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Jul 08

Taiwan Free and Easy (Day 4)

Day 4 (11 Apr, Friday) ~ Taipei, 26°C Sunny

0845hrs:

Checked out and breakfast near hotel. Jasz looking good today, thanks god…

 

0930hrs:

MRT to Zuoying station (R16) ~ 1006hrs HSR back to Taipei. We got some snacks / drinks from 7-11 store.

Taken at Kaohsiung Main Station
Zuoying station 高铁左营站 (R16)
Taiwan High Speed Train
 

Click here to Check schedule for High Speed Rail (HSR) 台湾高铁

 

1147hrs:
From Taipei main station heading to our pre-booked hotel at Ximending area (Ximen station)

Click here to Taipei Metro Map & Map of Ximen(西门)

 

1205hrs: Future Star Hotel 明日饭店 (NTD$1080/night, no breakfast) Tel ~ 886-2-23755500 / 23755229

Phone booking ~ payment upon check-in only (cash or credit card) – Ximen Station exit 6 (about 2min walk)

Check-in time should be 1500hrs noon, early check-in can be arrange at extra cost (about NTD$300/3hrs) or you may leave your luggage in the hotel at “free of charge”.

Since we are going to Wufenpu, so temporary leave our belongings in the hotel. Note: bring along your valuable and important documents with you (passports and etc…)

View from outside of the building, Future Star hotel looks not that good and quite old, but actually their rooms are quite new and clean, if you going there, try to request to stay at 7th floor (which is just newly furnished not long ago)… We were not lucky enough, the rooms at level 7 are all fully booked even though we called for booking 1 month in advance… so end up we stay at level 9…

We are given NTD$200 discount voucher for every night we stayed in Future Star, it can be use to offset our room’s charges (for weekdays only: Monday – Thursday)…. so our last 2 day room’s charges become NTD$880 instead of paying the full amount… Wow! I would say it’s much better than the hotel we stayed in Kaohsiung…

Future Star Hotel 明日饭店 at Ximending 西门町 $1080/night ~ worth for money! (9th floor)
Got bathtub some more….
Future Star Hotel lobby located at the 7th floor of the building
 
Future Star Hotel signboard quite hard to notice (red arrow pointed) – Ximending.

Click here for Future Star Hotel 明日饭店 Website

 

1300hrs: Wufenpu Shopping District 五分铺商圈

MRT Houshanbi station 后山埤站 – NTD$30/pax from Ximen station (20-25mins trip)

Having our lunch ~ beef noodle and dumpling soup

Wufenpu 五分铺 fashion paradise (wholesale market) lots of clothes and accessories

Average NTD$500 for 3 T-shirts “lelong-lelong”…

Next time if you come here please spare at least 4 hours, uhh! plenty of shops…

The only picture I took at Wufenpu. Not recommended to go Wufenpu on Monday, because here will be crowded due to a lot of retailers doing stock purchase on monday.
Beef noodle ~ NTD$85
Dumpling soup ~ NTD$55

Click here to Map of Wufenpu Shopping District 五分铺商圈 & Raohe Night Market 饒河街夜市
 

1830hrs: Raohe Night Market 饒河街夜市
10mins walking distance from wufenpu, across the Songshan Railway Station 松山火车站

We are standing at the Songshan Railway Station 松山火车站, accross the road behind Jasz is Raohe night market 饒河街夜市
Raohe night market 饒河街夜市
Spicy stinking beancurd NTD$45
Pork ribs NTD$25 taste like bak kut teh 肉骨茶
Entrance to Raohe night market 饒河街夜市
Songshan Railway Station 松山火车站


 

2030hrs:

Back to Ximen station, you can choose to take railway from Songshan Railway Station to Taipei main station or MRT, railway is highly recommended because Songshan Railway Station 松山火车站 located just beside Raohe night market 饒河街夜市.

After check-in to the hotel, we walk around at Ximending shopping district.

Next day plan – Danshui 淡水, Beitou 北投.

 

Taiwan’s Log: Itinerary | Day 1 | Day2 | Day 3 | Day 4 | Day 5 | Day 6 | Day 7 | Day 8 | Day 9

 

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Taiwan Free and Easy (Day 7)
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Taiwan Free and Easy (Day 9)

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