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7 days 6 nights Itinerary advice

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7 days 6 nights Itinerary advice

Hi,

This is my initial plan for my taiwan trip. Would like advise on some matters.

1.Are there any recommendations for minsu in Alishan? How is Small Swiss or Xinxin minsu?

2.Is there any big difference between taking the bus tour in Hualien or booking the cab?

3.For my Sunday day schedule, I plan to book a cab, but will I need to follow the timing of the driver?

4.Last but not least. I am deciding between TS hotel, Neijiang Hotel and Rainbow hotel. I have stayed in Rainbow before, it was pretty good except for the toilet which gets stuck often. Is the condition of TS better than rainbow?

Thanks in advance for any help rendered.

ITIERNARY

Wednesday

Evening

-Reach Airport around 6pm

-Reach Hotel 8pm

-Gongguan Night Market / Shida Night Market

Thursday

Morning/Afternoon

-Taipei to Chia-Yi by HSR. Connecting shuttle to Chia-Yi TRA station, bus or forest train up to Alishan recreational area Evening

-watch sunset and spend the night in Alishan.

Friday

Morning

-Morning train to Zhu-shan for sunrise viewing, explore forest area in the morning Afternoon/Evening

-take afternoon bus or train back to Chia-Yi then back to Taipei

-Zhong Xiao Dong Lu

-Ding Tai Feng

Saturday

Morning/Afternoon

-6.40am train to Hualien

-9.45am reach. Take the bus tour or cab tour for Hualien(4 Person = 4000NT).

Evening

-7.40pm train back to Taipei

-9.30pm reach.

-Longshan Temple

Sunday

-8am to 10am Yehliu (野柳地質公園) Admission fee: NT50/pax

-Shifen (十分瀑布) Admission fee: NT188/ pax

-Northeast Coast: Nanya (東北海岸:Nanya)

-Yingyang Hai (陰陽海) ** Want to see the best view

-Bitoucape

-Longdong Bay

-Jiufen (九份)

-Jinguashih (金瓜石)

-Zhong Zheng Gong Yuan

-Keelung (基隆) Night Market / Miao Kou Market

-9pm Back to hotel

-Shilin Night Market

Monday

Morning

-Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall

-Sun Yat Sen Memorial Hall

-Martyns Shrine

-National Palace Museum Afternoon/Evening

-Yongkang Street

-Take HSR to Taichung at 3pm, reach 4pm go to Yi Zhong Jie till 7pm then go to Feng Chia Night Market

-Leave by 9pm, take HSR back to Taipei reach 11pm

Tuesday

Morning

-Beitou Museum

-Beitou Hotspring

Afternoon/Evening

-Danshuei old street

-Fisherman Wharf

-Lover’s bridge

-Wu fen Pu

-Raohe Night Market

Wednesday

-Taipei 101

-XiMenTing Shopping

-Back home

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1. Re: 7 days 6 nights Itinerary advice

1) small swiss is much more exp that xin xin if i not mistaken. And it is not inside the Alishan recreation area.

2) Hiring cab is definitely better option. You have the flexibility to decide which spot you want to stay for longer time.

3) If you book the cab for whole day, driver shall follow your plan although sometimes they will give u better suggestions.

4) If you can looking for budget hotel, you can consider Future Star as well. It is even closer to mrt than Rainbow but not so noisy. Rooms in 7th floor are new and clean.

If you r going to stay in XMD area, i suggest you explore XMD area first. Do not miss out Ah Zhong mian xian...it is my favourite!

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2. Re: 7 days 6 nights Itinerary advice

Ding Tai Feng can be very crowded. It is better to call or book in advance. However, there are many nice foods nearby, you can try others as well. However, the 度小月in my opinon is overrated. All of my trip members feel so so only.

I strongly suggest you stay one or two days in Hualien. It was one of the great memories of my trip. I stayed there for 3.5 days. You can look out for 坐看云起民宿, it is very near to train station and the minsu is great. Delicous breakfast too. The male owner is the tour guide as well. You can take their package to explore different areas of hualien. The male owner is a funny guy too :p It only costed us 3K NTD per pax for 3 nite stays with free breakfast + one van for 10 ppl with tour guide for two days + renting the motorcycle for half a day. The owners provides transportation too. I strongly recommend this minsu!

Check out - http://leisure.hlbnb.tw/, i got their namecard and took photos with them as well :)

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3. Re: 7 days 6 nights Itinerary advice

if you ever apply the free youth card, you only need to pay 25NTD for Yehliu park's admission. I think you cover too many places in this day. I think you can skip Yehliu. You can start from Yingyang hai then all the way to jiufen. This can take you whole day alredi. Then evening time head to Keelung NM which is in my opinion one of the best NM in taipei. Really no point to go to two NM in one nite....more or less the same foods actually.

Personally, 4 best NM in taipei are:

1) Keelung

2) Raohe

3) Shilin

4) Shida

I dun find Lingjiang NM as good as 4 above. But if you got time, you can try too.

Danshui is on West side, Wufenpu is on East side...For tuesday you should focous on Beitou or Yangmingshan and Danshui area. Can check out Bali which is opposite Danshui as well.

Bali->Danshui->Beitour->Shilin seems like a good alternative :)

If got time k go to Tianmu for shopping as well. I think things there quite suitable singaporeans :)

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4. Re: 7 days 6 nights Itinerary advice

Actcally the reason why I was thinking of small swiss is because it provides quite a detailed itinerary for 2 days 1 night tour there. Is there any other minsu wirth recommending?

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5. Re: 7 days 6 nights Itinerary advice

Just my personal opinion that you plan a very tight schedule, unless you are young enough, my suggestion is try to slow down your step and enjoy Taiwan, if possible forget about Taichung, try to stay one night at Hualien will be much better and enjoy. As for Chiayi Alisan-trip, you plan to take afternoon bus from Alisan and then back to Taipei, you still plan to visit ZhongxiaoDongLu, this is quite tough.

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6. Re: 7 days 6 nights Itinerary advice

Thanks for the feedback. I was thinking maybe after coming back from Alishan in the afternoon, we could go to Zhong Xiao Dong Lu for a walk and dinner.

I heard that it is better to visit Jiufen during the weekdays. Why is that so?

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7. Re: 7 days 6 nights Itinerary advice

Hi tcs80,

Was looking at your recommended minsu in Hualien as i have yet to book a room at Hualien and am looking for a nice one.

In your opionion, would their tour package of Taroko be better than the one provided by Taiwan Tourbus?

However i note that it does not include lunch.

But 1350*2 is quite a reasonable price.

Rgds,

Phan

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8. Re: 7 days 6 nights Itinerary advice

Hi zaoruta

I have one most important comment for you...

Your itinerary is way way way too too too packed. I 100% guarantee you its either not possible or its possible but you just touch n go for every destination. This is especially so for Sunday & Monday!!

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9. Re: 7 days 6 nights Itinerary advice

Sorry. But i have to agree with the rest. This plan is ideal but its hard to follow. I mean there will be times whereby you will end up missing a train/bus or staying at a place longer than you had expected.

If the trip is too rush ie, stop, see and go, you wont enjoy it. Maybe you can try to take off some destinations. The trip should definitely be much more enjoyable. Cheers!

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10. Re: 7 days 6 nights Itinerary advice

Thanks for the advice. I have modified the itinerary in accord to the advice given.

ITIERNARY

Wednesday

Evening

-Reach Airport around 6pm

-Reach TS Hotel 8pm

-Gongguan Night Market / Shida Night Market

Thursday

Morning/Afternoon

-Taipei to Chia-Yi by HSR. Connecting shuttle to Chia-Yi TRA station, bus or forest train up to Alishan recreational area Evening

-watch sunset and spend the night in Alishan.Have booked the minsu.

Friday

Morning

-Morning train to Zhu-shan for sunrise viewing, explore forest area in the morning Afternoon/Evening

-take afternoon bus or train back to Chia-Yi then back to Taipei

-Ding Tai Feng

-Clubbing

Saturday

Morning

-Beitou Museum

-Beitou Hotspring

Afternoon/Evening

-Danshuei old street

-Fisherman Wharf

-Lover’s bridge

-Wu fen Pu

-Raohe Night Market

Sunday

Morning

-Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall

-Sun Yat Sen Memorial Hall

-Martyns Shrine

-National Palace Museum

Afternoon/Evening

-Yongkang Street

-Zhong Xiao Dong Lu

Monday

Booked Meeky Yang. Have not really decided on the places to visit except for the ones below. Any advice for the places to visit?

-8am to 10am Yehliu (野柳地質公園) Admission fee: NT50/pax

-Jiufen (九份)

-Jinguashih (金瓜石)

-Keelung (基隆) Night Market / Miao Kou Market

-9pm Back to hotel

-Shilin Night Market

Tuesday

Morning/Afternoon

-6.40am train to Hualien

-9.45am reach. Booked Mr Lu for a day tour

Evening

-7.40pm train back to Taipei

-9.30pm reach.

-Longshan Temple

Wednesday

-Taipei 101

-XiMenTing Shopping

-Back home