Monday, July 2, 2012

New taipei city




For this new taipei city, we booked 2 cab with Mr chiang which cost us 6000NT for the whole day. His email is chiangtourguide@yahoo.com.tw

The original route we planned to visit 野柳,基隆廟口,九份-黄金瀑布-陰陽海-十份瀑布-放天灯,玩煙花-菁茼. However, we switched to Ocean world,九份-黄金瀑布-陰陽海-菁茼-放天灯,玩煙花as we spent quite a lot time shopping along the way.

Ocean world
It is just located beside ye liu park. As one of my friend is more interested in the dolphin show, so we decided to change from yeliu park to ocean world. Yeliu Ocean World is the first ocean world in Taiwan where we can see dolphin show, sea lion show and some high level diving performance. There is also quite a lot different marine creatures inside.


Seal Performance


Dolphin performance


High level diving performance.

Overall, the show is quite interesting as it is my first time watch the dolphin performance. They are really smart and able to perform a lot different kinds of trick. The high level diving performance is also very exciting. Jump from at least 5th floor high without any support into the pool is not easy trick. Furthermore, into a small hole created by human chain. It is really entertaining. After the show, we want around the aquarium to see the marine creatures. Most of the interesting part is the electric eel where we can touch them. They really give electric shock ... There are also quite a lot interesting marine creatures which we do not see often in the market. The recommended time to allocate here is 3hours.

jiufen
The story of jiufen: It is said that long time ago there were only nine families in Jiufen. Before the roads on land were built, all materials were transported via ships. Thus a habit was formed that nine pieces of same object were purchased at one time for reservation. Hence, the place was called Jiufen.

Remember to come to li yi store to get pineapple tarts. It is really nice. The yu tou gao is also really nice. Worth trying. I think we bought too many things and the driver mention that he didn't see someone buy so much before. End up the taxi boot is full.


The store is located just opposite of li yi store. Yu tou dou hua plus jiang zhi is really nice and unique. I think recently there is some stores in singapore selling this dessert. However, I think this jiufen store is still way better so remember to give a try.


There is quite a lot stores here selling souvenir which u can get for ur friends like mini tian deng which is very cute and come with different kinds of wishes. U also can get all kind of taiwan snacks here for friends too :)
Nice view from the jiufen overseeing the whole area

Golden waterfall
It is also called Jinguashi. Shuinandong, Jinguashi, and Jiufen are former mining towns in Ruifang District, New Taipei City. Now the gold mines are closed and it is quite popular for tourists to come here. The view of the waterfall is really nice. It is also popular spot for couple to take wedding photos and we spot one couple that day.

Yin yang hai
This photo u cant really see clearly the difference. Basically, there is 2 color one is yellow and another is blue. The yellow is caused by the runoff ground water from the area nearby. As the area used to be mining area, even after it is closed, the runoff water carry some of these leftover into the sea. Hence it cause the 2 different color known as yinyanghai. Personally i feel there is nothing much here.


Our taxi driver bought us to this place which has no name. It is really quite popular among tourists to take photos. It is just located along the yinyanghai area. U can really take nice photo here :)

qing tong
Whenever the train is passby, there is alarm to warn everyone. .

Letting our sky lantern fly to the sky and may our wishes come true :)

U can also purchase firework to play here but some of us are afraid. In the end, we didn't bought any ... Overall it is nice and fun trip as we can get to rest on taxi while they drive us around. This make our trip easier :)