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Taiwan Holidays Travel

Taiwan Travel is always a favorite spot for many visitors all over the world. It is a place where you can relax, shop and enjoy those delicious desserts, snacks and food to satify your stomach! There are many places of interests you can visit while keeping yourself indulge with food along your trip. It is the food and desserts that attracts us to travel to Taipei.

Joyous Travel in Taipei

Day 1: Singapore - Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport - Taipei City. Meet 06:00 at Changi Airport Terminal One, Cathay Pacific Check-in Counter to collect our boarding passes. To have light snacks / shopping before boarding. Plane will take off at 08:00 & arrive at HK Airport at 12:00. Our next plane will take off at 13:10 & arrive at TPE Airport at 15:10. Upon arrival at TPE, proceed for Immigration Clearance & baggage claim. Purchase Taiwan Prepaid Mobile SIM card (10-Day Pass). Proceed to UBUS Service Counter to purchase bus tickets to THSR Taoyuan Station.
- UBUS No. 705
- Frequency: 5mins
- Travel Time: 25mins
Exchange for THSR Pass @ Taoyuan Station. We can make seat reservation at the same time for our HSR Train from Taoyuan Station to Taipei Station. If not, we can simply just board any train that comes along. Travel Time: 21 to 23mins depending on which train we are taking.

Note: To purchase THSR Pass online prior to departure.

From Taipei Station, walk about 10mins to Taipei M Hotel - Main Station to proceed for check-in. Explore the Taipei Main Station & purchase the EASYCard /iPass at the Taipei Main Station Metro. Slowly walk to Ningxia Night Market for shopping, eating, etc. About 1.2km (17mins) walk from our hotel. After visiting the Ningxia Night Market, slowly walk back to hotel to rest.

Ningxia Night Market 寧夏夜市

Opening Hours: 17:30 to 00:00
Address: Ningxia Road, Datong District, Taipei City, Taiwan 103

Ningxia night market is a popular night market among locals. There are stalls selling authentic local food. It is one of the not so commercialised night markets in Taipei. It offers a nostalgic retreat of Taipei in her early years.

After breakfast, we shall commence our journey to Taichung for a 1 day tour.
From Taipei to Taichung City
- Take HSR from HSR Taipei Station to HSR Taichung Station
- Total travel time is about 50mins to 1hr4mins.
- From HSR Taichung Station, walk about 5mins to TRA Xinwuri Station to take train to Taichung City.
- TRA Xinwuri Station to TRA Taichung Station
- Total travel time is about 8 to 11 mins.
From TRA Taichung Station, we will go to Miyaharu, which is about 190m (3mins walk) from TRA Taichung Station. From TRA Taichung Station, take a slow walk to Taichung Second Market 第二市場 for eating & shopping.
- About 700m (9mins) walk from Miyaharu
Taichung Park is nearby the Taichung Second Market. Can drop by for a walk / sightseeing. From Taichung Second Market, it is about 11 minutes' walk (850m). After that, will procced to Yizhong Street for eating & shopping. About 850m (11mins walk) from Taichung Park. From Yizhong Street, walk to Banana New Paradise for eating & shopping.
- About 950m (12mins walk)
Taichung Confucius Temple & Taichung City Martyr's Shrine are nearby. Can drop by to visit if keen. Exploring the Night Markets in Taichung City:
Smile Life Night Market
- About 230m (3mins walk) from Banana New Paradise

Fengjia Night Market

- From Smile Life Night Market, take Bus No. 33 from 進化國瑞街口 & alight at 河南崇義街口. Walk about 65m.
- Total Travel Time is about 1h 11 mins.
After Fengjia Night Market, we will head back to Taipei City.
- Take Bus No. 25/35 from 頂湳仔 & alight at Gancheng Station, walk about 130m (2mins) to TRA Taichung Station.
- Total travel time is about 1hr.
- Take train from TRA Taichung Station to TRA Xinwuri Station
- Total travel time is about 8 to 11 mins.
- Walk to HSR Taichung Station from TRA Xinwuri Station & take HSR back to Taipei.
- Total travel time is 50mins to 1hr 4 mins.
From HSR Taipei Station, walk back to hotel to rest for the day.

Ningxia Night Market
Ningxia Night Market

Miyaharu 宫原眼科-醉月楼沙龙

Opening Hours: 10:00 to 20:00
Address: No.20, Zhongshan Road, Central District, Taichung City 400, Taiwan (R.O.C.)

Used to be an Ophthalmology Clinic, previously owned by Japanese man named Miyaharu during the Japanese Occupation period of Taiwan. Now it is opened by Dawncake - an established store in Taichung that sells pineapple tarts and other pastries in nice packaging. Worth visiting to see the shop's interior & to buy some gifts for friends & relatives.
Review Miyahara

Taichung Second Market 第二市場

Opening Hours: 07:00 to 16:00
Address: No.87, Sec. 2, Sanmin Rd., Central District, Taichung City 400, Taiwan (R.O.C.)

Built in 1917, used to be famous for its delicate & pricy goods. Now, it is a 7000sqm market with more than 50 shops & 300 stands. Special characteristic of this market is that its design is hexagonal. It is now famous for its food. This market reflects the history of Taichung.

Yizhong Street 一中商圈

Opening Hours: 11:00 to 23:00
Address: Yizhong St., North District, Taichung City 404, Taiwan (R.O.C.)

Ding Tai Fung
Ding Tai Fung

Yizhong Street is a shopping area and there is a night market too. It is like our Singapore Bugis Street where most youngsters hang out.
Review Yichung Shopping

Banana New Paradise 香蕉新樂園

Opening Hours: 11:00 to 00:30
Address: No.111, Sec. 2, Shuangshi Rd., North District, Taichung City 404, Taiwan (R.O.C.) One of the most extraordinary teahouses in Taichung, comes alive with a recreation of a Taiwan street between 1920 & 1940, complete with Qing dynasty & colonial-era stone fronts, & original antiques & collector items. It is also a restaurant whereby visitors can sit at tables along the street or inside the shops to enjoy affordable Taiwanese meals in very Taiwanese setting.
Review Xiang Jiao Xin Le Yuan

Taichung Confucius Temple 台中孔廟

Opening Hours: 09:00 to 17:00 (Closed on Monday)
Address: No.30, Sec. 2, Shuangshi Rd., North District, Taichung City 404, Taiwan (R.O.C.)

Raohe Night Market
Raohe Night Market

Taichung City Martyr's Shrine 忠烈祠

Opening Hours: 09:00 to 17:00 (Closed on Monday)
Address: No.30, Sec. 2, Shuangshi Rd., North District, Taichung City 404, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
Next to Taichung Confucius Temple, Taichung City Martyr's Shrine is dedicated to the fallen heroes of China's wars. The impressive gateway & the traditional Chinese palace-style architecture makes this impressive neighbour to the Confucius Temple.
Review Confucius Temple Martyr's Shrine

Smile Life Night Market 微笑世紀國際觀光夜市微

Opening Hours: 17:00 to 00:00 (Fridays to Sundays)
Address: Shuangshi Rd and Yule St intersection, North District, Taichung City, Taiwan 404, Taiwan (R.O.C)

Fengjia Night Market 逢甲夜市

Opening Hours: 17:00 to 01:00
Address: Fengjia Rd., Xitun Dist., Taichung City 407, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
Night market in Xitun District, Taichung. It is located next to Feng Chia University & claimed to be the largest night market in Taiwan. Note: Nearby TRA Taichung Station, there is a big shopping mall, Taroko Mall. It consists of 13th levels of shops, restaurants, etc. About 1.0km (13mins walk) from TRATaichung Station.
Taroko Mall