If you live in Taipei, Taoyuan, Hsinchu, or Taichung area and happen to be bored hanging around in your city, try to escape to a small county called Miaoli, the home for Hakka culture in Taiwan. There are five major tourist destinations in Miaoli: Sanyi (三義), Dahu (大湖), Taian (泰安), Mingde (明德), and (of course) Nanzhuang (南庄), the one that we will talk about in this post. Miaoli can be reached easily by bus or train from four cities mentioned earlier.
Having been curious about visiting the famous Alishan, we frantically made a call to go there..during winter! Yes, winter! Knowing for sure there won’t be any snow even in the highest point in Taiwan, we thought what will be unbearable about it. So there we went finding information. Personally, I was not aware that Alishan is located in county of Chiayi (worst, I did not know at all about Chiayi).
Taipei offers you many great things to be enjoyed. Yet, sometimes we need to take a distance from it because of its
hectic dynamic environment. On the other hand, it is hard to get a long holiday here. Our best option is by capitalizing our weekends. We started looking for a close city to visit and Yilan caught our eyes. It has many bus/train services available and can be reached within an hour from Taipei. So, it is surely a good option for a short vacation.
Located in central of Taiwan, Taichung is a perfect weekend escape place for you who are bored with the expensiveness of Taipei. Being the third largest city in Taiwan after New Taipei and Kaohsiung, Taichung offers a lot of wonderful places to be visited. Yes, one of our favorites is Feng Chia Night Market, which offers abundant affordable stylish clothings and delicrazious food. Unfortunately, in this article, we will not talk about that place (if you are in Taichung, you really should go to Feng Chia Night Market, though :)).
First special project (off Taipei) we carried out is this 3 days 2 night trip to Sun Moon Lake and Taichung.