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Visiting Taiwan

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Visiting Taiwan

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My family plans to visit Taiwan this year. Needs some help.

1. WHen is the best time to visit Taiwan, how about the Cherry Blossom period ?

2. Was reading in Taiwan tourism board that the Alishan Train Line was closed temporarily. Is there other ways of visiting Alishan then ?

3. Can anyone recommend a good place for Hot Spring in a hot spring hotel with nature walks and great sceneries ?

4. Lastly, whats the best way to travel Taiwan ? Given that we wanted to tour the above and visiting a sheep farmstay. Is it easy to get around ? Or should we just take train ride everywhere ?

Thanks for all kind advice.

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1. Re: Visiting Taiwan

I would also like to visit the island called Little LiuQiu.

Is it true that we could look at the corals thru a semi-submersible boat ?

Could someone please tell me where are the specific part of Taiwan am I looking at for all my above destinations ? And how best should I be planning for my trip ?

Thank you very much.

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1) February and March are the traditional flower season in Yangmingshan National Park. Yang Ming Shan Flower Festival is held yearly usually end Feb ~ end Mar at the flower clock area. The cherry blossom in Alishan is held yearly usually mid Mar ~ mid April.

2) Chiayi buses with LED display sign “嘉義 38 阿里山” depart Chiayi Bus Station (on right side of Chiayi Railway Station if you exit to the front of station) daily at 0610, 0740, 0810, 0840, 0910, 1010, 1210 and 1410 hrs direct to Alishan. Additional bus departures at 0940 and 1040 hrs on Fri~Sun only. Fare: NT$221 The bus ride takes about 2.5 hrs. Alight at the last stop i.e Alishan Bus Station.

Chiayi – Alishan bus timetable: www.cybus.gov.tw/TIMETABLE/TIMETABLE.pdf

Bus fare: http://www.cybus.gov.tw/fare.xls

Chiayi County Bus Management Bureau: http://www.cybus.gov.tw

3) Forumer JESSKPW posted a review on Ba-Ian Hot Spring Resort (八煙溫泉會館) located in Jinshan, Taipei County: tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g293913-i9546-k313…

http://www.ba-ian.com.tw

4) This thread has some information on Nantou bus from Taichung HSR Station to Cingjing:

tripadvisor.com.sg/ShowTopic-g293910-i9303-k…

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Little LiuQiu is a small island 8.9 nautical miles off Donggang, Pingtung County.

Donggang -- Liuqiu Island ferry: liuqiu.pthg.gov.tw/liuqiu/web_en.php…

Travel time: 25 ~ 30 minutes. Fare: NT$410 (return)

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