|Walk down the garden path, dance with the fairies~|
|Not the best panorama shot, but this is the valley of Xian Hu.|
|The quaint little cabins of Xian Hu|
|Clockwise: Our guide, Xiao Ping explaining the map of Xian Hu; Observation Tower; |
Some of the plants Xian Hu grows; Outdoor pool with a view of the valley.
|Porsche joining our group shot; Fluffy rabbits; One of resident pigs basking while he gets a tummy rub!|
|The longans are roasted in a pit of charcoal. Dried longans can be eaten as a snack, or put into soups or desserts for flavouring.|
Tainan, as we've realised by now, is a region full of picturesque landscapes, and Xian Hu was no exception. On a viewing platform facing the opposite mountains and the town of Tainan, we were served delicious lime juice while we chatted about our adventures so far. Dinner was to be served after sundown, so we relaxed and waited for this beautiful sight:
The view of the sunset against the mountains, though a bit misty that day, was as soothing as it was awe-inducing. Or maybe I'm just a sucker for sunsets. Being a regular at watching the sun lower itself into the sea back home in Kota Kinabalu, watching it fall behind the mountains was a very different experience.
|The Outdoor Bar - Day & Night|
|The middle basket is placed into a boiling pot of clear soup like steamboat.|
|Not a being regular in the kitchen, it was a little tricky to get everything to stay intact and look delicious at the same time, but I somehow did it!|
|The finished product! The pigs thought they smelt good! =)|
|Ground, ground, ground those beans...|
Before we knew it, it was morning and breakfast was served! Not in bed, unfortunately hahaha. The fluffy homemade mantou definitely filled the gap, and we were ready to be on our way again...
Xian Hu Leisure Farm
Tel: +886 6 686 3635
Address: No.62, Helaoliao, Dongshan District, Tainan City, Taiwan
Til next time,
*Once again, many thanks to Air Asia & Taiwan Leisure Farms Development Association for sponsoring this trip.
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