hi all, i've planned a 4D 3N trip to TPE in Aug.. any idea wat the weather there is like?
also, any one to share itinerary on shopping and eating there? (it'll b my 3rd time there, so not planning to go sightseeing)
also, anyone know how to reach wu lai from TPE? tks!!
from Taipei Main Station take MRT to Xindian station
outside of MRT Xindian station æ–°åº—ç«™ take Xindian bus æ–°åº—å®¢è¿ to Wulai bus terminal (abt 30mins trip, bus comes every 20mins interval) cost TWD$40/pax
As the mrt goes directly to Danshui, i think it is quite convenient for you to push a pram there. A sidenote, Danshui is very packed during weekends.
As for Jiufen, we took a train ride from Taipei (1hr) and thereafter transfer bus to Jiufen. The road up is winding, similar to going Genting. Though it may not be suitable for young kids, i think your parents will like it coz it has a good view.
No comments on Beitou as i did not go there. We went to Wulai instead.
see that u have a great time in TW. Hualian's Tarako Gorge is beautiful. Too bad, not including it in my plan/itineary though i think my parents will love the scenic view. But with a kid in toll... its not possible.
At the moment, just planning to cover:
Danshui/Yu ren Matou
Yang Ming San
Wu fen pu & Raohe nite mkt
shilin nite mkt
CKS memorial Hall
National Palace Museum
Mirama Ferri Wheel
Xi Men Ding
Taipei Underground Mall (heard that the shoes there are cheap)
Have not plan the sequence yet.
Btw, which hotel u stay? I am considering between Cosmo/ Rainbow and TS (Ta Shun). Any recommendation?
Oh, my flight reaches Taipei in the morning at 6am. So I cant have an early hotel check-in until 12pm, wonder where can i go in between???
we bought the air tixs as early as 4months prior to the trip (once we saw good deal on Jetstar we grabbed it ). Hotel wise, we shared among the 3 of us (add a bed to the room) hence save on the accommodation also.
Car restaurant is called PS BuBu. It's in Tianmu
the hello kitty restaurant is in zhongxiao fuxing, near to the green SOGO, along Da'an Road. You can see the prominent signboard from afar
weather in early March is cold... need to wear jacket still... the temp will fall btw 17 - 20deg.
Flight, hotel and itinerary... tat's very vague. Do you have any particular choice in mind? For your info, we took jetstar and stayed in TS Hotel. For Jetstar, surf its website or look out for any offers on the papers. For hotel booking, you may drop them an email to confirm your booking and nearer to your stay the hotel will give you a call to confirm your booking.
We took Freego bus service from airport to TS Hotel, which dropped us right outside the hotel. IIRC, is NT140 per pax for the coach ride.
Hello, does anyone has any advices if I want to go to Sun Moon Lake and Taroko Gorge from Taipei? Which form of transport should I take? Should i stay one night in hua lien or at sun moon lake? Which one should I go first before returning to Taipei? Thanks!
just wanna share w u my itinerary for my trip to Taiwan in May 2008. I had a GREAT time there and will be definitely returning for a second visit.
We got a 4d3n package at Focal Travel consisting of airfares and hotel at only 800+ per person. (and taking Cathay Airlines with good timing - Reach Taiwan early afternoon, return spore at 11pm)
Day 1 - Taipei Ximending
Day 2 - Taipei 101, Sun Yat Sen Memorial, Eslite Bookstore, Chiang Kai Shek Memorial
Day 3 - Free tour to Yehliu, Jiufen, Martyrs' Shrine, Shihlin Night Market, Hot Spring @ Tianmu
Day 4 - Went to National Palace Musuem and then took cable car to Maokong, a mountain town famous for its tea and breathtaking scenery of Taipei City!
Day 5 - Was fetched by staff from Yilan Prefecture to go to Yilan Shangri La Resort
Day 6- Packed our bags and took taxi down the mountain to train station and took train to Hualien. Reached Hualien Jyunda Resort.
Day 7 - Took a day tour to Taroko Gorge. Really gorgeous scenery. One of the highlights of the trip. And also went to Seven Star Lake. Shopped and walked a bit in Hualien City before heading back to Jyunda Resort.
Day 8 - Took a train to Kaohsiung.(about 4 + hrs)
Day 9 - Visited the various sights of kaohsiung and its port and harbour
Day 10 - Took High Speed rail back to Taipei for some last min shopping at Wufenpu and Eslite bookstore
Day 11 - Flight back to Singapore
Not to mention, the trip involved lots of bubble tea!
Any queries, feel free to pm me. =)
Oops, i forgot one impt thing we did on Day 10...silly me!
Besides last min shopping at Wufenpu, we went Danshuei, north of Taipei. It's a really interesting place to go for history and scenery, and of cos, good food!
Too bad we met with a heavy storm, so we couldnt take much photos...
no, u cant go from SML to taroko. and even if u wish to try driving this way, i wouldnt advise it.
4days only u cant visit both place. pick one, i recommend taroko over SML. SML is just a big lake. taroko is a world class natural wonder, tho isnt listed as such due to political reasons. u'll know wht i mean if u visit enuff scenic places and will agree taroko is unique.
Hello Idono, thanks for the information. Actually this is my second trip to taiwan, so I have visited some places like danshui before. I heard that yeliu is very nice too. I might plan to go yeliu if I skipped SML. I will be going in dec.. maybe the weather will be too cold? Half day trip to yeliu should be enough right?
yar, 1/2 day shd be enuff, the time killer is transport as the bus frequency is every hr i believe.
places tht i tend to go again & again in taipei are as follows, maybe u can reference see if there's any in the list u hv not visit b4 & want to do so.
2. Shili night mkt (not the eating place only. i notice SGian may mistake the eating place as "the" night mkt)
3. Jiufen (i sucker for this place)
4. Keelung (for food only)
5. taipei 101 area (more for catching a movie)
6. danshui area