This year I went to Taiwan twice, once in Feb and another trip in July. My Feb trip was mainly for viewing cherry blossom. What am I doing in Taiwan in July ?? Haha, my main intention was to go to the Taitung hot air balloon festival.
Although I’ve been to taiwan several times, I have not visited Taitung at all. Taitung is at the furthest east, another 2 hours train ride from Hualien. From Taipei to Taitung, it will be a 5 hour ride. That’s very far !
Here’s my July Taiwan itinerary (Click on the links to read the details):
Day 1 – Airport to Taichung (via Kuoguang coach).
Check into Taichung Seeking Motel for 3 hours rest first as we took the overnight Scoots flight.
My Taichung itinerary was more leisure – mainly to shop and eat at Yizhong Street and Fengjia Night Market. Stayed at a Taichung hostel Fengjia Life Stay near Fengjia night market.
Day 2 – Taichung to Taitung (via HSR to Kaohsiung and train to Taitung)
A long travelling day from Taichung to Taitung. We need to change from HSR (Taichung to Kaohsiung) to the slow train (Kaohsiung – Taitung). Reached Taitung around 3pm plus.
Checked into Taitung Romeo minsu and went to Taitung Forest Park for a walk. Read here for Taitung Romeo minsu review.
Dinner at an Italian restaurant called Loveing Restaurant. Read here for Loveing Restaurant review.
Day 3 – Taitung (Minsu arranged day trip)
A day to explore Taitung together with the minsu boss.
Wuling Green Tunnel – Angel Mini Cafe – ChiShang Township (Heaven Road & Brown Boulevard) – Liushidan Mountain – Chulu Ranch – Luye Gaotai (Hot Air Balloon Festival)
Read here for Part 1 Day 3 Taitung trip.
Here are a few pictures at the hot air balloon festival – pretty happening ! Will have another post to talk about my day trip !
Read here for Part 2 Day 3 Taitung trip – Taitung Hot Air Balloon Fiesta.
Day 4 – Taitung (self drive)
Self drive from Taitung city to Juhu Minsu 竹湖山居 (Changbin town)
Little Yeliu – Xiao yuer cafe – Water running up area – Donghe bao shop – Bashian Cave
Day 5 – Hualien (self drive)
Check-out from Juhu and drive straight to Ravello minsu in Hualien.
Pretty hot day. We didn’t stop at many attractions along the way.
Nan-an Visitor Center – Lunch at Yuli town (local specialty Yuli Noodle) – Hualien sugar factory – Ravello Minsu – ChiHsingTan – Zhiqiang night market – Hualien city area for more food
For my previous Hualien trips, you can read here.
Day 6 – Hualien to Taipei (via train)
Lunch at famous Jap restaurant.
Board train back to Taipei.
Day 7 to 11 – Taipei
Slow & Relax in Taipei.
The anticipating Robot Kitty exhibition at Songshan Cultural and Creative Park (from July till 20 Oct 13).
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