Read? Day 1 : Taoyouan
Second time in CingJing. Last trip to Cingjing was during winter.
There is no direct bus from Taimall bust stop to Taoyuan HSR so we have to take taxi to Taoyuan HSR by meter. It is about NT300.
We purchased Cingjing farm pass for this round trip. Previous trip; we traveled to Sun Moon Lake from Cingjing.
We stayed at Here Is Good Home 清境好家寨 minsu. It is about 5 mins walk to Swiss Garden and bus stop is also near minsu.
Minsu is run by couple in their late 60s.
We have Beef noodle, Doufu and muah chee as dessert at plaza opposite Swiss Garden.
After lunch we commenced our walking trail around Swiss Garden area.
The day was short. Around 4 pm; the place was already getting a bit dark to walk farther! Got snakes???
We took early dinner and spent above NT300 per person to get entrance ticket to Swiss Garden for the next day.
Seafood and herbal mutton hot pot.
The minsu's boss also operates as private hire guide to bring us half day morning tour to Hehuanshan (NT1,400) and another half day morning tour to Aowanda (NT2,000)
Highest Cafe in Taiwan!
The tour included 30 mins climb to peak from one side and down by the other side i.e. one way walking up to the Peak.
But, we decided to skip the walk to peak and continued forward.
End point of Hehuanshan tour and turning back
Lunch at Green Green Grasslands
Bamboo shoot soup
It was same lunch items as last trip! :-)
This is new from last trip. Cingjing Sky Walk! NT50 per pax
It was built by retired army pension fund. Hmm .... investing in infra-structure for long term income stream?
It is 1.7 Km walk ending here (above)
We spent the rest of late afternoon at Swiss Garden idling before taking our dinner!