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Most of tourists will spend some time visiting Swiss Garden (小瑞士花園) & Carton King (纸箱王), to take a break at these relaxing places before heading CingJing (清境 ) or HeHuanShan (合欢山).  These 2 attractions are located side by side, with address 546, Nantou County, Renai Township (南投縣仁愛鄉定遠新村28號). The Swiss Garden is well know with its Northern European atmosphere, and that had given it the name of “Taiwan’s Little Switzerland Garden”.  It opens daily from 0900 to 2100, with entrance fee of NT120 per person, multiple entry. That allows tourists to visit the garden more than once within the same day, to enjoy the different views in day and night times. Do check with staff if multiple entry is still valid when you are visiting.  You can find more information at their facebook page here.

Carton King, a small little souvenir shop displaying and selling products like decorative items, hats, bags, lanterns and postcards made by cardboard paper. The founder of Carton King souvenir shop and restaurant was a famous artist, who have created up to two thousands pieces of creative paper products in the past decades, together with his team. It is so amazing that they are able to design and build items like tables, chairs and small houses with paper, and yet so strong! This is their website.

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逢甲新宿 (FengJiaXinSu – checked with owner, no English name…) was a famous accommodation option in FengJia Night Market (逢甲夜市). It has a very convenient location, 5mins walk from Feng Chia University (逢甲大学) entrance and bus stops, located right in the heart of  FengJia Night Market with address No. 16, Lane 19, Fengjia Rd, Xitun District, Taichung City, Taiwan 407 (台中市西屯區逢甲路19巷16號).

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FengJia Night Market - foods

Some say if you have never visited FengJia Night Market (逢甲夜市), then you have not been to Taichung(台中)! That shows how famous FengJia Night Market is, a must visit tourism spot in Taichung. It was the largest night market in Taiwan (claimed to be), covering area up to 1km around Feng Chia University in Xitun DistrictTaichung, Taiwan. The night market was full of quality clothes, bags, shoes, souvenirs, mobile phone accessories and of course foods and snacks! You can find all these at reasonable price, bargain is allowed at certain stores.

FengJia Market was really huge, our plan was to focus on the foods, and leave shopping at other places in Taipei (台北) like XiMenDing (西門町), stay tuned!

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GaoMei Wetland (高美湿地) is well known of its breathtaking scenery, especially during sunset, with all those huge windmills spread out in that area . That beautiful place was located in QingShui (清水) District of TaiChung (台中), around 38km from HSR TaiChung Station (台中高铁站). The wetland’s ecology has diversified species of plants and animals like birds, crabs and fishes, where the soils consist of mixture of mud and sand.


Getting to GaoMei Wetland (高美湿地)

Initially we wanted to get there by  bus and train, from HSR TaiChung Station, but our research shows that hiring driver will be a better choice for us.

Traveling time by taking bus and train would take up to 1hour (excluded waiting time). Besides that, the bus services’ frequency was pretty low and timings weren’t good for us. We rather to spend more money hiring driver, so that able to have more enjoyable and quality time at that relaxing place.

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Departure - Changi airport 3

First day of our trip to Taiwan (台湾) – The Heart of Asia! Although it was half day gone when we reach TaoYuan (桃园) Airport, but we managed to cover quite a few attractions, thanks to our well planned itinerary and preparation before the trip. We started at TaoYuan Airport, and traveled all the way to TaiChung (台中), followed by a relaxing evening at GaoMei Wetland (高美湿地), and ended day 1 with food hunting at the famous FengJia Night Market (逢甲夜市)! Sounds interesting, isn’t it?

Are you EXCITED & READY to know more?  Then click on the chapter selection below to read on for day 1!

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