Day 5 Itinerary:
Chun Sui Tang | Miyahara | Fengjia Night Market
Off to Taichung!
We took the Taipei to Taichung High Speed Rail (THSR), one 2-way trip costs around TWD1,400. This is the fastest way you can take to Taichung. After about 40 minutes, we arrived in Taichung.
We got distracted by this bakery on our way to Chun Shui Tang — the store who started the whole Bubble tea / Milk tea craze! Anyway, those breads looked so inviting — wasn’t able to resist it, we end up buying. Not complaining though, their breads are good!
After the long search, we finally found Chun Shui Tang‘s pioneer outlet in Taichung. They have other outlets but we had to go where it all started. Just had to!
Each of us ordered our own milk tea. I think it’s the most satisfying thing to do after walking and searching for gem. Personally, I like their milk tea, it’s not too sweet or bland, just right! They also offer dishes that you can munch while drinking your bubble tea.
If you’re fond of sending postcards, they have a post box where you can buy milk tea design postcards and drop it there. There’s also stamping station, where you can stamp the post cards before sending them or you can just stamp any of your belongings for remembrance.
Chun Shui Tang
No. 30, Siwei St, West District, Taichung City, Taiwan 403
Our next stop which is Miyahara.
But first, some family groufie while wandering the rainy streets of Taichung.
Miyahara is a shop that sells ice cream, tea and lots of pastries that are wrapped in all sorts of pretty packaging. They are ideal to give out as gifts. The interior of the shop is really cool! It somewhat have a Hogwarts feel to it. Well sort of…
Oh just FYI, their cheesecake is the bomb! I love it! You have to taste it!
You also have to try the ice cream, it’s quite popular among locals and tourists — the queue says it all. While waiting for your turn, you can think about what flavour to get as they offer A LOT of flavours!
No. 20, Zhongshan Rd, Central District, Taichung City, Taiwan 400
Our last stop: Fengjia Night Market.
We strategically picked out a hotel that’s just walking distance to the night market. So we can spend more hours checking the shops.
As we we’re walking around, we spotted these wall arts:
I was like! “Ermegherd! TOTORO! Best day ever!!!” LOL We spent some time posing on these walls. They also have Minions and other wall art which I wasn’t able to take photos because I was busy ogling at Totoro. I love Totoro BTW, but I think you already can tell as I have said the word “Totoro” multiple times already. Ha Ha
Day 6 Itinerary:
Caihongjuan Village (Rainbow Village) | Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall
Before heading back to Taipei, we toured around Caihongjuan Village. We’re lucky enough that the weather is cleared up because it was raining since we arrived in Taichung.
You will meet a person wearing an Iron Man mask and rainbow coloured outfit hence, he’s called Rainbow Iron Man. He will gladly take photos / selfies with you — an added entertainment to this colourful place.
Managed to meet and had a picture with Mr Huang Yung-Fu, the artist himself! He was so sweet and accommodating and cute (look at his V-pose).
The village itself is not that big but it’s one of those must visit places in Taichung. And it can really brighten someone’s mood. Just look at the place.
And our final stop:
Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall. The gloomy and rainy weather is back by the time we arrived in Taipei.
To inject some fun to an overcast weather, we did these sort of silly things.
CKS Memorial Hall at night.
‘Til my next trip!