5 Things to do and Places to Go at Puli (Western Taiwan)

1. Cingjing Farm

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Board at this bus stop!
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Your view if you are at the bus stop
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Board this bus to get to Cingjing!
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Ticketing booth at cingjing farm
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Review

I like feeding the sheeps. I wanted some fun, so i purposely stretched out my hand, the sheep came towards me thinking there is food but actually my hand was empty. It was obvious they are used to people feeding them in that manner and assumed that as feed. The sheeps also recognised the feed packaging. So when they saw me holding it, they swarmed towards me. 

the sign says ‘ Do not chase sheeps’ , well, i got chased by sheeps instead. 

Unless you like them clamouring around you, go ahead. I didn’t like as i didn’t want their saliva all over my clothes and belongings so i ran away from them and got chased around. After that i hid my packet and peace was restored. 

It was scenic, high up at the mountains. It was a little cold, so just bring a jacket will do. i brought my fur jacket and in the end it was too warm, so i just wore my raglan aka baseball shirt. i wore slippers on the mountains as it was the monsoon period, it keeps raining everyday.

We managed to catch the horse performance but unfortunately the sheep shearing performance was cancelled due to the rain. Else, the timings:

Mianyang xiu(sheep shearing show)30am & 2.30pm (wkend & holiday only) (Do be there early if you want to get seats, but you’ll be baking under the scorching sun though. You can also just sit on the grass!)

Bring the student travel card, and get to enjoy discount! Mine was 80NTD

Directions

The nantou bus stop was just outside our accommodation, to get to the bus stop, we crossed to the opposite road, turned left and walked along the Section 2, Zhong Shan Road, Look out for the nantou bus for route Song’gang-Cuifeng(NTD122), get off at Qingjing Farm station (whole journey: about 90 kilometer, running time : 2 hours and 15 minutes)

2. Sunmoonlake

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Review

Pity that it was raining heavily when we were there, otherwise we would have a blast cycling around the lake. Sun moon lake is known to be the most scenic place to cycle. In the end, we only took some photos and left, it was a disappointing trip as we spent alot on travelling and in the end, couldnt cycle there. 

Directions

We boarded the bus from Xitou to sunmoonlake. Here is an except. For all timetables, click here.

Xitou – Sun Moon Lake
 
Xitou
Guang Xing
Sheliao
Jiji
Shuili
Sun Moon Lake
Puli
Nantou Bus
07:00
07:16
07:35
07:47
08:00
08:30
 
Yuanlin Bus
09:00
09:16
09:35
09:47
10:00
10:30
 
Nantou Bus
11:00
11:16
11:35
11:47
12:00
12:30
 
Yuanlin Bus
13:30
13:46
14:05
14:17
14:30
15:00
 
Nantou Bus
15:30
15:46
16:05
16:17
16:30
17:00
 
Yuanlin Bus
17:30
17:46
18:05
18:17
18:30
19:00
Back to Puli

3. Yao Guai Chun

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Our lunch that turned out horrible. NOT NICE AT ALL!
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Bus ride to Xitou (Yao Guai Chun). When you reach the bus terminal, go down the slope and the Yao Guai Chun will be on your right.
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So japanese styled road
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shampoo, soap styled stuff
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Cute rubbish bin
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Review

Not a very big place, one can finish it in less than 2hours. The stuff sold there are japanese-styled. I bought some souvenirs there then when i came back to Singapore, i realised i could have got it locally -.-lll Overall nice place to visit to look at the themed attractions and themed food. Do bring a cardigan as it is a little chilly up in the mountains.

Operating Hours:

Mon – Fri: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Sat – Sun: 10:00 am – 9:00 pm

Ticket:Free of charge

Directions

We boarded the bus from Jiji to Xitou. Here is an except of the timetable. For all the timetables, click here.

Sun Moon Lake – Xitou
 
Puli
Sun Moon Lake
Shuili
Jiji
Sheliao
Guang Xing
Xitou
Nantou Bus
06:20
07:00
07:27
07:38
07:50
08:11
08:30
Yuanlin Bus
 
09:00
09:27
09:38
09:50
10:11
10:30
Nantou Bus
 
11:00
11:27
11:38
11:50
12:11
12:30
Yuanlin Bus
 
13:30
13:57
14:08
14:20
14:41
15:00
Nantou Bus
 
15:30
15:57
16:08
16:20
16:41
17:00
Yuanlin Bus
 
17:30
17:57
18:08
18:20
18:41
19:00

4. Jiji Railway

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the remains of the temple after it was hit by earthquake
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Review

We cycled around and explored the banana shop( JIJI is well known for their bananas), we got the map from the bicycle shop(we went to the one right opposite the railway station).

Directions

Take the huoche from Checheng to Jiji huoche station.

5. Che Cheng

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the ticketing booth behind me
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Review

We only came here because Hwang Lao Shi at Puli told us that we can get to Jiji from here, and he volunteered to drive us to Checheng as its the terminal station. Our initial plan was to go to sun moon lake, shuilishejiao, jiji and xitou but he said we wont have enough time. And if our final destination is far away, to cab back home, it would be costly. This is because the transportation is infrequent and the last bus ends early. Thus the nearer our final destination is to Puli, the safer it is for us. Especially for 2 girls alone at night, it can be very dangerous. Since Sunmoonlake is the nearest to Puli, so our travel plan: he would drop us at checheng as that is near to his school. Then we would take the huoche to jiji and bus to sunmoonlake.

Directions

He drove us there, but one can take huoche to checheng.

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