TAIWAN ITINERARY (with Budget)

With the recent approval of the  Taiwan visa-free entry for Filipinos  , the country will surely attract more Pinoy tourists. For many of us, Taiwan is Taipei, known for its rich economy but a large part of the country remains uncharted. Taiwan will surprise you with bountiful pastoral land, verdurous and cloud-capped mountains, volcanically-formed islands and limestone cliffs plunge hundreds of feet into the sea, surrounded by crashing surf. Interestingly, aside from Chinese and Japanese influences, Taiwan is also home to aboriginal cultures and this booming country has a competitive and creative arts scene and no shortage of things to do. Plus traveling in Taiwan won’t empty your wallet, as prices here are generally lower compared to other rich, and developed countries. Take note though that English is not widely spoken and many establishments as well as train and bus time tables are mostly diplayed in Chinese. But don’t fret, as locals here are willing to help despite the language barrier. So without further ado, here’s a list of sample Taiwan itineraries to help you plan your trip.

TAIWAN ITINERARY # 1:

TAIPEI + YEHLIU GEOPARK + YAMINGSHAN NATIONAL PARK

Here’s a sample 5 days 4 nights Taiwan itinerary that includes a trip to Taipei, Yehliu Geopark, Jiufen, Shifen and Yangmingshan National Park.

I like staying at Taipei Ximending near Ximen Station because it’s accessible and everything that I need to is just around the corner.

HOTEL BOOKINGS:  Assuming you’ve booked a hotel for TWD 883/PHP 1,500 (USD 29.27/EURO 25/SGD 40/MYR 123) X 4 DAYS = TWD 3,532/PHP 6,005 (USD 117/EURO 99/SGD 158/MYR 494)

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Jiufen Shuttle Bus from Ximen

 

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  • Meet up at Ximen MRT Station, conveniently located in Taipei’s main staying area
  • Enjoy return shuttle transfers and plan your own itinerary
  • Make friends with fellow travelers and backpackers on the bus journey
  • Decorate and set off a sky lantern along the historic railway tracks in Shifen
  • Book at least one day in advance and get ticket confirmation instantly

BOOK RESERVE

 

DAY 1ARRIVAL IN TAIWAN
10:00 PMArrival in Taipei (Taoyuan International Airport)            
11:00 PMAirport MRT to  Taipei Main Station

 

Train Fare: TWD 160/PHP 272 (USD 5/EURO 5/SGD 7/MYR 22)

11:15 PMTransfer to Blue Line to Dingpu and get off at Ximen Station.  Transit time is roughly 3 minutes. Walk to hotel.

Train fare:

(Single Journey ticket) TWD 20/PHP 34 (USD 0.66/EURO 0.56/SGD 20/MYR 3)

(IC Card/Easy Card) TWD 16/PHP 27 (USD 0.53/EURO 0.45/SGD 16/MYR 2.24)

 DAY 1 EXPENSES: TWD 16/PHP 27 (USD 0.53/EURO 0.45/SGD 16/MYR 2.24)
DAY 2YEHLIU GEOPARK + JIUFEN + SHIFEN

 

This is assuming you’ve booked a shuttle to Yehliu Geopark.

BOOK DISCOUNTED TICKET HERE

Van fare: PHP 1,167 /TWD 680 (USD 23/EURO 19/SGD 31/MYR 96)

06:30 AMBreakfast.

Food Budget: PHP 100/TWD 59 (USD 2/EURO 2/SGD 3/MYR 8)

07:00 AMMeet up at Exit 4 of MRT Ximen Station
08:00 AMETD Yehliu Geopark
09:00 AMETA Yehliu Geopark. Explore.
10:00 AMYing Yang Sea
10:50 AMETA Ying Yang Sea. Explore 13-Layer Remains.
11:10 AMETD Golden Waterfall
11:20 AMETA Golden Waterfall. Explore.
11:30 AMETD Jiufen
11:50 AMETA Jiufen. Lunch.

Food budget: PHP 255/TWD 150 (USD 5/EURO 4.22/SGD 7/MYR 21)

12:30 PMExplore Jiufen. Visit Linjao Ridge Waterfalls. Photo op.
01:50 PMETD Shifen
02:40 PMETA Shifen. Explore Shifen Old Street. Visit Shifen Waterfalls.
03:40 PMETD Ximen
04:45 PMETA Ximen.
05:00 PMBack to hotel. Freshen up.

Hotel budget: PHP 1,500/ TWD 883 (USD 29.27/EURO 25/SGD 40/MYR 123)

07:00 PMDinner.

Food budget: PHP 255 /TWD 150 (USD 5/EURO 4.22/SGD 7/MYR 21)

Day 2 Expenses: TWD 1,922/PHP 3,268 (USD 64/EURO 54/SGD 86/MYR 269)
DAY 3YANGMINGSHAN NATIONAL PARK (DIY TOUR)

 

This itinerary is for a DIY tour, but if you want a hassle-free tour, you can book a Yangmingshan National Park Day Tour here.  

 

07:00 AMBreakfast.

Food Budget: PHP 100/TWD 59 (USD 2/EURO 2/SGD 3/MYR 8)

07:30 AMETD Yangmingshan National Park (DIY Tour).

 

Option 1:  Via Jiantian Station

 

STEP 1: Head to Jiantian Station.

 

From Ximen Station (BL11/Blue Line): Take the Green Line (to Songshan/G19) and get off at Zhongshan Station (G14), which is the next stop. Transfer to the Red line (to Tamsui/R28) and get off at Jiantian Station (R15). Travel time is about 14 minutes

Train fare:

(Single Journey Ticket) TWD 25/PHP 43 (USD 0.83/EURO 0.70/SGD 1/MYR 4)

(IC Card/Easy Card) TWD 20/PHP 34 (USD 0.66/EURO 0.56/SGD 20/MYR 3)

 

STEP 2: Take Exit 1 at Jiantian Station. Turn left to bus stop. Take any of the following bus: City Bus Red 5/R5, small bus S15 or small bus S17 to Yangmingshan National Park.  Alternatively, you can also take Bus 260.

 

Small Bus S15 ir S17 is recommended as it travels past the main transfer station to Qingtiangang Grassland Trails (擎天崗), Xiaoyoukeng/Siaoyoukeng (小油坑) Lengshuikeng (冷水坑).  Travel time is about 40 minutes.

 

Bus Fare:

(Single Journey ticket) TWD 15/PHP 26(USD 0.50/EURO 0.42/SGD 0.67/MYR 2)

(IC Card/Easy Card) TWD 12/PHP 20 (USD 0.12/EURO 0.34/SGD 0.54/MYR 2)

 

ETD Yangmingshan National Park (DIY Tour).

 

Option 2: Via Taipei Main Station

 

STEP 1: From Ximen Station, take Blue line/Bannan Line (to Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center) and get off at Taipei Main Station. It’s just 1 station away from Ximen. Transit time is about 3 minutes.

 

Train fare:

(Single Journey ticket) TWD 20/PHP 34 (USD 0.66/EURO 0.56/SGD 20/MYR 3)

(IC Card/Easy Card) TWD 16/PHP 27 (USD 0.53/EURO 0.45/SGD 16/MYR 2.24)

 

STEP 2: Take Bus 260 from Taipei Main Station to Yangmingshan Bus Station. Travel time is approximately 45 minutes.

 

Bus fare: TWD 30/PHP 51 (USD 1/EURO 84/SGD 1.35/MYR 4.20)

 

STEP 3: At Yangmingshan Bus Station, transfer to Bus 108 that goes around Yangmingshan National Park. Decide where you want to go.

 

 

08:30 AMETA Yangmingshan National Park. Explore.

 

Check out Qingtiangang Grassland Trails (擎天崗), Yangming Park Flower Clock ( 陽明公園, 花鐘), Zhuzihu/Calla Lily Garden (竹子湖), Liuhuanggu Sulfur Valley Geothermal Scenic Area (硫磺谷地熱風景區), Menghuan Pond(夢幻湖), Xiaoyoukeng (小油坑) Liuhuanggu Sulfur Valley Geothermal Scenic Area

(硫磺谷地熱風景區)

11:30 AMLunch.

Food budget: PHP 255 /TWD 150 (USD 5/EURO 4.22/SGD 7/MYR 21)

12:30 PMContinue exploring Yangmingshan National Park.
05:00 PMTake Bus 108 back to Yangmingshan Bus Terminal.  Then take Bus 260 to Taipei.

 

Bus fare: TWD 30/PHP 51 (USD 1/EURO 84/SGD 1.35/MYR 4.20)

 

06:00 PMETA Jiantian Station. Walk to Shilin Night Market.
06:10 PMETA Shilin Night Market. Dinner.

 

Food budget: PHP 255 /TWD 150 (USD 5/EURO 4.22/SGD 7/MYR 21)

07:10 PMExplore Shilin Night Market. Shopping.

 

09:00 PMWalk back to Jiantian Station. ETD Hotel (near Ximen Station)
09:15 PMFrom Ximen Station take the Red Line (to Xiangshan Station). Alight at Zhongshan Station then transfer to Green Line to Xindian Station. Get off at Ximen Station.  Transit time is roughly 14 minutes.

 

Train fare:

(Single Journey Ticket) TWD 25/PHP 43 (USD 0.83/EURO 0.70/SGD 1/MYR 4)

(IC Card/Easy Card) TWD 20/PHP 34 (USD 0.66/EURO 0.56/SGD 20/MYR 3)

09:30 PMETA Ximen Station.  Walk to hotel.
09:45 PMSleep.

Hotel budget: PHP 1,500/ TWD 883 (USD 29.27/EURO 25/SGD 40/MYR 123)

DAY  3 TOTAL EXPENSES: TWD 1324/PHP 2,251 (USD 44/EURO 37/SGD 59/MYR 185)
DAY 4TAIPEI CITY TOUR
07:00 AMBreakfast.

 

Food Budget: PHP 100/TWD 59 (USD 2/EURO 2/SGD 3/MYR 8)

08:00 AMETD Longshan Temple.

 

From Ximen Station:  Take MRT Take MRT Blue line/Bannan line (to Dingpi) and alight at Longshan Temple Station (BL10), 1 station away.  Transit time is roughly 2 minutes.

Train fare:

(Single Journey ticket) TWD 20/PHP 34 (USD 0.66/EURO 0.56/SGD 20/MYR 3)

(IC Card/Easy Card) TWD 16/PHP 27 (USD 0.53/EURO 0.45/SGD 16/MYR 2.24)

 

From Taipei Station: Take MRT Blue line/Bannan line (to Dingpi) and alight at Longshan Temple Station (BL10), 2 stations away.  Transit time is roughly 5 minutes.

Train fare:

(Single Journey ticket) TWD 20/PHP 34 (USD 0.66/EURO 0.56/SGD 20/MYR 3)

(IC Card/Easy Card) TWD 16/PHP 27 (USD 0.53/EURO 0.45/SGD 16/MYR 2.24)

08:05 AMETA Longshan Temple. Explore.

 

Entrance fee: FREE

08:30 AMETD Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall.

 

From Longshan Temple Station: Take Bannan Line/Blue Line (to Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center). Alight at (BL17) Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall Station (S.Y.S Memorial Hall Station).  Transit time is about 14 minutes.

 

Train fare:

(Single Journey ticket) TWD 25/PHP 43 (USD 0.83/EURO 0.70/SGD 1/MYR 4)

(IC Card/Easy Card) TWD 20/PHP 34 (USD 0.66/EURO 0.56/SGD 20/MYR 3)

08:45 AMETA Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall Station (BL17). Explore.

 

Entrance Fee: FREE

09:45 AMETD Dalongdong Ba-On Temple and Taipei Confucius Temple.

 

STEP 1: Walk back to (BL17) Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall Station (S.Y.S Memorial Hall Station).

STEP 2: Take Blue Line (to Dingpu) and alight at Taipei Main Station.

STEP 3: Transfer to Red Line (to Beitou/Tamsui).

STEP 4. Alight at Yuanshan Station.

 

Total transit time is about 18 minutes.

Train fare:

(Single Journey ticket) TWD 25/PHP 43 (USD 0.83/EURO 0.70/SGD 1/MYR 4)

(IC Card/Easy Card) TWD 20/PHP 34 (USD 0.66/EURO 0.56/SGD 20/MYR 3)

10:05 AMETA Yuanshan Station. Head to Dalongdong Ba-On Temple and Taipei Confucius Temple. Explore.
11:00 AMETD National Palace Museum.

 

From (R14) Yuanshan Station, take the Red Line (to Beitou/ to Tamsui). Alight at (R16) Shilin Station. Travel time is about 4 minutes.

 

Train fare:

(Single Journey ticket) TWD 25/PHP 43 (USD 0.83/EURO 0.70/SGD 1/MYR 4)

(IC Card/Easy Card) TWD 20/PHP 34 (USD 0.66/EURO 0.56/SGD 20/MYR 3)

11:05 AMETA Shilin Station. Lunch.

Food budget: PHP 255 /TWD 150 (USD 5/EURO 4.22/SGD 7/MYR 21)

12:00 PMETA National Palace Museum.

 

STEP 1: At Shilin Station, walk towards the bus stop.

STEP 2: Take Bus R30 to National Palace Museum.

 

Bus fare:

(Single Journey ticket) TWD 20/PHP 34 (USD 0.66/EURO 0.56/SGD 20/MYR 3)

(IC Card/Easy Card) TWD 17/PHP 29(USD 0.56/EURO 0.48/SGD 0.76/MYR 2.38)

12:15 PMETA National Palace Museum. Pay entrance fee.

BUY DISCOUNTED TICKET HERE 

 

ENTRANCE FEE: TWD 310/PHP 549 (USD 10/EURO 9/SGD 14/MYR 44)

01:30 PMRide Bus R30 back to Shilin Station.

 

Bus fare:

(Single Journey ticket) TWD 20/PHP 34 (USD 0.66/EURO 0.56/SGD 20/MYR 3)

(IC Card/Easy Card) TWD 17/PHP 29(USD 0.56/EURO 0.48/SGD 0.76/MYR 2.38)

01:45 PMAlight near Shilin Station. Cross the road to Shilin Station.
02:00 PMETD Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall

 

STEP 1: From Shilin Station, take Red line (to Daan/ to Xiangshan)

STEP 2: Alight at Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall Station. Transit time is about 14 minutes.

Train fare:

(Single Journey ticket) TWD 25/PHP 43 (USD 0.83/EURO 0.70/SGD 1/MYR 4)

(IC Card/Easy Card) TWD 20/PHP 34 (USD 0.66/EURO 0.56/SGD 20/MYR 3)

02:15 PMExplore Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall. Photo op.
04:05 PMETD Taipei 101.

 

STEP 1: Walk back to (R08) Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall Station.

STEP 2: Take MRT Red line to (R03) Taipei 101/World Trade Center Station. Travel time is about 10 minutes.

 

04:15 PMETA Taipei 101. Photo op. Go inside the mall or go inside Taipei 101

PURCHASE DISCOUNTED TAIPEI 101 TICKET HERE

 

Entrance Fee: TWD 510/PHP 875 (USD 17/EURO 15/SGD 23/MYR 72)

 

05:15 PMETD Elephant Mountain.

 

STEP 1: Walk back to Taipei 101/World Trade Center Station.

STEP 2: Take Red Line (to Xiangshan Station).

STEP 3: Alight at Xiangshan Station (R02). Transit time is about 2 minutes.

STEP 4: Take Exit 2 and walk towards the Elephant Mountain Trail

STEP 5: Start trekking.

 

Train fare:

(Single Journey ticket) TWD 20/PHP 34 (USD 0.66/EURO 0.56/SGD 20/MYR 3)

(IC Card/Easy Card) TWD 17/PHP 29(USD 0.56/EURO 0.48/SGD 0.76/MYR 2.38)

05:45 PMETA Elephant Mountain. Photo op.
07:15 PMWalk back to Xiangshan Station (R02).
07:30 PMETD Ximending Youth Shopping District.

 

STEP 1: From Xiangshan Station (R02), take Red Line to Chiang Kasi Shek Memorial Station.

STEP 2: Transfer to Green Line (to Songshan).
STEP 3: Get off at Ximen Station (BL11). Total transit time is about 14 minutes.

STEP 4: Take Exit 6. Walk towards Ximending Youth Shopping District.

Train fare:

(Single Journey Ticket) TWD 25/PHP 43 (USD 0.83/EURO 0.70/SGD 1/MYR 4)

(IC Card/Easy Card) TWD 20/PHP 34 (USD 0.66/EURO 0.56/SGD 20/MYR 3

 

07:45 PMETA Ximending Youth Shopping District.

 

08:00 PMDinner.
08:30 PMExplore Ximending Youth Shopping District. Go Shopping.  Check out the Red House on the other side of the road.
10:00 PMBack to hotel. Sleep.

 

Hotel budget: PHP 1,500/ TWD 883 (USD 29.27/EURO 25/SGD 40/MYR 123)

DAY 4 EXPENSES: TWD 1,510/PHP 2,567 (USD 50/EURO 42/SGD 68/MYR 211)
Day 5Back to Manila.

 

STEP 1: From Ximen Station, take Blue line (to Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center) and alight at Taipei Main Station. Travel time is about 3 minutes.

 

STEP 2: At Taipei Main Station follow signs to Airport Train.

 

Train Fare: TWD 160/PHP 272 (USD 5/EURO 5/SGD 7/MYR 22)

 

 DAY 5 Expenses: TWD 160/PHP 272 (USD 5/EURO 5/SGD 7/MYR 22)
TOTAL EXPENSESTWD 5,076/PHP 28,940 (USD 168/EURO 143/SGD 250/MYR 709)

 

If you follow the above Taiwan itinerary for 5 days 4 nights and do all of the activities mentioned above, the trip will cost you around TWD 5,076/PHP 8,940 (USD 168/EURO 143/SGD 250/MYR 709).  You can still lower this sample budget if you can book a cheaper hostel.

 

 

WHERE TO STAY IN TAIPEI

 

For those asking where to stay in Taipei and where to stay in Taiwan on a budget, I recommend booking a hotel nearby MRT stations like Ximen Station, Taipei 101, Dingxi Station or Taipei Main Station, etc. for convenience.  Here’s a list of budget Taipei hotels.

 

TAIPEI BUDGET HOTELS

101 SINGLE BAR
agoda 101 single
No.150, Section 2, Keelung Road, Xinyi District, Taipei, Taiwan, 10677

CHECK ROOM RATES

O2 HOTEL XIMEN BRANCH
AGODA 02 HOTEL
7F,No.81, Chengdu Rd., Wanhua Dist,, Ximending, Taipei, Taiwan

CHECK ROOM RATES

 

 

 

TAIWAN ITINERARY #2: TAIPEI + HUALIEN

 

Here’s a sample 5 days 4 nights Taiwan itinerary that includes a trip to Taipei and Hualien.  I like staying at Taipei Ximending near Ximen Station because it’s accessible and everything that I need to is just around the corner.  In Hualien, there’s a couple of cheap hostels sprinkled around downtown.  I stayed at Cave Hostel, it’s a hip, newly renovated hostel that offer clean bunk beds in dormitory rooms for budget travelers.

 

Taroko Gorge Day Trips

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  • Venture along the Swallows’ Grotto Trail for the most dramatic view of the gorge
  • Get lunch at Tianxiang and visit the town’s iconic red suspension bridge
  • Visit the eternal springs at Changchun Shrine, burrowed into the hillside
  • Take in the ocean air at Qixingtan and the pebble stone beach or find peace in the tranquil plains of Buluowan tribal village
  • Inclusive of comfortable coach transportation including hotel pick up and drop off and optional lunch

BOOK TOUR 5

 

 

Hualien Taroko National Park Private Car Charter

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  • Take advise from your experienced driver on the best Hualien sights including Taroko Gorge, the Eternal Spring, Cihmu Bridge and Swallow’s Grotto
  • Choose a car, van or minibus for the ultimate comfort, whatever your group size
  • Visit parts of Taroko National Park that are too difficult to access via public transport
  • Receive convenient pick up and drop off service direct from your hotel/hostel

BOOK TOUR 5

DAY 1TAIPEI CITY TOUR
07:00 AMBreakfast.

 

Food Budget: PHP 100/TWD 59 (USD 2/EURO 2/SGD 3/MYR 8)

08:00 AMETD Longshan Temple.

 

From Ximen Station:  Take MRT Take MRT Blue line/Bannan line (to Dingpi) and alight at Longshan Temple Station (BL10), 1 station away.  Transit time is roughly 2 minutes.

Train fare:

(Single Journey ticket) TWD 20/PHP 34 (USD 0.66/EURO 0.56/SGD 20/MYR 3)

(IC Card/Easy Card) TWD 16/PHP 27 (USD 0.53/EURO 0.45/SGD 16/MYR 2.24)

 

From Taipei Station: Take MRT Blue line/Bannan line (to Dingpi) and alight at Longshan Temple Station (BL10), 2 stations away.  Transit time is roughly 5 minutes.

Train fare:

(Single Journey ticket) TWD 20/PHP 34 (USD 0.66/EURO 0.56/SGD 20/MYR 3)

(IC Card/Easy Card) TWD 16/PHP 27 (USD 0.53/EURO 0.45/SGD 16/MYR 2.24)

08:05 AMETA Longshan Temple. Explore.

 

Entrance fee: FREE

08:30 AMETD Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall.

 

From Longshan Temple Station: Take Bannan Line/Blue Line (to Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center). Alight at (BL17) Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall Station (S.Y.S Memorial Hall Station).  Transit time is about 14 minutes.

 

Train fare:

(Single Journey ticket) TWD 25/PHP 43 (USD 0.83/EURO 0.70/SGD 1/MYR 4)

(IC Card/Easy Card) TWD 20/PHP 34 (USD 0.66/EURO 0.56/SGD 20/MYR 3)

08:45 AMETA Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall Station (BL17). Explore.

 

Entrance Fee: FREE

09:45 AMETD Dalongdong Ba-On Temple and Taipei Confucius Temple.

 

STEP 1: Walk back to (BL17) Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall Station (S.Y.S Memorial Hall Station).

STEP 2: Take Blue Line (to Dingpu) and alight at Taipei Main Station.

STEP 3: Transfer to Red Line (to Beitou/Tamsui).

STEP 4. Alight at Yuanshan Station.

 

Total transit time is about 18 minutes.

Train fare:

(Single Journey ticket) TWD 25/PHP 43 (USD 0.83/EURO 0.70/SGD 1/MYR 4)

(IC Card/Easy Card) TWD 20/PHP 34 (USD 0.66/EURO 0.56/SGD 20/MYR 3)

10:05 AMETA Yuanshan Station. Head to Dalongdong Ba-On Temple and Taipei Confucius Temple. Explore.
11:00 AMETD National Palace Museum.

 

From (R14) Yuanshan Station, take the Red Line (to Beitou/ to Tamsui). Alight at (R16) Shilin Station. Travel time is about 4 minutes.

 

Train fare:

(Single Journey ticket) TWD 25/PHP 43 (USD 0.83/EURO 0.70/SGD 1/MYR 4)

(IC Card/Easy Card) TWD 20/PHP 34 (USD 0.66/EURO 0.56/SGD 20/MYR 3)

11:05 AMETA Shilin Station. Lunch.

Food budget: PHP 255 /TWD 150 (USD 5/EURO 4.22/SGD 7/MYR 21)

12:00 PMETA National Palace Museum.

 

STEP 1: At Shilin Station, walk towards the bus stop.

STEP 2: Take Bus R30 to National Palace Museum.

 

Bus fare:

(Single Journey ticket) TWD 20/PHP 34 (USD 0.66/EURO 0.56/SGD 20/MYR 3)

(IC Card/Easy Card) TWD 17/PHP 29(USD 0.56/EURO 0.48/SGD 0.76/MYR 2.38)

12:15 PMETA National Palace Museum. Pay entrance fee.

BUY DISCOUNTED TICKET HERE

 

ENTRANCE FEE: TWD 310/PHP 549 (USD 10/EURO 9/SGD 14/MYR 44)

01:30 PMRide Bus R30 back to Shilin Station.

 

Bus fare:

(Single Journey ticket) TWD 20/PHP 34 (USD 0.66/EURO 0.56/SGD 20/MYR 3)

(IC Card/Easy Card) TWD 17/PHP 29(USD 0.56/EURO 0.48/SGD 0.76/MYR 2.38)

01:45 PMAlight near Shilin Station. Cross the road to Shilin Station.
02:00 PMETD Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall

 

STEP 1: From Shilin Station, take Red line (to Daan/ to Xiangshan)

STEP 2: Alight at Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall Station. Transit time is about 14 minutes.

Train fare:

(Single Journey ticket) TWD 25/PHP 43 (USD 0.83/EURO 0.70/SGD 1/MYR 4)

(IC Card/Easy Card) TWD 20/PHP 34 (USD 0.66/EURO 0.56/SGD 20/MYR 3)

02:15 PMExplore Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall. Photo op.
04:05 PMETD Taipei 101.

 

STEP 1: Walk back to (R08) Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall Station.

STEP 2: Take MRT Red line to (R03) Taipei 101/World Trade Center Station. Travel time is about 10 minutes.

 

04:15 PMETA Taipei 101. Photo op. Go inside the mall or go inside Taipei 101

PURCHASE DISCOUNTED TAIPEI 101 TICKET HERE

Entrance Fee: TWD 510/PHP 875 (USD 17/EURO 15/SGD 23/MYR 72)

 

05:15 PMETD Elephant Mountain.

 

STEP 1: Walk back to Taipei 101/World Trade Center Station.

STEP 2: Take Red Line (to Xiangshan Station).

STEP 3: Alight at Xiangshan Station (R02). Transit time is about 2 minutes.

STEP 4: Take Exit 2 and walk towards the Elephant Mountain Trail

STEP 5: Start trekking.

 

Train fare:

(Single Journey ticket) TWD 20/PHP 34 (USD 0.66/EURO 0.56/SGD 20/MYR 3)

(IC Card/Easy Card) TWD 17/PHP 29(USD 0.56/EURO 0.48/SGD 0.76/MYR 2.38)

05:45 PMETA Elephant Mountain. Photo op.
07:15 PMWalk back to Xiangshan Station (R02).
07:30 PMETD Ximending Youth Shopping District.

 

STEP 1: From Xiangshan Station (R02), take Red Line to Chiang Kasi Shek Memorial Station.

STEP 2: Transfer to Green Line (to Songshan).
STEP 3: Get off at Ximen Station (BL11). Total transit time is about 14 minutes.

STEP 4: Take Exit 6. Walk towards Ximending Youth Shopping District.

Train fare:

(Single Journey Ticket) TWD 25/PHP 43 (USD 0.83/EURO 0.70/SGD 1/MYR 4)

(IC Card/Easy Card) TWD 20/PHP 34 (USD 0.66/EURO 0.56/SGD 20/MYR 3)

 

07:45 PMETA Ximending Youth Shopping District.

 

08:00 PMDinner.
08:30 PMExplore Ximending Youth Shopping District. Go Shopping.  Check out the Red House on the other side of the road.
10:00 PMBack to hotel. Sleep.

 

Hotel budget: PHP 1,500/ TWD 883 (USD 29.27/EURO 25/SGD 40/MYR 123)

DAY 1 EXPENSESTWD 1,569/PHP 2,674 (USD 52/EURO 44/SGD 71/MYR 219)
DAY 2HUALIEN  (Qingshui Cliff + Hualien City Tour)
07:00 AMBreakfast.

 

Food Budget: PHP 100/TWD 59 (USD 2/EURO 2/SGD 3/MYR 8)

07:30 AMHotel check out.  Head to Taipei HSR Station or Songshan HSR Station.

 

(Single Journey Ticket) TWD 20/PHP 34 (USD 0.66/EURO 0.56/SGD 20/MYR 3)

(IC Card/Easy Card) TWD 16/PHP 27 (USD 0.53/EURO 0.45/SGD 0.72/MYR 2.24)

09:00 AMETD to Hualien via Puyuma Express train from Taipei HSR Station.

 

Train fare: TWD 426/PHP 704 (USD 14/EURO 12/SGD 19.43/MYR 60.24)

11:15 AMETA Hualien Station.
Taxi to hotel (Cave Hostel).

 

Taxi fare: TWD 100/PHP 170 (USD 3.31/EURO 3/SGD 5/MYR 14)

11:40 AMCheck-in at Cave Hostel. Freshen up.

 

Hostel budget: TWD 426/PHP 704 (USD 14/EURO 12/SGD 19.43/MYR 60.24)

12:00 PMLunch.

 

Food budget: TWD 88/PHP 150 (USD 3/EURO 2.47/SGD 4/MYR 12)

12:30 PMETD Hualien train station.

 

Taxi fare: TWD 100/PHP 170 (USD 3.31/EURO 3/SGD 5/MYR 14)

01:00 PMETA Hualien Station. Ride the train to Chongde station.

 

Train fare:  TWD 88/PHP 150 (USD 3/EURO 2.47/SGD 4/MYR 12)

01:25 PMETA Chongde Station.  Walk to Qingshui Cliff. Explore. Photo op.
03:00 PMWalk back to Chongde Station. Ride train back to Hualien City.

 

Train fare:  TWD 88/PHP 150 (USD 3/EURO 2.47/SGD 4/MYR 12)

03:30 PMStart of Hualien City Tour: Taxi to The Pine Garden.

 

Taxi fare: TWD 100/PHP 170 (USD 3.31/EURO 3/SGD 5/MYR 14)

04:00 PMETA Pine Garden.  Photo op.

 

Entrance Fee: TWD 50/PHP 85 (USD 2/EURO 1.40/SGD 2.25/MYR 7)

05:00 PMETD South and North Seaside Park. Explore.
06:30 PMETD Hualien Tungtamen Night Market.
07:00 PMDinner

 

Food budget: TWD 88/PHP 150 (USD 3/EURO 2.47/SGD 4/MYR 12)

09:00 PMTaxi to Hostel (Cave Hostel).  Sleep

 

Taxi fare: TWD 80/PHP 136 (USD 3/EURO 2.25/SGD 4/MYR 11)

09:20 PMETA hostel. Sleep.

 

Hostel budget: TWD 426/PHP 704 (USD 14/EURO 12/SGD 19.43/MYR 60.24)

DAY  2 EXPENSESTWD 2,085/PHP 3,554 (USD 69/EURO 59/SGD 94/MYR 291)
DAY 3HUALIEN (Taroko GORGE + QIXINGTAN BEACH)
06:00 AMBreakfast. Check out. Leave luggage at Hotel.
06:30 AMTaxi to Hulien Bus Station.

 

Taxi fare: TWD 80/PHP 136 (USD 3/EURO 2.25/SGD 4/MYR 11)

07:00 AMPurchase Taroko Gorge 1 Day Bus Pass. Ride the bus. Explore: Shakadang Trail and Swallow Grotto (Yanzikou).

 

Bus fare (roundtrip): TWD 250/PHP 426 (USD 8/EURO 7/SGD 11/MYR 35)

12:00 PMRide return bus to Hualien City and alight at Changchun Shrine.
12:30 PMLunch at Changchun Shrine
01:00 PMPhoto op at Changchun Shrine.
01:25 PMBus back to Hualien City. Alight at Qixingtan Beach.
02:00 PMETA Qixingtan Beach. Explore Beach.
03:30 PMBus back to Hualien City
04:00 PMETA Hualien City. Taxi to Cave Hostel. Get luggage. You may ask driver to wait and return to Hualien Station.

 

Taxi fare: TWD 100/PHP 170 (USD 3.31/EURO 3/SGD 5/MYR 14)

05:00 PMTaxi to Hualien Station.

 

Taxi fare: TWD 100/PHP 170 (USD 3.31/EURO 3/SGD 5/MYR 14)

05:30 PMTrain back to Taipei HSR Station. (Puyuma Express Train).

 

Train fare: TWD 426/PHP 704 (USD 14/EURO 12/SGD 19.43/MYR 60.24)

07:45 PMETA Taipei HSR Station.  Transfer to Taipei Main Station and take the Blue Line (to Far Eastern Hospital/ to Dingpu).  Alight a next stop – Ximen Station (if hotel is near Ximen Station).  Transit time is about 3 minutes.

 

Train fare:

(Single Journey Ticket) TWD 20/PHP 34 (USD 0.66/EURO 0.56/SGD 20/MYR 3)

(IC Card/Easy Card) TWD 16/PHP 27 (USD 0.53/EURO 0.45/SGD 0.72/MYR 2.24)

8:00 PMETA Ximen Station.  Walk to Hotel (02 Hotel Ximending)

 

Hotel budget: PHP 1,500/ TWD 883 (USD 29.27/EURO 25/SGD 40/MYR 123)

08:30 PMDinner.

 

Food budget: TWD 88/PHP 150 (USD 3/EURO 2.47/SGD 4/MYR 12)

09:30 PMSleep.
DAY 3 EXPENSESTWD 1,943/PHP 3,312 (USD 64/EURO 55/SGD 88/MYR 272)
DAY 4TAIPEI (JIUFEN + SHIFEN)
08:45 AMJiufen Shuttle Bus from Ximen, BOOK DISCOUNTED TICKET HERE

 

Meet up in front of GaKuDen Bakery.

 

Shuttle fare: TWD 460/PHP 709 (USD 14/EURO 12/SGD 19/MYR 58)

09:00 AMETD Shifen.
10:00 AMETA Shifen.  Explore Shifen.
11:10 AMETD Jiufen.
11:40 AMETA Jiufen.
12:00 PMLunch.

 

Food budget: TWD 88/PHP 150 (USD 3/EURO 2.47/SGD 4/MYR 12)

12:30 PMExplore Jiufen. Photo op.
02:45 PMETD Ximen Station (Taipei).
03:45 PMETA Ximen Station. Walk to hotel.  Freshen up.
05:00 PMCheck-out.

 

Hotel budget: PHP 1,500/ TWD 883 (USD 29.27/EURO 25/SGD 40/MYR 123)

05:30 PMWalk to Ximen Station.  Take Blue Line to Taipei Main Station. Transit time is about 3 minutes.

 

Train fare:

(Single Journey Ticket) TWD 20/PHP 34 (USD 0.66/EURO 0.56/SGD 20/MYR 3)

(IC Card/Easy Card) TWD 16/PHP 27 (USD 0.53/EURO 0.45/SGD 0.72/MYR 2.24)

05:40 PMETA Taipei Main Station.  Follow sign to Airport train.

 

Train Fare: TWD 160/PHP 272 (USD 5/EURO 5/SGD 7/MYR 22)

06:40 PMETA Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport.
07:00 PMCheck-in to flight.
DAY 4 EXPENSESTWD 1,607/PHP 2,739 (USD 53/EURO 45/SGD 72/MYR 225)
TOTAL EXPENSESTWD 7,204/PHP 12,279 (USD 239/EURO 202/SGD 325/MYR 1,007)

 

Estimated total expenses if you follow the Taiwan itinerary above (Taipei + Hulien) is TWD 7,204/PHP 12,279 (USD 239/EURO 202/SGD 325/MYR 1,007).

 

TAIWAN ITINERARY # 3: TAIPEI + KAOHSIUNG

Here’s a sample Taiwan itinerary with budget for 5 days 4 nights that includes a trip to Kaohsiung.  Feel free to modify this depending on your budget.

HOTEL BOOKINGS:  Assuming you’ve booked a hotel for TWD 883/PHP 1,500 (USD 29.27/EURO 25/SGD 40/MYR 123) X 4 DAYS = TWD 3,532/PHP 6,005 (USD 117/EURO 99/SGD 158/MYR 494)

Discover Alishan Mountain

kaohsiung

Drive by the quaint towns and beautiful scenery of Chiayi County

Explore Alishan’s nature including bamboo forests, sparkling waterfalls and tea plantations

Enjoy a tasty aboriginal lunch before a traditional performance from the colorful Tsou tribe

Inclusive of comfortable coach transportation including hotel pick up and drop off

BOOK TOUR 5

 

 

DAY 1ARRIVAL IN TAIWAN
10:00 PMArrival in Taipei (Taoyuan International Airport)            
11:00 PMAirport MRT to  Taipei Main Station

 

Train Fare: TWD 160/PHP 272 (USD 5/EURO 5/SGD 7/MYR 22)

11:15 PMTransfer to Blue Line to Dingpu and get off at Ximen Station.  Transit time is roughly 3 minutes. Walk to hotel.

Train fare:

(Single Journey ticket) TWD 20/PHP 34 (USD 0.66/EURO 0.56/SGD 20/MYR 3)

(IC Card/Easy Card) TWD 16/PHP 27 (USD 0.53/EURO 0.45/SGD 16/MYR 2.24)

 DAY 1 EXPENSES: TWD 160/PHP 272 (USD 5/EURO 5/SGD 7/MYR 22)
DAY 2TAIPEI CITY TOUR
07:00 AMBreakfast.

 

Food Budget: PHP 100/TWD 59 (USD 2/EURO 2/SGD 3/MYR 8)

08:00 AMETD Longshan Temple.

 

From Ximen Station:  Take MRT Take MRT Blue line/Bannan line (to Dingpi) and alight at Longshan Temple Station (BL10), 1 station away.  Transit time is roughly 2 minutes.

Train fare:

(Single Journey ticket) TWD 20/PHP 34 (USD 0.66/EURO 0.56/SGD 20/MYR 3)

(IC Card/Easy Card) TWD 16/PHP 27 (USD 0.53/EURO 0.45/SGD 16/MYR 2.24)

 

From Taipei Station: Take MRT Blue line/Bannan line (to Dingpi) and alight at Longshan Temple Station (BL10), 2 stations away.  Transit time is roughly 5 minutes.

Train fare:

(Single Journey ticket) TWD 20/PHP 34 (USD 0.66/EURO 0.56/SGD 20/MYR 3)

(IC Card/Easy Card) TWD 16/PHP 27 (USD 0.53/EURO 0.45/SGD 16/MYR 2.24)

08:05 AMETA Longshan Temple. Explore.

 

Entrance fee: FREE

08:30 AMETD Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall.

 

From Longshan Temple Station: Take Bannan Line/Blue Line (to Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center). Alight at (BL17) Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall Station (S.Y.S Memorial Hall Station).  Transit time is about 14 minutes.

 

Train fare:

(Single Journey ticket) TWD 25/PHP 43 (USD 0.83/EURO 0.70/SGD 1/MYR 4)

(IC Card/Easy Card) TWD 20/PHP 34 (USD 0.66/EURO 0.56/SGD 20/MYR 3)

08:45 AMETA Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall Station (BL17). Explore.

 

Entrance Fee: FREE

09:45 AMETD Dalongdong Ba-On Temple and Taipei Confucius Temple.

 

STEP 1: Walk back to (BL17) Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall Station (S.Y.S Memorial Hall Station).

STEP 2: Take Blue Line (to Dingpu) and alight at Taipei Main Station.

STEP 3: Transfer to Red Line (to Beitou/Tamsui).

STEP 4. Alight at Yuanshan Station.

 

Total transit time is about 18 minutes.

Train fare:

(Single Journey ticket) TWD 25/PHP 43 (USD 0.83/EURO 0.70/SGD 1/MYR 4)

(IC Card/Easy Card) TWD 20/PHP 34 (USD 0.66/EURO 0.56/SGD 20/MYR 3)

10:05 AMETA Yuanshan Station. Head to Dalongdong Ba-On Temple and Taipei Confucius Temple. Explore.
11:00 AMETD National Palace Museum.

 

From (R14) Yuanshan Station, take the Red Line (to Beitou/ to Tamsui). Alight at (R16) Shilin Station. Travel time is about 4 minutes.

 

Train fare:

(Single Journey ticket) TWD 25/PHP 43 (USD 0.83/EURO 0.70/SGD 1/MYR 4)

(IC Card/Easy Card) TWD 20/PHP 34 (USD 0.66/EURO 0.56/SGD 20/MYR 3)

11:05 AMETA Shilin Station. Lunch.

Food budget: PHP 255 /TWD 150 (USD 5/EURO 4.22/SGD 7/MYR 21)

12:00 PMETA National Palace Museum.

 

STEP 1: At Shilin Station, walk towards the bus stop.

STEP 2: Take Bus R30 to National Palace Museum.

 

Bus fare:

(Single Journey ticket) TWD 20/PHP 34 (USD 0.66/EURO 0.56/SGD 20/MYR 3)

(IC Card/Easy Card) TWD 17/PHP 29(USD 0.56/EURO 0.48/SGD 0.76/MYR 2.38)

12:15 PMETA National Palace Museum. Pay entrance fee.

BUY DISCOUNTED TICKET HERE:

ENTRANCE FEE: TWD 310/PHP 549 (USD 10/EURO 9/SGD 14/MYR 44)

01:30 PMRide Bus R30 back to Shilin Station.

 

Bus fare:

(Single Journey ticket) TWD 20/PHP 34 (USD 0.66/EURO 0.56/SGD 20/MYR 3)

(IC Card/Easy Card) TWD 17/PHP 29(USD 0.56/EURO 0.48/SGD 0.76/MYR 2.38)

01:45 PMAlight near Shilin Station. Cross the road to Shilin Station.
02:00 PMETD Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall

 

STEP 1: From Shilin Station, take Red line (to Daan/ to Xiangshan)

STEP 2: Alight at Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall Station. Transit time is about 14 minutes.

Train fare:

(Single Journey ticket) TWD 25/PHP 43 (USD 0.83/EURO 0.70/SGD 1/MYR 4)

(IC Card/Easy Card) TWD 20/PHP 34 (USD 0.66/EURO 0.56/SGD 20/MYR 3)

02:15 PMExplore Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall. Photo op.
04:05 PMETD Taipei 101.

 

STEP 1: Walk back to (R08) Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall Station.

STEP 2: Take MRT Red line to (R03) Taipei 101/World Trade Center Station. Travel time is about 10 minutes.

 

04:15 PMETA Taipei 101. Photo op. Go inside the mall or go inside Taipei 101

PURCHASE DISCOUNTED TAIPEI 101 TICKET HERE

 

Entrance Fee: TWD 510/PHP 875 (USD 17/EURO 15/SGD 23/MYR 72)

 

05:15 PMETD Elephant Mountain.

 

STEP 1: Walk back to Taipei 101/World Trade Center Station.

STEP 2: Take Red Line (to Xiangshan Station).

STEP 3: Alight at Xiangshan Station (R02). Transit time is about 2 minutes.

STEP 4: Take Exit 2 and walk towards the Elephant Mountain Trail

STEP 5: Start trekking.

 

Train fare:

(Single Journey ticket) TWD 20/PHP 34 (USD 0.66/EURO 0.56/SGD 20/MYR 3)

(IC Card/Easy Card) TWD 17/PHP 29(USD 0.56/EURO 0.48/SGD 0.76/MYR 2.38)

05:45 PMETA Elephant Mountain. Photo op.
07:15 PMWalk back to Xiangshan Station (R02).
07:30 PMETD Ximending Youth Shopping District.

 

STEP 1: From Xiangshan Station (R02), take Red Line to Chiang Kasi Shek Memorial Station.

STEP 2: Transfer to Green Line (to Songshan).
STEP 3: Get off at Ximen Station (BL11). Total transit time is about 14 minutes.

STEP 4: Take Exit 6. Walk towards Ximending Youth Shopping District.

Train fare:

(Single Journey Ticket) TWD 25/PHP 43 (USD 0.83/EURO 0.70/SGD 1/MYR 4)

(IC Card/Easy Card) TWD 20/PHP 34 (USD 0.66/EURO 0.56/SGD 20/MYR 3

 

07:45 PMETA Ximending Youth Shopping District.

 

 

08:00 PMDinner.

 

Food budget: PHP 255 /TWD 150 (USD 5/EURO 4.22/SGD 7/MYR 21)

08:30 PMShopping at Ximending Youth Shopping District.
10:00 PMBack to hotel. Sleep.

 

Hotel budget: PHP 1,500/ TWD 883 (USD 29.27/EURO 25/SGD 40/MYR 123)

 DAY 2 EXPENSES: TWD 1,510/PHP 2,567 (USD 50/EURO 42/SGD 68/MYR 211)
DAY 3DOME OF LIGHT + LOTUS POND + HEART OF LOVE RIVER
5:30 AMHead to TSHR Taipei Station.
06:26 AMFrom Taipei THSR Station (Taiwan High Speed Rail) take the THSR train to Zuoying (Kaoshiung). Travel time is about 2 hours and 30 minutes.

 

 

Train fare: TWD 1,490/PHP 2,533 (USD 49/EURO 42/SGD 67/MYR 208)

08:40 AMETA Kaohsiung – THSR Zouying Station.
09:00 AMRide MRT (train) from Zouying Station to Formosa Boulevard.  Regular fare is TWD 30/PHP 51(USD 1/EURO 1/SGD 1.34/MYR 4). Travel time is roughly 16 minutes.

 

Note: If you use your Easy Card/Ipass/Icash/HappyCash the MRT fare is discounted.

09:16 AMETA Formosa Boulevard Station. Walk towards B Level 1 to see the Dome of Light.
09:45 AMExit Formosa Boulevard Station and walk towards Hotel. Check-in. Freshen up.
10:30 AMBack to MRT. ETD to Lotus Pond.  Free entrance.

 

STEP 1: Take MRT to Zouying Station.  If coming from Formosa Boulevard. Fare is TWD 25/PHP 42 (USD 0.83/EURO 0.70/SGD 1/MYR 4). Travel time is about 13 minutes.

STEP 2: Take Exit 2 and walk towards the bus stop on the right side.

STEP 3: Wait and ride Bus 301. Fare is NTD 15/PHP 25 (USD 0.50/EURO 0.42/SGD 0.68/MYR 2). Travel time is about 15 minutes.

STEP 4: Alight at Shoushan National Nature Park.

 

11:00 AMETA Shousan National Park.  Walk towards Lotus Pond.
11:10 AMExplore Lotus Pond. Visit Dragon and Tiger Pagodas, Ciji Palace (Bao Sheng Da Di Temple), the Spring and Autumn Pavilion, Chi Ming Palaca (Temple of Enlightenment) and Pei Chi Pavillion.
01:30 AMHail bus 301 back to Zouying Station.  You can wait for it in front of the road of Shoushan National Nature Park, just walk across the road where you alighted to get to Lotus Pond.
02:00 PMETA Zouying Station. Lunch.

 

Food budget: PHP 255 /TWD 150 (USD 5/EURO 4.22/SGD 7/MYR 21)

02:30 PMETD Martyr Shrine, Shoushan Love Observatory and Former British Consulate.  Free Entrance.

 

Take MRT to Sizihwan Station. If coming from Zuoying Station, train fare is TWD 35/PHP 59(USD 1/EURO 1/SGD 2/MYR 5) and transit time is about 23 minutes.

 

Note: You need to hike up a hill to reach these destinations.

03:00 PMETA Sizihwan Station.  Walk towards Martyr Shrine. Hike up and explore.

Note: Shoushan Love Observatory is also nearby.

04:30 PMHike down Martyr’s Shrine and head towards the Former British Consulate.  You need to hike up again. Explore.
06:00 PMETD to Love River. Back to MRT Sizihwan Station.  Take the train to Yanchengpu Station.

 

If coming from MRT Sizihwan Station, transit time is only 2 minutes and fare is TWD 20/PHP 34(USD 0.66/EURO 0.55/SGD 0.89/MYR 3).

 

06:05 PMETA Love River.  Explore and eat.  You can also take the boat cruise.

 

Food budget: PHP 255 /TWD 150 (USD 5/EURO 4.22/SGD 7/MYR 21)

09:00 PMETD Love River.  Back to MRT Yanchengpu Station to go back to hotel near Formosa Boulevard Station.

 

If coming from Yanchengpu Station, transit time to Formosa Boulevard Station is roughly 4 minutes only and fare is TWD 20/PHP 34(USD 0.66/EURO 0.55/SGD 0.89/MYR 3).

 

09:05 PMETA Formosa Boulevard Station. Walk to hotel.  Freshen up. Sleep.

 

Hotel budget: PHP 1,500/ TWD 883 (USD 29.27/EURO 25/SGD 40/MYR 123)

DAY 3 EXPENSES: TWD 1,920/PHP 3,264 (USD 64/EURO 54/SGD 86/MYR 269)
DAY 4Liao Moon World + Fo Guang Shan Buddhist Memorial Center
07:00 AMBreakfast.

 

Food Budget: PHP 100/TWD 59 (USD 2/EURO 2/SGD 3/MYR 8)

08:00 AMETD to Tian Liao Moon World.

 

STEP 1: Ride the Kaohsiung MRT and alight at Gangshan South MRT Station.  If coming from Formosa Boulevard to MRT to Gangshan South Station, single-journey ticket is TWD 55/PHP 93(USD 2/EURO 2/SGD 2.48/MYR 8), if you use Easycard or other rechargeable card, fare is discounted – TWD 47/PHP 80(USD 2/EURO 1.32/SGD 2.12/MYR 7) only. Transit time is approximately 31 minutes.

 

STEP 2: Exit and ride the red bus #70 to Tianliao District.  Get off at Moon World Bus Station. Buses are available from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM.  Travel time is roughly 1 hour and bus fare is TWD 30/PHP 51 (EURO 1/USD 1/SGD 1/MYR 4).

 

09:30 AMETA Tian Liao Moon World. Explore.
11:30 AMLunch.

Food budget: PHP 255 /TWD 150 (USD 5/EURO 4.22/SGD 7/MYR 21)

12:00 PMETD Tian Liao Moon World. Ride bus#70 at Moon World Bus Station back to Gangshan South Station in Kaohsiung city. Travel time is roughly 1 hour and bus fare is TWD 30/PHP 51 (EURO 1/USD 1/SGD 1/MYR 4).
01:00 PMETA Gangshan South Station.  ETD to Fo Guang Shan Buddhist Memorial Center.

 

Take MRT and alight at Zouying Station.

 

If coming from Gangshan South Station fare to Zouying Station is TWD 40/PHP 68 (USD 1.33/EURO 1/SGD 2/ MYR 6) but if you are using Easycard or other rechargeable card, discounted fare is TWD 34/PHP 58 (USD 1/EURO 0.94/SGD 2/ MYR 5). Transit time is about 19 minutes.

 

Take exit No.1 and look for the bus stop just beside Zouying Station. Take bus #8501 via E-DA World. Alight at Fo Guang Shan Memorial Center.  Bus fare is roughly TWD 65/PHP 110 (USD 2/EURO 2/SGD 3/MYR 9).  Travel time is about 45 minutes.

 

 

02:10 PMETA Fo Guang Shan Buddhist Memorial Center. Explore.
05:00 PMETD Fo Guang Shan Buddhist Memorial CenterTake bus #8501 back to Zouying Station.

 

Bus fare is roughly TWD 65/PHP 110 (USD 2/EURO 2/SGD 3/MYR 9).

06:00 PMETA Zouying Station in Kaohsiung. ETD to Liuhe Night Market.

Take MRT to Formosa Boulevard Station.

 

If coming from Yanchengpu Station, transit time to Formosa Boulevard Station is roughly 4 minutes only and fare is TWD 20/PHP 34(USD 0.66/EURO 0.55/SGD 0.89/MYR 3). Take Exit 11 to Liuhe Night Market.

06:05 PMETA Liuhe Night Market. Explore and eat.
08:00 PMBack to hotel.  Take train back to Taipei.

Hotel budget: PHP 1,500/ TWD 883 (USD 29.27/EURO 25/SGD 40/MYR 123)

DAY 4 EXPENSES: TWD 1,519/PHP 2,582 (USD 50/EURO 54/SGD 68/MYR 212)
DAY 5Back to Taipei.

 

Rom THSR Zouying Station, take THSR train to Taipei. Travel time is about 2 hours and 30 minutes.

 

 

Train fare: TWD 1,490/PHP 2,533 (USD 49/EURO 42/SGD 67/MYR 208)

 

At THSR Taipei Station, follow sign to Airport train.

 

Train Fare: TWD 160/PHP 272 (USD 5/EURO 5/SGD 7/MYR 22)

DAY 5 EXPENSES: TWD 1,650/PHP 2,805 (USD 55/EURO 46/SGD 74/MYR 231)
TOTAL EXPENSESTWD 6,759 /PHP 11,491 (USD 224/EURO 190/SGD 303/MYR 945)

 

If you follow the above itinerary, prepare to spend around TWD 6,759 /PHP 11,491 (USD 224/EURO 190/SGD 303/MYR 945).   That is assuming you’re able to book a budget hotel for PHP 1,500/ TWD 883 (USD 29.27/EURO 25/SGD 40/MYR 123) per night.

 

WHERE TO STAY IN KAOSHIUNG

 
TREE HOUSE HOTEL

Tree House Hostel  in Kaoshiung is not a budget hotel, but if you check their room rates, your jaw will drop!  It’s quite cheap considering how posh their rooms are! It’s like staying in a luxurious hotel at a budget price!

 

The Tree House Hotel

3F No.132, Liuhe 2nd Rd, Cianjin District, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

CHECK RATES

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ALSO READ: TAIPEI TRAVEL GUIDE

 

 


 

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