Taiwan Trip Itinerary:6D6N @ Taipei & Yilan, Taiwan


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Yes we are back from a 6D6N Taiwan Trip and can’t wait to blog about our itinerary! We flew Malaysia Airlines and of course,we got a very good seat experience for a decent shut eye. Before we knew it, four hours passed and we arrived to Taoyuan International Airport. Here’s our executive summary, more on the details later!

Day 1
Taoyuan International Airport 桃園國際機場 – Taipei Hostel – National Palace Museum 國立故宮博物院- Shihlin Night Market 士林夜市

Day 2
Fu Hang Soy Bean @ HuaShan Market 阜杭豆漿 – Taiwan Story Land 台灣故事館Ah Sui Sai Pork’s Trotter 阿水獅豬腳大王 – 688 Beef Noodles 牛爸爸牛肉麵 – 101, Shin Kong Mitsukoshi, New York New York – Shida Night Market 師大夜市

Day 3
Yang Ming Shan National Park 陽明山國家公園 – BeiTou (hot spring) 北投 – DanShui Old Street 淡水老街Lover’s Bridge & Fisherman Wharf 情人桥,淡水漁人碼頭 – Xi Men Ding 西門町

Day 4
Pingxi, Jiufen, + North East Coat, + Jinguashi, + KeelungJingTong 菁桐 – PingShi 平溪 – ShiFen 十分 Jiufen 九份 – Windsor B&B 溫莎堡景觀民宿 – Seafood Dinner near KeeLung 基隆 North East Coast, + Jinguashi Gold Ecological Park + Keelung Miao Kou Night Market

Note: I have included some places of interest from my latest Taiwan Trip into the itinerary with a “+” sign. Pingxi, Jiufen, Jinguashi, Keelung are townships that lie adjacent to each other. It is best to spend 2D1N to cover places of interest like Pingxi + Jiufen + Jinguashi + Keelung Night Market (spend a night in Jiufen). Mode of transportation includes inter-township buses, taxis or chartered car. It is best to charter a car (check with the B&B owner) to avoid complications and to save time, and the view along the way from Jiufen to Jinguashi (North East Coast東北角海岸) is spectacular!

Day 5
LuoDong, Yilan County: Yilan Braised Duck – Lo Dong Night Market 羅東觀光夜市Rothenburg Bed & Breakfast 羅騰堡民宿

Day 6
Dong Shan River Park 冬山河親水公園Wu Fen Pu 五分埔商圈 + Raohe Street Night MarketTripod King Ma La Steamboat 鼎王麻辣鍋

BONUS! From Taiwan August 2009

Day 1



Our “hand-made” guide book with maps and all…

Taoyuan International Airport

Transportation Information:


Things to Do:

1. Redeem Digital Tour Buddy (consist of a hand set, sim card with talk time of NT200 and phone charger). Remember to apply online 7 days before departure.

2. Apply for Youth Travel Card at the tourism passenger service centers or any of the NYC Youth Hub nationwide to enjoy Youth Travel Special Discount.


Just to see two of the museum’s most treasured objets d’art-Jadeite Cabbage & Meat Shaped Jasper.

National Palace Museum 國立故宮博物院

Operating Hours: 9 AM to 5 PM daily

Extended Hours: 5:00 PM to 8:30 PM every Saturday (during extended evening hours, free admission)

Getting Here:

Take the Red Line to the Shilin Station. At Exit 1, take bus R30 (Red 30) to the National Palace Museum.

Other routes that will take you to and near the Museum plaza are buses 255, 304, Minibus 18 and Minibus 19.


Shihlin Night Market士林夜市


Getting Here:

Take the Red Line to Jiantan Station. The food court is located directly across the street from the station with the rest of the night market spreading out to the north.


From Top L to Bottom R:

1. Very Juicy Meat Rolls with Spring Onions NT 10

2. A very popular stall with perpetual queue – Fu Zhou Peppery Sao Bing NT 45

3. Famous Oyster Omelette inside the food court NT 50

4. Must try Ah Sheng’s Big Sausage Wrapped Small Sausage NT 50

5. Trademark of Shihlin Night Market – Big Biscuit Wrapped Small Biscuit NT 30

6. Huge Bubble Milk Tea for only NT 30



Fu-Hang Dou Jiang 阜杭豆漿 (MUST GO!)

2F, Huashan Market Building.

Operating Hours: 530 am to 1030 am daily

Getting Here:

Take the Blue Line to Shandao Temple Station. At exit 5, the Huashan Market Building is on your right.


A typical Taiwanese breakfast at it’s best – salted soy milk, thick flat bread with deep-fried dough sticks, thin flat bread stuffed with eggs and green onions, shao bing


Taiwan Story Land 台灣故事館

50, ZhongXiao W.Rd, Sec. 1, B2 (basement of K-Mall)

Operating Hours: 1030am to 11pm daily


Getting Here:

Take exit 6/8 from Taipei Main Station and walk to the B2 level of K-Mall (next to ShinKong Tower)

Admission Ticket: NT 280 with NT 150 cash voucher


Ah Sui Sai King of Pork Trotters 阿水獅豬腳大王

1, Ln 235, Sec 4, Zhong Xiao E. Road, Taipei.

(MRT Zong Xiao Dun Hua station exit 3)

Operating Hours: 10am to 9pm


Are you rubbing your eyes? Beef Noodles for NT 1000, 3000 & 10000 (RM 111, 333, 1110)?


688 Beef Noodles 牛爸爸牛肉麵

16, Alley 27, Ln 216, Sec 4, Zhongxiao E Rd, Taipei


(MRT Zong Xiao Dun Hua station exit 3)

Operating Hours: 11am to 9pm


101, Shin Kong Mitsukoshi, New York New York


Getting Here:

Take the Blue Line to the City Hall Station exit 2 and continue by (FREE) shuttle bus to Taipei 101. Hours of operation are 1100-2100, with buses coming every 15 minutes on weekends and every 20 minutes on weekdays.


From Top L to Bottom R:

1. TangLung braised stuff – our plate costs NT 135

2. Arnold’s Crepe – the best that we have ever had! NT 40

3. Xu Kee Pan Fried Bao – the queue was crazy! NT 7 for one

4. Salted Chicken NT 60 for a quarter chicken – kgboy’s favourite!

* all four stalls are using this digital numbering system (just like the banks). Just press for a number and wait patiently. Trust me, the wait is totally worth while!

Shida Night Market 師大路夜市


Getting Here:

Take exit No. 3 of the Taipower Building (台電大樓) MRT Station (Green Line).



Yang Ming Shan National Park 陽明山國家公園


Getting Here:

From exit M1 of Taipei Main Station, take bus 260 to Yang Ming Shan main bus station. From there, get a unlimited bus ride for leisure bus 108 (NT 60)  to go around Yang Ming Shan area.


Our Japanese Style Hot Spring Villa – NT 200 per person

BeiTou (Hot Spring) 北投


Getting Here:

From Yang Ming Shan, take bus 230 to Xin Beitou MRT Station.


Danshui Old Street 淡水老街


Getting Here:

Turn left as you exit the MRT and then turn right along the river to get the DanShui Old Street.


From Top L to Bottom R:

1. Mister Donut – say good bye to Krispy Kreme. NT 25 – Nt 45 for one

2. NT 10 ice cream that sucks

3. huge barbequed squids NT 50

4. Sing-Ya Dorayaki – very very delicious. NT 35 for one

5. Ah Ma’s sour plum drink that tasted weird

6. DanShui’s A-Gei – delicious! NT 30


Lover’s Bridge & Fisherman’s Wharf 情人桥,淡水漁人碼頭


Getting Here:

Take the Red Line to Danshui station, and then transfer to Bus Red-26, 836, or 837. Alternatively, take a ferry ride from Danshui Ferry Pier to fisherman’s wharf (NT 50, more expensive).

day 3

Ah Zong Mee Sua & Cheng Du Star Fruits Ice/Pineapple Ice

西門町 XiMenDing


Getting Here:

Ximending is accessible via exit 6 of Ximen Station (Blue Line)

Day 4


Riding the humble Pingshi line in northern Taiwan to three deserted mining town in Taiwan – JingTong 菁桐 – PingShi 平溪 – ShiFen 十分 makes a great day trip.

Getting Here:

From Taipei main station, take Taiwan Railway to RueiFang station. From there, buy a one day pass at NT 54 for unlimited rides along Pingshi line. Most people will start from the last station JingTong, before making pit stops at PingShi station and ShiFen station.


JingTong. JingTong train station – one of the three Japanese style wooden train station left in Taiwan.


JingTong. Here you can write your wishes on bamboo sticks and hang them up.


PingShi. Buy a paper lanterns from the grocery shops along the old street and bring it to Pingshi Sky Lantern Park.


PingShi. Be taken aback by the grandeur and beauty as the lanterns carrying our wishes are sent off to the heaven.


ShiFen. Shifen old street-train passes through the resident area, right in front of their doors


ShiFen Scenic Area


JiuFen 九份


Getting Here:

1.From Taipei, take the train north to Ruifang Station. From Ruifang take the Keelung Transit bus from the bus stops in front of the train station to Jiufen. Be sure to line up across the road to go to Jiufen and Jinguashi.

2.From Taipei, take the Jiufen bus from the Adventist Hospital bus stop on Bade Road, east of the intersection with Fuxing Road. Alternatively, take the same bus from Songshan station or Zhongxiao Fuxing MRT station Exit # 1.


From Top L to Bottom R:

1. Famous Aunty Ah Gan Yam Balls & Sweet Potato Balls NT40

2. Ah Lan’s glutinous rice cake NT 10

3. JiuFen Red Wine MeatBall with Glutinous Rice Skin NT 40

4. JiuFen’s fishballs that tasted bad NT 25


Windsor Bed & Breakfast 溫莎堡景觀民宿

NT 3200 per night. The B&B’s owner, Mr Hsu will provide pick up services from Rueifang Train Station. It was very kind of him to offer to bring us around JiuFen & Jinguashi too.


Squid Sausages – made of squid and squid ink.

Mr Hsu & wife brought us to this seafood restaurant near the port for a scrumptious dinner before we call it a night.

Day 5


Breakfast, made with love by Mrs. Hsu.


From RueiFang station, we took a train to Luodong Station 羅東鎮 (Yilan County). We stopped by this famous braised duck place for lunch.


LuoDong Night Market 羅東觀光夜市 is awesome! The food stalls offer vastly different snacks and food from Taipei’s night market.

From Top L to Bottom R:

1. Yilan Spring Onion Dough – very sweet and juicy. NT 35

2. Dragon Phoenix Roll – its actually minced pork wrapped with lard’s net. so sinful! NT 35

3. Yilan Fried Pork – very flavorful. NT 50

4. Yilan Spring Onion Bing NT 35

5. Dang Gui Mutton Soup – the boss was interviewed by a host from Hong Kong’s tv station while we were eating there. NT 50

6. Stinky Tofu – we were shocked because it stinks so much! but it was sooo good! NT 30


Rothenburg Bed & Breakfast  羅騰堡民宿

NT 3300 per night. Our host picked us up from LuoDong night market. 10 minutes later, we arrived to our B&B and were stunned by what greeted us.


Good night’s sleep.


Breakfast was splendid, with a grand variety of delicious food. It made us feel at home so much.


We cycled around Dong Shan River Park 冬山河親水公園 and did nothing for the rest of the day.


Paddy Field in front of our B&B.


The owner, Mr Hsu offered to drive us around Yilan to do some sightseeing but we have to turn him down. We were eager to do some last minute shopping at Wufenpu.

day 6

WuFenPu 五分埔商圈 – Cheap clothes, famous big sausage wrapped small sauge, deep fried chicken chop.

Getting Here

Take a MRT train to Houshanpi Station (blue line), go to Exit 1 and walk north along Jhongpo N. Rd. to the intersection of Jhongpo N. Rd. and Yongji Rd. IMG_2770

Our most expensive meal in Taiwan ( NT 1481 / RM 164) – Ma La Steamboat Dinner supper at Tripod King. 鼎王麻辣鍋


As a token of appreciation, the waitresses need to do a 90 degree bend whenever they approach the patron’s tables.

It was 2am by the time we finished eating. We hailed a cab back to our hostel to do some packing and stuffing before taking a 4.40am bus to the airport. Zai Jian Taiwan!

That’s all for now. Stay tuned for more updates.

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  • Jason says:

    Craps, now I feel like going back to Taiwan. Haha!

  • cariso says:

    I wish to know about the Bei Tou Wen Quan! Hot Spring Villa – NT 200 per person only per night?

  • lavenderbell says:

    really nice trip and good summary 😀

  • zoe says:

    hey i will go taiwan in tis coming sat..may i knw both of u spend how much ther .. including shopping , transpotaiton fees and eat…

  • ai wei says:

    hi dear, welcome back! your trip must be an interesting one. can’t wait to read your entire and details on all these.

    besides, all these informations are real handy. will wan to visit and play like how you guys are 😛

  • Precious Pea says:

    So much fun!! I can see so much effort being made before the trip! Great job!!! Can i photocopy your guidebook? Hehe.

  • looks like i can do 100% copy n paste when i go nxt year lor..looks shiok!

  • joe: haha my pleasure. but plz bring along a fren who could read/converse in mandarin.make things easier :)

  • pea:haha thankiu pea! sure no problem at all. i can send u the soft copy too. ur hubby can read mandarin?

  • aiwei: hi dear! when are we meeting huh? pass u ur souvenir hehe

  • hi zoe: kampung boy spent rm1300 (inclusive of lodging, food, shopping but not air fare) while i spent rm 2300 because i splurge on facial / skincare products. dun worry, everything is cheap in taiwan :)

  • lavender: thank you so much :)

  • cariso:no la. its per hour lol

  • jason: when when? i want……….

  • Wahh…I luv this exec summary! To the point, detailed and easy to digest!

    This is my definite guide if i ever go taiwan!

    And it seems tht u guys managed to try out so many nice & unique food! Yummy! And i tot all taiwan got is beef, pork and sausages!

  • Dave says:

    Great photos, fun notes – all in a delightful site design!

    If U guys are okay, it’ll be a great idea for me to share yr wonderful Taiwan travelogue with my readers in my site.

    Well done!

    Dave :-)

  • like doing a report for all the readers saja??? lol… welcome back… did u kena quarantine by airport authority or not???
    I salute your bravery…

  • hihi, says:

    i luv ur exec summary… So much fun!! Can you email me your guidebook? Hehe.
    my 1st time to taiwan.. seems lost… : (
    chris : )

  • suyee says:

    thanks alot for the info! that was so much fun! pictures were really good!

  • hcpen says:

    wow…u guys went to most of the same places as i did!! I did miss going to the Taiwan Storyland though…and national palace museum…but yilan luodong i went as well..

  • eddie says:

    wah…good post….

    combination of food guide and travel guide…..a good guideline for ppl who will be going to taiwan soon….

  • sc says:

    woah, that’s quite a lot of stuff done in taiwan! nice summary..hmmm, are you guys MAS spokeperson? been travelling a lot wth MAS.. :)

  • mimid3vils says:

    Initially will go this year but I’m pregnant dy, have to postpone my trip…. :(

  • Jon T says:

    Lex!!! Wzhi!!! WOW – looked like such a fantabulous trip sialzzz… jealous 😛

    Love the travelguide style posting – so useful for reference! hope to see you guys in new new places…. 😉

  • rebecca: haha taiwan’s food are the best..very well diversified n theres a lot of weird stuff..im sure u’ll love it!

    dave: ok but make sure you link back ya :p

    leo: no wo. we are back in one piece. :) still healthy now

    hihi: can i have ur email add please? :)

    suyee: thankiu dear. u must go to taiwan, its awesome

    hcpen: wow..really! i love luodong’s night market 😀

    eddie: r u going there soon? :)

    sc: haha taiwan is a nice place to do backpacking. no la. fly in comfort ma :)

  • mimidevils: arhhh? such a waste. nvm la ur safety is more important. i’ll tell u what else to eat at taiwan ok?

  • jon t: hey great to hear from you. it has been some time ya. haha new places a? we dun mind :p

  • Simon Seow says:

    Can I borrow your homemade guide if I go to Taipei? lol

  • wingz says:

    WOW! such an extensive post!!! very informative!! lets do ikea again this sunday shall we? i m addited to their meatballsssssss!!!! lol

  • vkeong says:

    Wahhhh Yilan is so beautiful. And the weather on the days you went seemed so much nicer than mine >__<

  • taufulou says:

    wah lau wehhhh~
    how come so many ppl go tw at the same time ah..
    damm..feel like never go is a big waste.
    food, view… ish!!!

  • Carol in Fla says:

    To both of you,
    thank you for sharing your itinerary. I love it very much. I am going over for work at the end of August for my first trip to there. I will be by myself and on tight budget for days either prior or after conference. I love your summary. Anything else you might suggest for my circumstances?
    Good job!
    Carol in the U.S. (Florida – weather seems similar)

  • Hi Carol

    Nice to hear from you! I would advise you to skip Yilan and go around Taipei area instead. Our trip was a bit rush due to that.

    What have we misses? Hmmm other interesting night markets such as RaoHe, Gong Guan etc. We have skipped a few places of historical value such as Zhong Zheng memorial hall. Maybe you could include that? :)

  • Dave says:

    Boy & Gal,

    Sharing yr Taiwan trip pg with my readers will mean that U’re prominently linked from my site liao! Rather, hope U’ll link back (to my site) ya.. 😉


  • Kelly says:

    wow i love your blog, very informative and useful!!
    I’ll be visiting around taipei for the first time with my other girlfriends in august; where would you recommend (the must go places) if we are staying for four days only?
    wahaha do you mind emailing me a copy of your DIY guide book?


  • Yiling says:

    Great summary of yr trip. I bet everyone feels like going to Taiwan now!

  • tcs says:

    Hey, i like yr itinerary man…Indeed PingXi railway line is a very special and unique experience. In fact i like it as much as if not more than JiuFen :p

    Tempting to go again this year-end for new year countdown. Last year experience was an unforgetable one.

    Again, thx for such interesting blog about yr taiwan trip :)

  • drsxj says:

    chanced upon your website while researching for my 7d6n itinerary to taiwan…it’s really comprehensive!

    just curious, where did you get the maps for your DIY guidebook? it’s really handy to have :)

  • hi kelly: sure, but i need ur email add wo :)

    dave: thanks man

    yiling: ask eiling along 😀 can eat all u can

    tcs: my b&b owner told me that its best to do new yr countdown at jiufen. very nice view of fireworks 😀

  • hi most of it were downloaded from taiwan tourism website (year 2006) hehe..hope ntg has changed much for the past 3 years.

  • hi most of it were downloaded from taiwan tourism website (year 2006) hehe..hope ntg has changed much for the past 3 years.

  • Huai Bin says:

    I wanna gooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

    The squid sausage with squid ink looks awesome!

  • huaibin: taiwan is just awesome! cheap booze too!

  • karen says:

    good post!
    next trip will definitely be TAIWAN!!!!
    can i have copy of your taiwan itinerary too?
    Thanks! :)

  • sim says:

    Can i photocopy your guidebook? I hope you dont mind to share your great effort with me. I’m gonan lvoe taiwan to death based on the executive summary..

  • Aspirin says:

    whao….very impressed with this summary…!!!
    Do you mind emailing me a copy of your Taiwan DIY guide book?
    if yes, this is my email address,

  • jason says:

    hi! love ur entry on taiwan. very comprehensive. the best that i ve came across online so far! can u send me a copy of your diy guide? thank you very much!

  • Angel says:

    I love your posts very much too! Its very detailed and the directions to the places are very helpful too!! Thanks!! Too bad i can’t go Yilan as we only 5days to spend and can only go Taipei. Can I have a copy of your DIY guidebook for my easy reference too? I will appreciate it very much! :))


  • hi, no problem, sent it to u.

  • TSC says:

    Hi! Your write-up re Taiwan is very interesting. I am not quite a fan of Taiwan (at least its not on my must go places)…BUT after reading your posts, I am most tempted to give it a shot!

    Would you be kind enuf to share with me your DIY guidebook? My email is shawching_teo@yahoo.com

  • Mag says:

    Luv you write-up on Taiwan. Can you email me your DIY guidebook? My email is ming.mag@gmail.com

  • Ryan says:

    Being reading your blog on Taiwan and Hong Kong and Macau. During my trip to Hong Kong and Macau I did visit some of the placed you recommended to eat. The food were good. Keep up the good work.Hi just would like to know the guide book you did the information could you send me a pdf copy and also do you know of any for taipei or any website I can get more information. Thanks

  • Rachel Yew says:

    I need the hand-made guidebook also, can i have 1 copy pls…

  • Ryan says:

    Can I have the guide book and also the itinerary. Thanks

  • Ryan says:

    Sorry for asking again just now. I think something wrong with my mail server. I just received the itinerary from you all. Thanks for the help

  • Robin says:


    may i know where u get all ur maps from which states the food stalls? i will be going in Dec09..hope u can provide me with some info.

    thank u

  • Robin says:


    could u send me your Taiwan guide book?…will be goin in Dec09 and indulge in the great street foods available in taiwan…my email is robintanlm@yahoo.com.sg

    Thanks in advance…. :)

  • joanna says:

    I will be going to Taiwan next year. Can you send me the guide book and itinerary? My email add is joannalhu@hotmail.com. Thanks

  • Edi says:

    I have to count this as one of the best trip report I have ever read. The pictures were beautiful and goes well with the description. I will be going there soon and will surely benefit from your description of the route to each destination. If not too much trouble, I would love to get my hand on a softcopy of your handmade travel guide. (it looks very professionally put together). Thanks in advance and looking forward to an equally enjoyable trip.


  • LJK says:


    I will be going to taiwan in Dec 09. Would you mind to share with me your DIY guide book? Could u please send me a copy?……my email add is joukean@gmail.com

    Thanks ….

  • shuu says:

    Excellent and informative site! Really enjoyed reading about your trip and looking at the food photos! :)

  • eddie89 says:


    I am going Taiwan next month. Do you mind share your hand-made guide book and the itinerary? It will be so useful to me.

    my email address is : eddie.lim89@gmail.com


  • ean says:


    I am a female and will be travelling solo to Taiwan from 21 to 28 Jan 2010. So blessed to read about yr trip. Will really appreciate if you could send me a copy of whatever you have on yr trip to help me with mine. Kindly forward to eandyoon@yahoo.com

    Thanking you in advance.

  • purplewhite says:

    Hi, can you send me the DIY travel guide & itinerary also.

    Thanks very much!


  • Rachel says:

    Hi! I have really enjoyed reading your travelogues, and I would be really grateful if you could email me your travel plans for your 6day trip to Taiwan. I am going on Monday for 6 days with my husband and this would be really helpful! thank you!

  • pumpkin88 says:

    wow…i am so lucky to see your blog..i read through the whole thing…can i just follow your route?
    hehe..but i got a question……..ermmm the taipei hostel izzit good? how many days i should book?
    i am goin for a 1 week trip..i was wondering……urmm…should i stay at the same place or move about?


  • Lyn says:

    This is such a good write up. Looking at the food i’m licking my lips now.
    Would u be able to share your itinerary and food guide with me please? Hopefully, its in english if no then i’ll have to depend on my fren to translate.
    We’re planning a trip april this yr.

    Thank you so much.

  • yinfei says:

    Hi there!

    Loved your interesting and concise summary on your trip to Taiwan. Would appreciate if you could e-mail me a soft copy of your travel itinerary too. It’d be helpful in planning my visit there in the near future :)

    E-mail is yinfei89@gmail.com
    Thanks for your time!

  • Vince says:

    I will go taiwan on March. I think i will follow your guide on this 6 days trips. Very clear and details. Really thanks for the info sharing here. I had come across few websites on taiwan tours, but yours is the best among all.

    The photo shooting very nice.

    Interested to get the DIY guidebook also if have one pls send to me:

    Thanks ya.

  • Liching says:

    Do you mind sending me too? My email is lichingliching@gmail.com.
    I am going to Taiwan nxt week:) thanxxx vy much

  • Sue says:

    Omg, can’t wait to go to taiwan now after seeing all the places here =) Could i have a copy of the DIY guidebook as well? My e-mail add is csz_scorpio@hotmail.com. Trying to plan for my trip in August. Thanks soo much =)

  • Liching says:

    Thanxx^^ I would be happier if you could tell me..about Taipei hostel? Is it okay to stay there?

  • Hi Liching

    Ermmm. I don’t really like the place, it might be me 😀
    I would recommend u to stay at a service apartment call “go for travel” but it can only fit max 3 person.
    or city inn is a very good hotel, superb location

  • Janice Phua says:

    nice summary! :) it’s really useful for me as I’ll be going to Taiwan in this March with my boyfriend. I’m a newbie in planning travel trip (especially when I have never been oversea!) and I’m scratching my head off to plan the route and accommodation. erm you have the soft copy of the guidebook? can send me if it’s not too trouble for you? thank you very much!

    p/s love your blog! :)
    .-= Janice Phua´s last blog ..长大 =-.

  • hi there, haha i dun have much experience too. glad that u appreciate my hardwork.
    sent to ya :)

  • Yuan Xin says:


    nice to meet you… saw this page at FB.

    May i also have your soft copy of guide book? I think that is fantastic… n will help me out during my April Taiwan Tour. Thank You Very Much For Sharing.

    Yuan Xin

  • Caitlin says:

    Hi! I found your blog through facebook….

    I’m going to Taiwan this May (6D5N), still researching and planning my itinerary :)

    Anyway, i enjoy reading about your trip…

  • hi caitlin, tq so much :)

  • Benjy says:

    Hi… I read through all your travelogues, and I like your trip to Taiwan the most… The pictures are stunningly beautiful and the food, simply heavenly… Makes me feel like going to Taiwan now…

    I like your itinery very much, and maybe will be using your itinery with some modifications…

    I’m planning to go to Taiwan this year, maybe around May… Could you e-mail me the soft copy of your DIY guide book? I could use it as a good reference…

    Anyway, I enjoyed your blog a lot. Keep up the good work! =D

  • Benjy says:

    Hi… I read through all your travelogues, and I like your trip to Taiwan the most… The pictures are stunningly beautiful and the food, simply heavenly… Makes me feel like going to Taiwan now…

    I like your itinery very much, and maybe will be using your itinery with some modifications…

    I’m planning to go to Taiwan this year, maybe around May… Could you e-mail me the soft copy of your DIY guide book? I could use it as a good reference… Thank you very much!

    Again, I enjoyed reading your blog a lot. Keep up the good work! =D

  • hi benjy, thanks for reading through all that hehe :D. i’ve sent it to ya

  • Benjy says:

    Got all the stuff you sent… Thanks a lot!! 😀

  • Sunshine23 says:

    Hi hi!!

    Came across your blog while doing research for my 5D4N Taipei trip in March.

    Excellent blog!!!! *clap clap clap* Photos are great and the detailed description of getting around. WOW!!! 5 stars for your blog!! ^^

    And because of your blog, I’ve decided to stay a night at JiuFen too!!
    Will greatly appreciate if you can send me a copy of your DIY guide book too.. It’s really very kind of you to share with everyone your hardwork..

    and now, I’m also planning Malaysia trip based on your food guide too.. Your blog has become my holiday plan guidebook.. = )

    Happy Chinese New Year to you in advance!!

  • hi sunshine

    thx thx sent to u 😀 send my regards to the Jiufen B&B owner yar.
    i hope u’ll have a blast in KL too 😀

  • Sunshine23 says:

    I’ve received all your emails!! Thank you soooo much for the prompt reply.

  • Elaine says:


    Nice to meet u here..
    Had read ur blog…THanks for ur sharing….ur itinerary are helpful to us…=)
    I’m planing to go taiwan this year….erm…which month will u recommend?…
    Your itinerary make me feel like wanna go thr now….>_<
    Mind to send me of your DIy guidebook for my reference….i will highly appreciate it…=)
    My email address is crazyling128@yahoo.com


  • Janice Liew says:


    Your blog is superb! I’m going to Taiwan with my bf on this coming April, do u mind to share with me the soft copy of your DIY guide book? My e-mail address is janiceliew@yahoo.com. I just like your website. We finally booked our accommodation @ CityInn Taipei last month after browsing through your recommendation. Trusted that it will be a nice staying place.Also, definitely your DIY Guide Book will be very helpful for us in planning our itinerary. Thanks in advance!

  • joeping says:

    I will go taiwan on April 2010. I think i will follow your guide on this 6 days trips haha. Very clear and details. Really thanks for the info sharing here.

    Can I have a copy of your DIY guidebook for my easy reference too?

    Thanks ya.

  • janice, the rooms are small but the location is superb. haha enjoy ur trip
    sent to u

  • joeping says:

    I’ve received all your emails!! Thank you soooo much!!!

  • Cherie says:

    Your itinerary is so popular in demand. I would also like to have a copy. TQ

  • Cherie says:

    my e.mail is cherriechau@yahoo.com. Thks!

  • Janice Liew says:

    Hi, mails received! Thanks ya~

  • Jessica says:

    Hi, after reading your travelogue on your Taiwan trip, it really pique my interest to go there!
    Hahha, finally I’m going this year.. Woohoo, I’m planning itinerary for 6 days trip there.
    I really want to spend a night in one of those B&B’s u mentioned, so nice! and the night markets, drooling just thinking about the many varieties of snacks.. 😀
    It would really be helpful if I could have a copy of your DIY guidebook for reference?
    Thanks a lot, I’ll appreciate the help. :)

  • Alex says:

    can send me your itineary? Thx :)

  • Nicole says:

    I will go taiwan on Nov. I think i will follow your guide on this 6 days trips. Very clear and details. Really thanks for the info sharing here. I had come across few websites on taiwan tours, but yours is the best among all.

    The photo shooting very nice.

    Interested to get the DIY guidebook also if have one pls send to me:

  • Nicole says:

    I will go taiwan on Nov. I think i will follow your guide on this 6 days trips. Very clear and details. Really thanks for the info sharing here. I had come across few websites on taiwan tours, but yours is the best among all.

    The photo shooting very nice.

    Interested to get the DIY guidebook also if have one pls send to me:

  • diana says:

    hi there, i’m planning to your Taiwan during June and i’m new in the planning so can u send me your DIY guide book to me as reference???thanks

  • John says:

    Hi, i will go to taiwan this Sat. Could you send me your DIY itineary?
    Send to my email address johnchow7993@yahoo.com


  • diana says:

    wanna to ask last time how much u bought for air ticket??
    which month is better if travel to Taiwan??June ok?

  • Hi Diana, we had replied thru email. Thanks.

  • Michelle says:


    I have been reading your blog for quite some time and am doing research for my 6D5N visit to Taiwan next month…your blog is undeniably, informative and attractive. Love it^^ Excellent! and Well Done ^^…

    Is it possible if i would like to ask for a copy of your DIY guide book too? ^^ Thanks^^

  • hi michelle, thanks we’ll try our best to do more tw post. now u can dload it frm http://kampungboycitygal.com/travel/, so we r not sending anymore :)

  • Terry says:

    hi there, i read your blog about taiwan trip and its very very very detail. i would like to know what document we need to ready to apply the youth club member?thanks

  • Hi Terry, you can refer to below link:

    Enjoy your trip!

  • Eva says:

    hello there!
    my boyf and i are going for a 6D5N trip to taiwan,would appreciate lots if ya could send us a copy of ya DIY guidebook, ya blog’s been the most informative and helpful to us, else we’re lost at planning itinerary,really.

    thanks in advance babe, keep up the good work!(:

  • GraceKL says:

    Will be going to Taipei from 12 – 19 May 2010. Book Future Star Hotel. Heard of this Hotel before?
    But have to leave on 14 May 2010 as there are no room from 14 -16 May 2010. Thinking of
    moving to City Inn. Help I can’s speak or read CHinese. Please e-mail me your soft copy of
    DIY guide book. First time in Taipei! My e-mail add: mwong22003yahoo.com

  • shawn says:

    Nice Trip…..Im goin to Taiwan Next week.

    Can share ur itinery? Send to my email address.
    May I know which resort u goin for beitou hot spring?

    Thanks ya!~

  • hi u can dload everything fr here – http://kampungboycitygal.com/2010/03/travel-in-taiwan-free-downloads/.
    the one tat i go is too far, u can go to spring villa, a lot of my frens said its good

  • Enthu Taiwan! says:

    Hello. Do you mind if you can share your guide book? I am going for a trip in Auguest 2010. I think it would help me greatly. thanks.

    This is my email: taiwan.lover@hotmail.com

  • lechua says:

    wow the photos look enticing… plenty of delicious treats.. when i plan to go taiwan one day, shall cross check with the places listed here!
    .-= lechua´s last blog ..Bangkok Grand Palace =-.

  • kiki says:

    hi there

    i will going to taipei for first time.
    may i have your soft copy of the guide book too?
    i very glad to have that and it will help me a lot when i at taipei.
    Thank you so much for sharing.


  • hi kiki, thx for dropping by, u can dload everything from here – http://kampungboycitygal.com/2010/03/travel-in-taiwan-free-downloads/

  • Jenny says:

    I plan to Taiwan in this August v tour, but after saw ur post, my husby wan to go by free n easy.. so can i have a copy your DIY guidebook? Hehe.

    Thank you so much for sharing.

  • 小雯 says:

    hi kampungboycitygal, i am xiao wen here

    i will going to taiwan on enf of sep, what should i take note???
    may i get some advice and recommendation from u??
    .-= 小雯´s last blog ..冷漠喜欢你 =-.

  • hi xiao wen, advice? hehe do a detailed research to ensure an enjoyable journey. will recommend tan sui, jiufen and shopping at wufenpu ;p

  • Andy Chan says:


    I will be going to Taiwan this November (7 days 6 nights). It will be my first time there and your itinerary looks great., since I am not Mandarin literate I will be planning my trip with your guide.

    Read that you have a guidebook, may I have the pleasure of asking a copy?

    Thank you and love y our postings :)

    Take care.
    .-= Andy Chan´s last blog ..Sample Itinerary After much procrastination on it =-.

  • hi you can actually dload fr our ‘travel’ page. hv fun!

  • Andy Chan says:

    yurp, got it. . . thanks :)
    .-= Andy Chan´s last blog ..Sample Itinerary After much procrastination on it =-.

  • Susan says:


    Can you please send me a copy of your DIY guide book? I will be goin to Taiwan for 9 days n 8 nites this end of Oct. It will be great to plan wif your reference, since we are still clueless where to stay in Taiwan.. thanks a lot.

    my email: luvsusan218@hotmail.com

  • hi u can download everything fr our ‘travel’ page. :)

  • Yvonne says:

    Hi, I m Yvonne. So great to see hv a blog tat is introduce Taiwan trip very details but my English is not very well. Can u recommend some blog or website is Chinese ? thank you very much.

    Another things is your guidebook is chinese / english ? If Chinese, can u send me a copy — woonyvonne@yahoo.com.

    Thank you very much again !

  • Shin Dhee says:

    Hi WZ,

    Not sure if you still remember me but we met at the Nuffnang Sharing Session at Modesto’s.
    Btw, I just want to say this entry on Taiwan is awesome. It will be a really helpful guide to me when I am going there next year. Especially when you actually wrote it in English.
    Thank you for the downloaded guide! =)
    .-= Shin Dhee´s last blog ..One week of Captions 4 =-.

  • hi shin dee: of coz! i hope u’ll have fun in taiwan ya!! :)

  • hi yvonne. u can refer to cari forum. a lot of tips in chinese http://cforum6.cari.com.my/forumdisplay.php?fid=162&page=2
    its all in english, so sorry :)
    i hope u have fun in tw ya :)

  • Christina says:

    I am planning a 10+ days trip for 5 and managed to skip by your blog. It’s really useful since i have no prior experience planning a trip. :S By the way, is your itinerary based on travelling around the northen part of Taiwan only? My mom is really fussy and she expects me to plan a around Taiwan trip which is really killing me :’S

  • JTan says:


    Appreciate if you can please send me a copy of your DIY guide book? I will be goin to Taiwan for 6D5N this end of Oct. Save me the hassle on the itinerary.

    Thank you very much.:-)

  • Yvonne says:

    Thank you very much ! ^-^

  • hi jill, its all in the download page. look at the side bar :)

  • irene tay says:

    hi, i like the rotterburg B&B in yilan and wish to stay there too but is there any interesting place to go around tat area? i dowan to stuck my whole day & nite at there. do they provide one day tour? by the way… i love to read ur blog.. with the pretty gal and handsome guy pic..

  • hi irene! yeah of coz there are. u can ask the B&B owner to arrange some day tour for u. we missed the whale watching tour :(
    n he also fetches my cousin around yilan when she went there last mth.
    rmb to call him n make arrangement early ya

  • Wei Yin says:

    Wei Zhi! Nice post about Taiwan! This post of yours will be very helpful to me; I’ll be going to Taiwan from 29th Dec – 2nd Jan, will only be travelling around Taipei. I’m actually staying in the Royal Castle Hotel at Wanhua district. The nearest MRT station is Ximen. I’ve noted down all your recommendations on places to go. :) Do you mind sending me your DIY itinerary? Thank you!

  • michelle says:

    Can i knw whether taiwan have any English road name or train in english ?

  • yeah but not all, u can print out the english-chinese translation and bring it along :)

  • vivenlim says:


    Can you please send me a copy of your DIY guide book? I will be going to Taiwan in 3 months. It will be great to plan with your reference, since we are still clueless where to stay in Taiwan.. thanks a lot. 😛

    my email: kimpoh_84@yahoo.com

  • michelle says:

    thx for the info..
    but do u mind sent me ur DIY guidebook to me?
    will appreaciate it very much..

  • Hi Michelle! thanks for dropping by, all the softcopies are available in between our posts and some of it are a/v here – http://kampungboycitygal.com/2010/03/travel-in-taiwan-free-downloads/

  • Hi Viven! thanks for dropping by, all the softcopies are available in between our posts and some of it are a/v here – http://kampungboycitygal.com/2010/03/travel-in-taiwan-free-downloads/

  • Elaine says:


    I stumbled your blog by chance and find that your Taiwan travel tips are really useful. I know it is abit rude, but just wonder is there any chance you could send me your taiwan trip DIY guide book by email? I really appreciate it.

    Hope you have a lovely day.

  • michelle says:

    Hi, do u know the weather on September cold or hot?

  • September shud be cooling. coz summer just ended

  • Hi elaine, don’t worry. All the files are uploaded into our travel page. try look for the ‘download’ button :)

  • kay says:

    Yr summary is just fantastic… Taiwan has never been in my sort of travel plans but now that you have written all about it and making it so easy and interesting for us, we are going to go in May and try out your suggested tips and will feed back to you once we are done. Many Thanks!!
    kay from Singapore

  • Lip says:

    interesting info here. alot of places i missed in my trip compared to yours. certainly information. thank u~~~

  • Anonymous says:

    hihi, does 涵館1 have an outdoor balcony? is it a sea-view room?

  • hi yeah, all the rooms in han guan has outdoor balcony, with sea view

  • Jamie says:

    Hi, can I check how do you book the reservations of the B&B? you called them? and and… ur itinerary refers to traveling from Taipei then pinxi etc and back to taipei right? Have you also been to Alishan? sorry for asking so many qns.

  • MIEOW says:

    how to go 台北誠品書店敦南店 by taking MRT?

    hope to receive ur reply soon!
    btw, i going taiwan this week, any nice place recommend for shoppin? ^^
    any brand which is much more cheaper in Taiwan as compared to Malaysia?

  • Hi mieow, u can take mrt to zhong xiao dun hua. but im not sure which exit, bcoz we walked there.
    u can go to wufenpu and taipei main station underground for shopping. most skin care products are much cheaper there, have fun shopping!

  • Hi usually I call them to avoid mis communication in emails. sorry have only been to alishan when i follow tour last time :)

  • michelle says:

    hey KampungBoycity Gal…do u have any recommendation on private tour guide for Taiwan?

  • Hi michelle, unfortunately we dont have. we will usually stay in B&Bs and ask the owner to bring us around, if he/she has time :)

  • michelle says:

    B&B??? What’s that?
    Because we wanted to go to theme park n Windows on CHina..
    DO u know where is near too?

  • Weina says:

    Nice and simple summary…I just back from Taipei and it was a great great holiday. Will go again next time for sure ^_*

  • celine says:

    i plan to go Taiwan on Dec 2011 for 14days … i would like to have whole taiwan tour … any more recommended place & food as u both know ?

    really like ur blog …

  • Ena says:

    Hi Kampung boy city gal,

    Where can I Redeem Digital Tour Buddy when I travel to taiwan?


  • Hi ena, you need to fill up the form in the youth taiwan website, and collect ur phone at the airport :)

  • Angeline says:

    Hi, it is my first time to taiwan. Can I have a softcopy of your guidebook? Your help is very appreciated to prevent me from getting lost there.

  • Angeline says:

    Ohya, especially on how to get around too. Thanks in advance. Looking forward to your reply as my trip is in end of june.

  • blurblu says:

    may i know which is the best month to travel at taiwan at the same time a lot of clothe to buy back to malaysia….wakakakaa

  • hi angeline, i’ve already uploaded all the softcopy to the ‘download’ page :)
    to get around in taipei, you can take cab or the “jie yun” (mrt). we also took train (like our ktm) to go to other states :)

  • Hi best time would be spring. march to may :)

  • Sally says:


    Thanks for the taiwan post!
    Can i please check with you the rates for Suite.apartment?
    The one you listed as your favourite?
    Went to the website but as it’s all in Chinese, i have some difficulty navigating.
    Dont mind can you please help?

    I will be heading to Taiwan from 24-31 July!

    Thanks so much!

  • Hi the rate is about RM 150 to RM 250, depending on the location and the size of the room. How many of you are travelling? I can try to look for a suitable room for you, and you can email to them indicating your room type. :)

  • Sally says:

    Thanks so much for your response!
    Erm how many locations are there for the Suite.Apartment?
    There’s one at ZhongXiaoFuXing right? You stayed there before ya?
    Just the 2 of us! My bf and I!

  • hi sally, sorry to inform you that suite.apartment and angel suites are only a/v for monthly rental as of 2011. i will recommend city inn / city inn 2 with great location (just opposite taipei main station) to u.

  • Sally says:

    Do you have pictures of city inn and city inn 2? Or perhaps to website so i can view how the rooms look like?
    Also, can you please check on the rates?
    Thanks so much!

  • Hi the website is here – http://www.cityinn.com.tw/
    u can choose english as ur language option. city inn I/II/III is ok, as they are minutes away from the main staion :)

  • amy says:

    Can I know how to get to the japanese style hot spring (photo inserted in your blog) from Xin Beitou MRT?

  • amy says:

    thanks for the quick responce. appreciated.

  • Sally says:

    Thanks so much!!!

  • Peter says:

    Hi guys, i came across ur blog plannning for taiwan 2 weeks from now.

    A quick question, as my trip in TP is abt 10 days, am planning to stay at Suite.Apartment. The totak amount i see for 10 days is just the deposit?

    Wanted to stay at ZXFX apartment, bu its full. Now choosing city hall outlet. :(

    Thanks and i must say that ur blog is AWESOME!!!!

  • cs says:

    hi, wanted to ask, you stayed at this hostel last time?


    Is this good? How you made payment? If pay to Malaysia RHB account will lost currency?

  • Kelvin says:

    Hi Jason,

    Just to check with you last time whether you have engaged any tour guide in Tai Chung?
    If yes,do you still have their contact?
    I’m desperate to hire Tour Guide for our trip down to Tai Chung. It seems that Month of Oct is quite peak

  • Kelvin says:

    Anyone engaged any local tour guide when travelling to Tai Chung?if yes,can share your tour guide contact?Im desperate for the contact.will be going to Taiwan end of oct. This will be our 1st trip travelling on our own,try to make it as fun as possible.
    Appreciate if any of you can share,Thanks

  • Hi i didn’t, i reckon you can go for car rental. it would be easier.

  • Hi yeah, I stayed there before and I pay when I get there. the room is clean and simple, near to MRT but the alley is quite smelly at night

  • hi peter, thanks for dropping by. just the deposit? must double confirm with them regarding the total amount. someone told me they have revised their rate.

  • cs says:

    Thanks for reply me. Then you pay the booking fee or not? Seems need to pay around RM 100? Can pay to their RHB bank but will lost a lot currency?

  • Kelvin says:

    Ic,even for Tai Chung. You also drive by yourself?I heard that the road around Tai Chung quite dangerous and challening.

    7Days & 6 night is it sufficient time to travel to Taipei and Tai Chung?

    I will use your itinerary as my guideline in planning my upcoming trip.

    Thank You

  • hi kelvin, I think you misunderstood, we did not drop by tai chung for this trip. I’ve only been there once few years back. we also never drive around taipei, use train all the time.
    only the road around taroko gorge is dangerous. our 7 days trip covers only taipei and yilan.

    what i would suggest u is to hire a cab driver to bring you around. or take a train to taichung and move on from there. Thanks for reading our blog :)

  • Hi cs, I did not pay booking fee. the rhb bank acc should be a local account, from what i understand.

  • Sharon says:


    Reading from your travel blog, I reckon you are quite familiar with Taiwan. I would like to ask you whether there are any temporary luggage storage at Taipei where we can put our luggage while we are shopping around? Because out check out time is 12 noon but our flight is 10 at night.

    Thanks very much in advance! Your help to this question would be greatly appreciated!!

  • Kelvin says:

    you are right. Hahaha
    I got it wrong on the Tai Chung Part..
    Almost got everything planned…still need to finalize few things,so looking forward to this trip

  • np kelvin :) hope u enjoy ur taiwan trip

  • hi sharon, there is, we stored our luggage at taipei main station and rueifang train station before.

  • Jasmine says:

    Hello, Kampung Boy, City Gal

    Glad that I’ve found your blog. Interesting and detailed info you have. Am planning a free & easy trip with a colleague to Taiwan end of Oct’11. Would appreciate if you could email me the itinerary to the email stated above (soft copy) Thank you :))

  • MC says:

    Wow, your blog is DE BEST! I’ve been trawling the internet since 2 months ago when I started planning for our Taiwan holiday, and only just chanced upon your site. It is so comprehensive, detailed and full of “great-to-know” info. I had already planned our to-do overview, and your invaluable input on how to get there, what to do/go is supremely handy, esp for Taipei, Pingxi, Jiufen, Keelung. I thought I would have to spend a lot more time to check timings, etc… but thanks to you, I’ll be saving loads of time and hassle!

    We’re doing 3 nights in Taipei, 3 in Kaohsiung, 3 in Taroko and back to Taipei for 5 nights. The idea is to shop and eat like mad in Taipei and Kaohsiung, rejuvenate in Taroko and then shop/eat like mad again in Taipei and its surrounding areas. Do you have any insights on Kaohsiung or Taroko to share?

    Greatly appreciate your graciousness in sharing…

  • Hi mc, thank you so much for our kind words. Qow 2 weeks in taiwan, I’m so jealous! sounds like a good trip with a good mixture of food, shopping and r&r time. Unfortunately, we are not too familiar with Kaohsiung n Taroko area. We are planning for a trip to these areas next year. *fingers crossed*

  • MC says:

    Citygal, thanks for taking time to reply :-). Hmmm, I’ll fill you in with my trip details on Kaohsiung n Taroko then to “repay” your kindness. I’m in my 50s lah, so have a bit more leisure time than u young ones. My trip is in Nov – talk to you then. Do continue enjoying life!

  • Hi MC, thanks for sharing! will wait for your updates :)

  • kelsey says:

    hi can i ask where to stay in tw will be cheaper and suitable for 2 people and last about 2 weeks ?

  • JM says:

    Hi there,
    I am not able to locate your write-up of “Dong Shan River Park 冬山河親水公園” on Day6 of your Taiwan itinerary. Do you have more details, e.g. on what you did or ate there? and how did you travel there from the Luodong hotel? Thx

  • Anonymous says:

    Hi! I am really impressed with your blog for yr taiwan trip. Is it possible to send me a copy of your guide as i am going to taipei next month? Thanks. Ctsetong@gmail.com

  • DD says:

    when is the best timing to visit taiwan???

  • for cool climate, it will be december. for cherry blossom it will be march

  • wslee says:

    Hi Kampung Boy/City Gal

    Thanks for the summary of your trip :)

    I had just got back from Taiwan on Sunday,what a lovely place to visit.
    The people there are so warm,food are excellent as well
    Shopping is so cheap esp in the night markets

    Cant wait to visit Taiwan again

  • Audrey says:

    Hi, can I know the exact name of the japanese style hot spring villa that you went to in Beitou?


  • Cherlyn says:


    Can email me your DIY guidebook, the informations you provided are helpful to us, else we’re lost at planning itinerary.

    my email: lovecy14@yahoo.com.sg

  • hi dear, i’ve shared everything in the guide book in this post already :)

  • JJ says:

    Hi kampong boy,

    We will go Taiwan next month. Can you share your Taiwan handbook? Saw you hold it in your blog

  • Ivy says:

    Hi, do u know when is the lavendar farm n when is the best time to visit there?

  • sunflower says:

    wat camera u use n wat lens is that ? all ur photo very nice n do u edit on ur photo ?

  • Anonymous says:

    may i have your soft copy of the guide book too?

  • amies says:

    Hi, can i have your soft copy of the guide book too?

  • Anonymous says:

    hi…im going taiwan in april..can i have your guidebook in softcopy??

  • Ms.Au says:

    How can i get the contact of MR.HSU?? pls reply me ASAP. tq!!

  • u may call +886 0912-547-078 or + 886 0960-576-258
    or email to service@windsor.idv.tw

  • jean says:

    i going to taiwan this august 2012

    From Luodong Station 羅東鎮 (Yilan Country) to RueiFang station, can we took train early in the morning as 6.00am, do we need to purchase early the train ticket


  • hi jean, u need to check the train schedule. you can just buy the ticket there

  • Sharon Lee says:

    How do you book the Rottenberg b&b as I don’t seem to be able to locate their website?


  • carolyn says:


    May I please check how long is the journey from taipei to Jiufen, Shifen, Pingxi etc?

    And is it easy to move around once we get to the train stations/bus stations in the various places? Can we walk around to look at the sights and scenaries and find food or must we cab or take a bus?

    The Beitou hot spring takes children? Males and females share or individual?


  • hi from taipei, u take a 45 min train to rueifang, then transfer to pingxi line. if ur heading to jiufen then can take bus from rueifang or take a one hour bus from taipei.

    yes it is easy to move around. we just walk around pingxi, then take train to shifen, walk around shifen then take train again. some share and some individual, u can book for different type

  • Warren says:

    Wow..it must be a great experience.Thanks for sharing with us , the pictures were awesome =)

  • PN Wong says:

    It is amazed to look at your itinerary, for 6D5N to be able to cover so many places. Very well organized trip and interesting blog, make me recall of our previous trip to Taiwan.

  • thx dear. was a bit rush, that’s y we revisited and take a slower pace this yr :)

  • Serene says:

    Hi , i have been reading through your blog repeatly while planning for my next week trip & it is much pleasure reading with the organized content! Thank u for bringing us such excellent blog!
    Can I ask for your opinion, is it ok to pop into the hotels only when we reached Taipei? Reason is because i’m not good at time management & is it ok that we can just pop into any hotel or inn there if we shop quite late at that location … Will there be no room available ? I’m planning locations like jiufen, Keelung , ximending, 101, wufenpu, shilin.. Sad to say we have only 4d3n. Hope to cover as much as possible… Any comment on my intented location? Or where else is a must.
    Looking forward to your reply!!!!!

  • thanks for supporting our blog serene, really happy to hear that. yes you can provided that it’s a not a peak travel season, plus you get a discounted rate for really last minute check in. my friends did it at hotels around ximending. however I’ve never done that as I like to plan everything ahead :)

    If you intend to do iufen, Keelung, then it is recommended to stay one night at jiufen. the nice B&B there need to book early, can’t do walk in. you should also go to danshui + beitou hot spring, if time permits

  • where is the download page?

  • Serene says:

    Thank you so much!! Oh then i hope I will still be able to book your fren’s b& b tomolo as I just going to book my air ticket tomolo too. I’m quite worried now cos I browse through some hotels in ximending & your recommended hotels all are fully booked! Wondering y now off peak with rainy season still so many ppl!!!

  • taiwan tourism is a big thing, that’s why hehe. good luck ya. my friends are super friendly

  • Anonymous says:

    Hihi!! I send my enquiry through email on availablity in the 日光涵管 but they say fully booked & the only available is 老舍. is it still as good? any room that you can recommend in this 老舍?hope the sea view is still good.. a pity that the big room is not available.. the wood bathtub look interesting .. :(

    Could you also advise how to go from taoyuan airport to the train station that goes to ruifang? quite confusing on the direction …


  • Serene says:

    Hihi! I had send an email to ask bat the availability of the 日光涵馆& sad to say its fully booked. They say the only available is the 老舍。can u advise is this as good? The view & room? Sea view? Very far? Sad that the other 1 is not available…the wood tub looks interesting :(

  • hi serene, aww too bad ri guang is the best. lao she is a normal room without a view, its location is still good.

  • from taoyuan airport u can take the shuttle bus to taoyuan high speed rail station, then to taipei main station, then to rueifang station. or u can take an airport bus to taipei main station, then to rueifang (cheaper)

  • Yvonne says:


    The digital tour buddy link for redemption online is not working, can you please advise the link?

  • I’m not that much of a internet reader to be honest
    but your sites really nice, keep it up! I’ll go ahead and bookmark your site to come back later. All the best

  • SY says:

    Hi may i know how much is your budge for this trip? I am thinking of whether to go to bangkok or taiwan. does both cost around the same? both of your blog posts looked amazing!

  • Hi SY bangkok is definitely cheaper as you can get a flight tic for around 300 plus while taipei costs 800-1000 :)

  • The Yum List says:

    Taiwan continues to be on my list of must visits. But that list just seems to get longer quicker than I’m able to cross off any.

  • Huey LI says:

    Hi Citygal, I plan to go taiwan year end OCT and NOV around 12 nights. Can you advise which month is better for traval and is the accomandation rate far between these 2 months?

  • Fenny says:

    Hi, i m going to taiwan Dec 2013, can I have a softcopy of your guidebook , so easy for me to travel and not getting lost there. Thks

  • Hi fenny we do not have a soft copy guide book. we have posted all the maps into the post, you can click on each post to dload the map :)

  • Hi huey li, these 2 months does not differ much, in terms of weather and hotel rate.

  • smwah says:

    hi, very nice details on your trip.
    Anyway, you stay 2 different places for day 4 and day 5. It is troublesoome if i carry two big laugage bags? How is the train at taiwan, does it has place for laugage storage or placing?
    So the host of the B&B pick up and send you to train station?

  • We placed our big luggage in taipei and bring a small hand carry for day 4,5. i think thats the best way

  • Mango says:

    Hi, may I ask, if we were to take bus. How we know where to alight? Tell the bus driver before hand? Or have to use map to see? Thks

  • Aileen says:


    I must say you have done a really great job with your blogs on Taiwan. The descriptions and pictures makes reading your blog really enjoyable and it has helped me in the planning of my trip to Taiwan next month.

    I just wanted to check if you have been to Taichung, Nantou, Hualien and would like to seek your advice on my itinerary below. Do you think it is do-able, is it too rush? Thanks!

    Day 1 – Taipei – Wu Fen Pu, Shihlin Night Market
    Day 2 – Taipei – Danshui Old Street, Fisherman’s Wharf, Yeliu, Ximending
    Day 3 – Taipei – Jingtong, Pingxi, Shifen, JiuFen, Keelung Miao Kou night market
    Day 4 – Taichung – Feng Jia Night Market (what else is there to do in Taichung?)
    Day 5 – Nantou – Sun Moon Lake (what else is there to do in Nantou?)
    Day 6 – Hualien – Taroko Gorge (what else is there to do in Hualien?)
    Day 7 – Taipei

  • Glen and Angie says:


    Just want to drop by and say thanks for your informative blog! Was looking for information on Yilan and coincidentally our itinerary’s are similar to yours. Keep up the good work and the blog too!

  • Sue says:

    hi just curious about your Day 4 itinerary. Is it possible to see Juifen, Jinguashi and the rest in 2 days and 1 night?

  • MrLonely says:

    thanks for sharing, i will have some idea to go liao~

  • Vincent says:

    Hi both,

    Can share with us the handmade guidebook to Taipei? Much appreciated.

  • Eve says:


    Any recommendation place in Yi Lan?

    Thank you

  • Celeste says:

    Hi there, may i know how much to budget for a 6 days 6 night itinerary such as yours?

  • jo says:


    im planning to bring my parent to taiwan this year . this is our first trip to taiwan. do u think we should follow tour agent or we can walk around ourselves? thanks

  • I am regular reader, how are you everybody? This piece of writing posted at this website
    is truly fastidious.

  • Tammy Brown says:

    Wow, a great itinerary which can be found online. There are a lot out there. But this one is just fit what we are looking for. Something different and yet it also 6 days trip. Cant wait May to come. Yeah.

  • Dayana says:

    I really like the concept of your blog! Thanks for sharing all your travel ideas.

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