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

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Have you visited hsingchu and miaoli before? is there anything worth exploring there? This trip is too short for me to visit the islands. JF SF KL LD all went before liao

hey all going TW for my 10 times and im running out of ideas where to visit. will be there from Apr 25(1310h) to 30(1420h)
the major cities i have visited as below...help please lol!
Taipei Taoyuan Taichung Tainan Yilan Hualien Kenting
not considering Taitung and Kaohsiung for this trip.
Loads of things to do.
Miaoli to see 桐花季節,南莊老街,山上人家,鐵道博物館
新竹市 城隍廟,玻璃藝術館, 17公里海岸線,南寮漁港
新竹縣 竹東動漫區, 北浦老街, 北浦冷泉,十八尖山,獅頭山,大自然文化世界
桃園 慈湖,石門水庫,龍潭

I guess should fill up your travel list.
 
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April is also a good time to do trekking.
Suggest u choose some old trails and spend a day out in nature.
草嶺古道,i did twice.
But do prepare your ration and h2o.
No shop in between trailwalking to be found.
 

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hey all going TW for my 10 times and im running out of ideas where to visit. will be there from Apr 25(1310h) to 30(1420h)
the major cities i have visited as below...help please lol!

Taipei
Taoyuan
Taichung
Tainan
Yilan
Hualien
Kenting

not considering Taitung and Kaohsiung for this trip.

Can list down the stuff/places/experiences you already visited?
Cities/towns are big, there maybe many hidden gems you have not done/visit yet?
 

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Has anyone booked day tours from kkday.com? Is it reliable?
 

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Can list down the stuff/places/experiences you already visited?
Cities/towns are big, there maybe many hidden gems you have not done/visit yet?

Some ppl go 10 times only 蜻蜓點水。
Me jelly no go 10 times.
 

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Loads of things to do.
Miaoli to see 桐花季節,南莊老街,山上人家,鐵道博物館
新竹市 城隍廟,玻璃藝術館, 17公里海岸線,南寮漁港
新竹縣 竹東動漫區, 北浦老街, 北浦冷泉,十八尖山,獅頭山,大自然文化世界
桃園 慈湖,石門水庫,龍潭

I guess should fill up your travel list.

April is also a good time to do trekking.
Suggest u choose some old trails and spend a day out in nature.
草嶺古道,i did twice.
But do prepare your ration and h2o.
No shop in between trailwalking to be found.

Thanks bro! I will check all of them out and good suggestion on trekking we are cutting out shopping and cafe hoping for this trip. Will focus more on trekking and climbing at least 1 mountain
 

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Can list down the stuff/places/experiences you already visited?
Cities/towns are big, there maybe many hidden gems you have not done/visit yet?

That will be too many haha. But yes you are right most of the cities and towns the places I visited are usually just the touristy ones. Except for Taipei which I feel I got literally nothing to do anymore, probably just gonna spend 1.5day there for my next trip
 

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Thanks bro! I will check all of them out and good suggestion on trekking we are cutting out shopping and cafe hoping for this trip. Will focus more on trekking and climbing at least 1 mountain

Elephant hill at xinyi district.
If you are adventurous enough, xinbei also has a good choice as well.
Yangmingshan?
Guanyinshan?
 

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Elephant hill at xinyi district.
If you are adventurous enough, xinbei also has a good choice as well.
Yangmingshan?
Guanyinshan?


Elephant hill climb before quite relaxing one. YMS also went a few times before. which mountain in Xinbei?

i was deciding between GYS or Jinmainshan previously but opted for JMS as i find it more accessible. but seriously JMS is not that easy though, some part really steep and we spend around 4hrs in total. share some pics with you guys if you all are interested to climb JMS

the more challenging steps
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top of mountain
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view will be even better if not so foggy
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depature from taoyuan airport no need exit stamp and go thru automated gate now ah
 

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Yes/.
Departure stamps will soon be obsolete with the autogate.

But this wasn’t the case for us in our recent trip last month. As I had read from this forum that many had used the auto gates during their departure from Taoyuan Airport, so we thought that this is now the current practice and made our way to the auto gates. However we were stopped by an airport staff, telling us that the auto gates are not for people like us who are holding foreign passports and directed us to the manned counters. :s11: So ya, our passports all have the departure stamps.
 

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But this wasn’t the case for us in our recent trip last month. As I had read from this forum that many had used the auto gates during their departure from Taoyuan Airport, so we thought that this is now the current practice and made our way to the auto gates. However we were stopped by an airport staff, telling us that the auto gates are not for people like us who are holding foreign passports and directed us to the manned counters. :s11: So ya, our passports all have the departure stamps.
I was also diverted to manual counters at times.
 

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no issue at the arrival custom when we visit taiwan again?
left via automated gate during Aug

visit tw again during Nov, no issue

But this wasn’t the case for us in our recent trip last month. As I had read from this forum that many had used the auto gates during their departure from Taoyuan Airport, so we thought that this is now the current practice and made our way to the auto gates. However we were stopped by an airport staff, telling us that the auto gates are not for people like us who are holding foreign passports and directed us to the manned counters. :s11: So ya, our passports all have the departure stamps.
Was directed to manned counters during Nov when leaving tw.

lucky they directed me to the counter, the queue at the automated gate is so long. the counter is so much faster.

got more time to spare and no need to rush


and i think the auto gate got diff queue for locals and foreigners, so i think u all went to the wrong one?
 
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left via automated gate during Aug

visit tw again during Nov, no issue


Was directed to manned counters during Nov when leaving tw.

lucky they directed me to the counter, the queue at the automated gate is so long. the counter is so much faster.

got more time to spare and no need to rush


and i think the auto gate got diff queue for locals and foreigners, so i think u all went to the wrong one?

More like depends where the officers point you to.
Can be pretty messy as well.
 
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