A 4 day trip exploring Taiwanese tea culture as well as beautiful scenes in Taichung you can’t miss!
DAY 1: TO TAICHUNG, VISIT PHUNG JIA NIGHT MARKET
As the time flies pretty soon the house is far away, so make sure to eat it in front of the airport shuttle service from Dichungtaxi, he drivers arrive very soon and enthusiastic to chart the car. Compared to the use before ordering the car in Hanoi, the process of Dichungtaxi was also much more compact, especially, and the car was welcomed after 7am, for a cheaper time from 10:00-13h the next 30%.
Link Parking: https://shorten.asia/bjrXrm1v
Coming to Taiwan, there are many airlines to exploit the flights straight away from Vietnam, but in those airlines, it is probably the investment to fly through most Taiwan. In a day that has routes to Taipei, Taichung, Tainan… Flying from Saigon-Taizhong about 3h Bay… take off from 10h25, by lunch so you should be prepared with snacks, or put in advance of VietJet’s food to receive incentives-20% and be sure to have hot foods like rice , berries, sorghum, fried wheat… As if I was a little subjective, it was only for the rest of the pastas… not enough for lunch.
The Taiwan immigration procedure is simple, you have recorded information with a flight attendant, generic passport and visa. I’m using visa online taiwan registered through the Korean visa.
Please refer to: Guide to Visa Taiwan online
After the 152 tourists fled in Taiwan, making the visa of Hong (service group online) was cancelled, the visa to Taiwan became more difficult. People when travelling must apply for a visa directly (with financial proof, proof of work…) or Visa Online (visa advanced) when there is already an advanced number of countries such as Korea, Japan, Europe…
In addition, Taiwan is prohibited from carrying products from meat through their country, will even be very heavy if deliberately violated, so there should not be a cotton rub, a sausage, and an sausage… when it passes to Taiwan. After updating the central station, the bus crew returns to the hotel in the city centre. To take a bus, you can purchase the Easy cards in the lobby. To find the bus or public transport, you can use Google Maps, now that Google Maps has been updated quite fully for detailed instructions on how to go to bus or train, walk to change the line… Because I saw it at the bus stop, all the Chinese use is not a little English.
This trip does not purchase the 4g Sim at the airport which uses Airsim to buy in the Philippines, 1 the 4g sim can be used in many countries… and a WiFi receiver from the Gohub should only stand waiting for people to receive pre-booked sim.
Hotel his group is Chance Hotel located near Taichung station (the last Ben of the 3rd bus from the airport), quite clean beautifully & luxury. The one-night price as Agoda & booking, including breakfast, Room 2 is: 750k/night including breakfast, small but clean rooms, beautiful toilet and morning buffet restaurant is also very OK: Https://lexuancuong.com/chance-hotel-taichung
This evening, the group will come to the Phung Jia Night Market, the largest night market in Taichung is well known in Taiwan. After two visits to Taiwan, I see that there is also a night market and plenty of delicious food. Tourism in Taiwan 1 week 2016, via Taipei, looking for night markets on the maps paid out to 6 7 the results that heard what is also freezing.
Go to the night market, to eat a variety of different dishes, it’s best to go in the group, each with a single-item buyer, priced at a price of 60-100 and then divide… some dishes you should try like tofu, fried chicken thighs/grilled , squid, grilled cheese, meat, bread, and especially milk tea. The culinary path is the main road here, with a wide variety of food and large tourists, both Taiwan’s youth. There are very well-known shops so people are lined up long to wait for the routine.
You can also try with the game “Zoo”, which appears throughout the streets in Taiwan attracting the adult to the children. Every play is 10TWD, his team after four days also gets a few beasts to that little toys.
Besides, the surrounding area is also home to a pretty fashion brand, cosmetic… that people often spend time to shopping. There are girls or Watson to buy cosmetics, masks. Masks in Taiwan heard the suit of the Vietnamese skin, so listening to the radio is the person who also buys masks.
Cheap airline tickets to Taiwan: Https://lexuancuong.com/ve-may-bayvietnam-dailoan
DAY 2: RAINBOW VILLAGE & LAKE SUN MOON.
The Rainbow Village is a destination that is also no stranger, known as the village but the fact that there is only one building with a few small houses. The small house is drawn so many colours by the Prince, the former warrior of the fossil fantasy, drew up to attract tourists and retained the old houses, where he celebrated with his former teammates. /
Here, there is a beautiful sale of coffee, too, the price is not too well, I buy a paper type, so do not hold the anniversary, if you visit the Rainbow Village, buy the plastic cup. Beautiful!
This time the carriage of the vehicle by the convoy should also save the duration, the range of noon is that everyone has come to the Lake of Japan. If you leave yourself, you can buy Nantou bus tickets near Taichung Station (read the old article review with a thorough guide).
Refer to Article travel guide for Taiwan dust in 2016
People drop by the Store of TenRen’s tea – the biggest tea brand in Taiwan, the partner of TenRen’s Tea Philippines, the sponsor of this trip. The union is Miss Zhao, store manager, who has experienced more than 20 years of working in Ten lace and has many knowledge of Taiwan’s tea and culture… in a short hour, people are together listening to share , as well as enjoying the most delicious teas… from Alishan high mountain, or typical tea of the Japanese lake. Learn how to enjoy tea from the look-smell-drink to the most obvious sense of oolong tea, black tea, green tea… In the form of tea or drinking, prefer to drink tea but milk tea… but also impressed with the way she talks about tea , how the transmission is full of emotion and significant amount of information… although in Chinese.
After enjoying the tea, then the tenren milk tea, as well as buying a bit of pineapple cake, tea making gifts… people buy train tickets to the Lake of Japan. You should buy pineapple cakes here, as there is a clear brand that prices are not too disparity when compared to the purchase at stops.
The Japanese lake is one of the largest freshwater lakes in Taiwan, created from the earlier Lake of Japan, the current Lake of Japan, and is a popular landmark in Taiwan. To the Japanese lake, it is possible to experience the boat sitting on board, cycling around the lake… And if there are conditions and good luck, you should also try to see the dawn on the lake early in the morning. Sightseeing tickets are 300 currency and will visit 2 points on the lake: The jewels of the Ita Shao National village.
Last time I came here it rains pretty much should not play here much. This time also rain, but it seems less. As you find out, the fascinating experience you should try is to rent a bicycle, along with the supply of roads around the Japanese lake, the bike is hired quite a lot in areas near the tourist pier, rather sorry that the weather is not in favour and his team lacks Time should ignore this experience. Next time will try.
Dinner at Natou City, enjoy a one-man hot pot in Taiwan.
If you go from Taichung can book a 1 day tour of the Japanese quarter: Https://lexuancuong.com/1-ngay-ho-nhat-nguyet or catch a bus from Taichung-Japan Lake on the Taiwan travel guide in 2016 or booking online combo bus tickets + Cheap train tickets here : Https://lexuancuong.com/ve-bus-ve-tau-ho-nhat-nguyet
DAY 3: TREKKING ALISHAN & SWAYING ALONG THE JUNGLE-PIERCING TRAIN, STOPPING THE ANCIENT VILLAGE OF FENCHIHU
In the previous post that shared, Alishan is a rather attractive place with her when it is trekking through the ancient canopy, the tree roots hundreds of years old and more than dozen people hug. It is also too famous that & is favoured with Taiwanese tourists, especially this season, when there is cherry blossoms… That although with a temperature of 9 degrees Celsius at noon, it rains still quite crowded.
Well, remember to prepare raincoats, though… Or buy before going near the 7-Eleven area Nhé, here’s the kind of though very beautifully & the magic, raincoats help fight the rain.
To explore at Alishan you can walk, or the bus, or train… Places such as: Dam billion Mei, 3 generations, trail bows, or top-notch mountain views.
If the first time you ever walk from the top of the summit, this time someone more experienced, after lunch, the bus starts on the Chaoping station-> Walk of the Cherry blossoms in Sakura Trail, zhaoping Park at the opposite (wooden bridge)-> walk Vertical Tashan Trail-> Dam-I-> of Alishan Shozen-> Three-generation tree-> station Sacred Tree station, from here to catch a cross-forest cruise to Alishan Station. Refer to the road: Link Google Maps
The petals bloom, red in Sakura Trail & zhaoping Park:
The shallow, summer dam, including dam billion… heard when many countries, will be very fanciful.
A three-generation tree in Alishan forest, this generation dies, another generation to rise.
The superior Alishan forest with rows of straight, high tens of meters.
Don’t forget to take this “romantic” picture at the Sacred Tree Station.
Return to the trans-jungle ship, swaying along the winding track.
If you have longer time in Alishan (sleep overnight here), you can choose to explore the Alishan forest early in the morning, to the top of Zhushan, Xiaoliyuanshan Lookout for Dawn by the early morning train, then stroll down the mountain point.
Farewell Alishan, still has not seen all of the most beautiful, but certainly, rain-resistant, cold but very well-deserved mountains.
STOP THE ANCIENT VILLAGE OF FENCHIHU
Dinner, the group chose to rest in Fenchihu (Fenqihu, Fencihu…), a small village more than 30 km from Alishan. This place is not too many tourists but also a pretty interesting point with Fenchihu Station, where there is the Red ship & the famous Alishan Forest Railway (other than the Trans-Alishan ship). With the Taiwanese people, the train line is hard to buy tickets, as only selling 180 tickets, a trip to 9am (ticket purchase: http://alishan.railway.gov.tw)… Previously the train would go through the forest to Alishan, but now only stops at the Fenchihu Station.
In Fenchihu only one night was an early morning, but there was a little love, like the early morning air, fog blind afternoon… And that’s not a hitch like other tourist spots. Don’t forget to experience: buy fruit at the farmer’s uncle, eat the famous canned dishes, wander the magical corners of Fenchihu ancient train station.
Explore the Square forest, the unrounded arch, which has a tendon that floats similar to the square.
Here there is a small grape market, fruit sale, food, and souvenirs but closed very soon… At seven, I saw it on sale, so remember to buy fruit, especially pink & tomato to eat nhé, very tasty.
And dinner is here, don’t forget to enjoy the famous “rice box”. You can choose the restaurant by the Royal in the edge of 7-Eleven or a small pub at the end of the market, which is a little cheaper: including 2 chicken dishes… Both are very tasty, and are also cheap: about 70TWD/part.
DAY 4: VISIT FACTORY TEN REN’S TEA TAIWAN & ENJOY THE DISHES FROM TEA
Luckily how this trip, the group received permission to visit the ten-threaded tea factory in Maoli province after receiving news that the Ten Ren Museum closed on the group (the Museum of the purge is open all week , closed only on Monday). The Union is Ami-1 a lovely female from Ten Ren Taiwan, having a chance to meet once in Vietnam.
Lunch, which is endowed with the best food of the Cha for tea restaurant is probably the memorable experience with the members: casserole with tea, leaf crispy tea… Are special dishes only here only.
According to the information from Ami sharing, as well as the introduction of the factory staff, and little knowledge picked up from the store manager Ten Lace Lake, then the delegation began to look through the tea-screening phase tea-packed tea. All members must carry a page, wear a shoe, wrap it before entering with the manufacturing sector.
If in Vietnam, only one year has been made with tea products King oolong 913, green tea, black tea… and milk tea products are favored… Then Ten Ren in Taiwan was formed in 1953 and is the second largest tea company in Taiwan. Here, they build a tea museum, a father for tea restaurant specializing in tea, a college… And a lot of activities help spread Taiwan’s tea culture.
Goodbye Taiwan lace, Ami did not forget to buy people the tea Egg (tea eggs) of Ten Ren, according to the words he said: especially & Ngon more in all other places.
This Taiwan trip is probably a bit rushed, so the travel is not well, the work is not right… for people who think that customers are quite close and can be sociable together. It’s a little different about age but sewing, the two of the group’s teams are more teenage and much more enthusiastic than a child.
The travel blogger is often less accompanied by each person who will have personality, travel style is often different, not to mention who is busy, so that sewing too can pull the two friends quite relatives in the same world. , though newspapers are quite folded, but seeing people laughing at the ball on the fly also feels much more fun. This time to radio, still the old and new ones, the next time will still go to scaffold, but surely there will be other places, there are no more places yet to try, yet to experience! /