Saturday, October 31, 2015

First time to Tai Chung, Taiwan

Feng jia Night Market 逢甲夜市
Feng jia Night Market 逢甲夜市 taichung
This was my 3rd time to Taiwan but I had never visit Tai Chung City. Locals say that the only night market that is crowded all the time is the Feng Jia Night market. My brother booked an airbnb location close to the night market so it was really convenient to visit there almost every night. However because I was traveling with my mum, siblings and young nephew, so I had to help bring back food each time...

Feng jia Night Market 逢甲夜市 taichung
There were so many people there on Friday night and weekends!

Feng jia Night Market 逢甲夜市 taichung
They were interesting pastries like these charcoal egg tarts! Too bad we bought too much food already, not enough hands and stomach!

Feng jia Night Market 逢甲夜市 taichung 按摩雞
We unanimously agreed that this "Massaged Chicken" stall sells pretty good chicken chop.

Feng jia Night Market 逢甲夜市 taichung 按摩雞
Doesn't look fantastic, but it was very good!

Cingjing Farm 清境農場
Feng jia Night Market 逢甲夜市 taichung cingjing farm
Fans told me that it was a pretty good place to visit and you could actually spend half a day there! But too bad it was raining when we went and there was nothing much to do as all activities were held outdoor. Even the sheep dog chasing sheep demo couldn't repair the damage.

18 Degree Chocolate Factory 十八度C巧克力工房
18 Degree Chocolate Factory 十八度C巧克力工房
There was much hype about this chocolate factory that was heavily promoted by local government.

18 Degree Chocolate Factory 十八度C巧克力工房
Although chocolates tasted good, they were not impressive and overly priced. I would not recommend anybody to go there and waste time queuing for expensive average-tasting chocolates.

Miyahara Ice Cream 宫原眼科
Miyahara Ice Cream 宫原眼科
Instead, you should visit this ice-cream place!

Miyahara Ice Cream 宫原眼科
 Look at the toppings! So many and in oriental style like pineapple cake!

Sun Moon Lake 日月潭
Sun Moon Lake 日月潭
If you have a large group like 7 or more, you can book a small boat to cruise around Sun Moon Lake with a dedicated guide/captain for 2 hours.

Sun Moon Lake 日月潭
 He will also stop at a safe place for you to try steering the boat!

Sun Moon Lake 日月潭
My nephew loved it! Anybody can be a captain!

Sun Moon Lake 日月潭 tea eggs
You must buy tea eggs when you go to Sun Moon Lake. I like the taste but my mum felt it was average.

Sun Moon Lake 日月潭 tea eggs
At the other side there was this small town with a lot of shops selling local products. There are performances during weekends when there are more tourists but rather quiet during weekdays.

Sun Moon Lake 日月潭
This deep fried stuff is supposed to be famous and good but we don't really fancy it.

Fuyuan Bee Farm 福園養蜂場
Fuyuan Bee Farm 福園養蜂場
Our guide challenged us to hold bees at this place but we only dared to hold the shelf. Don't worry because they smoked them first before letting us hold. They did not let us go to any "farm" but just a shop selling all their honey products. We bought lots of pollen and honey back XD

Muh Sheng Museum of Entomology 木生昆蟲博物館
Muh Sheng Museum of Entomology 木生昆蟲博物館
 Seriously we would not visit this place if not for our nephew...

Muh Sheng Museum of Entomology 木生昆蟲博物館
 It turns out to be a pretty good visit. I had never seen so many butterflies and caterpillars before! Everything looks like it's from Pokemon!

Muh Sheng Museum of Entomology 木生昆蟲博物館
 CATERPIE! XDDDDDD

Rainbow Village 彩虹村
Rainbow Village 彩虹村 taichung taiwan
This is actually a residential house that was painted by an old man for many years!

Rainbow Village 彩虹村 taichung taiwan
Our guide also found this nice angle to take forced perspective due to the slope! (if only my hand and rotate a bit more)

Rainbow Village 彩虹村 taichung taiwan
Very cool (fake) bus stop! I am inspired now to buy a place somewhere and paint everything to open as a tourist attraction!  But first the money... ...

Glass Temple 鹿港玻璃廟
Glass Temple 鹿港玻璃廟
 We were too late when we went there and the glass art gallery was closed so we could only see the light up. It was quite pretty.

I picked some glass stones from the floor as memento because the colours look so nice :P

Getting Around Tai Chung

The Best way to navigate around Tai Chung is to book a cab so if you have 4 people it would be pretty worth it. Alternatively, you can book a local tour guide with a van for 7-8 people for NT 6500 a day. We managed to travel to a lot of places within 2 days so it was a great deal for us and our guide was very friendly and helpful :)

4 comments:

  1. Cool! I should visit Taichung next time :D

    Great report.

    ewww ....

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    1. Some people find it boring though so I think it depends on the guide too ;)

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    2. He-he, some people think that earth is round ... but it is flat, I saw it with my eyes 8|

      I think that place worth for 2-3 days of scouting. I think that next time, I will scout Taiwan from North to south and will stay day or two at any large city.

      ewww ...

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    3. Haha, I think it is round and flat like a pizza :D

      Wow touring around Taiwan on your own is very adventurous!

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