Fun Things to do in Taoyuan Taiwan Trip Day 8!

Taoyuan was our destination on day 8 of our Taiwan trip and it was definitely an event-filled day checking out the things to do in Taoyuan.

But first, while we were still staying at Miaoli Maison De Chine, we decided to check out the attractions in the vicinity. After a hearty breakfast at Miaoli Maison De Chine, we decided to head out to Kuo Tai Glass Park to check out this local attraction!

Porridge at Miaoli Maison De Chine
Porridge at Miaoli Maison De Chine
Inside Victorian Restaurant Miaoli Maison De Chine
Inside Victorian Restaurant Miaoli Maison De Chine
Glass Blowing at Kuo Tai Glass Park
Glass Blowing at Kuo Tai Glass Park
Fun-filled day for the family at Kuo Tai Glass Park
Fun-filled day for the family at Kuo Tai Glass Park
Ticketing Counter at Zhunan Train Station
Ticketing Counter at Zhunan Train Station
Zhunan to Taoyuan for NT154
Zhunan to Taoyuan for NT154

The visit to Kuo Tai Glass Park was just fantastic. You can take part in glass blowing, watch the masters in action and have a guided tour around the glass factory. Definitely an itinerary that you can consider for the entire family. Check out our post of Kuo Tai Glass Park (國泰玻璃觀光工廠) to find out more!

We then took a train from Zhunan to Taoyuan for NT154 each and the trip lasted for an hour. Then it was time for us to check into Audi Garden Business Hotel!


Things to do in Taoyuan Taiwan

Arriving at Taoyuan Train Station
Arriving at Taoyuan Train Station
Reception of Audi Garden Business Hotel
Reception of Audi Garden Business Hotel
Our glass ware and small glass pieces from Kuo Tai Glass Park
Our glass ware and small glass pieces from Kuo Tai Glass Park
Jing Fu Gong 景福宫 along Zhong Zheng Lu 中正路
Jing Fu Gong 景福宫 along Zhong Zheng Lu 中正路
Hao Fu Ji Vermicelli along Zhong Zheng Road
Hao Fu Ji Vermicelli along Zhong Zheng Road
One of the best Oyster Vermicelli in Taiwan
One of the best Oyster Vermicelli in Taiwan

After checking into Audi Garden Business Hotel, we decided to take a stroll along the main shopping street of Taoyuan – Zhong Zheng Road. A local temple, Jing Fu Gong 景福宫, is also easily spotted along this road. But the main thing that we really want to talk about is the oyster mee sua next to the temple! Look out for Hao Fu Ji vermicelli, definitely one of the best oyster mee sua we’ve had in Taiwan. It is flavourful, thick but not overpowering plus the ingredients did not have any foul gamey taste at all! But the most amazing part was that it was milky. YES MILKY! Strange, but because of it, differentiates itself from the field of oyster vermicellis out there ;)

Sun Louis Bakery Raisin Bun for NT45 and Latte for NT60
Sun Louis Bakery Raisin Bun for NT45 and Latte for NT60
Taoyuan Night Market
Taoyuan Night Market
Fried Oyster was good but don't go for the Squid soup! NT60 each
Fried Oyster but don’t go for the Squid soup! NT60 each

Taoyuan Night Market located at Bei Pu Lu and Zhong Zheng Lu was actually the place that we were heading towards as we “journeyed” down Zhong Zheng Road. Along the way, we got to rest and re-energise at Sun Louis Bakery (almost thought it was the same as the Sun Moulin in Singapore. It isn’t but it looks equally atas/high class), before arriving at Taoyuan Night Market!

We didn’t really eat much at Taoyuan Tourism Night Market this evening because of the food that we had along the way (oyster vermicelli, breads and egg tarts). Nonetheless, if you’re feeling that you’d need some “night market fix” in Taoyuan, the Taoyuan Night Market is a great place to eat and do some simple shopping ;)

By the way, the walk from Audi Garden Business Hotel to Taoyuan Night Market was 1.7km (usually 20mins walk) but we took our time to walk at a leisurely pace, snacking along the way, thus we took slightly less than an hour for the trip.

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Things to do in Taoyuan
Things to do in Taoyuan

Hope you’ve enjoyed our coverage of the things to do in Taoyuan. Next, we’ll be visiting Xiao Wu Lai (Huh? Where is that?) on Day 9 of our Taiwan Trip!

You have just finished a post on our Taiwan Trip in 2014 which started here. Here is the full list of posts written about Taiwan Trip 2014…

Singapore to Tainan : Taiwan Trip Day 1
Things to do in Tainan Taiwan Trip Day 2
鹿早茶屋 Opposite 1967 Hotel Tainan
Things to do in Chiayi Taiwan Trip Day 3
Chiayi Attractions Taiwan Trip Day 4
Changhua Meatballs (彰化肉圓) : Which is the Best?
What to eat at Feng Jia Night Market (逢甲夜市)?
Changhua Taichung Taiwan Trip Day 5
Things to do in Taichung Taiwan Trip Day 6
Things to do in Miaoli Taiwan Trip Day 7
Kuo Tai Glass Park Zhunan Day Trip
Things to do in Taoyuan Taiwan Trip Day 8
Taoyuan Attractions Taiwan Trip Day 9
Things to do in Taipei Taiwan Trip Day 10

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