4D/3N Taipei Shopping & Hot Spring
Highlights: Guided full-day city tour Local Mandarin speaking tourist guide
What you get
- Stay: 3*/4*/5* Stay (3nts)
- Meals: 3 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch
- Transport: Return airport transfers on seat-in-coach
Taiwan was formerly known as "Formosa," meaning "beautiful," a name given by Portuguese explorers passing by on the way to Japan in the 16th century. It is its dramatic and fertile beauty that has made Taiwan attractive to foreign powers such as the Portuguese as well as the Spanish, Japanese, and Dutch - all of which tried their hand at colonial rule - and more recently tourists, who are just starting to learn of its charms.
If you are looking for world-class Asian art, you may be surprised to learn that 10% of the world's greatest Chinese artifacts are stored in giant catacombs in the mountain behind the not-to-be-missed National Palace Museum in Taipei.
Perhaps one of the main reasons why Taiwan is such an enjoyable country to visit is its rich spiritual heritage. Taiwan’s landscape is sprinkled with spectacular temples, their roof eaves curling heavenward to attract good fortune and repel evil, whether it be in an industrial park, commercial center, or farmers' fields, or at the end of a lantern-lined lane in a quiet neighborhood. The temple interior, far from churchly solemnity, is a feast for the senses and a riot of animation.
Taipei, the capital of Taiwan is a thriving metropolis, with soaring skyscrapers, shopping malls, nightclubs, chic restaurants and whatever you would expect from a thoroughly modern capital city.
On this holiday you will be able to take it all in. With a full day guided city tour you can explore what Taipei has to offer. You will also get some free time to explore (or shop) at your own leisure.
Upon arrival, you will be welcomed by our local representative and transferred to check in hotel. Free at leisure for the day.
TAIPEI – HOTSPRING & SHOPPING DELIGHT (BL)
After breakfast, we visit National Taiwan Democracy Memorial Hall. The hall’s enormous marble edifice towers over landscaped garden, graceful pavilions and placid ponds. The bronze statue of the late President Chiang Kai Shek looks out over the city from the main building. Thereafter, proceed to Martyr’s Shrine to view an elaborate ceremony of the changing of guards performed on hourly intervals. Then toward the Yuanshan Scenic Area Park, which is basically a small mountain that The Grand Hotel is situated on. After which visit Shilin Residence it is the residence of President Chiang Kai-shek during his lifetime. Here you can feel the style of life of President. It is reconstructed to an ecological park.
Continue to Chiufen - known as “the Gold Capital of Asia” during the peak of its gold mining days in 1890s. It became famous after “City of Sadness” which won international acclaim at the Venice Film Festival, was filmed here. The gold is gone, but Chiufen (Jiufen) built of closely-packed houses clinging to steep mountainsides, continues to offer enchanting scenery, unique teahouses and fascinating glimpses into the lifestyles of the past.
Next we’ll proceed to Peitou Hot Spring where we will have the opportunity to experience Taiwan's rustic yet refined hot spring culture (Please bring towel). We then stop at Linzi & Tea Center and Tienlu Handicraft Centre not only to learn the 5000-year old ancient traditional Chinese culture but also to appreciate some fine handicrafts. Finally, it is shopping time at Shihlin Night Market where you can get some local handicrafts, clothes, toys, tasty local snacks and souvenirs.
Free at own leisure.
TAIPEI - DEPARTURE (B)
Free at own leisure until transfer to airport for your flight back home.
Your hotel options with ground arrangement
To see what is included with these prices read the 'what you get' box above and the itinerary.
Prices displayed are per person in MYR. Click on the hotel/room name for its description.
|Hotel||Single||Twin||Child + bed||Child no bed|
|King National or similar 3*||728||408||368||308|
|East Dragon / Paradise or similar 3*||868||488||448||358|
|Lio Ximen / Diary / Ecfa Hotel or similar 3*||918||518||468||378|
|King Shi / Ximen Citizen or similar 3*||998||558||508||408|
|Rainbow / Riverview or similar 3*||1058||588||538||438|
|New Continental Hotel / Cosmos Hotel or similar 4*||1178||648||588||468|
|Sunworld Dynasty 4* / United or similar 5*||1438||788||688||558|
- Package Valid until 31 Dec 2013
- Minimum 02 adults to go per departure
- Surcharge applied for 09 - 13 Oct / 20 -31 Dec 13 "hotel subject to confirmation " Rate subject to change without prior notice.
- Tipping - RM50 / pax
Peak season and public holiday surcharge may apply for certain dates.
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