Shin Kao Hotel
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Day 5! A Mad Rush; but one of the Two Most Memorable Experiences^^
Received morning call at 0330, and pickup was to be at 0350. Rushed like crazy in order to go down on time, but Ms Xu did not appear till 0415. She killed the alarm, overslept, and she got lost finding our hostel. Luckily for us, she was apparently the only one driver who would …
... we spent all of this time, and money to spend a little over an hour in a little town on the top of the mountain, but really the experience was in getting there and back. The Alishan Forest Railway is one of only 3 active Forest Railways still running in the world. We went up over 2,500 meters, in at least 29 tunnels through the mountain, and it provided wonderful views of waterfalls, bridges and mountains not seen any other way.
... hostel room was very spacious, but the bathroom was small (very common in Asia). The only downfall was towels were provided so we rented some for a rather steep price. We had purchased some beers, so after showering we went back downstairs to the living room/kitchen area and talked with the owners for a while. They were really nice and liked to travel also so we spoke about that most of the time. We couldn’t stay up too late since we had to be on the railway train at 9am.
... tricker than I had expected .. navigating roads written in Chinese using a Chinese GPS being the biggest hurdle!
Anyway, once on the road we firstly went to a rest stop for lunch which is also a scenic vantage point of the coast ‘The Sky of Happiness’. Next was a rice wine distillery ‘Puli Shaohsing Brewery’ - not that alcohol interests me to drink, but surprisingly it was an interesting place to ...
Writing this while waiting for tub to fill up. 😉 Left Keelung at 9.30am and took in various sights along the way in the north eastern part of Taiwan. Spent the night at jiaoxi, a hotspring town in Yilan. Staying at the atayal Xiang gen ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsShin Kao Hotel Chiayi
Service/facilities were barely acceptable, but it is located conveniently near the railway train station and the night market.
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