Taiwan – Tainan; 2 Days Trip on History of Day 2 (16)

Finally. This is the last posting for this series on my trip to Tainan for the weekend. Hope you have enjoyed following me on this ‘e-trip’ .

Before ending the trip or heading back to Hsinchu, I had to walk back to the hostel. Walked through Tainan Train Station. It is one of the historic site. Opened back in the 1900 and it expanded since then.

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Walking along the walkway to the hostel. You could see lots of scooters parked on both sides. Yup as it is near the famous university, National Cheng Kung University which was established in 1931. It’s nickname is Koxinga University.

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Got my stuff nad headed to the train station to catch my train and then THSR (Taiwan High speed Rail) to Hsinchu.

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My ticket from Tainan station to Shalun station to catch my bullet train. =)

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Here comes the train.

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THSR ticket to Hsinchu.

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Orange bullet train.

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This was the speed it was going at some point but I think it was still not the maximum. The max I have seen was 300km/hr.

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Ok. that’s it for this series. Hope you enjoyed. Want to know where the next place I will be writing? If yes, then click ‘Follow me’ if you haven’t  and stay tune. =)

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Taiwan – Jiufen, A Walk in Old Street (1)

Hi!! I am back… 😊. Well today’s posting is my latest trip to Taiwan early this month. I got the chance to visit a few places where one of which was the Taiwan – Kaohsiung, the Giant Yellow Rubber Duck.

When I was in Taiwan on one of my weekend there, I also managed to visit Jiufen; a once old mining town up in the hills. More about Jiufen as my posting continues. Let start’s moving!!

I started my journey from Hsinchu City where I was staying during my trip in Taiwan. To get to Jiufen, it was either by bus or train and the journey would take about 2 to 2 1/2 hrs in total (if you take the high speed train to Taipei than a bus, the time will be around half of this) . For me, I decided to take the train then followed by a short bus trip.

From hotel, it was a short 10 mins walk to the railway station in Hsinchu.

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Historic station front of Hsinchu Station. Opened since 1893.

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A fare of NTD163 to Ruifang from Hsinchu.

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Shot from the Hsinchu platform.

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After 2 1/2hr ride, finally arrived at Ruifang Station.

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A walk along the street from the railway station to the bus stop to catch my 15min ride up to Jiufen

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Finally arrived in Jiufen. Weather was gloomy and humid.

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Join me on my next posting on my walk in Jiufen Old Street.

Taiwan – Kaohsiung, the Giant Yellow Rubber Duck

Hi there!!! Sorry for a long gap in my posting. I am still in Taiwan for my business trip till this week.

Last week, I got the opportunity to go to Kaohsiung for business trip and also to the Giant Yellow Rubber Duck sits at the Glory Pier in the port of Kaohsiung.

We took the THSR (Taiwan High Speed Rail) from Hsinchu to Kaohsiung which took us about 90mins ride.

Hsinchu High Speed Rail station

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My ticket to Kaohsiung that cost me NTD1,200

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Here comes the train…

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After work, we went took a cab to the Glory Pier. You cant missed it as along the way, you can see small stall peddler selling the miniature yellow duck.

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From far… you can see the GIant Yellow Rubber Duck.

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a closer shot……

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Huge right?

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Time to go back….. took the KMRT (Kaohsiung Mass Rapid Train) back to Zouying to catch our high speed train back to Hsinchu.

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This was the average speed. The max so far I saw was about 280km/h.

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Stay tune as I will have more coming up on my trip to Taiwan.

P.S You can catch on the night market at the Glory Pier, Kaohsiong in my posting here; Taiwan – Kaohsiung, the Giant Yellow Rubber Duck