Saturday, August 24, 2013

Taiwan Trip Day 4 Maokong gondola. Homebound

Hello readers! This shall be our last day at Taiwan, in fact i think the next time when we visit Taiwan again, i think i should research and plan an itinerary on places to visit as we did not visit much places.
Before that we try to visit some other night market, we went to the huaxi street, but the temple was not open and there is nothing much at night so don't bother going there.

We took the train and alight at the station named, Maokong which is located on the brown line of their mrt station.
When you exit from the station, there is some walking distance, and you will see the zoo which is located around the same area as well.
They have the vending machine where you can buy your own tickets instead of buying at the counter.
In order to sit the cable car, you will need a ticket, after you have purchase, you can queue up to wait at the platform.

They will check with you whether you prefer the crystal cabin or the normal one, the price is the same, but everyone in front of us was choosing the crystal cabin, later i get to know the crystal cabin refer to the flooring being transparent compared to the normal flooring for the normal cabin.

We arrived at Maokong station after taking the cable car.

They was popular for their tea leaves, so we bought some before heading back.
 As this was our last night, we went back to the hotel early to start packing all our stuffs first before heading back to the nearby area like ximending to have our last shop before we was going back tomorrow!
Bought some of the laneige products from their departmental store!
 Hahahaa, this was our loots for 5D4N! We went to check out the various public transport we could take to get to Taoyuan airport. Jeremy's friend told him that we could take a high speed rail to Taoyuan before taking the bus that will bring us to the airport.
The cost will be definitely cheaper than taking a cab.
 So we went to check out the tickets at taipei main station and we purchase the business class tickets since it cost only like $15 per pax! Hahaha

So on the last day, after checking out from the hotel, we walked to the taipei main station to take the high speed rail. It was also our first time taking and i thought it was very spacious and clean too!

There were even chocolate muffins served to us
From Taipei main station, it was only a stop to Taoyuan, so after we reach Taoyuan station, look out for the green color buses parking outside and it would cost NT30 per pax and the driver will help you with your luggage too.

Overall, the cost is cheaper than taking a cab, but i do suggest to consider taking this route when you are coming and probably a cab when you are heading back, since you luggage should be more heavier than when you first arrived. Haha

I do enjoy visiting Taiwan and i will be back again next time to explore other parts of Taiwan.
Till then!