Shin Kao Hotel
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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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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 …
... a shuttle bus which is painted white and yellow and has printed on the side 'Sun Moon Lake Express' which will take you to the lake and costs about NTD $200.
Caotun is a nice town but I would suggest that you stay in Puli if you want to go to Sun Moon Lake as it is a little bigger and has a bus station, which will make it easier to find your way to the lake. If you do stay in Caotun I'd maybe stay just one night just to check out the temple.
Early in the morning we packed our things and left them at the hostel while we headed to the Alishan Forest Rail train! Luckily it didn’t start raining until we got to the train station. There was a convenient store there so we grabbed some snacks for breakfast (it wasn’t provided at the hostel). We were about 15 minutes early so we ate our cereal and got stared at by everyone else waiting (since we were the only ...
... 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.
... 8216;Walemi Ice Cream (no other address given), which so happens to be the home owners son’s local home made ice cream business (he only sells to local people, so how he manages to stay afloat is beyond us at the moment). We tried his ice cream which actually was very nice, not sweet and made with local ingredients.
Our lodgings were very basic (a lot more basic than I had expected, I thought we were getting ...