RELAXATION ONLY! if you are looking for nightlife its zero as only 7-11 might be the only shop that is open.
shopping are strictly souvenirs and local produces! most of the locals are aborigines of the area and its fun to communicate with them as they are very friendly and they are around of their cultural linage especially if you are looking for more travel experiences and stories to tell.
only went to Cingjing and it was a wonderful place for 1 to 2 nights stay. very relaxing, a good escape from the hustle and bustle of the city! we headed to Hualien after Cingjing and hired a private car for the route which included scenic views of Taroko.
This is a relatively different route from what is usually done as most travellers do Hualien to Cingjing instead. However - this was a wonderful overlook as the route from Cingjing to Hualien provided us with better scenic visibilty for the mountainous areas.
once a while, should come staycation at the mountain area. totally different feelings from the city area.
Beware of the Taxi driver, they're very tricky. We were being scummed once and it was not very nice!
A refreshing feeling when walking along the lake. The night life was rather limited, as we came out for dinner at abt 7:30pm-8:00pm and most shops were closed.
The view from the cable was amazing and worth it.
A good place in between sun-moon lake and cingjing farm if you are planning to visit these two places and you don't drive, you must stay here for one night so that you can have sufficient time to visit these two places
The Nantou region is good for natural walk and sight seeing. The people is very friednly and environment is relaxing.
Paper Dome is a must visit place, try to visit the bee farm to purchase the honey and pollen. If passion fruit is in season, this is the best place to get it.
You can never find passion fruit like this anywhere else. Food is great, go to Lumama for their grilled chicken where you can rip the chicken into edible pieces with gloves :) Visit Cingjing & go up to Jade Mountain, where you will get breath taking view, avoid going to the mountain too late as the fog starts coming in at 2pm. Dress warm as it can get very cold.
Cingjing is really worth a visit. Pray for good weather though. One of the days, we had such clear weather and amazing views.
The next, visibility was so low that we couldn't see anything
A very quiet but worthy-visiting city to experience in Taiwan. The mountain and lake view is the best part.
try to travel as early as you can as it take times for you to arrive the tourist places from main city.
I visited Qing Jing. As the place was hilly, it was hard to go from one scenic spot to another. The view at Qing Jing Farm was superb.
The sheep were cute. The place was well-managed. We had a great time there.
If you talk about Nantou, there is the Sun Moon lake, Cingjing Farm, Aowanda National Park to go to. Can forget about the Swiss Garden, its nothing much over there.
Puli is also another place to head to in Nantou, with Puli 18C Chocolate, the traditional paper factory and the chinese wine factory to visit, and there is Lushan hot springs to try out in the evening. Pretty good for a relaxing night or two.
Renting a car maybe a good choice, or you can drive yourself. I do not drive, so I have chosen renting a car by reserving at the Internet in advance.
The company was a nice one, and I enjoyed the journey.
There is basically just the 青青草原 and 小瑞士花園 up there. The two hotels we stayed were all very DAMP. I would suggest people stay in Pu-li, and drive up there early in the morning and come down in the evening.
Walk from the north entrance and exit the south exit. Walk to 小瑞士花園. The area isn't huge, but the slop is challenging.
You can find food to your liking with a fair price. Some hotels provide bicycles, if not rent one, you will certainly enjoy it.
Travel on boats to the other side of the lake as you will find different situations and atmosphere also fun.
Spend time at Sun Moon Lake and travel on the Jiji Line. Remember to stop at Jiji station and checheng station as there are so much things to look at.
Stay 2 - 3 nights at Sun Moon Lake and you will not regret.
except for lake, still can use 1 hour transport time to the QingJing Farm, is natural and beautiful hill.
If you drive, becareful. The local drives madly here, they will try many ways to cut in front of you in double solid lines.
They will squeeze by your car in every little way. I pulled to the side to wait for the traffic to clear in front of me in a parking lot, a local tourist tried to squeeze by the size of my car and hit me from behind. There were some paint off the bumper as a result and almost 2 hours spent in the local police station, what an experience!
Nantou is a beautiful place where you can slow down, relax, become carefree and fall in love with the beauty of it all!
the best is visit the factory which got production of goods and got testing of food & drink because there are too many to visit.
..and many produce same type of food.
lots of things to do around this area. Travel around the lake, cycling, going to the theme park nearby.
Good sight seeing in cable cart.
I only went to CingJing in this trip. Should pay more attention to the weather if you would like to see the sunrise.
Must visit green green grass island.When you enter, you'll see sheep, goats, other animals just roaming around, free for you pet and take photos with.
I thought it was really cool because you don't often get to get this close to animals. You are also free to feed the sheep/goats, by purchasing the food from a machine. The area of the whole attraction is quite large, and it's just nice to walk around
Good if you can rent a car such that you can move around. Otherwise, you have to rely on the shuttle of your hotel.
Limited or no public transport.
You may visit to Lushan Hot Spring and Taroko National Park if you have extra time. Do bear in mind that the journey from Taichung city to CingJing Farm is very crooked and time consuming.
Not much to do in Nantou. There is a shop at Puli which sells nice chocolate. I think it is called 18 degrees.
People are friendly and helpful, tourists or travellers will feel safe for sightseeing. The places are uncontaminated and you will see traditional scenes and local foods which couldn't be found elsewhere.
Especially recommend to visit Jiji town along the train, Checheng terminus and Sun Moon Lake, which are 3 Must-go places in Nantou.
Nantou has many attractive place such as sun moon lake & 9 culture village theme park. Is the best choice for traveller.