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Old 09-08-2009, 11:57 PM   #13531
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if u dun mind,can travell another 2.5hr to hengchun n kenting
take a look at the famous cape no 7 filming site
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Old 10-08-2009, 12:03 AM   #13532
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if im goin...this is wat i will do
take a night bus to chaiyi,den take the 0900hr foresty train up alishan.
should reach alishan ard 1300hr,check in hotel,walk ard to enjoy the scenry n sunset @ ard 4-5pm
hmm that's what i would like to do. but from taichung will there be night buses to chiayi? i wonder. =/ couldn't get much information about that. any recommendation on how to go about it?

if u dun mind,can travell another 2.5hr to hengchun n kenting
take a look at the famous cape no 7 filming site
want to go kenting national park but also don't know how to go?? ahh heard about this cape no & filming site but have no idea where it is? can i have the direction? thanks FWzz =x
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Old 10-08-2009, 12:17 AM   #13533
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xuishx..
u go to taichung railway station,ard there,there r bus coy like guoguang fei gou etc...
ask ard,abt the timing,wic 1 will reach chaiyi railway station,
best is reach ard 0800hr,den u can still can relax abit,cos the forest train is 0900hr
here is the 24hr svr bus website
http://www.aloha168.com.tw/
http://www.ebus.com.tw/en/shuttle.htm

as for the cape no7
u reach khh railway station,look for zhongnan buc coy,kenting bus oy or guo guang(all r ar the railway station)
but the ticket to hengchun town(abt $300NT)
once u reach hengchun,ask ard the ppl,they will show u....
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xuishx..
u go to taichung railway station,ard there,there r bus coy like guoguang fei gou etc...
ask ard,abt the timing,wic 1 will reach chaiyi railway station,
best is reach ard 0800hr,den u can still can relax abit,cos the forest train is 0900hr
here is the 24hr svr bus website


as for the cape no7
u reach khh railway station,look for zhongnan buc coy,kenting bus oy or guo guang(all r ar the railway station)
but the ticket to hengchun town(abt $300NT)
once u reach hengchun,ask ard the ppl,they will show u....
went to the website they only have taipei to chiayi? =/ taichung to chiayi must go there then ask around then i have no other choice other than HSR le =(

anyways hengchun town is the cape no 7 filming site? or what is there at hengchun.TIA. anyways since i am reaching early in chiayi, my guess is i can spend one night there. and reach kaoshiung the following day? so technically speaking i have an extra day. don't have to spend on night there again. right?
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Old 10-08-2009, 02:26 AM   #13535
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Day 1
-take guoguang to TaiChung (drop where?)
Near train station, so might as well take the TRA Express train there.
-Stay In @ enterprise hotel taichung (any other better hotel to recommend?)

Day 2
-Rise and shine
-Board a Nantou bus from Taichung Railway Station to Sun Moon Lake ( Fare: NT$200,starts 0810 every hourly, travel for 2 hrs 35 mins )
-Sun Moon Lake (how much time will we spend there?)
-take bus (last bus 730pm) to Tai Chung HSR
-feng jia night market
-Stay In at taichung

If you hired a cab tour guide, all attractions can be done within your timeframe. The bus that you take will drop you at the visitor centre there.


Day 3 (what are the attractions of alishan other than the sunrise?)
- Rise and Shine (what time must we set off?)
- HSR to chia yi
- Board complimentary bus from Chiaiyi HSR to Chiayi train station (travel time 20min).
- Chiayi station to Alishan Station is about 4 hrs 30 mins (train time NOT DEFINITE! MUST CALL EVEN AFTER BOOKING!???)
- take train midway need to walk around 500M to take another)
-Tour at alishan
-Stay At alishan

Alishan train timing is only 1200 & 1325hrs for the period you are going: https://ticket.ht-alishan.com.tw/schedule.php
Book in advance via internet. When you reached is near evening, check in hotel and prepare to go for sunset follow by dinner. No need to rush, plenty of time to execute them. Not sure why there is a 0900hrs train as mentioned by fireworks79, could be during the
cherry blossom season, which is already long over.

Ask minsu to arrange next day for sunrise arrangement. Next day a driver will pick you up at 0415hrs and bring you to a few destination before the sun rises. He will later bring you back to your minsu. You can then go for breakfast and set for the trails there before leaving at noon back to chiayi to catch a TRA train. 2D1N is enough. Check your HSR train timing properly, TRA train from chiayi to Kaoshiung is about 2hrs via the Express train at a maybe cheaper price.


day4
alishan tour
stay again at alishan

day5
rise and shine
take back to chiayi
HSR to kaoshiung
Check in to king's town hotel (any other hotels?)
Liuhe NM
A NM that is about 80% on food and 20% on shopping. There is another nm nearby but that one 15min can cover everything so you can skip that as there is nothing much to see or eat
http://www.krtco.com.tw/b-map/O5R10.html



day6
rise and shine
lotus lake confucius temple dragon tiger pagoda (how long would all this take?)
half a day will do, but basically nothing much. Can skip this if your folks cannot walk.
liuhe NM (any other NM or better things to do?)
Take MRT to Kaohsiung Arena Station Exit 1, the nm is a lot better there:
http://www.krtco.com.tw/b-map/R14.html


day7
kaoshiung dream mall
Skip this place, nothing much to highlight except for the largest Dasio and the ferris wheel in Taiwan. You will be surprised that the dasio is not as crowded as in Singapore. Try Sanduo Shopping District Station for shopping.
HSR back to taipei
wufenpu
raohe NM

day8
rise and shine
beitou / yms (tentative)
danshui
yurenmatou
shilin miramar

day9
rise and shine
taipei meeky yang tour
yeliu jiufen keelung miaokou NM shifen

day10
to hualien (recommended to stayover?!!)
taroko gorge and call Mr. Zhuang (0)932-142-590 or mr looi (0)928-569-081

day11
CKS memorial hall
taiwan storyland
taipei 101 shopping area.
liaoning NM (how to get there)

day12
Eat at modern toilet
shop around XMD
back to Singapore
Information provided is correct as of last month...

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Old 10-08-2009, 02:28 AM   #13536
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This is Clarke Quay isnt it?
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Old 10-08-2009, 02:50 AM   #13537
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hmm that's what i would like to do. but from taichung will there be night buses to chiayi? i wonder. =/ couldn't get much information about that. any recommendation on how to go about it?

There is always the TRA trains beside the bus and HSR

want to go kenting national park but also don't know how to go?? ahh heard about this cape no & filming site but have no idea where it is? can i have the direction? thanks FWzz =x
Guess hired a tour guide cabby and your problem will be solved since your time is limited...
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Old 10-08-2009, 10:15 AM   #13538
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http://www.ali-nsa.net/english/09tra...p?bull_id=4518

the foresty train timing didnt change

i haf nvr heard of 1200pm train up alishan
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http://www.ali-nsa.net/english/09tra...p?bull_id=4518

the foresty train timing didnt change

i haf nvr heard of 1200pm train up alishan
The website that you mentioned will eventually direct you to https://ticket.ht-alishan.com.tw/welcome.php to reserve the tickets. From there only 2 timing are available, 12:00 & 13:25hrs. Most English website failed to update their information as correctly as their Chinese version.

Paragraphs extracted from http://www.ali-nsa.net/english/09tra...p?bull_id=4518 as follows:
●Since 19 June 2008, Hungtu Alishan International Development Co., Ltd. officially took over the operations of the Alishan Railroad. There are only two trains going up and down Alishan every day, regardless of weekdays or holidays. Call Hungtu Alishan International for more information.
Phone: 05-2251978
Website: http://www.ht-alishan.com.tw/
Online reservations: 24-hour reservations are available at 00:00, since 14 days from travels. Visitors may make the reservation from 1-14 days before departure.
Online reservation system:
https://www.ezhotel.com.tw/forestrailway/web/

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Old 10-08-2009, 11:47 AM   #13540
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Hi, does anyone know FeiGo Bus Service stop at East Dragon Hotel? I am going there this wednesday from Tao Yuan Airport.
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Old 10-08-2009, 12:01 PM   #13541
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Hi BossyQ,
taoyuan TRA to taichung how long will it take? can i buy the ticket immediately when i am at the station? is it a straight train to taichung or do i have to change train. i tried looking for the map of the TRA but no avail. =/

For SML, there is a guided tour when we reach there or do we have to pre-book one? If we have to prebook, any recommendation? thanks!!!

For alishan train ride, do we have to prebook? or we can reach chiayi then get the tickets? Cos there are people saying that we must collect the ticket within the week or something. So i cannot prebook too early either right? So before i leave for taiwan i book the tickets?

For Alishan trail, there are a few attractions right? if we book with different hotel will they bring us to different places? what's the MUST go except the sunrise and sunset? I know there's the jiemei lake, the tree and what not? i am not really sure, read till blurr...

Probably will TRA from alishan to kaoshiung since it's just 2 hours. =) thanks for the advice. so that saves me a day and i can visit the liuhe NM. the day i reach kaoshiung

And any guided tour recommendation for kenting national park? will it take an entire day?

THANKS FOR THE HELP!!! appreciate it...
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u can prebook all ticket in advance in sg (using CC but a bit hassle)
liekwise,u can oso buy the tic on tat day,
usually wat i do is go to the station early,den buy the tic of the timing u want
cos sumtime,u miss the train,the next available timing might clash wif others plan

kenting park..not sure got tour guide anot(i roam there alone,cos use to b permstaff of sg trooper
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Old 10-08-2009, 12:17 PM   #13543
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for alishan,hotels do provide mini vans wic take u ard the park
but all the tourist spots r the same
basically i haf to say...all in alishan is MUST go
it just to beautiful to gif a miss in anything 1 of them
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Old 10-08-2009, 12:51 PM   #13544
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day5
rise and shine
take back to chiayi
HSR to kaoshiung
Check in to king's town hotel (any other hotels?)
Liuhe NM

i stayed at this minshu.. quite nice and maybe cheaper than ur hotel.. the location is at central park mrt..

http://www.livehouse.com.tw/
there is another night market which according to the local i asked is better than liuhe NM.

Rui Feng NM at Ju Dan (Gigantic Egg) MRT station.. walkable from there..

day6
rise and shine
lotus lake confucius temple dragon tiger pagoda (how long would all this take?)
liuhe NM (any other NM or better things to do?)


day7
kaoshiung dream mall
HSR back to taipei
wufenpu
raohe NM

day8
rise and shine
beitou / yms (tentative)
danshui
yurenmatou
shilin miramar

day9
rise and shine
taipei meeky yang tour
yeliu jiufen keelung miaokou NM shifen

day10
to hualien (recommended to stayover?!!)
taroko gorge and call Mr. Zhuang (0)932-142-590 or mr looi (0)928-569-081

day11
CKS memorial hall
taiwan storyland
taipei 101 shopping area.
liaoning NM (how to get there)

actually i think most NM are the same.. so can skip liaoning if u wan..

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Old 10-08-2009, 01:06 PM   #13545
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Hi, does anyone know FeiGo Bus Service stop at East Dragon Hotel? I am going there this wednesday from Tao Yuan Airport.
BUMP..by the way I am enquirying for freego bus service not feigo
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