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Wednesday, May 11, 2016

TIME FOR TAIWAN : THINGS TO DO IN TAIPEI

What will you do if you have 2 full days in Taipei?
For natural lover, I would choose for natural trails. For shopaholic this place is also a heaven for people like you. For foodies lover....well...eat all you can !

Somehow, I end up booked myself at Tamsui area. Which is really a good place to stay and get all above I mentioned. Lucky me!


Tamsui

Tamsui is about 45 minutes MRT ride from Main Station. I stayed near by the sea and totally enjoyed the beautiful sunset there. I never miss the peaceful morning and evening walk by the sea there.

While you in Tamsui don't forget to take ferry cross to Bali and visit the Fisherman's Wharf there.If you lazy to walk around , you can also ride on R26 bus  and this bus will take you to many town's main tourist sites.

If you happen to be here during public holiday or weekend, this place will flocked by many local.


You will never go hungry in Taiwan. Stroll around the old street in Tamsui to get great bargain of items made in Taiwan and also enjoy delicious street food.


Yamingshan National Park

I was contemplating between Elephant Hills or Yamingshan National Park and at the end choose this place.

Since I stayed at Tamsui area so going to this place is not that far at all. I just need to stop at Jiantan Station and then take small bus no. S15. Just pay NTD15 which I paid with Easycard.

After 2 hours hiking up I reach to the top and get to enjoy totally awesome view.  It is a flat land on top the part and in fact it is a lava terrace here. I follow Qingtiangang trail. Along the way met this Taiwan Auntie who is 89 years old. WTH! That Auntie get 2 thumbs and 2 toes up from me. She hiked the hill steadily. Damn!!! me and my weak knee can't lose to hers. Jia You!

You can visit Shinlin night market after get down from Yamingshan Park. Just head toward Exit 1 at  Jiantan Station.


Maokong Gondola

I visited this place specifically to experience the ride of bottom crystal celar cable car. Yeayyyy!!! I made it!

How to go to Maokong Gondola?
Just take MRT brown line and stop at Taipei Zoo.

I paid NTD50 for the gondola ride both way using easycard.



I rode the gondola all the way up to enjoy awesome view of tea plantation.



Enjoy the view while riding the maokong gondola and if you love the zoo, just stop at the zoo station.

Its short time in Taipei and I wish I have more days to explore. But back to reality of life, I need to work to finance my next trip!

25 comments:

  1. I really love tamsui...it's such a good place to explore with local foods and also the Yu Ren Port has the most amazing sunset ever.

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  2. 2 days are just too short for me to enjoy my holiday. However, I am impressed with the amount you did in just two days.

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  3. their guava looks really nice.. bet they taste better too! Wished the guavas here looked that good... lol

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  4. only two days and you can enjoy all these stuff? boy, you good!

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  5. never been there yet. one of my wishlist :D

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  6. omg..i think i will shiver like nobody business standing on that glass!!! hahahaha!!!

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  7. My elder girl just back from Taipei. It was her second time visit there hehe

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  8. Never in my life enjoy a good real sunset view before haha! I think cable car is quite fun and exiciting hehe!

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  9. I never been to Taipei before but after reading my blog, it will be my next trip soon. Thanks for the recommendation.

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  10. nice view from the crystal clear cable car.

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  11. Looks like a good trip! I especially love the food that you tried in tamshui!! And such a scary cable car ride that was!

    Much love,
    Everest
    www.everestsays.com

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  12. Miss my Taiwan trip, can't wait to travel there again! =D

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  13. Taipei must be one happening city. I love Taiwanese street food especially fried mushrooms.

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  14. I love Tamsui old town....brings back lots of memories here... huhuhu

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  15. Taiwan is a beautiful place to eat and enjoy. Heard there are endless option to eat there.

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  16. Taiwan is one of my travel bucket list!! plan to backpack there and travel around the taiwan...now saving money...ahaha

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  17. I miss Taiwan so much, plan a re-visit trip one day soon :)

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  18. I miss my Taiwan trip.. Wish to go there again in near future!

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  19. OMG! Really hope to travel to Taiwan at least once in my lifetime! >.<

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  20. I was 3 when I last went taiwan! Really hope to visit there again to savor all the yummy good food <3

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  21. I love Taiwan also, there are so many delicious snacks and food to eat there.

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  22. My friend would suggest me to go Taiwan as I can hunt for nice food, Nice mask and the best part is nice view.

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  23. Awww... I miss Taiwan a lot. Thanks for sharing. I swear I will go again in future! But probably not these few years since I have visited quite recent as well.

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  24. beautiful photos I have been wanting to travel to taipei!!hopefully soon!

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  25. Really envy your travelling posts babe! wish i could travel as much too :)

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