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Yilan or Taichung 1st.

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Yilan or Taichung 1st.

Hi, taking my 2 children ( 8 and 12) to Taiwan in dec. Wanted to go to cingjing and yilan farm. Pls advise the following as quite confused.

1) will arrive Taipei app 10 am in the morning. Should I take HSR to yilan or taiching 1st?

2) if I go to either , can I go straight to the other destination or should I come back to Taipei for a few days 1st. Will be in Taiwan for 9 days.

3) what is the best way from yilan to Taichung or vice versa?

4) should I spend 1 nite in shangarila and 1 night in tuocheng farm or should I just choose 1? How to get from 1 farm to the other ?

5) I will stay 1 night in Taichung then arrange to go to the minsu the next morn, can I arrange for the minsu to pick us up from Taichung? Is it free?

6) my children are very eager to see the stars so which minsu is best for this? How many nights should I stay in the minsu?

Should I venture to hahua Shan on a day trip or just stay at the minsu?

7) how to go back to Taipei?

Any contacts for drivers will be appreciated.

Hope that the experts can help me with the quires. Thanks

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Help pls!!!

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HSR only on the west coast, no HSR to Yilan which is on the east coast. You can take normal train instead.

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I'm taking the same route as you this coming Dec. From my reseach seems like it is better to go by this way:


Yilan- I've been to Shangrila but not Toucheng. Both are leisure farms. There may be some similar activities. Why don't you stay one day in minsu and go to Yilan's folk museum and crayon factory. Luodong night market would be accessible from minsu but not from the farms. For drivers, the minsu and farms can advise n arrange for you.

Yilan-Taichung- there is only 2 options. Either railway from Luodong / Yilan station (depends where you stay) to Taichung which will take about 4 hour. Or cab to HSR (1-1.5 hour) and HSR (1 hour), total 2.5 hr. Direct cab from Yilan to Taichung I believe is 5 hour.

Personally I will go direct to yilan by cab after arriving at Taoyuan airport.

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