[Travel] Explore Taiwan, the Heart of Asia on September 2017 (Day 5)

by - Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Let's begin my travelogue on the fifth day I have been in Taiwan. We take breakfast at Sinjhuang Chateau de Chine Hotel, around 07:15 am. This day is the last day that I can explore Taiwan before I going back home on next day. I feel like 6 days is not enough to me for exploring Taiwan. I hope someday I will go back Taiwan and I get the chance to explore another place. 

The first place we're going in this morning is fruit market. As the tour group request to go cheap fruit market, even it's not having in our itinerary. Yes, our bus driver and also tour guide is so kind-hearted. They try to fulfill our bucket list in Taiwan. It's quite amazing; I can see the daily local market in Taiwan. Since it's local market so most of them can't speak English. 

Then, we are going to the Taipei Grand Mosque. The Taipei Grand Mosque is the largest and most famous mosque in Taiwan with a total area of 2,747 square meters. It is located in the Da'an District of Taipei City. It is Taiwan's most important Islamic structure and it was registered as a historic landmark on 29 June 1999 by the Taipei City Government.

We take our lunch at the Taj Indian Restaurant. This time our meal is Indian Cuisine. I was chosen to eat naan with lamb curry. The price this meal per pax is NT$ 350 (RM 50.00). I feel like I going to India when I lunch in this place.

After lunch, we're headed to the Yehliu Geopark. The journey from Taipei City to Yehliu Geopark is taken around 1 hour. The Yehliu (野柳) is a cape in Wanli District, New Taipei, Taiwan. The cape is a known by geologists as the Yehliu Promontory, forms part of the Daliao Miocene Formation. It stretches approximately 1,700 meters into the ocean and it was formed as geological forces pushed the Datun Mountains out of the sea. The entrance fee for the Yehliu Geopark is NT$ 80 – adult (RM 11.50).

A distinctive feature of the cape is the hoodoo stones that dot its surface. These shapes can be viewed at the Yehliu Geopark operated by the North Coast and Guanyinshan National Scenic Area Administration. A number of rock formations have been given imaginative names based on their shapes. The best known is the "Queen's Head" (女王頭), an iconic image in Taiwan and an unofficial emblem for the town of Wanli. Other formations include the "Fairly Shoe", the "Beehive", the "Ginger Rocks", and the "Sea Candles".

Yes, this place is so beautiful but it's so hot at that moment. I try my best to take the beautiful photos as much as I try in the hot weather. 

Then, we're going to the Jiufen Old Street. The Jiufen (九份) is a mountain area in Ruifang District, New Taipei City, Taiwan. During the first years of the Qing Dynasty, the isolated village housed nine families, thus the village would request "nine portions" every time shipments arrived from town. Later Kau-hun (meaning "nine portions" in Hokkien) would become the name of the village.

This place is so packed with tourist; especially from Japan and Korea. So it's hard to me to take the beautiful photo of me at that place. The stairs are quite many and it's making me so tired climb-up the higher level of the Jiufen. By the way, this place is beautiful. 

This day made me super tired rather than the previous day I have been in Taiwan. We're back again to Taipei City. We're held to the Yunus Halal Restaurant. The most of our meals is a Chinese and Malay meal's concept like our previous restaurant. The price for per pax is NT$ 400 (RM 57.20). 

As you can see, all my meal in Taiwan is average price around RM 50.00. So for Muslim tourist, budget your meal well in Taiwan because the Halal meal in Taiwan is quite expensive than another food.

Tonight I need packing all my stuff and take rest as well. I also need to wake up early on tomorrow, since my flight by China Airlines from Taipei, Taiwan to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia is on 08:50 am. So we're needed to be at the airport on 06:50 am. In conclusion, I need to wake up around 04:30 am in the morning. 

That's all about the travelogue in Taiwan. Actually, on the sixth day is only about my experience back to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. I hope you guys enjoy my stories.

Here, the link to the continued stories about the Explore Taiwan, the Heart of Asia on September 2017 – Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4, and Day 6.

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