Journey to Taiwan – Part 4 (17th April 2014) – Taipei – TaiChung
After taken a rest in Taipei, in the morning we went to TaiChung. So it’s like this, for 3 days (17-19), we are going to travel Taiwan! From North to South, from Taipei to KaoShiung. So, Taipei is in the north of Taiwan and Kaoshiung is in the south of Taiwan. Of course, we won’t do that in a day but during our travel from north to south of Taiwan, we gonna stop in a few tourism place. Today, we traveled from Taipei to Taichung. The tour started at 8am. First we gonna visit Sun Moon Lake. The trip from Taipei to Sun Moon Lake via bus took almost 3 and half hours. I spent my almost all of my time sleeping lol. The lake named Sun Moon Lake because the east side of the lake resembles sun and the west side resembles the west. The Lake itself was used to be the favorite place for Chiang Kai Sek and his wife. Swimming in this lake is prohibited all along the year except for one day around the mid-autumm festival. It’s a swimming carnival. The carnival itself is used to be the place for aboriginal men in the past to show off their bravery and the champions may get married. The carnival itself are held till now.
We had our lunch in one of the restaurant in Sun Moon Lake. There we also visited Wen Wu Temple. There are observatory place in the temple where we can see the beauty of the lake.
After Sun Moon Lake, we headed towards the harbour. We gonna take a ferry cruise to go across Tsao Village where aboriginal people live in Taiwan. We had a great time in Tsao Village, seeing unique things, eating delicious foods and learn something about their culture there 🙂
Next, we headed to TaiChung (like finally lol), the trip from Sun Moon Lake to Taichung took almost one and half hour and I also spent my time sleeping (so tired lol). We arrived in Taichung at around 5pm. Taichung is a beautiful city, carefully designed and beautifully well constructed. The buildings are all uniquely designed and have their own themes. At night, the buildings will sparkle beautiful lights towards the city. Taichung has more modern and more tall buildings than Taipei. It’s the most modern city yet the newest city in Taiwan. We went to a “Suki” restaurant. (or Shabu Shabu). The building itself is unique ( I forgot to take a pict 😦 ). The way we eat there is unique too. There, we are given a place to cook for each person. We are given the raw food and the soup but the soup is still plain. We must make our own mixture of spice and flavor. I prefer a salty, spicy and sour soup. It was delicious haha.
After dinner, we went to Yi Chung Night Market. There’re a lot of hawkers, foods, fashion shops which are cheap, worth, and delicious. There are a lot a lot and a lot of people. Make sure you take care of your belongings well. We don’t want anything bad happens. 🙂
Tomorrow we gonna continue our trip from Taichung – Kaohsiung including visiting Fo Kuang Shan Memorial Hall, Spring Autumn Pavilion, Dragon & Tiger Pagoda, Love River, Night Street. Gonna take a rest for now. See you guys!