l  Tours are conducted in English with tour pick-up/drop-off from/to hotel located in downtown Taipei City ONLY.

l  Entrance tickets and local travel insurance are included, except for (HC) Taipei 101 Observatory ticket.

l  Overnights stay hotel accommodations are based on Twin-Sharing basis with daily breakfast

l  A: Adult (above 12 years of age); C: Child (2~11 years of age); INF: Infant (0~1 years of age)

l  Download Tour Reservation Form (on-site registration is also available)

l  Tour contact:

Tel: +886-2-2563-5313 / +886-2-2563-4621

Fax: +886-2-2563-4803 / +886-2-2531-1353

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Half Day tour (Daily Departure)

TOUR 1 (HA) - Taipei City Tour (Download Tour Reservation Form)

Morning & Afternoon Tour

Pick-up:   AM 08:0009:00 / PM 01:0002:00

Duration: 3hrs

Rack Rate: A: NT$ 1,300 C: NT$ 1,100

Tour stops:

Presidential Office (Pass by)Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial HallMartyrs ShrineNational Palace MuseumTaiwanese TempleHandicraft Center

²  Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall: an impressive monument to a great Chinese leader. The majestic hall towers over 25 hectares of landscaped gardens, graceful pavilions, and ponds. A statue of late President Chiang looks out over the city from the main building. An elegant Ming-style arch at the main entrance is flanked by two classical-style buildings, the National Theater and the National Concert Hall. The square between the buildings is a popular gathering place during festive occasions.

²  Martyrs’ Shrine: an excellent example of classical Ming dynasty architecture, dedicated to the fallen heroes of China’s wars. There is an hourly changing of the guard ceremony at the entrance which many people find interesting.

²  National Palace Museum: houses the world’s largest collection of Chinese art treasure. Most of the 620,000 art objects were part of the Chinese imperial collection that was brought to Taiwan for safe-keeping. The collection is too large to be displayed at one time! While many popular pieces remain on permanent display, other items are rotated regularly, making each visit unique.

²  Taiwanese Temples: There are a lot of traditional temples in Taipei City. Those places represented the centers of people’s religious activities. Meticulously designed and built, the faithful believers showed their respects to the Holy Gods, and lots of smoke from incense suffused within those temples.

  

²  Handicraft Center: a one-stop shopping place in Taipei for gift, jewelry, art, furniture, and many other inexpensive mementos.

  

TOUR 3 (HC) - Taipei Night Tour (Download Tour Reservation Form)

Evening Tour

Pick-up:   PM 05:30~06:00

Duration: 3hrs

Rack Rate: A: NT$ 1,500 / C: NT$ 1,500

Tour stops:

Din Tai Fung Restaurant Dinner : Steamed Dumplings (xiaolongbao)Longshan TempleHuaxi Street Night MarketTaipei 101 Building

** Entrance ticket to Taipei 101 Observatory is NOT included.

²  Din Tai Fung restaurant: Din Tai Fung is a restaurant originating in Taiwan, specializing in xiaolongbao (steamed dumplings). Outside its native Taiwan, Din Tai Fung also has branches in Australia, Mainland China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Macau, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, the United States, Thailand and Dubai.

²  Longshan Temple: Taipei is home to many temples. Of these, Longshan (Dragon Mountain) Temple is the oldest and most famous. It is also one of Taiwan’s finest examples of temple architecture.

²  Huaxi Street Night Market: A Chinese traditional post stands at the entrance of Huaxi Street Night Market. Chinese traditional lamps are hung along the street. There are old, historical restaurants along the street that provide great dishes. For example, the Danzai noodle restaurant, the favorite of Japanese tourists, started its business here. Other great dishes like meat soup and squid soup attract many people. In summer, chopped ice plates and fresh juice are in great demand. In winter, dishes with Chinese medicine attract many visitors.

²  Taipei 101: Taipei 101 once was the tallest building in the world. The 508-meter structure has 101 floors and is situated at the center of the Hsin Yi District, Taipei City. In the mall, the world-class design and architecture make shopping here a joyful, fashionable activity.

TOUR 4 (HD) -Northern Coast Tour (Download Tour Reservation Form)

Morning Tour

Pick-up: AM 08:00~09:00

Duration: 4hrs

Rack Rate: A: NT$ 1,200 / C: NT$ 1,000

Tour stops:

Keelung CityKeelung HarborBuddha StatueYehliu GeoparkQueen’s Head

²  Keelung: Keelung, a 40-minute drive northeast of Taipei, is one of Taiwan’s international seaports and transportation bubs. At Chung Cheng Park, you can view the huge statue of the Goddess of Mercy and also a panoramic view of Keelung Harbor.

²  Yehliu Geopark: Yehliu is famous for its natural rocks formations which are an amazing array of artistic shapes created by erosion and other natural forces. Among the rocks, the Queen’s Head is one of the most famous ones.

TOUR 5 (HE) - Folk Arts Tour  (Sanxia & Yingge) (Download Tour Reservation Form)

Afternoon Tour

Pick-up:   PM 01:0002:00

Duration: 4hrs

Rack Rate:

A: NT$ 1,300 / C: NT$ 1,100

Tour stops:

Sanxia Zushi TempleOld Street in SanxiaYingge’s Pottery Factory & ShowroomPottery Street in Yingge

²  Yingge, Pottery’s Heaven: A short trip to the lush countryside southwest of Taipei brings you to Yingko where hand-painted replicas of elegant Ming (1368-1644) and Ching (1644-1911) vases are produced. The small town is Taiwan’s pottery center and its narrow streets are lined with shops selling everything from earthenware tea sets to delicate statues.

²  Sanxia & Zushi Temple: Sanxia, about 22 KM southwest to Taipei, is a bustling town with narrow, winding streets and brick buildings at least a century old. The main attraction is the Zushi Temple, built in honor of Sung Dynasty loyalist, Cheng Chao-ying. This temple was in ruins at the end of World War II, and a meticulous restoration project has been underway for some forty years. The temple is known for its intricately carved stone and bronze columns and statues, carved stone lions, camphor wood carvings, and exquisite bronze bas-reliefs.

TOUR 6 (HF) - Yangmingshan National Park & Hot-Spring Tour (Download Tour Reservation Form)

Afternoon Tour

Pick-up: PM 01:0002:00

Duration: 4hrs

Rack Rate:

A: NT$ 1,500 / C: NT$ 1,200

Tour stops:

Yangmingshan National ParkHot-Spring Bath

²  Yangmingshan National Park: Yangmingshan, the mountainous area north of Taipei City, is famous for its beautiful scenery with traces of volcanic activities and abundant natural resources. Yangmingshan National Park is Taiwan’s third national park and the one closest to a major city. All year round, Yangmingshan has attractions to offer- flowers in spring, beautiful sky in summer, fruits and maple leaves in autumn, as well as hot-spring bathing and snow in winter.

²  Hot-Spring Bathing with Beautiful Mountain View: The Tatun Mountain Range has the largest density of hot springs in Taiwan. Among the 10 different hot-spring locations in the area, Yangmingshan Hot Spring belongs to the mild alkaline sulfuric hot springs. The water has a light milky color and a temperature of about 70 degrees centigrade. Bathing in the hot-spring water has a relaxing and refreshing effect. It helps to relieve muscle pains, nervous pains, digestive problems, arteriosclerosis and other ailments.

  

TOUR 7 (HG) - Jiufen Village & Northeast Coast Tour (Download Tour Reservation Form)

Afternoon Tour

Pick-up:   PM 01:0001:30

Duration: 4hrs

Rack Rate:

A: NT$ 1,300 / C: NT$ 1,100

Tour stops:

Jiufen VillageJinguashi Village (Pass by) – Pitou CapeNanya Rock FormationsBay of Two Colors

²  Jiufen Village: The villages of Jiufen were once centers of gold mining in Taiwan. The gold is gone, but these quaint old villages, built of closely-packed houses clinging to steep mountainsides, continue to offer enchanting scenery and fascinating glimpses into the lifestyles of the past.

²  The Northeast Coast National Scenic Area: The Northeast coast National Scenic Area is located in the northeast corner of Taiwan. The scenic area is noted for its numerous capes and bays backed by green mountains.

²  Nanya Rock Formations: The northernmost tourist site in the scenic area, Nanya is noted for its fantastic rock formations and sea-eroded coral shore. The entire coastline here is a veritable sculpture garden that illustrates, in stone, the incomparable artistry of weathering and wave action. The patterned stone topography of Nanya, unique in Taiwan, was formed through the weathering of the sandstone that lines the shore. The oxidation of iron ore within the striations of the stone has given it a beautiful striped pattern.

TOUR 8 (HH) - Pingxi Sky Lantern Experience & Old Street Walk (Download Tour Reservation Form)

Morning Tour

Pick-up:   AM 07:30~08:00

Duration: 5hrs

Rack Rate: A: NT$ 1,500 / C: NT$ 1,200

Tour stops:

Pingxi Sky Lantern ExperienceShifen Old StreetShifen WaterfallShifen Railway Station

²  Pingxi Sky Lantern Experience: Pingxi and Shifen are just two of several towns alongside highway 106, a narrow back road that runs between southern Taipei and southern Keelung. Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival is one of the three most popular and well - known celebration event during the Lantern Festival. Since 1999, the Taipei County Government has devoted substantial resources to promote this festival, in a bid to promote it to become an international and multi - ethnic culture exchange activity. Through this festival, presenting the Sky Lantern tradition and the natural beauty of Pingxi to the public and prayers to the heavenly God and wishing for prosperity and peace for the nation and its citizens.

²  Shifen Old Street: The Pingxi Branch Rail Line extends 12.9 kilometers through Keelung River Valley from Sandiaoling to Jingtong stations. The line was built in 1918 to transport coal; and in 1992 it was repurposed as a tourism route. Homes hug closely to the tracks, adding to a nostalgic ambiance that has made the area a popular site for filming ads. The romantic beauty of the landscape has made this area a popular visitor attraction.

  

²  Shifen Waterfall: Shifen Waterfall lies between Dahua Station and Shifen Station on the Pingxi Railway Line in Pingxi District, New Taipei City. Torrents of water thunder down this curtain-type fall like a white satin sheet. As the water plunges into the large, deep pool beneath, it raises mists that often enshroud the falls. On sunny days, the mists paint dazzling rainbows in the blue skies: a sight that has earned the waterfall pool the nickname of "Rainbow Pond." Because its bedrock slopes in the opposite direction of the water flow, Shifen Waterfall is a cascade-type waterfall similar to North America's Niagara Falls, earning it the nickname of "Taiwan's Niagara Falls."

TOUR 9 (HI) - “Thousand Island Lake” & Pinglin Tea Plantation (Download Tour Reservation Form)

Morning Tour

Pick-up:   AM 07:30~08:00

Duration: 5hrs

Rack Rate: A: NT$ 1,500 / C: NT$ 1,200

Tour stops:

“Thousand Island Lake” SceneryPinglin Tea PlantationPinglin Tea Museum (closed first Monday each month; visit of Pinglin Old Street instead)Tea Tasting

²  Thousand Island Lake: Located in the south of Shiding District., New Taipei City, Thousand Island Lake is literally a lake with thousands of islands. The natural terrain and climate make the surrounding area of Feitsui Reservoir an ideal farmland for tea-growing, including the well-known Wenshan Baozhong and Dong Fang Mei Ren. This is a place for a retreat away from the city’s hustle and bustle. You will experience amazing views of endless rows of mountains, terraced tea fields and cerulean blue water.

  

²  Pinglin Tea Plantation: Pinglin is a beautiful mountain town surrounded by mountains and forests with only a limited population and abundant leisure resources. Pinglin is also the main tea growing area for Wenshan Baozhong Tea. The tea plantations that fill the mountains with greenery present its unique landscape. Pinglin is only one hour's drive from downtown Taipei, and the scenery along the way is simply amazing -- establishing a tea museum there has definitely added a strong attraction to local tourism and cultural industry while satisfying the need for relaxation for people in metropolitan Taipei.

²  Pinglin Tea Museum: Located beside the Beishi River in Pinglin, New Taipei City, Pinglin Tea Museum presents the Chinese tea culture and is worth visiting for tea lovers. Pinglin Tea Museum has an abundant collection of materials on tea culture. Within the museum are theme exhibition areas and seasonal theme exhibitions. The exhibitions include physical aspects and cultural aspects, presenting all information concerning tea drinking in Taiwan. The museum is made up of the Exhibition Hall, Theme Hall, Multimedia Hall, Tea Art Hall and the Promotion Center. The Exhibition Hall has 3 exhibition areas: tea history, tea making and tea leaves, introducing how tea culture has developed in the Chinese history, rituals of tea making and commercial development of tea. We believe the visitors will have a better understanding of tea history after visiting the museum.

1 Day tour (Daily Departure)

TOUR 10 (1A) - 1-Day Taroko (Marble) Gorge Tour (Download Tour Reservation Form)

1-Day Tour

Pick-up: AM 06:00~06:30

Duration: 12 hrs

Rack Rate: A: NT$ 4,200 / C: NT$ 3,300

Tour stops:

Pick up from hotelTransfer to Taipei Railway StationEntrain for HualienEnbus for Taroko Gorge GatewayShakadang TrailChangchun TempleSwallow CavesTianxiangMarble FactoryQixing LakeHualien Stone Sculptural ParkEntrain for TaipeiTransfer to hotel

** Incl. round trip train tickets between Taipei and Hualien, and lunch.

²  Taroko (Marble) Gorge: Taroko became a national park in 1986, including Hualien County, Nantou County and Taichung City. Taroko is famous for its spectacular mountains and marble canyons. Cliffs and canyons stretch along Liwu River. Four million years ago, the island of Taiwan was formed by the collision of plates. After millions of years of wind erosion, the marble rocks were exposed and cut by Liwu River, creating impressive grand canyons. From Qingshui to Nanhu Peak, the drop height is 3,742 meters. Such special geography has also bred special flora and fauna in this area.

²  Swallow Caves: Following the Central Cross-Island Highway, at Swallow Grotto the rock cliffs of the Liwu River gorge seem to reach to heaven while the river runs its swiftest and the distance between the gorge walls so narrow that they almost seem to touch each other. Along the Swallow Grotto trail which runs about a half kilometer starting from the entrance to Swallow Grotto to the Jinheng Bridge, you can enjoy the sights of the Liwu River from nearly straight above the water, the potholes on the cliff faces, the springs sprinkled along the lower parts of the walls, as well as the famous rock formation "Chieftain's profile rock".

²  Qixing Lake: Qixing Lake is located in Beipu Village, Xincheng Township, in the northeast of Hualien City. Visitors can get there via Meilun Industrial Park by following the signs in front of the National Hualien University of Education. The beach there has an elegant arch shape. The seawater there is clean and blue. The black stones there are crystal. From here visitors can see the great green mountains afar and the twisting highways. The Qixing Lake Scenic Area is designated for the bicycle touring. Along the 21km tour from Nanbin Park in Hualien City to the scenic area via Hualien Harbor and the 48 Highlands, there are different views and scenes. The Hualien County Government even built a number of recreational facilities, such as the Stone Sculpture Park, the Star Watching Plaza, the Sunrise Building, and the children's playground.

2 Days tour (Only Departure on Wednesday)

TOUR 11 (2A) - 2-Day Sun Moon Lake, Puli & Lukang Tour

(Stay at Sun Moon Lake) (Download Tour Reservation Form)

2-Day Tour

Pick-up: AM 08:00~09:00

Duration: Dep. every Wednesday only, 2 Days & 1 Night Tour

Rack Rate: A: NT$ 6,600 / C: NT$ 5,300

Single room Supplement: NT$ 1,800

Tour stops: (B) = Breakfast

Day 1:

TaipeiSun Moon Lake

Pick-up from hotelEnbus for NantouPuli (a cultural & artistic heaven)Sun Moon Lakelake bus tour (Wenwu TempleIta Thao Indigenous VillageCi-en PagodaXuanzang Temple) Sun Moon Lake.

Stay: Sun Moon Lake Hotel, Sun Moon Lake, (mountain-View room) (4-star)

Day 2:

Sun Moon LakeTaipei (B)

Sun Moon LakeLukang historical and cultural townEnbus or entrain for Taipei.

²  Puli: The people of Nantou county in central Taiwan are proud of the natural beauty of Puli, a small town at the geographical heart of the island. The town is famous for its “four Ws”: weather, water, women, and wine.

²  Sun Moon Lake: The poetically lake is the most famous lake attraction in Taiwan. With over 100 square kilometers, the lake got its name because the northern part of it has the shape of the sun and the southern part of it has the shape of crescent moon (those two parts are separated by Lalu Island). “Autumn Moon Scene of the Sun Moon Lake” is considered as the most attractive 12 sights in Taiwan.

²  Ci-en Pagoda: Ci-en Pagoda is located on Sha Ba Lan Mountain near Sun Moon Lake. It was built by Chiang Kai-Shek in memory of his mother in 1971. The construction was very difficult because the materials had to be shipped over the lake and moved up the mountain. The Ci-en Pagoda is 46 meters in height and has become the famous landmark of Sun Moon Lake. Surrounding the tower are beautiful plants and trees and there are stone tables and chairs for visitors to take a rest. The Ci-en Pagoda overlooks Lalu Island and Sun Moon Lake.

²  Lukang: The Village of Lukang, located about 180 kilometers south of Taipei, is known as a center of arts and handicrafts, particularly wooden and bamboo items. It is the nearest port to the coast of Mainland China. In earlier years, the city was the site of magnificent homes and temples of uniquely Taiwanese architecture. Some of these structures still exist today. The Lung Shan Temple is the prime example.

3 Days tour (Only Departure on Tuesday(3A) or Saturday(3B))

TOUR 13 (3A) - 3-Day Tour to Sun Moon Lake & Alishan (Download Tour Reservation Form)

3-Day Tour

Pick-up: AM 08:00~09:00

Duration: Dep. every TUESDAY only, 3 Days & 2 Nights Tour

Rack Rate: A: NT$ 12,500 / C: NT$ 10,000

Single room Supplement: NT$ 4,000

Tour stops: (B) = Breakfast

Day 1: TaipeiSun Moon Lake

Pick up from hotelEnbus for NantouPuli (a cultural and artistic town)Sun Moon Lakelake bus tourWen Wu TempleIta Thao Indigenous VillageCi-en PagodaXuanzang TempleSun Moon Lake      

Stay: Fleur de Chine, Sun Moon Lake (mountain-view room) (5-star)

Day 2:     Sun Moon LakeAlishanChiayi (B)

Sun Moon LakeEnbus for Alishan via New Central Cross Island Highway and Yushan National ParkAlishan National Scenic AreaForest Tour a walking tour through forest to visit Sisters Ponds, Shou-Chen Temple, and the fallen giant Sacred TreeEnbus for ChiayiChiayi City

** incl. an Alishan Forest Railway ride. (6-10 minutes)

Stay: Nice Prince Hotel, Chiayi (5-star)

Day 3:     ChiayiTaipei (B)

ChiayiSouthern Branch of National Palace MuseumEnbus for Taipei

²  Puli: The people of Nantou county in central Taiwan are proud of the natural beauty of Puli, a small town at the geographical heart of the island. The town is famous for its “four Ws”: weather, water, women, and wine.

²  Sun Moon Lake: The poetically lake is the most famous lake attraction in Taiwan. With over 100 square kilometers, the lake got its name because the northern part of it has the shape of the sun and the southern part of it has the shape of crescent moon (those two parts are separated by Lalu Island). “Autumn Moon Scene of the Sun Moon Lake” is considered as the most attractive 12 sights in Taiwan.

²  Alishan: Alishan is famous throughout the island and parts of Southeast Asia for its forest recreation. A leisurely half-day stroll along forested paths allows visitors to take in Alishan’s other attractions. The enchanting Sisters Ponds are two small pools (one with a wooden bridge and pavilion) named for two lovelorn aborigine sisters who drowned themselves there. Another attraction is the Three-Generation Trees – one growing out of another, and a third from the second.

²  Southern Branch of National Palace Museum: To achieve cultural equity between the Northern and the Southern regions of Taiwan, and to drive the cultural, educational, social,  the Executive Yuan approved the building Southern Branch of the National Palace Museum economic development in both regions, setting the Southern Branch Museum as an "Asian Arts and Culture Museum."

The Southern Branch Museum will actively plan a variety of awe-inspiring exhibitions to fulfill its duty as a museum for artifact collection, research, conservation, education, and exhibition as well as to introduce artifact-derived leisure and recreational activities, and engage in cultural and creative operations.

TOUR 14 (3B) - 3-Day Southern Taiwan Tour (Download Tour Reservation Form)

(Tainan, Kaohsiung, Kenting)

(Taiwan High-Speed Rail – Bullet Train ride)

3-Day Tour

Pick-up: AM 08:00~09:00

Duration: Dep. every Saturday only, 3 Days & 2 Nights Tour

Rack Rate: A: NT$ 14,500 / C: NT$ 11,600

Single room Supplement: NT$ 2,800

Tour stops: (B) = Breakfast

Day 1:     Taipei–Taiwan High-Speed Rail – Kaohsiung

Fo Guang Shan Buddha MuseumPier-2 Art CenterQijin IslandLiuhe Tourist Night Market

**Include ferry ride to Qijin, Qijin cycle rickshaw ride experience      

Stay: Howard Plaza Hotel, Kaohsiung (5-star)

Day 2:     Kaohsiung–Kenting–Kaohsiung (B)

Eluanbi Park (Light house)MaobitouLongpan ParkHengchun Town

Stay: Howard Plaza Hotel, Kaohsiung (5-star)

Day 3:    Kaohsiung–Tainan–Taiwan High-Speed Rail–Taipei (B)

Tainan City tour (ChikanlouKoxinga ShrineAnping FortAnping Tree House)then take HSR to Taipei.

²  Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum: At the north-east of Dashu Township in Kaohsiung county on the left bank of the Gaoping (Kaoping) river, a famous tourist destination is located. Here you will find the Buddhist center of South Taiwan, established by Master Hsing Yun and his disciples. The architecture of the temples is very characteristic, and at the southeastern side of Fo Gunag Mountain (Gunag Shan) Monastery the most prominent landmark of the region is found: a huge golden statue of Buddha Amitaabha which measures some 120 meters.

²  Pier-2 Art Center: It was once an abandoned and forgotten warehouse buried in history due to the move from an industrial based segment to the service sector. However, with a group of persistent artist who injected waves of creativity and inspiration into the area, the Pier-2 area was released and re-born making the region a place where tourist and locals can come together to enjoy fine art. With the collision of an old area and new fine art, Pier-2 becomes an area of new vitality and liveliness.  

²  Qijin Island: Qijin is a long slender island known as Qihou in earlier times. The Lilliputian island has numerous visitor attractions and is today accessible by both ferry and car. Tianhou Temple on Miaoqian Road is a grade two historic site dating back 300 years. There are also rickshaws with drivers decked out in Tang dynasty attire. Qijin Old Street is lined with restaurants selling fresh and budget-friendly seafood alfresco style.

²  Liuhe Tourist Night Market: You will not be considered to visit Kaohsiung if you miss out Liuhe Night Market. As early as in 1950, more and more stalls came to stationed in Dagangpu of Xinxing District in Kaohsiung, finally forming the well-known "Dagangpu Night Market".  No matter what you like to have, a variety of delicious food, specialties, cold drinks, ices and seafood here are offered for your choice. Just remind you, don't miss the opportunity to taste the papaya milk and steamed salty shrimps in Kaohsiung.

²  Eluanbi Park (Light house): Kending's rugged coastline provides some of the area's most outstanding attractions. The most prominent of these must be Eluanbi, also known as "Taiwan's Tail". This is the island's southernmost point.Eluanbi Park was created in 1982 to provide an appropriate venue for people coming to visit Taiwan's southernmost point and one of the peninsula's most notable landmarks, the Eluanbi Lighthouse, also called "The Light of East Asia". It stands 21.4 meters high and is reputedly the brightest lighthouse in Asia. The park covers an area of 59 hectares. Within the park there are a number of recreational facilities and a wide range of interesting geological, botanical, and ornithological features. The area covered by the park is also one of the sites of Kending's prehistoric cultures.

²  Maobitou: Maobitou is located in the west cape of southern Taiwan, right on the demarcation point of Taiwan Strait and Bashi Channel. Since there is a rock falling from the sea cliff which looks like a crouching cat facing toward the sea, it is named Maobitou. The whole area of Maobitou is a typical erosional landform of coral coast which just faces windward and has abundant sea erosion. It is an excellent landform classroom with various scarps, reef columns, sea trenches, sea erosion caves and pot holes.

²  Longpan Park: Longpan is the great grassland beside the Jia-Oh highway and near the beach of Pacific Ocean. This area is based on the tableland of coral reef limestone. Eroded by the rain, the terrain of limestone shows a variety of crumbled ridges, subterranean limestone caves, and red soil.

²  Hengchun Town: The city of Hengchun is the entry way to Kenting National Park, the southernmost National Park in the country. With pristine beaches and a vibrant tourist industry, the Hengchun area often attracts more travelers than local residents. The city itself was once completely surrounded by a city wall; now about half of the wall remains intact, as well as the four city gates. On weekends, the streets of nearby Kenting are filled with cars and tour buses.The 2008 Taiwanese film Cape No. 7, the top-grossing film in Taiwan's film history, features Hengchun.

²  Chikanlou: Tainan Chikanlou is built by the Dutch in 1652. It was originally called Provintia. In Dutch it means eternity. The Chinese called the building "Chikanlou", "Fanzailou" or "Honmaolou". Although Chikanlou has gone through Ming Dynasty, Qing Dynasty and the Japanese Colonization Period, it basically still maintains its original look.During the Japanese colonization period, Chikanlou was changed to be army hospital. There were some restoration and repair. After Taiwan was returned to R.O.C., the wooden structure was changed into steel concrete structure. The main entrance was changed. Thus they created the look of Chikanlou today.

²  Koxinga Shrine: The Guoxingye's Shrine (Yanping Junwang Temple), located by Kaishan Road surrounded by trees, is the only Fujianese style shrine in Taiwan. This is the shrine built in memory of the work and achievement of Cheng Cheng Kung, the pioneer of Taiwan. Cheng Cheng Kung was originally called Cheng Sun, a native in County Fujian. In addition, daily items of Tainan city of the old like the street signs, bedding equipment, land deeds, money bills are on exhibition so that the public can understand the daily life of the past generations. It is a cultural spot very worth visiting.

²  Anping Fort: In 1624, Dutch built the first fort in Anping, Taiwan, called "Fort Zeelandia", now known as Anping Fort, where has been the administrative center of the Dutch regime, and the hub for trading. The building was originally constructed in square inner fortress and rectangle outer walls. In 1661, the fort was renamed as Anping to commemorate his home town when Guoxingye (Cheng Cheng-Kung) has driven the Dutch out of Taiwan. Therefore, Fort Zeelandia was also known as "King's Fort" or "Taiwan Fort", nicknamed Anping Fort.

²  Anping Tree House: It was the original warehouse for British trading company Tait & Co. The aerial roots and branches of trees wrapped around the building, combine with soil, red brick and partial concrete wall creates an unusual sight.

4 Days tour (Only Departure on Wednesday)

TOUR 15 (4A) - 4-Day Central & Southern Taiwan Tour
(Sun Moon Lake, Kaohsiung, Kenting) (Download Tour Reservation Form)

4-Day Tour

Pick-up: AM 08:00~09:00

Duration: Dep. every Wednesday only, 4 Days & 3 Nights Tour

Rack Rate: A: NT$ 14,000 / C: NT$ 11,200

Single room Supplement: NT$ 3,600

Tour stops:  (B) = Breakfast

Day 1:     TaipeiPuliSun Moon Lake

Pick-up from hotelEnbus for NantouPuli (a cultural & artistic heaven)Sun Moon LakeLake Bus Tour (Wenwu TempleItathao VillageCi-en PagodaXuanzang Temple) 

Stay: Sun Moon Lake Hotel, Sun Moon Lake (Mountain View room) (4-star)

Day 2:     Sun Moon LakeLukangKaohsiung (B)

Sun Moon LakeLukang historical & cultural townEntrain or Enbus for Kaohsiung      

Stay: Chateau de Chine Hotel Kaohsiung (4-star)

Day 3:    KaohsiungKentingKaohsiung (B)

Pick-up from hotelEnbus for Eluanbi Park (Light house)MaobitouKenting ParkKaohsiung       

Stay: Chateau de Chine Hotel Kaohsiung (4-star)

Day 4:     KaohsiungTaipei (B)

Kaohsiung City tour (Chengqing LakeSpring & Autumn PagodasFormer British Consulate)Enbus or train for Taipei 

²  Puli: The people of Nantou county in central Taiwan are proud of the natural beauty of Puli, a small town at the geographical heart of the island. The town is famous for its “four Ws”: weather, water, women, and wine.

²  Sun Moon Lake: The poetically lake is the most famous lake attraction in Taiwan. With over 100 square kilometers, the lake got its name because the northern part of it has the shape of the sun and the southern part of it has the shape of crescent moon (those two parts are separated by Lalu Island). “Autumn Moon Scene of the Sun Moon Lake” is considered as the most attractive 12 sights in Taiwan.

²  Lukang: The Village of Lukang, located about 180 kilometers south of Taipei, is known as a center of arts and handicrafts, particularly wooden and bamboo items. It is the nearest port to the coast of Mainland China. In earlier years, the city was the site of magnificent homes and temples of uniquely Taiwanese architecture. Some of these structures still exist today. The Lung Shan Temple is the prime example.

²  Kenting National Park: Kenting National Park, which was established on Jan. 01, 1948, is Taiwan’s first National Park. The park is superbly located. Spanning the Hengchun Peninsula, it faces the Pacific Ocean to the east, the Bashi Channel to the south, and the Taiwan Straits to the west. Some of Taiwan’s largest coral reefs lie off the coast and the forests along the park’s western edge are the last of Taiwan’s coastal tropical forests. The name Hengchun Peninsula says much about the area’s attractions, for it means “Eternal Spring.” The fantastic climate, lush forests, beaches, and reef environments make Kenting a rival to internationally famous tropical resorts like Bali and Phuket.

²  Chengqing Lake: The Chengqing Lake has a lot of tourist attractions and is the largest lake in Kaohsiung County. A major attraction at the lake is the stately Restoration Pagoda. The lake also has islands and bridges, towers and pavilions, boating and aquariums, tree-lined paths, a nine-corner bridge.

²  Spring and Autumn Pavilions: The seven-tiered Dragon and Tiger pagodas stand in the water of Lotus Lake at Tzuoying near the graceful Spring and Autumn pavilions. A nine-cornered bridge links the pagodas to the shore.

²  Former British Consulate: The consulate was built in 1865 with more than a hundred years of history. It is now the most antique western building preserved in Taiwan. It was the western building designed by a British engineer and built by Chinese craftsmen, and it is the most meaningful ancient building of Chinese modern history with graceful and elegant proportion.

5 Days tour (Only Departure on Monday)

TOUR 17 (5A) - 5-Day Round Taiwan Island Excursion (Download Tour Reservation Form)

5-Day Tour

Pick-up: AM 08:00~09:00

Duration: Dep. every Monday only, 5 Days & 4 Nights Tour

Rack Rate: A: NT$ 16,900 / C: NT$ 13,500

Single room Supplement: NT$ 7,600

Tour stops: (B) = Breakfast

Day 1:     TaipeiSun Moon Lake

TaipeiSun Moon LakeLake Bus tour (Wenwu TempleIta Thao Indigenous VillageCi-en PagodaXuanzang Temple) 

Stay: Fleur de Chine, Sun Moon Lake (mountain-view room) (5-star)

Day 2:     Sun Moon LakeFoguangshan MonasteryKaohsiung (B)

Sun Moon LakeFo Guang Shan Buddhist MuseumKaohsiung Liuhe Tourist Night MarketLove River Night Scenery   

Stay: Kaohsiung Grand Hi Lai Hotel (5-star)

Day 3:    KaohsiungKentingTaitung(Zhiben Hot Spring Beth) (B)

KentingEluanbi Park (Light house)MaobitouKenting National ParkTaitung   

Stay: Taitung, Chihpen Royal Hotel (5-star)

Day 4:     Taitung(Zhiben Hot Springs)East Coast National Scenic AreaHualien (B)

TaitungEast Coast HighwayEast Coast National Scenic AreaHualien

Stay: Hualien, Silks Place Taroko Gorge (5-star)

Day 5:     HualienTaroko GorgeTaipei (B)

HualienTaroko Gorge GatewayEternal Spring ShrineSwallow GrottoTienhxiangMarble FactorySu Hwa HighwayTaipei

²  Sun Moon Lake: The poetically lake is the most famous lake attraction in Taiwan. With over 100 square kilometers, the lake got its name because the northern part of it has the shape of the sun and the southern part of it has the shape of crescent moon (those two parts are separated by Lalu Island). “Autumn Moon Scene of the Sun Moon Lake” is considered as the most attractive 12 sights in Taiwan.

²  Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum: At the north-east of Dashu Township in Kaohsiung county on the left bank of the Gaoping (Kaoping) river, a famous tourist destination is located. Here you will find the Buddhist center of South Taiwan, established by Master Hsing Yun and his disciples. The architecture of the temples is very characteristic, and at the southeastern side of Fo Gunag Mountain (Gunag Shan) Monastery the most prominent landmark of the region is found: a huge golden statue of Buddha Amitaabha which measures some 120 meters.

 

²  Liuhe Tourist Night Market: You will not be considered to visit Kaohsiung if you miss out Liuhe Tourist Night Market. As early as in 1950, more and more stalls came to stationed in Dagangpu of Xinxing District in Kaohsiung, finally forming the well-known "Dagangpu Night Market".  No matter what you like to have, a variety of delicious food, specialties, cold drinks, ices and seafood here are offered for your choice. Just remind you, don't miss the opportunity to taste the papaya milk and steamed salty shrimps in Kaohsiung.

²  Love River Night Scenery: Almost all big cities have a beautiful river passed by, this is specially true in Kaohsiung. Love River lies across Kaohsiung for times of sunrises and sunsets. Love River, known as Dagou River in Ching Dynasty, was renamed by Japanese as Takao River.The river was also called Kaohsiung Canal. After restoration of Taiwan, the riverbanks were beautified with greenery works and developed to be park areas, decorated with pillars chained with iron rope. The area becomes a romantic place for lovers to date with each other, therefore, the river was reputed as Love River.

²  Kenting National Park: Kenting National Park, which was established on Jan. 01, 1948, is Taiwan’s first National Park. The park is superbly located. Spanning the Hengchun Peninsula, it faces the Pacific Ocean to the east, the Bashi Channel to the south, and the Taiwan Straits to the west. Some of Taiwan’s largest coral reefs lie off the coast and the forests along the park’s western edge are the last of Taiwan’s coastal tropical forests. The name Hengchun Peninsula says much about the area’s attractions. ” The fantastic climate, lush forests, beaches, and reef environments make Kenting a rival to internationally famous tropical resorts like Bali and Phuket.

²  East Coast National Scenic Area: The East Coast National Scenic Area, known as "Taiwan's last unspoiled land," stretches 170 kilometers down the east coast of the island from the mouth of the Hualien River in the north to Xiaoyeliu (Little Yeliu) in the south. To the east it is bounded by the Pacific Ocean; to the west rises the Coastal Mountain Range. The land here consists of volcanic rock, classic rock from deep beneath the sea, and shale that has been pushed upward- and is still being pushed upward- by tectonic action. Weathering, erosion, and accumulation have produced a wide range of landforms here, including coastal terraces, sand and pebble beaches, shoreline reefs, inshore islands, and capes along with sea-eroded platforms, trenches, and caves. This varied topography provides habitat for a rich diversity of flora and fauna.

²  Taroko National Park: Taroko became a national park in 1986, including Hualien County, Nantou County and Taichung City. Taroko is famous for its spectacular mountains and marble canyons. Cliffs and canyons stretch along Liwu River. Four million years ago, the island of Taiwan was formed by the collision of plates. After millions of years of wind erosion, the marble rocks were exposed and cut by Liwu River, creating impressive grand canyons. From Qingshui to Nanhu Peak, the drop height is 3,742 meters. Such special geography has also bred special flora and fauna in this area.

²  Swallow Grotto: Along the Swallow Grotto trail which runs about a half kilometer starting from the entrance to Swallow Grotto to the Jinheng Bridge, you can enjoy the sights of the Liwu River from nearly straight above the water, the potholes on the cliff faces, the springs sprinkled along the lower parts of the walls, as well as the famous rock formation "Chieftain's profile rock".