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how to go Sun moon lake from taipei

I 'll go to taiwan Apr 10-17 . I stay at Taipei until April 12 and move to Sun Moon lake in April 13. My Question , where I should stay between Tai chung and near sun moon lake area? If I stay at Tai chung I must stay there for 1 or 2 night ? Thanks for all suggestion .

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1. Re: how to go Sun moon lake from taipei

The easiest way from Taipei city to Sun Moon Lake is to board a HSR train to Taichung HSR Station. Travel time: About 50~60 mins. Transfer to Nantou bus 南投客運 at Taichung HSR Station (高鐵台中站1樓第5出入口第3月台) direct to Sun Moon Lake. No transfer required at Puli. Fare: NT$175 Travel time: About 1 hr 20 mins ~ 1 hr 30 mins.

Nantou Bus schedule: http://www.ntbus.com.tw/032.htm

Nantou bus fares: http://www.ntbus.com.tw/989tk.htm

Suggested accommodation in Sun Moon Lake:

Mei Jen House (美真馆)

No 125 Chungshan Rd, Sun Moon Lake, Nantou County

Tel: (049) 2856511

Fax: (049) 2855435

http://www.mayzen.tw

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Laurel Villa (桂月村)

A minsu popular with forumers.

Tel: 886-4-893 4557

http://www.laurelvilla.com.tw

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Suggested accommodation in Taichung city:

Zaw-Jung Business Hotel (瑞君商務旅館)

A good budget hotel recommended by some forumers

100, Fu-Hsin Road, Sec. 5, Taichung City (not near Taichung HSR Station)

Right across the street from rear entrance of Taichung Railway Station.

http://www.zaw-jung.com

E-mail address: zawjung168@yahoo.com.tw

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The Galerie Hotel

No 242-33 Cinghai Road Sec 2, Situn District, Taichung city

http://www.thegaleriehotel.com/index.htm

Near Tiger City Shopping Mall, Idee Dept Store, Shin Kong Mitsukoshi Dept Store and Fengjia Night Market.

Location map: http://www.thegaleriehotel.com/map/map.htm

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2. Re: how to go Sun moon lake from taipei

Hi...

I have some friends who are first timer travelling to Taiwan from 30 September to 6 October 2011. As they have about 6 days in Taiwan I suggested to them to travel out of Taipei and they wanted to explore Sun Moon Lake (SML).. They will be arriving Taipei on 30 September at 0615am, I would like to check is it better for them to go SML first before heading back to Taipei for the rest of the trip meaning they will be staying at SML for 2 days 1 night.. thereafter back to Taipei for the remaining days.

If they go from Taoyuan airport to SML, how is the route going to be? Or is there any local tour package that you are able to recommend that they are able to book from Singapore before their trip?

Thank you

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3. Re: how to go Sun moon lake from taipei

You can explore Sun Moon Lake on your own without joining package tours.

The nearest HSR station to Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport (TTIA) is Taoyuan HSR Station (not in Taoyuan City). It is about 7 km away. United bus (service #705) serves this route. The bus frequency is regular. Fare: NT$30 Travel time: About 15-20 mins

United Bus: www.ubus.com.tw/onlineservice/LINEserach.asp

THSR: http://www.thsrc.com.tw

Transfer to Nantou bus 南投客運 at Taichung HSR Station (高鐵台中站1樓第5出入口第3月台) direct to Sun Moon Lake. No transfer required at Puli. Fare: NT$175 Travel time: About 1 hr 20 mins ~ 1 hr 30 mins.

Nantou Bus schedule: http://www.ntbus.com.tw/032.htm

Nantou bus fares: http://www.ntbus.com.tw/989tk.htm

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4. Re: how to go Sun moon lake from taipei

can i go sun moon lake from taipei on a day trip? i.e. go back taipei in the evening

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5. Re: how to go Sun moon lake from taipei

Hi bonjuju,

Maybe u can ask ur friend to take the hsr to taichung. From there engage a driver to sun moon lake. In fact, can proceed to cingjing for night stay. Nx day can enjoy the cingjing scenery and hehuansan. Msybe late afternoon then proceed to taichung hsr then proceed to TP. If ur friends can stay later maybe can go fengjia nite mkt, before going to TP.

Can see my blog for cingjing: www.wretch.cc/blog/sflow00

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6. Re: how to go Sun moon lake from taipei

Although it is possible to make a day trip to Sun Moon Lake from Taipei city, it is not recommended. Sun Moon Lake constitutes a vast area and there is so much to explore including the new cableway system to the nearby Formosan Aborigine Cultural Village. You may want to consider an overnight stay in Sun Moon Lake or Cingjing.

Edited: 10:04 am, July 11, 2011
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7. Re: how to go Sun moon lake from taipei

Hi,

Looking at your reply, it seems that I can get to Sun Moon Lake directly from Taipei? Does that mean one does not need to stay over at Taichung?

If one would like to engage a tour guide for a day tour around Sun Moon Lake, where does one usually arrange for the pick-up - at Nan Tou or Puli?

Thank you!

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8. Re: how to go Sun moon lake from taipei

Stay over Taichung is not just trasportation, but also night market, good food and some interesting attractions. For example,

Rainbow Military Dependents’ Village:

Explore a traditional Taiwan village and see the beautiful graffiti on the old building wall. Uncommon but interesting to locals.

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Museum Art Parkway

Walking along the parkway (美術館綠園道), the delicious aroma of cooking fills the air. This is because many of the spectacular structures standing along both sides of the parkway are in fact restaurants and cafes. Each restaurant has its own individual theme. Visitors will find a virtual catalog of great foods from around the globe, ranging from Italian to Turkish, French, Chinese, American and Taiwanese.

…tumblr.com/post/…museum-art-parkway

Fengjia Night Market:

Fengjia Night Market is the biggest night market in central of Taiwan, and full of delicious food. I promise it's much better than Shilin Night Market. Not just variety but also cheaper.

Banana New Paradise

It is more like a museum than a teahouse. The whole teahouse contains an entire, authentic-looking recreation of a Taiwan street from 1920 to 1940, complete with Ching Dynasty and colonial-era store fronts and hundreds of real antiques and items collected.

…tumblr.com/post/…banana-new-paradise

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9. Re: how to go Sun moon lake from taipei

Dear TaiwanDIY,

I follow your link which is http://www.mayzen.tw/room.php. I dont read chinese, so I basically depend on the translation. Can you expain on the ROom price. Auto-translate showing the currency in yuan, but I believe taiwan's currency should be NTD, right? Is the website telling the right curreny (yuan) or it's just wrong translation?

Thanks in advance, shud md noor

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10. Re: how to go Sun moon lake from taipei

NTD = yuan