Saturday, October 15, 2016

Taiwan Getaway!

I am going to Taiwan!

I've held back this post because there were changes to the itinerary due to a closure of one of the places I intended to go. However, everything is finally settled. So without further ado, here's my itinerary. It looks different from the rest, being that it's a short trip. But I've included as much information, as comprehensively, as possible.


Day 1 - Travel & Check-In (Monday)
KUL to TPE - 7am to 11:35am
Airport to Taipei Station via Kuokang Line Bus1819, 55 minutes (NTD125)
Taipei Station to Hualien Station via Express Train Tze-Chiang, 2+ hours (NTD440).

Alternative travel plan:
Take Capital Bus from Taipei City Hall to Luodong, 1 hour.
Luodong to Hualien via Local Train, 1 hour 40 min.
(NTD209 combo ticket)

Day 2 - Coastal Biking (Tuesday)
Nanbin Park to Qinxingtan Beach
Rent a bike at Giant Bicycles Hualien Station, 8am - 6pm/ NTD300 a day.

Dongdamen Night Market
4pm - 12am
Hualien Terminal Station

Day 3 - Taroko National Park (Wednesday)
Guide pick-up at Hualien Station

Taroko Archway Shakadang Trail  Changchun Shrine Swallow Grotto Cimu Bridge Ho liu Suspension Bridge Lushui Trail Baiyang Waterfall Trail

Day 4 - East Rift Valley (Thursday)
Guide pick-up at Hualien Station

Liyu Lake → Lin Tian Shan Forestry Park →The Guangfu Sugar Factory → Ruisui Pasture


Day 5 - Check-in & Sightsee (Friday)
Hualien Station > Taipei Station via Express Train Tze-Chiang, 2+ hours (NTD440).

Taipei Zoo
9am - 5pm/ NTD60
Wenshan-Neihu Line - Taipei Zoo Station.

Maokong Gondola
8.30am - 10pm/ NTD240 (Maokong Mountain return trip) 
Taipei Zoo Station

Day 6 - Taipei Sightseeing (Saturday)
Brunch at Tian Wai Tian Hotpot
11am/ NTD539
Ximen Station Exit 6.

Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall 
9am - 5pm
CKS Memorial Hall Station Exit 5

National Palace Museum
8:30am - 6:30pm/ NTD250
Tamsui-Xinyi Line - Shilin Station > Bus R30

Shilin Night Market
4pm - 2am
Jiantan Station Exit 1

Day 7 - Going Home (Sunday)
TPE to KUL - 12:40pm to 5:25pm

Taipei Station > Taoyuan Station via Taiwan High Speed Rail (THSR), 20 minutes (NTD160).
Taoyuan Station Platform 1 Bus Depot > Airport via shuttle bus, 25 minutes (NTD30).

Check out my other posts on Taiwan:
Post-trip post:

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