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Friday, December 13, 2013

[Travel] Our 13-Day Taiwan 2013 Itinerary! - Taipei/ Taichung, Tainan, Kaohsiung, Kenting!!!

This was our third trip to Taiwan.  Our first trip was done in 2004, following a packaged tour, covering only Taipei.  For the second trip made last year in 2012, we decided to go for a total of 15 days free and easy, covering Taipei, Taroko Gorge, Cingjing, Sun-Moon Lake, Chiayi and Alishan.  You can read about it HERE!

This year, we went for an almost 2-week tour to Taiwan again.  This time, other than Taipei, we also covered Taichung, Tainan, Kaohsiung and Kenting.  It was another great trip with hubby!

Why did we choose to go to Taiwan again this year for our year-end long holiday?  I was invited by Lend Lease in July this year for a food tasting session at the event "Taste of Taiwan" fair held at Parkway Parade.  I blogged about this event after the session and was lucky that they actually picked me as a winner for a Taipei Tour package for 2!  The package included return air flight, 3 nights stay at "See You Hotel" with daily breakfast, return airport transfers and a one day tour!  The prize was sponsored by "PriceBreaker".  We decided to extend our trip instead of just spending 4D3N at Taipei.

I had summarized my itinerary in this blog post. You may click on each day's hyperlink to access my travel photos in my facebook album.  Hope they will be useful to you if you are planning for your own Taiwan Trip.  :)

Day 1:  
Eva Air (Changi Airport Terminal 1)
Taipei:  Reached Taoyuan Airport Terminal 2 at around 6pm.
Accomodation: Ann's House (Minsu near Taipei City Hall Station)

Late dinner at 下港酥汤 nearby.

Raohe Street Night Market.

Day 2:  
Breakfast near Ann's House.
Took train to Taichung.
Taichung:  Rainbow Village, Fengjia Night Market.

Accomodation: CityInn Plus (Taichung Station Branch).

Taichung:  Breakfast at CityInn hotel.
 Day Trip to Lukang 鹿港

 Taichung Railway Station
  Miyahara 官原眼科 for ice-cream.

Day 4:
Breakfast at CityInn Hotel.
Took train to Tainan.
Accomodation:  Premiere Hotel

Tainan:  Exploring Tainan on our own with no fixed itinerary but we were lucky to chance upon a very popular dinner place - 霸王薑母鸭

 We had ice-cream at Elate Cafe and on our way back to the hotel, we saw many art installations along the street.  It was actually Hai-An Street Museum.
Day 5:
Cigu Salt Mountain

安平 An Ping
- 赤坎楼 Chi Kan Tower
- Anping Fort
- Anping Treehouse

Dadong Night Market 大東夜市
Dream Mall 夢時代購物中心

Accomodation:  Mirador Hotel

Breakfast at Mirador Hotel

Dragon and Tiger Pagodas 龍虎塔

Cijin - Cihou Lighthouse, Cihou Fort

Liouhe Night Market

Accomodation:  Greece-Style Hotel 希腊风情民宿
Rented an electric scooter and explore a small part of the island,  Rode all the way to Kenting Baisha Bay (White Sand Bay).

Dinner:  Street food along Kenting Street

Day 9:   
Hired a driver to bring us to the popular attractions in Kenting.  She charged us 2800NT for 8 hours.

Day 10:
Took bus and train back to Taipei.
Accomodation:  See You Hotel

Day 11
Day Tour (Sponsored by to CKS Memorial Hall, Martyrs Shrine, Jiufen, Shifen, Shihlin Night Market.

Lunch at 张记 at Jiufen.

 Day 12:
Maokong 貓空

 Dinner at Five Dimes

Day 13:  
Home Sweet Home

1 comment:

Poppy said...

Thanks for sharing :))