Eastern Taiwan – Day 5: Beitou, Taipei

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Today, we went back to Beitou in Taipei and took the Taroko express back. The journey took about 2 hrs and cost NT$440. Our train was in the afternoon so we spent the morning and afternoon walking around, buying mochis and other Taiwan snacks.

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Throwback to 19 Feb 17

Snacks

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Tzen‘s handmade mochi and they sell nice taro biscuits, only available in Hualien

HAN-dy tip: Sweet potato and taro pastries are must buy in Hualien!

“The unique sweet potatoes grown in Hualien County’s Xincheng Township have become so popular that the roast sweet potato stands along Highway 9 are having trouble getting enough tubers to keep up with demand.

The favorite of tourists is probably the “Yuxin” variety, or “taro-like sweet potato,” which contains a sweet, unique flavor.” -information from taiwantoday

Train ride back to Taipei

After our 2 hr train ride, we went back to Taipei Main Station and changed the red line metro to Xinbeitou station.

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image from taipei metro
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fancy art installation at Beitou station

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Beitou Hot Spring Resort

Night comes much earlier in Taipei compared to Singapore. By the time we reached our hotel, the sky was already dark. Tonight, we stayed in Beitou Hot Spring Resort.

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The room cost NT$5270 per night, including breakfast and the room was big and had its own hot spring tub and a steam room!

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Toilet was located at the entrance, before you enter the room and away from the sink and bath area. WEIRD.

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enjoy hot spring bath in your own room!

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shower and steam room

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The room was really comfy and we took all the possible chances we had to soak ourselves in the hot spring tub and our skin were all so smooth and silky!

HAN-dy tip: Be aware that when soaking in the hot spring tub, it is not advisable to soak your entire body in the hot water for prolong periods of time and remember to get out if you feel discomfort and hydrate yourself.

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photo from Beitou Hot spring Resort

HAN-dy tip: The hotel also has a public hot spring pool where non-guests can pay (from NT$520) to enjoy!

Dinner

For dinner, we went to the shopping area and had KFC!

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The Pokemon go craze was still surviving then so we spent our time walking around, catching Pokemon, before going back for private hot spring bath 2.0.

Also, check out 

Eastern Taiwan – Day 6 Taipei, Tamsui

Eastern Taiwan – Day 4: Hualien Taroko Gorge

 

 

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