt be much saving of time since you have to double back at each location.

The only thing you have to note is your transportation up alishan. There is only 1 train going up and down on weekdays (13:30 up and 13:18 down) and additional 1 more train on weekends (0900 up and 13:40down). If you miss the trains, you can also take a bus up but the last bus leaves at around 2 plus. Last option would be to take a cab for about 1800NT). So make sure you dont miss the schedule. If you are on a budget back packing trip, the cheapest accomodation in alishan would be the "catholic Hostel". They do provide dorm beds as well as rooms. Just ask for "tian zhu tang" when you reach.

If im in your situation, i would choose to start with nantou area and then proceed to alishan, then spend 1 whole day travelling by train to hualien instead of breaking up the train ride in different days so to have more time for other activities.

Go for the stone house in hualien, i didnt try it and i regret it alot after hearing good reviews on the net and by my friends.

If you have any other questions, feel free to ask me
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Old 08-06-2008, 08:24 PM   #10324
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Hi All,

A few qns again. Is there any attraction in Taoyuan?

Thinking of staying in Taoyuan on the first 2 days as my flight will reach in the evening (5pm++).

Booked TS hotel on the 3rd day for 3 nights.

Thinking of going Hualien after checking out from TS.

Havent booked Stone House yet, can't seem to call with my Starhub line. Hoping to stay in Hualien for 2 nights.

Draft 1:
Day 1 (reach airport at 5pm++)
Taoyuan?

Day 2
Taoyuan?

Day 3
Taipei

Day 4
Taipei

Day 5
Taipei

Day 6
Hualien? Or Hsinchu? Or Miaoli?

Day 7
Hualien?

Day 8
Back to Taipei?

Day 9
Evening flight back to Singapore.

Things to do:
Hot spring, shopping and sight-seeing.

Looking forward to all suggestions.

Thanks!
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Old 08-06-2008, 08:41 PM   #10325
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anyone knows if i wish to go cing jing farm at end june, when shall i book the minsu/hotel ? i shld be going on 28th june, but do u think i can book it ard 20th june ? is it too late ?

anyone can advise ?
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Old 09-06-2008, 01:50 AM   #10326
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to devilboi88 <Originally Posted by justforyou1983>

Actually I did managed to get a bus route to go from hualien to nantou but very troublesome and risky. Bus from 花蓮新站→梨山 and then from 梨山-豐原-台中 but it will take more than 1 day and need to rest in 梨山.

travel from 花蓮新站→梨山 is around 5 hours and start at 8.50am - 1 ride only
travel from 梨山-豐原-台中 (全票:464元) is around 6 hours and start at 8.00am - 1 ride only.

http://www.trimt-nsa.gov.tw/chinese/...B%E8%A1%A8.doc

http://www.internet.com.tw/lishan/tourinfo.html


But I have no idea what to be worth to stay in 梨山 for overnight, anyone know??



Anyway I have schedule my ITINERARY shown below: Not sure if is work

Day one:
Arrive Taipei 5.45 (Jetstar) Arrive Hotel 7.3o pm Hotel in ximenting - rainbow
Take MRT from Ximen to Jiantan and Shuttle to Miramar Complex For the Ferris Wheel. Then take the same shuttle bus back to Jiantan and do a bit of Shihlin Night Market


Day Two:
head for CKS Memorial Hall, 101 building, Warner Village, NYNY, Neo19 etc
I will spend 1 day between Zhongshiao fusheng ...near by few MRT. I am not going to wu fen pu because feedback from ppl only suitable for gals but now guys...not sure if this is true?


Day Three:
outside Ximen MRT across the road, Take Bus 260 to YMS.
take bus 230 or 219 to Beitou. visit the Aboriginal Museum, Hot Spring Museum...

Ard 4 pm to go Danshui MRT.Outside take bus Red 26 to Fisherman's wharf . Take a short ferry ride to Pali,See the Sunset,Lighting of the Lover's Bridge.


Day Four:
Take first MRT train to Chia Yi and then take local train at 13:00 to alishan and stay there for 1 night.

Question: - Anyone know how long journal it will take to ride from taipei to chiayi? Because I afraid cannot take the last train from Chiayi to alishan.


Day Five:

I am planning go to Sun Moon Lake during noon time from alishan. Does anyone know have any direct bus or train go from Alishan to Sun Mook Lake?

(My original planning was, take train back to Chiayi Station and then go to Taichung Station, from taichung go to Sun Moon Lake.


Day 6:
During noon time or evening, From Sun Mook Lake, take bus to Puli--> ChingJing Farm and stay. (ard 2 hours journey??)

Day 7:
Ching Jing Farm

(I noticed there is some packages go from Ching Jing Farm to Taroko National Park but I'm not sure about the price. Deos anyone ever try before?


Day 8:
Noon time, take bus from Ching Jing Farm back to taipei (direct)
Once back to taipei, If have time will go to LungShan Temple. or any other night market.


Day 9:
Early morning, take train to hualien - around 3 hours. get packages and visit ard
(possible will rest for while in hualien and not take packages for first day but visit their night market


Day 10:

Get packages to visit around in Hualien with bag packing (Since is packages ard NT2000, shd be a cab right? I guess I can pu my bag inside cab? safe?

Evening time, back to taipei (not sure what is the last train back to taipei, haven't check yet)


Day 11:
Yeliou,Jinguashi, Jioufen


Day 12:
Wulai


Day 13:
Rest and shop around ximenting then back to spore at flight 5pm


Pleaes free to comment if my plan ok?

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Old 09-06-2008, 01:07 PM   #10327
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Hi All,

A few qns again. Is there any attraction in Taoyuan?

Thinking of staying in Taoyuan on the first 2 days as my flight will reach in the evening (5pm++).

Booked TS hotel on the 3rd day for 3 nights.

Thinking of going Hualien after checking out from TS.

Havent booked Stone House yet, can't seem to call with my Starhub line. Hoping to stay in Hualien for 2 nights.

Draft 1:
Day 1 (reach airport at 5pm++)
Taoyuan?

Day 2
Taoyuan?

Day 3
Taipei

Day 4
Taipei

Day 5
Taipei

Day 6
Hualien? Or Hsinchu? Or Miaoli?

Day 7
Hualien?

Day 8
Back to Taipei?

Day 9
Evening flight back to Singapore.

Things to do:
Hot spring, shopping and sight-seeing.

Looking forward to all suggestions.

Thanks!

Taoyuan I know got Shihmen Reservoir, Xiao Ren Guo and Lee Foo Village Theme Park. Lee Foo Village Theme Park is fun cos there are exciting rides and some sort of wild safari experience as u can sit in a car protected with cage and feed the tiger. But Lee Foo Village Theme Park be prepared to spend at least 6hrs there. I suggest u reach in the morning and avoid Weekend. If u encounter lot of students crowds in the morning, then dun join the queue with them, go look look see see first cos the student crowds will leave aft abt 1400hrs. If u wan to join the queue, it takes abt an hour for a ride.

Hualien got Cising Lake, 鲤鱼潭, Taroko Gorge, Dolphins Watching, Farglory Ocean Park, White Water Rafting, Nan Bing Night Market and Zi Qiang Night Market. If u stay in Stone House u can play fireworks (own expenditure), release Kongming Lantern and Stone 彩绘.

All activities mentioned above is day activities except for Night Market so no point to go Taoyuan aft 5. BTW Taipei to Taoyuan is only less than 30mins by High Speed Rail and there is buses in Taipei to go to places in Taoyuan so it is easier to stay in Taipei if u r taking bus. Cos i stay in Taoyuan, in the end very difficult to go to those places, can only take cab. Most of the activities takes at least 5hrs except NM.
For details timing example, u may visit my blog http://awbrab.blogspot.com for example.

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Old 09-06-2008, 01:12 PM   #10328
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All activities mentioned above is day activities except for Night Market. Most of the activities takes at least 5hrs except NM.
For details timing example, u may visit my blog awbrab.blogspot.com for example.
can i ask where do u go to buy the fireworks and the big lantern??i may not stay with the stone minsu, so the owner might not bring us around..
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Old 09-06-2008, 01:55 PM   #10329
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has anyone heard of delight hotel?

hMm how is neijiang n futurestar comparable to wonstar hotel?

shld i stay in hualien for 2 nights or 3 nights?
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Old 09-06-2008, 02:28 PM   #10330
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hi all, i'm planning for a 13D trip to taiwan at end Dec. Wondering if anyone can share their itinerary.

I haven't started researching yet but I will be looking to go for things like - round-taiwan, scenary, experiencing 民族 events etc...
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Old 09-06-2008, 05:54 PM   #10331
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heres some minsu i found in hualien

四年一班
http://www.class41.com.tw/

三顧茅廬
http://www.hua-lien.com/~oprah/

白色地中海
http://www.white-house.com.tw/page1/index.html

綠地
http://www.netete.com/greenvilla/room1.htm

阿里巴巴
http://albb.17919.com.tw/

種籽
http://www.seedhouse.com.tw/room-5.htm

小熊城堡
http://www.bearcastle.com.tw/room-1.html

島國Bali旅店
http://tw.myblog.yahoo.com/theisland...=41&l=f&fid=11

寶貝的家
http://shells.17919.com.tw/
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Old 09-06-2008, 06:42 PM   #10332
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can i ask where do u go to buy the fireworks and the big lantern??i may not stay with the stone minsu, so the owner might not bring us around..
I think for first timer it is better to stay at Stone House cos the owner will plan night activities for u like bringing u to the aboriginal performance for free. Although the performance is free but there is no free transportation to the place, and b4 my trip i did call a few minsu and all do not provide the same service like Stone House like releasing Kongming lantern and bringing u to a firework distributor shop to buy firework (free transportation to the shop also). Other minsu will tell u that firework can be purchase from Nan Bing Night Market (more expensive) and they dun hav kongming lantern. Kongming lantern is sold by the stone minsu owner herself and i dun see it selling anywhere in Hualien.
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in that case,i think i will go with stonehouse for my first trip to hualien ba. thanks for advise
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Old 09-06-2008, 10:09 PM   #10334
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anyone knows any place that sell cheap cosmetics stuff? as in, kose q10 facial mask to be exact..
I am in taipei now...helped my fren to buy the masks....my beauty diary in COSMED.....u can try yr luck there....if i pass by that place...i help u take a look
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how to check whether there is typhoon in aug in taiwan ? any web site to check ?
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