Xin Zhu Leofoo Theme Park 新竹六福村. Wu Fen Pu 五分埔. Rao He Night Market 饶河夜市
Woke up early today, but when we reached the bus stop for the bus to Leofoo Village (六福村), it was already 9.30am something. You have to take the MRT blue line to the Zhong Xiao Dun Hua (忠孝敦化) station, take the exit to Zhong Xiao Dun Hua road, go across the street, there is a bus stop there. Wait for the bus to go to Leofoo. On the notice board in the bus stop, it mentions on the time of the bus. Sorry that I couldn’t remember. If you can’t read chinese, all you have to do is stop the bus and ask the driver or ask the locals if there is any around. People in Taiwan are generally very friendly. :)
The bus took us to Leofoo counter. Sorry again I can’t remember what that place is. This is one of the consequences of writing your trip so long after. Ish ish. The entrance ticket to Leofoo theme park costs NTD890 per person. As for the bus ticket, again I forgot! I think it was around NTD120 per person for return trips. There are other alternatives to go to Leofoo theme park. You can refer to the link that I’ve posted above.
Leofoo Village is fun! We didn’t regret of going there! We tried a few rides, except for one that none of us dared to try except Andrew! And he took twice! That is the Screaming Condor (笑傲飞鹰). We had our lunch there too, the service wasn’t that good but the food was still ok. The weather had gotten so cold that day, 13-14 degree Celsius, most of the time we were shivering away. Hahaha.
The bus from Leofoo Village back to Taipei city is every 45 minutes to 1 hour. We went back around 3pm, reached Taipei City about 4pm. We headed straight to Wu Fen Pu (五分埔). We took MRT Bannan (板南) line to Houshanpi (后山卑) station. Supposedly if you took Exit 4 and then walk along Yongji (永吉) road then you will get to Wu Fen Pu. But we couldn’t find it. Asked the locals, only to know it’s on the opposite side of the road. From the look on the shop owner’s face, we could guess we weren’t the only ones who asked. Hahaha.
It was drizzling that afternoon, didn’t make it such a good experience to shop in Wu Fen Pu. Wu Fen Pu is famous for its clothing bargains. But it was winter and most of the clothes were either too thick or long sleeves. I only managed to grab 3 pieces of clothes. Looks like Melissa and Alex have bought more than any of us. LOL! We had our dinner in Wu Fen Pu too, didn’t want to leave yet as it was still early. The dinner was so-so. Basically we all were eating while walking around in Wu Fen Pu. It is so big!
Then we decided it was about time. As we walked along, we came to Rao He Night Market (饶河夜市). Yes, it is only few steps away from Wu Fen Pu. We didn’t stay too long in Rao He as it was still raining and the street was so wet. So, we went back to Ximending around 9pm. On our way to the MRT station, we spotted Cosmed selling lots of masks at discounted price! Each one of us (ladies only of course) bought a box and we bought another 3 small boxes for a friend. Total how much? Hmm…… I think NTD2500 for 4 big boxes and 6 small boxes.
We were kind of lost in Rao He as the station we headed to wasn’t the MRT station. It was a train station (Taipei High Speed Rail 台湾高铁). LOL! We just followed the crowd! Luckily the train could take us back to Taipei main station and from there we took the MRT back to Ximending. Only that it was more expensive to take the train. So people, do watch where you go. Don’t just follow the crowds. :)
Ximending was our last stop again. But we all were so tired and headed back straight to hotel. The journey to and fro Xin Zhu Leofoo earlier was no fun, okay. About 2 hours for round trips. @__@
Xin Zhu Leofoo Village 新竹六福村 – MRT blue line to Zhong Xiao Dun Hua (忠孝敦化) station, bus to Leofoo Village.
Wu Fen Pu (五分埔) – MRT Bannan (板南) line to Houshanpi (后山卑) station, Exit 4 and then walk along Yongji (永吉) road.
Rao He Night Market (饶河夜市) – near to Wu Fen Pu, at Yongji (永吉) road.
It was so cold that morning!
1st ride – Flying Carpet in the Arabian theme park.
Our lunch! Pretty delicious.
The Western theme park. See the Screaming Condor ride at the far end?
The buildings and scenes felt so real and I actually felt like I was in some western country. :)
The Screaming Condor!!! Andrew was the only who went for the ride. LOL!
That is the other end of the ride.
“Stunt” man at work again!
Shopping in Wu Fen Pu 五分埔商圈.
Wuahahahaha…… “White Man” toothpaste!!!