Click here if you would like to read an overview of my 2 weeks vacation in Southern Taiwan.
It’s my second time to Taichung. I didn’t intend to go there initially, but because I have 2 Taiwanese friends that I met in Japan living there, so I decided to stop by to say hello.
We took a bus (Ubus) from Tainan which only cost SGD$7. My friend booked an Airbnb private room for SGD$41 per night (Haha house own by Jun). There’s shared dorm too. I highly recommend you to stay with him because he is a super awesome guy who took care of us extremely well. Truly the best Airbnb service you can find.
On our first day, we went to the National Taichung Theater, a fairly new theater in Taichung that is well-known for it’s architectural.
We then headed to Fei Jia Night Market to meet my Taiwanese friends and they brought us to Qiu Hong Gu秋红谷, a pretty nice place to chill.
The next day, we rented a motorbike for TWD$350 and rode to Xin She to see the Xin She Flower Festival 新社花海and Lavender Cottage. It took us about 2 hours to get there. We stopped by Tong Tong Yu Yuan 东东于圆 for dessert, it’s kinda similar to Black Ball in Singapore. We Singaporeans are so fortunate to have so many international delicious food here.
I had so much fun riding even though we were freezing because of the strong wind.
I was expecting to see a whole field of lavender at the Lavender Cottage, but it was not the right season yet, there were only a few tiny lavenders, what a pity! But it was still very nice to walk around there.
We had a very good meal at the Lavender Cottage! The entrance fee to Lavender Cottage is TWD$100 but it includes a TWD$100 voucher where you can use to buy anything there.
We then rode back to Taichung and went to Yizhong Night Market. We heard that Yizhong is the best place for shopping but we didn’t managed to find anything nice, Fei Jia is still better in my opinion.
I stayed for another day in Taichung mainly doing nothing and went to Fei Jia again at night for shopping.
If you would like to find out more about other things to do at Taichung and also about places near Taichung like Cing Jing and Sun Moon Lake, you can refer to my Northern and Central Taiwan Trip post. :)