[OFFICIAL] Taiwan Guide and Taiwan related matters - Part 8

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Just take train from Taipei to hualien. Hualien take bus to taroko. The bus stops at a few stops along the gorge. Then back the same way. Why duwan stay at hualien one night ? Hostel <30sgd. Or climb taroko mountain 13 or 16km stay one night with the native tribe people on the hill :o

Taroko actually no need guide la... Just go climb climb.

Go the one that need apply permit one at the gorge. Awesome view
 
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Hi guys! Would like to check if I have 4 nights to spare? Is it better to stay in kaohsiung or tainan?
I have initially planned to stay at khh and do a day trip to tainan. Any other suggestions?
2 Pax with a toddler(1.5 yrs old) traveling.
Thanks!
 

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most of taroko bus services starts from hualien which is an hour away from taroko entrance

i will base in taipei for entirely trip though won't mind staying a night just to start early

local guides will be good if am exploring longer & further


thanks! am seeing a few options. of coz there are pro & cons for each. will play by ear when I'm there or when i have more info

If u can contact the locals to fix the tour to start at xincheng, you have an edge.
But most prefer to go back to 七星潭, then to city.
That is like the SOP for the tour there.
U can also ask the taxis at xincheng.
Bet they will be willing to do a tour for you there.
Taiwanese seldom says No though.
 

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Hi guys! Would like to check if I have 4 nights to spare? Is it better to stay in kaohsiung or tainan?
I have initially planned to stay at khh and do a day trip to tainan. Any other suggestions?
2 Pax with a toddler(1.5 yrs old) traveling.
Thanks!
One day trip to Tainan will be good.
I have replied you.
 

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what i meant was you can't do online booking / reservation with HSR ticket purchased from klook

of coz you know with online booking, you pay & secure a seat. but if bought from klook, even if you pay, seat still not secured

yes of coz can buy HSR ticket from station provided not sold out (do they allow standing in HSR?)

from my personal travel perspective, one advantage of buying tickets in advance from agent like klook is it reduce the amount of foreign currency i need to bring over since already paid for in home currency

Unless you going during CNY, if not, I don't see why HSR ticket get sold out. Cos there are so many trains. Free seating in the last few cabins allow standing, if no seat.
 

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If u can contact the locals to fix the tour to start at xincheng, you have an edge.
But most prefer to go back to 七星潭, then to city.
That is like the SOP for the tour there.
U can also ask the taxis at xincheng.
Bet they will be willing to do a tour for you there.
Taiwanese seldom says No though.

I think taxi at Hualien station do tour, just like Pingxi station
 

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will leave zhuilu old trail for another time ... bus intervals are hourly so need to plan ahead. i think scooter gives better flexibility
Just take train from Taipei to hualien. Hualien take bus to taroko. The bus stops at a few stops along the gorge. Then back the same way. Why duwan stay at hualien one night ? Hostel <30sgd. Or climb taroko mountain 13 or 16km stay one night with the native tribe people on the hill :o

Taroko actually no need guide la... Just go climb climb.

Go the one that need apply permit one at the gorge. Awesome view

thanks! i think finally got it sort out. will do 2 trips, one just for taroko another for hualien/suao. 七星潭 easy access but for photography not ideal, i prefer somewhere on higher ground to view 七星潭
If u can contact the locals to fix the tour to start at xincheng, you have an edge.
But most prefer to go back to 七星潭, then to city.
That is like the SOP for the tour there.
U can also ask the taxis at xincheng.
Bet they will be willing to do a tour for you there.
Taiwanese seldom says No though.
 
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Try 清水斷涯 if u think so.
Qixingtan must be on the ground to make the difference.
No use to be on high ground.
Do u know that beach is not a sand beach?
 

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will leave zhuilu old trail for another time ... bus intervals are hourly so need to plan ahead. i think scooter gives better flexibility


thanks! i think finally got it sort out. will do 2 trips, one just for taroko another for hualien/suao. 七星潭 easy access but for photography not ideal, i prefer somewhere on higher ground to view 七星潭

There is high ground on qixingtan :o
A cliff overlooking the ocean . Input four eight highland on Google map. Can walk from qxt.

Dunno high enough for u or not. Suao need own transportation.... I went hualien take bus everyday free and easy

Actually if really miss bus...no problem. Just hitchhike

I miss Taiwan
Hope to go back again !!!

Twmm Jin pretty also :love:
 
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There is high ground on qixingtan :o
A cliff overlooking the ocean . Input four eight highland on Google map. Can walk from qxt.

Dunno high enough for u or not. Suao need own transportation.... I went hualien take bus everyday free and easy

Actually if really miss bus...no problem. Just hitchhike

I miss Taiwan
Hope to go back again !!!

Twmm Jin pretty also :love:
Make sure enough clothings to cover up, that big mirror is very strong.
 

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Too tired to eat outside, tapao go back eat

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Hi

Most of the Taiwan instant noodles have liquid seasoning (oil/sauce). Has anyone tried bringing back these kind of instant noodle back using hand carry luggage?

Flying budget so don't have check-in allowance. I wonder whether the the liquid seasoning packets in the instant noodles violate the liquid restrictions.

Thanks
 

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Hi

Most of the Taiwan instant noodles have liquid seasoning (oil/sauce). Has anyone tried bringing back these kind of instant noodle back using hand carry luggage?

Flying budget so don't have check-in allowance. I wonder whether the the liquid seasoning packets in the instant noodles violate the liquid restrictions.

Thanks

Can carry on.
They do not exceed 100ml.
 

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Too tired to eat outside, tapao go back eat

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Good to eat under the aircon comfort.
Do remember to 分类, if you cannot.
If not, at least wash them before packing them up.
Lesser "aroma" in the room as well.
 

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Hi, anyone have been to Chiayi, Tainan or Taitung?
I'm planning a year-end trip to Kaohsiung, I have 8days 7nights over there in Taiwan.

Thinking to stay to stay Tainan for at least 2 day to explore, but not sure for the other days. However, am planning countdown in Kaohsiung.

Would like suggestions. ;)

Taitung can do two routes.
One mountain one towards the hotspring.
The other is along the sea route towards 三仙台。
 

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Hi, anyone have been to Chiayi, Tainan or Taitung?
I'm planning a year-end trip to Southern Taiwan. I have 8 days 7 nights over there in Taiwan. Will be in Kaohsiung on 31 Dec for countdown.

Thinking to stay to stay Tainan for at least 2 day to explore, but not sure for the other days.
Would like suggestions? Thank you
 

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yes, i know it's pebbles beach.
thanks! will checkout 清水斷涯
Try 清水斷涯 if u think so.
Qixingtan must be on the ground to make the difference.
No use to be on high ground.
Do u know that beach is not a sand beach?

thanks! yes 48 highland looks good. i seen photos from taken from the cliff. sure looks nice!
There is high ground on qixingtan :o
A cliff overlooking the ocean . Input four eight highland on Google map. Can walk from qxt.

Dunno high enough for u or not. Suao need own transportation.... I went hualien take bus everyday free and easy

Actually if really miss bus...no problem. Just hitchhike

I miss Taiwan
Hope to go back again !!!

Twmm Jin pretty also :love:

hualien new station opens. looks beautiful!:s12:
https://tw.appledaily.com/new/realtime/20180913/1429093/
 

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Hi all. Now is it return from Taiwan,dun need to chop on passport liao? Just came back, then realised that didnt went through the stamp chopping procedure but did the passport & fingerprint scanning instead at their airport when departing.....
 
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