Asia & Taiwan 6 Days Holiday Package SPECIAL fr $1820
Day 1 - Depart Australia Depart from Sydney CI52 22:10
Day 2 - Arrive Taiwan / Puli Aritistic Town / Sun Moon Lake On arrival into Taipei International Airport, you will be met by your friendly TaiwanHolidays.com.au guide who will transfer you to a hotel in Taipei ready for depart for your Asia & Taiwan Holiday Package, by picking up by your guide to enbus for the tour.
Puli is at the center of Taiwan. With an elevation between 380~700 meters, Puli is a basin surrounded by rising & falling mountains, hills and farmland. The most famous tourist spots include the Puli Brewery Factory, Guangshing paper Manufactory, and Chung Tai Chan Monastery; its special products (fine food) are wild rice stems, passion fruit, red sugar canes, rice-noodles, and Shaushing wine.
The Sun Moon Lake, located in the middle of Taiwan, with an elevation of 748 meters above sea level, is the only natural big lake in Taiwan. The southern part of Kuang Hua Island is shaped like a new moon, and the northern part is shaped like a sun; hence the name Sun Moon Lake. Scenic resources, the most famous sights around Sun Moon Lake, are the Te Hua House, Kuang Hua Island, the Hsuan Tsang Mosque, the Tzu-En Pagoda, and the Wen Wu Temple and so on. The natural forests bordering these roads are good places for bird watching.
The Shao Clan is the earliest clan that lived in the Sun Moon Lake region. The Harvest Festival, Sowing Festival and their special handicraft fair every year, as well as their articles has helped to preserve the particular culture of the Sun Moon Lake region.
Wen Wu Temple is located at the shoulder of mountain where is on the north of Sun Moon Lake. It was built in 1938. People worried the water of Sun Moon Lake might cover Lungfung Temple and Ihuatang of Shuishotsun, they built Wen Wu Temple. The Wen Wu Temple is 2 (Lungfung Temple and Ihuatang) in 1. It was rebuilt in 1969. Its gate is face to the north. People pray the Civil Saint of Confucius, the Military Saint of Kuankung, and the Established God of two temples at the Wen Wu Temple. The temple is popular among students.
Tse En Pagoda is located on Sha Ba Lan Mountain near Sun Moon Lake. It was built by Chiang Kai-shek in memory of his mother in 1971. The construction was very difficult because the materials had to be shipped over the lake and moved up the mountain. The Tse En Pagoda is 46 meters in height and has become the famous landmark of Sun Moon Lake. Surrounding the tower are beautiful plants and trees and there are stone tables and chairs for visitors to take a rest. The Tse En Pagoda overlooks Lalu Island and Sun Moon Lake.
Tse En Pagoda is an octagonal building; the 3 stories at the base are painted in white, while the 9 stories of the main body are painted in golden red. Tourists can appreciate the magnificent scenery of Sun Moon Lake from the Tse En Pagoda. The tourist tracks as long as 700 meters lead to the Tse En Pagoda. Alongside the track are beautiful trees and flowers, which make the track easy and comfortable to walk along. Hotel: Del Lago, Sun Moon Lake (4 )
Day 3 - Sun Moon Lake / Lukang / Taipei (B) After breakfast, depart for Lukang, the historical and cultural town. Lukang is the venue of a national folk arts festival that lasts for several days before and after the boat races themselves. At this time, the old town regains some of its former glory as huge crowds of visitors pack its narrow streets. Some of the well known sightseeings around Lukang are: Tienhou Temple, Old market Street, Half-side well, Nine-turns Lane/Shih Yih Hall, Lukang Folk Arts Museum, Remembrance Hall,Lungshan Temple, Wenkai Academy Civil Shrine Martial Temple. At the end of today you will be transported to Kaohsiung by train or bus.
Lukang is situated on the west-central coast of Taiwan, at the edge of the coastal plain. Although once a harbor, severe silting of the sea and the Lukang River have left it some distance form the shore. The climate is temperate to tropical; summers are hot with occasional thunderstorms, the spring and fall have moderate temperatures, and winters are cool. From September to the following March strong northeasterly monsoons blow in large amounts of sand and dust, forming what is known locally as the "September winds".
The most fascinating aspect of Lukang is a number of ancient streets and lanes lined with old houses. The most unique of these are deep, narrow-fronted buildings that serve as stores and residences; this type of sky-lighted structure, however, can be seen today only at the Yuan Chang Shop on Chungshan Road, along Old Market Street, and at the Lukang Folk Arts Museum. Others, the half-old, the half-new shop residences along Chungshan road are products of the Japanese occupation period (1895-1945), when the front rooms of the buildings were dismantled because of a road-widening project and the modern arch-type facades were added. The old temples of Lukang, too, are veritable collections of art and masterpieces of architecture. They are well worth careful observation.
Handicraft Shops on Chungshan Road carve palanquins for the gods. You can see how the chairs that transport the deities on their processions are made with meticulous woodworking techniques and carving skills. Shops that produce the religious images themselves continue to practice carving in the traditional Chuanchou style of Fuchien province. Makers of traditional wooden furniture still use the materials and exquisite handwork of former times to turn out sacrificial offering tables and other items. Other handicrafts produced on this street include fans, incense, tin sculptures, and ornamental lanterns, among other things. Old Market Street is made up of the curved, red-tiled lanes of today's Putou, Yaolin, and Tayu streets. Both sides of the streets are lined with newly renovated old-style shop buildings that feature intensely interesting internal room layouts and old-style exteriors. Here you can feel some of the atmosphere of old Lukang.
You will arrive at your hotel in Taipei by 6-7PM. Hotel: Gala Hotel, Taipei or similar (4 )
Day 4 - Half Day Taipei City Sightseeing (B)
Today, the highlight for many visit Taiwan is a visit to Taipei City. After picking up from your hotel, you will be guided around some of Taipei's best attractions. This half day tour is a must if it's your first time in Taiwan.
Firstly, you will be pointed out the Presidential Building when the driver drives pass it. Then visit the Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, which towers over 25 hectares of landscaped gardens, graceful pavilions, and ponds in downtown Taipei. Martyrs' Shrine is a classic Ming Dynasty architecture, and you might have the opportunity to see the colorful ceremony of the changing of the guards at the entrance. The tour then continues to the National Palace Museum, which houses the world's largest and most valuable collections of Chinese art treasures (more than 650,000 items). The collection is even too large to be displayed at one time! While many popular pieces remain on permanent display, other items are rotated regularly, making each visit unique.
The tour conclude with a visit to a traditional Taiwanese temple and Taiwanese Handicraft Centre. The Handicraft centre is a one-stop shopping place in Taipei for souvenirs, jewelery, art, furniture, and many other inexpensive Taiwanese craftsmanship mementos. Hotel: Gala Hotel, Taipei or similar (4 )
Day 5 - Taipei City (B) After breakfast, you will have leisure time to explore the vibrant city of Taipei. Taipei is a shopholic's heaven. You can find all sorts of bargain to all the world famous brands at one shopping district. You can catch the MRT to many parts of the city, e,g. Ximending, Xingyi Shopping District, East Chungxiao Area for shopping. See some suggestions by click here. Hotel: Gala Hotel, Taipei or similar (4 )
Day 6 - FREE Bonus - Asia / Australia (B) After breakfast, you will have leisure time to explore Taipei City until being picked up at your hotel lobby for your FREE BONUS Return ADD-ON Airfare to 1 Asia City* of your choice. Alternatively, you may extend your stay in Taiwan or return to Australia.
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Taiwan & Asia Holiday Package SPECIAL 6 Days fr $1820
Return international economy airfare with China Airlines
4 Nights hotel accommodation (4 star hotels)
Return Airport / Hotel Transfers
Meals as specified
Sightseeing and Entrance fees
English speaking guide throughout the whole tour
Low Seasons: 01APR2017~07DEC2017
FREE Return Airfare from Taipei to one of the Asia cities: Bangkok, Denpasar, Hanoi, Hong Kong, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, Penang, Phnom Penh, Yangon, Ho Chi Minh City, Singapore, Surabaya. Additional cost for Japan & Korea & India & China cities.Please contact us for details.
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Child Price is available from 2-11 years old (inclusive) with bed & meal, but must sharing room with 2 Adults or would be charged same rate as Adults.
Child who is under 2 years old (no bed & no meal) we would charge 10% of adults price.
* Guaranteed every Mon, Wed, Thur, Sat departure, min 1 PAX per group required.