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Kaohsiung (1 Day)

Kaohsiung Hotel (Kindness Hotel)
-take a shuttle bus from Taoyuan Airport to THSR Taoyuan (it's about 15 minutes)
-After you arrive at THSR Zuoying, you can just take the metro to reach the city centre at Kaoshiung Main Station.
-It's a ten minutes walk from Liuhe Night Market and five minutes from Kaoshiung Main Station.

-You could travel by taxi to Fo Guang Shan - it's probably faster and not expensive if you travel in a group of four. There are taxi drivers hanging around the bus stations touting taxi services/rates not by the meter.

Ruifeng Night Market (Preferred by locals)
HOW TO FIND RUEIFONG NIGHT MARKET? SEE MY MAP:

To find the night market is very easy, exit at Kaohsiung Arena Station at Exit 1, walk for 5 minutes straight and you are there. Click on photo for the Google Map and the original source.

Read more: http://mykafkeasquelife.blogspot.com/2011/07/ruifeng-night-market-kaohsiung.html#ixzz2kFVpFV7D

Liouhe Tourist Night Market
Liouhe 2nd Road and Jhongshan Intersection (A ten minute walk from railway station)
Business hours: 1800-0200
1.《bus》
15、52、60、69、100、214、248
2.《Rapid transit》
Red Line→Formosa Boulevard
Orange Line→Formosa Boulevard
Liouhe 2nd Road and Jhongshan Intersection (A ten minute walk from the railway station)

Nanhua Tourist Night Market
Jhongjheng and Jhongshan Road (beside the traffic circle)

《bus》
15、52、60、69、100、214、248
《Rapid transit》
Red Line→Formosa Boulevard
Orange Line→Formosa Boulevard

Business hours: 10:00~24:00

Sangduo Department store and shopping area
Traffic Circle at Jhongshan Road and Sanduo Road

Shinkong Mitsukoshi, Pacific Sogo and FE21’ Department Stores are all located on Sanduo Road. These department stores have not only transformed the department store clientele in Kaohsiung, but have greatly contributed greatly to the growth of fashion and lifestyle boutiques in this area. These boutiques provide imports of brand name products at lower prices. Restaurants and entertainment venues are also attractions in this area.

1.《bus》
70、83、100、248
2.《Rapid transit》
Red Line→Sanduo

Lotus Pond also known as Lian Lake
No. 1435, Cuihua Rd Liantan Road, Zuoying District
1.《bus》
(A)301→Shengli Rd
(B)6、17、29、31、73、205、218、219、245、38 green
(C)Temple of Confucius - 38 green→Temple of Confucius
(D)38 red
2.《Rapid transit》
Red Line→Ecological District〈MRT bus transfer information→Red 51〉
Chi Chin Island
Haian Rd., Qijin Dist., Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Take the MRT (underground train) to Siziwan and then walk 10 minutes to the Gushin Ferry Terminal for the ferry ride which takes just a few minutes. The Tourist Office on the island only had maps in Chinese although English ones were on display but not available. There are plenty of seafood restaurants , with no English menus, and it is a good place to watch the Chinese eating and at play. It is a bit of a trek uphill to visit the Fort and the Lighthouse and if you have more than a couple of hours you can walk further afield if you wish. From the hill there are good views back towards the waterfront at Kaoshiung.
Cijin Island Kaohsiung is a small island just a 5 minute ferry (Cijin Ferry) journey fromKaohsiung Harbour (it is also reachable by car from a bridge further down). It’s a very exciting place to visit with lots to do and see. Cijin Island is reputed to be the best place to eat fresh seafood in Kaohsiung. As well as the attractions and food, the island offers a nice clean beach where the sea is lovely and warm for swimming. There is an excitement about Cijin Kaohsiungthat makes it a tourist attraction worth repeating.
Some of the attractions within the island are: Tianhou Temple & Cihou, Cihou Lighthouse, Cihou Fort, Cijin Seashore Park, Windpower Park, and the YM Museum of Maritime Exploration.
Cihou Lighthouse
British engineers build this impressive lighthouse in 1883 by British engineers, and it was in use for over 100 years. This now remains a tourist attraction
Highlights:
* Great atmosphere * Tasty seafood – the freshest in Kaohsiung
Tips:
* Cijin island is place that you can spend a whole day. It’s also a place that you will want to return to.
Nearby:
* Former British Consulate at Dagou * Kaohsiung Harbour * Sizihwan Bay * Sun-Yat Sen University
How to get there:
Metro / Underground * Take the Orange Line and get off at Sizihwan (R01) * Take exit 1 * It’s sign posted from there. Basically you turn left and go straight for 5 – 8 minutes to the harbour * Take the ferry to Cijin Island
Total Walk Time = 8 minutes to the Island
Ferry Instructions: * The Cijin Ferry is very easy to use, and doesn’t require any speaking. Therefore, language is not a problem. * Simply queue at the entrance with the people (or at the motorbike section if you have a motorbike) * When you get to the barrier there is a transparent box that you need to put your money into (currently 15 NT dollars for adults) * Board the ferry, and within 10 minutes you will be at Cijin Island. * It’s the same procedure to get back. * NOTE: If you don’t have the exact money, there is someone before the barrier who will change money for you.
Address: Cijin Island, Taiwan
Formosa Boulevard MRT Station
This is a much photographed MRT (mass rapid transit) station in Kaohsiung, touted as the most beautiful train station in Taiwan, and you can see why from the photograph. This station is the transfer station between the Red and Orange lines. The 'Dome of Light' - which is really a huge stained glass display - is designed by renown Italian designer/artist Narcissus Quagliata.

Ai He (Love River)
Min Sheng 2nd Road, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Good foodie http://khh.travel/en/food/FoodList1.aspx Taichung (2 days)
Ramune Marble Soda Tourism Factory
8 F, No. 11, Minsheng Rd., Tongluo Township, Miaoli County. (Beside Taichung)

Directions
Opening hours: Must call to check and best to make prior appointment online +886 (3) 798-7678 http://www.taiwanplace21.org/en/class_01.htm http://lapetitetraveller.wordpress.com/category/asia/taiwan/taichung/ http://iiwentan.blogspot.sg/2013/06/day-2-taichung-taiwan.html http://quirkyjacqy.blogspot.sg/2013/07/day-3-in-taiwan-18c.html http://my-sweet-hut.blogspot.sg/2011/12/vacationtaiwan-part-2-sun-moon-lake-at.html http://doublehellos.blogspot.sg/2012/06/taiwan-day-5-taichung.html http://cynplified.blogspot.sg/2012/07/taiwan-12-days-trip-day-4-in-taichung.html Sun Moon Lake (1 day)

Tour around lake in a boat.

Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village
Recommended

Must-Try
1. The Caribbean Adventure (加勒比海探險): It is the newest facility at Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village—the water roller coaster is about to take off and take you against the winds and waves. You will plunge from the 35-meter height forward and backward. There will be gigantic splashes! 2. UFO Gyro Drop: As the UFO ascends slowly; you will appreciate the beauty of the mountains and the woods. Take the highest (85 meters) free fall in Taiwan. Experience the exhilaration of the gyro going up and the sudden drop. You need great courage to try it.
3. Air Cable Car: It is the first loop air cable car in Taiwan. Overlook the beauty of the mountains and the woods in Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village with the flying birds in the breeze. l Must-See
1. Naruwan Theater: The beautiful and tender A-Mei Tribe Girls and the brave Tau warriors... The tribal peoples in Taiwan sing and dance passionately at Naruwan Theater.
Weekdays: 13:25, 14:55 Weekend: 10:30, 13:25, 14:55
2. Sacrificial Rites: Different from the dazzling programs of Naruwan Theater, the sacrificial rite performance resembles that of the traditional sacrificial rite. The mystique and passion of the aboriginals are presented. You can play as the chief in the on-stage activity, too.
Weekdays/Weekend: 11:20, 14:30
3. Shih Yin Theater: The voices, instruments, and music of the aboriginal people are introduced. You are invited to play the various percussion instruments yourself.
Weekdays/Weekend: 12:00, 15:30 l Must-Visit
1. V-Touch European Court Garden (水沙連歐洲宮廷花園): V-Touch European Court Garden is comprised of V-Touch European Court Garden and V-Touch Palace. It is the first European court garden in the nation and the shooting scene of TV series “Romantic Princess.” The baroque style architecture of V-Touch Palace is one of the grandest restaurants at Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village. There are Chinese set meals and combo meals. Tourists will enjoy their meals in the European setting.
2. Mountain Watching Observatory (Guanshanlo) (觀山樓):Elevated 900 meters above the sea, the Mountain Watching Observatory is the highest point of Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village. The architecture is in the shape of a “mountain”. On top of it, you will see the overview of Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village and overlook the beauty of the mountains and the woods of Yuchih. One feels completely relaxed in the breeze.
3. Cherry Blossom Lake (Yinghuahu): Located beside the Atayal Tribe, there are several tens of cherry blossoms by the lake. Numerous colorful koi fish dwell in the water. During cherry blossom season in spring, the verdant mountains and the red cherry flowers are reflected on the water’s surface. The Cherry Blossom Lake is the most beautiful and dream-like place at Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village

○ Information ˇAddress: No. 45, Jintian Lane, Dalin Village, Yuchih Township, Nantou County 555, Taiwan (R.O.C.) ˇTEL: 049-2895361 ˇFax: 049-2896233 ˇWebsite: www.nine.com.tw

ˇOpening Hours: ● Park Opening Hours | Weekdays | 08:00~17:00 | Weekend | 08:00~17:30 | * Services are offered 365 days a year. | * Lunar New Year’s Eve: Open till 3:00 pm | | Ticketing Schedule | Weekdays | 08:00~16:00 | Weekend | 8:00~16:00 |
○ Ticket Prices Admission Ticket (1-day pass) | Category | Full-Price | Student | Children | Elder/Child/Disabled | Individual | 700 | 600 | 550 | 390 | Group | 630 | 550 | 500 | 390 | |

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