|Striking a pose with the Taiwanese flag|
|Shopping at Xin Men Red House, built in 1908 and situated in Taipei's fashion central.|
Not surprisingly, Taiwan has so much more to offer than just the hustle and bustle of Taipei; all you need to do is venture out a little (and it is a little - Taiwan is a considerably small country!), and you'll find yourself in a whole different world of nature, beauty and relaxation.
|People taking relaxing walks and spending some family time at Flying Cow Ranch, Miaoli|
Now I know what you're thinking: Farming? Why would I want to go on holiday to do farming?!
Ahh, but my friend, you have no idea what joy is in store!
|A beautiful morning in the woods of Long Yun Leisure Farm|
Discover the uniqueness of a holiday where you can pick fresh fruits and vegetables, soak in the hot springs, make your own salted / century eggs, or see glowing twigs in a forest in the dark of the night. Food is another joyous occasion as every farm has its own flavour! Ever had a meal that is cooked with different flowers? How about a different type of fruit in every dish? Or a steamboat with milk soup? You can be sure Tien Ma Ma (田妈妈味) will surprise you with every meal - guaranteed fresh and healthy!
|Easy on the eyes, yummy in your tummy: Hualu Leisure Farm|
Currency: New Taiwan Dollars (TWD) 新台币
Weather: Ranges from 13ºC to 32ºC (When I went during the end of April, it fluctuated between 18-30ºC, while the end of September was about 15 - 29ºC, bearing in mind I was on high ground most of the time)
Time Zone: GMT +8 hours (Same as Malaysia)
Language: Mandarin (aka Chinese)
Electricity: 110V, usually flat blade two-pin plugs, so if you're from Malaysia, an adapter is necessary.
How to get there?
Air Asia flies from Kota Kinabalu to Taipei daily, and from Kuala Lumpur to Taipei twice daily.
1. Hua Lu Flower Leisure Farm 花露休闲农场
2. Da-Keng Leisure Farm 大坑休闲农场
3. House of Fruits Farmer 果晨之家
4. Tainan Duck Farm 台南鸭庄
5. Xian Hu Leisure Farm 仙湖休闲农场
6. Chu Niang in Historical Lane 古道厨娘
7. Fen Qi Lake 奋起湖
8. Long Yun Leisure Farm 龙云休闲农场
9. Zhuo Ye Cottage 卓也小屋
10. Shanbanqiao Opera Life Cultural Center 山板桥脸谱馆
11. Flying Cow Ranch 飞牛牧场
Til next time,