(TAIWAN) Travel Guide: How To Get To Taichung City

Taipei To Taichung

Board the high speed train at Taipei Main Station. You will have to take a taxi or public bus to get downtown in Taichung as the HSR station is located in Wurih, 20 minutes out of the city.

 

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We book the early bird ticket price, so it’s cheaper by a bit. Usual is NTD$750, we brought with discount price NTD$700 x 2 trips will be NTD$1400 for Standard seats.

Taipei to Taichung NTD$700

Taichung to Taipei NTD$700

Approx. Travel Time: 50 Minutes

To check the timing and price for the HSR, Can book HSR ticket via online.

 

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(TAIWAN) Hotel To Stay In Cing Jing, Taichung!

Ailiga Villa, Cing Jing (Taichung)

Hello Pals! I would like to share my reviews of this Villa, located in Cing Jing (Taichung).

This is a hotel villa, it’s looks like a terrace house villa. We book a 4 Pax room cause we want to try out and we just thought is our first time here and YOLO for us. So we decide to book a 4 Pax Villa.

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Feel so relax and peace in here, you can feel the nice breeze, mountain scenery and catch the sunset just further up the villa with a open space.

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This is the inside view of the room, also have a small balcony beside the toilet. The Toilet was very clean and we love the room. For just simple one night stay. This is more enough. 2 Storey spacious room.

If you want to watch the sunset in the morning , may inform the counter person. They also have package available if you want for breakfast etc.

This Villa is at the Mountain further up after Cing Jing Green Green Grassland. There is also a small restaurant just beside the Villa.

Ailiga Villa, Cing Jing

Address: 546, Taiwan, Nantou County, Ren’ai Township, 榮光巷9-1-1號

 

(TAIWAN) The Best Memories To Experience When Visit Cing Jing, In Taichung

1. Swiss Garden, 清境小瑞士花園

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Swiss Garden is locate within CingJing Farm, is before CingJing Farm. With the super cold air here and nice views too! To visit Swiss Garden, get a ticket @ NT$20 each person. Ticket is valid for the 1 day pass. So if you want to come back to visit again, do ask for a stamp before leaving. At night with the lighting will be very nice to take photos!

Feel hungry? They have 7-11 and Starbucks can be found around the area.

Take a break and have a brunch :). Some products that you can’t find in Singapore 7-11 store.

2. Carton King Café/Restaurant

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Carton King is a Café, a full house almost everything  made of Carton with corrugated paper / fibreboard – from the ceiling, lamp shade, tables, chairs etc. A cup and napkin holders and even plates! We were amazed by the designs!

We never get to try the food here, as we are quite full. Can have some small brunch to try! Do check out on the post if you want to know more about Carton King Restaurant. 🙂

We didn’t get to the Carton restaurant but , there is a section which sells honey and other related products just beside the restaurant near the entrance. The staff there was really friendly, gave us a few different honey to try. We decided to buy one honey with longan and one normal just pure honey! — The honey with longan taste super nice. I make and drink as honey water. Love the honey!

There is also a souvenir shop on the first floor, where you can purchase the creativity of carton made products! like the Eiffel Towel and other famous architects, DIYs Kit to buy home and build. — We brought a Windmill Carton Model lighting (can’t rmb how much exactly cost, but it’s quite cheap) and a Musical Carousel! (NTD$2,211.40 $100 SGD) 

Swiss Garden (清境小瑞士花園)

No.28, Dingyuan Vil., Ren’ai Township, Nantou County 546, Taiwan (南投縣546仁愛鄉定遠新村28號(小瑞士花園))
Opening Hours: 8am to 10pm
Entry Ticket: NT$20

Carton King (紙箱王)

No.28, Dingyuan Vil., Ren’ai Township, Nantou County 546, Taiwan (南投縣546仁愛鄉定遠新村28號(小瑞士花園))
Souvenir shop opens 9am – 9pm
Restaurant opens 11am – 8pm (3 sessions – lunch, tea, dinner)
Minimum spending NT$80 per person, excluding 10% service charge

3. Cing Jing Farm

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We are here at the Cing Jing Farm! It’s really cold out here, due to raining and mountain cold air. Feel like Air-con here! Cing Jing is a favourite spot to interact with farm animals such as cows and sheep.

Visit the Sheep

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Find this little sheep machine to buy food to feed the sheep’s.

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They all coming for food, so get ready your treats and feed them all! Remember to take a quick nice close up shot before they run away to other people’s

Horse Show


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Next is the horse show! It was inform by our driver that there is a horse show here. And we get in time to pick a seat and watch with comfortable zone area. Each of them was in charge in their own pet horse.

At the end of the show, you never want to miss taking photos with all the professional horses performance!

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Take a few nice mountiscenery

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We’ve book the nearest Hotel Villa, which is further up to Cing Jing. Catch the sunrise in the morning. If you don’t want to miss the sunrise, can let the counter know and they will have a package for you. You may check on my next post on the Hotel Villa reviews!

IMG_1548Along the way up to the mountain, can see people who stays here, work here. Seems like a tough life for them but see them happily living here, their hometown is like a blessing for them. 🙂 Will definitely come back here again.

The driver was intro by one of my friend. If you would like to book him as your driver, I have the details for you below!

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Address: No. 170, Renhe Road, Ren’ai Township, Nantou County, Taiwan 546

Opening Hours: 8am – 5pm Daily

Entry Ticket: NTD$200

By Private Car:

Cing Jing Farm was located at the mountain top further up in Taichung city. Far from Rainbow Village and Sun Moon Lake. You have to book a driver to drive up here and back to Taichung HSR Station. Is our first time here, and surprisingly we successful made it here. May check my other post on How to get to Taichung City.

We paid around 3500NTD, $160 SGD for 1 day trip, for 2 person. (Price can try ask for nego)

Can contact driver thru WeChat ID :RderHamilton, 高任皓.

 

 

(TRAVEL) TAIWAN: Places In Taichung That You Must Visit! Sun Moon Lake & Rainbow Village! Tourist Attraction

Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village” (九族文化村). Sun Moon Lake, 日月潭

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Sun Moon Lake, is one of the largest lake located in the mountain of Nantou, Geographic Center of Taiwan 臺灣地理中心碑. which is at the center of Taiwan island.

Sun Moon Lake has a large variety of Hotels and minsu.

If you want to stay here has to book in advance to avoid disappointment.

If you explore around here, there is a lot of shops ahead. Most of it sell souvenirs and other things that you might want to bring home with you!

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This is one of the famous 茶叶蛋 here, with long queue. We didn’t know about this but we follow the queue to try! It’s looks normal, but it’s more tastier! I guess that’s the different. Since you are here, why not give it a try! 🙂

The breeze here and see the view scenery of the mountain, the sea, to enjoy a short performances by the Taiwanese.

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The 3 location have a lot of street food, shops for souvenirs.

From here i end my journey Sun Moon Lake. As for my research I do know there are some more places to go further up.

Is a European garden deep into the mountain and also an amusement park. Want to know more about this place? Click on the link to check it out! The place is call “Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village” (九族文化村).

Check out my post on Cing Jing Farm too!

 

 

 

 

 

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