Taiwan Free and Easy Trip – Day 1

March 23, 2014 2 comments

Taiwan Free and Easy Trip Day 1

Taiwan Day 1

Taiwan Day 1

 

Haha..  Taipei, we are here again oh.  :) :)

Our last trip in Taipei was 4 years ago.  Previous trip was for our wedding photo shooting trip.  This time, we come with our precious JH with an exciting feeling oh. :)

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Taiwan Tao Yuan International Airport 台灣桃園國際机场

Airport

Taiwan Airport Terminal 1

 

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We arrived at Taiwan Tao Yuan International Airport Terminal I 台灣桃園國際机场第一航厦, after Immigration and Custom clearance and pick-up our luggage, we straight away proceed to the Express Airport Bus ticket counter.  Public transport is very convenient, efficient and relatively cheap in Taipei.

Clear Direction

Clear Direction and Sign Board on the Airport

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Transport from Airport to Taipei Station

  1. Bus service – Kuo Kuang Hao (every 5 – 10mins on each route) NT125 per person
  2. High Speed Train – take feeder bus to High Speed Train station NT380 per person
  3. Taxi – approximate NT1,000 per trip

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We choose to take bus from the Airport to Taipei Main Station which is very fast and cheap.  Then take taxi (NT105) to Wing Hotel.

Bus Ticket

Bus Ticket

 

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Taipei 台北

Taipei City is in the northern part of Taiwan island in a basin between the Yang Ming Mountains and the Central Mountains.  The largest city of Taiwan, it serves as its financial and government administration center.

 

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Taipei MRT Map 

Taipei MRT Map

Taipei MRT Map

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Easy-card 悠游卡

We are so happy, because our Easy-cards still can be use.  Even our previous trip records are still there when we check the trip record from the self-help terminal.  We just top up the value at the self-help machine.

Easy Card

Easy Card

The new Easy-card can be purchased at MRT control station, NT200 which has NT100 value in the card.  NT100 is refundable upon return of the card.  The procedure is very simple, same as what we are doing in Singapore (Ez-link Card) or Hong Kong (Octopus Card).

 

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HOTEL

After compare with the hotel at Ximending area, in term of value, the room size and the convenience, we are preferred Wing Hotel 雲鼎商務旅店 at www.winghotel.com.tw.  We like the big room size (baby can run around in the room), the price is reasonable, we extremely like their big heart-shape bathtub and is only 3mins walk from the Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall Station Exit 2 中正纪念堂站. The hotel staffs are very friendly and helpful.

 

Wing Hotel is Small but Very Convenience, Clean and Nice

Wing Hotel is Small but Very Convenience, Clean and Nice

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Price: NT1,950 for weekday and NT2,150 for Weekend

Breakfasts: Can choose either Mos Burger or 煎饼夹油条或煎饼夹蛋或饭团 加 豆奶或米浆 

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Room is Big.  We Love the Big Heart-Shape Bathtub

Room is Big. We Love the Big Heart-Shape Bathtub

 

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We started our Taipei City tour in Free and Easy Style.  From Day 2 onward, we will have car trip to Tao Yuan District, Taichung District, Nantou District, Jing Qing District, Hua Lien District, Jiu Fen District and back to Taipei in 5 days later.  Our friends recommended us this driver, Xiao Cun 小村www.facebook.com/jj5376 who will be driving us to tour around Taiwan, 吃喝玩乐 for 6 days.

 

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Forty-four South Village 四四南村

MRT: Take Xiangshan 象山 (Red) Line to Taipei 101 / World Trade Center station exit 2 台北101 / 世贸站

Open: 9am to 4pm daily.  Closed on Monday

Ticket: Free Entrance

Quiet Place

Quiet Place

 

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Four-four South Village also known as Xinyi Public Assembly Hall is located in Xinyi District, Taipei Songqin Street.  It was built in 1948 and is believe to be first military family dependents’ village in Taiwan.  Due to the land development policies and military community economic development and reconstruction of the Xinyi district, residents have gradually moved out of it. 

Si Si South Village

Si Si South Village

 

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In March 2001, four-four Village has preserved as historical buildings.  The remain four buildings have become Xinyi Public Assembly Hall and Cultural Park, to allow city folks to have an opportunity to experience simple style military community.

Taipei 101 Building View from Forty-Four Village

Beautiful Taipei 101 Building View from Forty-Four Village

 

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該村興建於1948年,應為國民政府在台灣所建立的第一座眷村,亦是第一座被保留下的眷村。因位處黃金地段,四四南村大部分已拆除,只留下四排建築供大家觀賞往日眷村光景。部分房舍另改建為「信義公民會館」。

Village Houses

Old Village Houses

 

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Flea Market

Farmers Market

 

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Surrounding

Surrounding View

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Daan Forest Park 大安森林公園

MRT: Take Xiangshan 象山 (Red) Line to Dann Park station 大安森林公園站

Open: 7am to 9pm daily

Ticket: Free Entrance

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Daan Park

Daan Park

Daan Forest Park is a public park located near the centre of the Da’an District of Taipei, Taiwan.  The park occupies twenty-six hectares.

Daan Park MRT Station Design

Daan Park MRT Station Design

 

 

Daan Forest Park was intended to play a similar role as other major city parks such as New York City’s Central Park and London’s Hyde Park, acting as the “lungs of Taipei city” and as respite for residents from the bustle of life in Taipei city.

Daan Park MRT Station Art Gallery

Daan Park MRT Station Art Gallery

 

 

大安森林公園位於台北市大安區,堪稱『台北市之肺』,東臨建國南路、西臨新生南路、南側為和平東路、北側為信義路,公園面積廣達25.9293公頃,是台灣少見的都會型公園。

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XI-MEN DING 西门町

MRT: Take Banqiao line to Ximen Station 西门站 Exit 6

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Xi-men Ding in Day time

Xi-men Ding in Day time

Xi-men Ding has been called the “Harajuku” of Taipei.  It’s the source of Taiwan’s fashion trend, subculture, and Japanese culture.

Xi-men Ding in Night time

Famous Ah Zhong Mian Sua

 

 

Xi-men Ding is also the main district of Taiwan, with a host of gay clubs and pubs surrounding the area.  This area is the most important consumer district in the Western District of Taipei.

Xi-men Ding in Night Time

Xi-men Ding in Night Time

 

 

Xi-men Ding is popular with local students and youth and attracts an average of over 3 million shoppers per month.  It is also home to the Red Envelope Clubs set up in the 1960s.

The Driver is inside this Little Car

The Driver is inside this Little Car

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西門町位於台北市萬華區東北方,為台北市西區最重要且國際化程度最高的消費商圈,以年輕族群為主要的消費对象,並吸引了許多國際觀光客以自助旅行造訪此處。其特色還包含擁有台北市第一條指標性意義的徒步區,以及象徵青少年的流行次文化、見證電影脈動的電影街。

Theather Street

Movie Theater Street

目前西門町還有20家以上的電影院,在台北要看首輪電影,西門町幾乎都找得著。而各種大小店家則有6千間左右。電影街位於武昌街二段,至今仍存在的戲院共有樂聲戲院、日新威秀、豪華數位影城;有時電影首映會會選在本地舉辦。

 

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Xi-Men Red House 西門紅樓

The Red House Theater 紅樓劇場 is a historic theater in the Ximending, Wanhua District, Taipei. Built in 1908 during Japanese rule and designed by Japanese architect Kondo Juro.  It was originally a market building but was used as a theater from 1945 onwards.

Xi-men Red House

Xi-men Red House

 西門市場正式落成於19081220日,為台灣第一座官方市場。該市場入口為每立面8m八角形的兩層樓洋樓建築,另一邊則為「直」約65m「橫」約45m,內部「寬」約15m的「十字形」紅磚磚造一樓樓房

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Ning Xia Night Market 宁夏环保观光夜市

MRT: Take Danshui (Red) Line to Shuang Lian station 双连站

Walking: about 10 mins walk from Shuanglian Station 

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Ning Xia Night Market

Ning Xia Night Market

Ning Xia Night Market is a small and traditional market, located at the Datong District traffic circle.  This night market offers a nostalgic retreat to the Taipei of earlier years. The snack stalls and other shops here are known for their friendly service, making this a popular spot for eating and shopping.

 

Famous Food Stall

Famous Food Stall, very long queue

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Various Snack

Various Snack

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近年來寧夏夜市致力於環保工作的推動,攤販業者捨棄丟棄式的餐具,使用不鏽鋼製的環保碗筷與可清洗的磁盤,所以也稱為「寧夏環保夜市」。

Activities, e.g. Eat, Shop and Play

Activities, e.g. Eat, Shop and Play

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When we on the way to Ning Xia Night Market, we spot this Restaurant

When we on the way to Ning Xia Night Market, we spot this Restaurant. 赞赞. NT160

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Link: Taipei Free and Easy Trip Day 1

Link: Taipei Free and Easy Trip Day 2

Link: Taipei Free and Easy Trip Day 3

Link: Taipei Free and Easy Trip Day 4

Link: Taipei Free and Easy Trip Day 5

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