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

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SML & Alishan

Going TW with family of 4 adults altogether in late Dec.

D-day arrive TPE, HSR to TaiChung (Feng Chia) for 2 nights
D+3 Sun Moon lake, stay at Hu Yue hotel
D+4 Alishan, stay at Alishan Hotel (House)
D+5/6, Tainan, day trip to KH
D+7/8, TP
D+9 TPE

Questions:

1. Does it make economical sense to buy HSR pass or just pay per trip ?

2. What's the ideal mode of transportation from TC to SML ? Where to make reservation ?

3. What's the ideal mode of transportation from SML to Alishan ? Where to make reservation ?

I've googled, but tips from you guys will be better.

Thanks.
 

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Going TW with family of 4 adults altogether in late Dec.

D-day arrive TPE, HSR to TaiChung (Feng Chia) for 2 nights
D+3 Sun Moon lake, stay at Hu Yue hotel
D+4 Alishan, stay at Alishan Hotel (House)
D+5/6, Tainan, day trip to KH
D+7/8, TP
D+9 TPE

Questions:

1. Does it make economical sense to buy HSR pass or just pay per trip ?
Depends if you are on flexible time or fixed time.
Fixed time has higher discounts.

2. What's the ideal mode of transportation from TC to SML ? Where to make reservation ?
Search for driver?

3. What's the ideal mode of transportation from SML to Alishan ? Where to make reservation ?
Bus? But damn long sia.
I've googled, but tips from you guys will be better.

Thanks.
In Red.
Need actual dates to better advise.
 

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Cing Jing can do in 1/2 day?
SML can do in 1/2 day?

Was thinking of whether to stay in tai Chung, then do a day tour to Cing Jing n SML.

Or stay in CJ instead. Dilemma. I have 3 kids n an elderly. So a bit troublesome.

Usually go where look for driver ?
 

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Cing Jing can do in 1/2 day?
SML can do in 1/2 day?

Was thinking of whether to stay in tai Chung, then do a day tour to Cing Jing n SML.

Or stay in CJ instead. Dilemma. I have 3 kids n an elderly. So a bit troublesome.

Usually go where look for driver ?

Not possible with so many people.
I will rather go with a driver.
So total 5 or 6?
 

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Hi Calkel, added data and time in green below. Thanks.

Going TW with family of 4 adults altogether in late Dec.

D-day arrive TPE, HSR to TaiChung (Feng Chia) for 2 nights
D+3 Sun Moon lake, stay at Hu Yue hotel
D+4 Alishan, stay at Alishan Hotel (House)
D+5/6, Tainan, day trip to KH
D+7/8, TP
D+9 TPE

Questions:

1. Does it make economical sense to buy HSR pass or just pay per trip ? Arriving TPE scheduled flight Dec 19 1300. Just need a single trip to TC on Dec 19, return trip from TN/KH on Dec 23, and one single trip from TN to TP on Dec 25

Depends if you are on flexible time or fixed time.
Fixed time has higher discounts.


2. What's the ideal mode of transportation from TC to SML ? Where to make reservation ? Departing TC Dec 21 around 11am

Search for driver?

3. What's the ideal mode of transportation from SML to Alishan ? Where to make reservation ? Departing SML Dec 22 around 10am

Bus? But damn long sia.

In Red.
Need actual dates to better advise.
 
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Cing Jing can do in 1/2 day?
SML can do in 1/2 day?

Was thinking of whether to stay in tai Chung, then do a day tour to Cing Jing n SML.

Or stay in CJ instead. Dilemma. I have 3 kids n an elderly. So a bit troublesome.

Usually go where look for driver ?

You have 5 pax, not easy to move around. I suggest that you skip SML, stay whole day in CJ will be better.
SML and CJ, both best to visit in the day time. If too rush, you going to miss lot of thing/attractions, so may as well concentrate on 1 location.
From Taichung to CJ, you can book driver or book a taxi.
 

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You have 5 pax, not easy to move around. I suggest that you skip SML, stay whole day in CJ will be better.
SML and CJ, both best to visit in the day time. If too rush, you going to miss lot of thing/attractions, so may as well concentrate on 1 location.
From Taichung to CJ, you can book driver or book a taxi.

With kids and elderly.
Unless you say kids is like 17-18.
 

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Hi Calkel, added data and time in green below. Thanks.

Going TW with family of 4 adults altogether in late Dec.

D-day arrive TPE, HSR to TaiChung (Feng Chia) for 2 nights
D+3 Sun Moon lake, stay at Hu Yue hotel
D+4 Alishan, stay at Alishan Hotel (House)
D+5/6, Tainan, day trip to KH
D+7/8, TP
D+9 TPE

Questions:

1. Does it make economical sense to buy HSR pass or just pay per trip ? Arriving TPE scheduled flight Dec 19 1300. Just need a single trip to TC on Dec 19, return trip from TN/KH on Dec 23, and one single trip from TN to TP on Dec 25

Depends if you are on flexible time or fixed time.
Fixed time has higher discounts.


2. What's the ideal mode of transportation from TC to SML ? Where to make reservation ? Departing TC Dec 21 around 11am

Search for driver?

3. What's the ideal mode of transportation from SML to Alishan ? Where to make reservation ? Departing SML Dec 22 around 10am

Bus? But damn long sia.

Then i doubt u need the multi tickets la.
Kaohsiung to Tainan, take Normal TRAIN will do.
Hsr stations are far away!
Pm me for tickets.
If u can get to me, i may help u get better price.
 

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Gold-Fulong Route
Beitou-Zhuzihu Route
Muzha-Pingxi Route
Crown-Northern Route
Xiaowulai Route
Cihu Route
Ok la.
Not popular routes.
Weekends maybe.
And how many payables travelling in a group?
 

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Hi Calkel, added data and time in green below. Thanks.

Going TW with family of 4 adults altogether in late Dec.

D-day arrive TPE, HSR to TaiChung (Feng Chia) for 2 nights
D+3 Sun Moon lake, stay at Hu Yue hotel
D+4 Alishan, stay at Alishan Hotel (House)
D+5/6, Tainan, day trip to KH
D+7/8, TP
D+9 TPE

Questions:

1. Does it make economical sense to buy HSR pass or just pay per trip ? Arriving TPE scheduled flight Dec 19 1300. Just need a single trip to TC on Dec 19, return trip from TN/KH on Dec 23, and one single trip from TN to TP on Dec 25

Depends if you are on flexible time or fixed time.
Fixed time has higher discounts.


2. What's the ideal mode of transportation from TC to SML ? Where to make reservation ? Departing TC Dec 21 around 11am

Search for driver?

3. What's the ideal mode of transportation from SML to Alishan ? Where to make reservation ? Departing SML Dec 22 around 10am

Bus? But damn long sia.

Taichung to Sun Moon Lake
If staying at Fengjia, board free shuttle Hsin Hsin bus #160; 15 mins to Taichung HSR Station. Board Taiwan Shuttle bus 台灣好行日月潭線 #6670 at Taichung HSR Station exit 5 platform 3

SML to alishan 台灣好行 Bus Times: 8:00 AM & 9:00 AM
I think need to book advance, can google for more detail.
 

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Taichung to Sun Moon Lake
If staying at Fengjia, board free shuttle Hsin Hsin bus #160; 15 mins to Taichung HSR Station. Board Taiwan Shuttle bus 台灣好行日月潭線 #6670 at Taichung HSR Station exit 5 platform 3

SML to alishan 台灣好行 Bus Times: 8:00 AM & 9:00 AM
I think need to book advance, can google for more detail.

Lately got customers book ahead.
But then payment actual day.
Also depends where the pick up as well.
山路不好開。
 

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Lately got customers book ahead.
But then payment actual day.
Also depends where the pick up as well.
山路不好開。

Weather condition could spoil plan, need to have alternate plan.
That road will close if have rocking falling.


Pick up is at visitor centre right?
 

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For 4 pax, private car booking may make sense. Do you know of reliable vendor to book from and what's the typical price for the 2 routes (TC->SML and SML->Alishan) ?

As for HSR, I reckoned pass does not make sense for my itin but good that @Calkel confirmed.

Thanks, Andrew and Calkel.

Taichung to Sun Moon Lake
If staying at Fengjia, board free shuttle Hsin Hsin bus #160; 15 mins to Taichung HSR Station. Board Taiwan Shuttle bus 台灣好行日月潭線 #6670 at Taichung HSR Station exit 5 platform 3

SML to alishan 台灣好行 Bus Times: 8:00 AM & 9:00 AM
I think need to book advance, can google for more detail.
 

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For 4 pax, private car booking may make sense. Do you know of reliable vendor to book from and what's the typical price for the 2 routes (TC->SML and SML->Alishan) ?

As for HSR, I reckoned pass does not make sense for my itin but good that @Calkel confirmed.

Thanks, Andrew and Calkel.

4 pax booking a car/taxi is cheaper but if convenient, why not try their bus as a experience. Bus is still the cheapest transportation.
If you are looking a transport to a destination without a tour, can ask your hotel/minsu to arrange for you with 1 day advance. Save the trouble of looking for a reliable one.
 

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Experiencing the bus sounds good, but the consideration is Google map seems to suggest quickest route is by car.

It's my plan too to ask and book at the hotel, as an alternative.

4 pax booking a car/taxi is cheaper but if convenient, why not try their bus as a experience. Bus is still the cheapest transportation.
If you are looking a transport to a destination without a tour, can ask your hotel/minsu to arrange for you with 1 day advance. Save the trouble of looking for a reliable one.
 
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