Taitung Private Tour Day 1 Part 2: Wandering Through Chishang’s Paddy Fields 台东包车游第一天-池上田园好风光

Following the morning tour in Beinan Township, we proceeded to Chishang Township, about an hour’s drive (about 46 km) north of Shanli village. Best known as the hometown of rice, Chishang is 1 of the popular tourist attractions of Huadong Valley. The agricultural township produces the most renowned quality of rice in Taiwan, & Chishang…

Taitung Private Tour Day 1 Morning: Exploring Beinan Township 台东包车游第一天-卑南乡·山里走一回

As mentioned in earlier post, Taitung County’s public transportation is limited due in part to its geographical location, sandwiched between the Central Mountain range & ocean. As such, we booked a 3-day private tour with driver to explore the mystical county. Private tours seemed to cost more in this part of Taiwan compared to the…

Inn By The Village: 3-Night Stay in the Heart of Taitung City 台東南豐鐵花棧:台東市中心的最佳住宿选择

As mentioned earlier, visiting Taitung was the focus of my Taiwan trip this year, where we would spend more days exploring the huge county. As the third largest county in Taiwan, the east coast county (as its Chinese name indicates) is nicknamed as Houshan by locals, which means behind the mountains. The 3,515 km2 large county is…

From Fangliao to Taitung: Joyful Ride On Taiwan’s Last Ordinary Train 搭乘台铁仅存的普快车,感受不是普通的快乐!

If you recall from my earlier post, the old ordinary train was the real reason that brought me to discover Fangliao, a relatively unknown rural place to foreigners. There are only 2 such train services available on the traditional ordinary train now, which plies the mountainous route linking southern Taiwan to Taitung in the east.…

1 Cosy Night In Fangliao @幸福海钓猫 – 在枋寮的一晚温馨民宿

Given that Fangliao is a small township in the southern Pingtung County, there weren’t many accommodation choices to choose from. After some research & going through my accommodation priorities, I decided on an apartment with a balcony facing the South China Sea. Probably because the township isn’t a well-known touristy area, accommodation prices were very…