Taiwan Trip: CingJing Day 1

We took the Cathay Dragon airline and arrived at the Taichung Airport from Hong Kong at 2 pm. It is much cheaper to exchange for Taiwan Dollars through the ATM machine in Taiwan than through the Banks in Hong Kong. We noticed an ATM machine in the luggage pick up area and withdrew TWD 30000 from it.

Taichung Airport ATM Machine for Overseas Withdrawal
Taichung Airport ATM Machine for Overseas Withdrawal

Only ATM card with Union Pay logo can withdraw money from Taiwan. Please also remind to activate the overseas withdrawal function before you depart from your home country.

If you do not possess an ATM card with Union Pay logo, you should exchange a small amount of money in your home country. After your arrival in Taiwan, you can exchange the remaining amount of cash through the exchange shop.

Our chauffeur is waiting for us at the arrival hall. He has a sign to address us and led us to his 9-seat car. His car is so comfortable and he is a very good chauffeur. There is no bumping even the car is climbing up the mountain with a height of 1748 meters.

Taichung CingJing Chauffeur

The drive took us around 1.5 – 2 hours. It was a pleasant drive and costs us 3000TWD. Imagining taking public transportation will take us extra hour with similar price, we should just take this deal.

Finally we arrived at the TopCloud Resort.

TopCloud Villa of Cing Jing

After this entrance, it takes around 5 minutes of walk to arrive at our resort.

TopCloud Villa of Cing Jing

Top Cloud Villa Cing Jing

This is an excellent hotel. Our room has a balcony and the shower room has a huge window for you to see the mountains and cloud sea.

TopCloud Villa of Cing Jing - Top Double Room A
TopCloud Villa of Cing Jing - Top Double Room A
TopCloud Villa of Cing Jing - Top Double Room A
TopCloud Villa of Cing Jing

Unfortunately it is a bit raining. Therefore, after we settle down, we went to the nearby service center where we can find restaurant. This service center is just 5-7 minutes’ walk away from the accommodation.

Here is the entrance of the service center closest to our resort.

CingJing Tourist service center
CingJing Tourist service center

There are a number of shops here including the famous Carton King. All the stuff here is made of Carton.

CingJing Tourist service center Carton King
CingJing Tourist service center Carton King
CingJing Tourist service center Carton King

Tourist Information Center - The French Town

We went to this local food shop called 美鳳姐的店 which is just next to the service center.

CingJing Urnroasted Chicken 美鳳姐的店
CingJing Urnroasted Chicken 美鳳姐的店
CingJing Urnroasted Chicken 美鳳姐的店

CingJing is actually situated at NanTou where Urnroasted chicken is a famous dish there. Therefore, we ordered a Urnroasted chicken at 美鳳姐的店.

CingJing Urnroasted Chicken 美鳳姐的店

美鳳姐的店

Taiwan is also very famous in using Chinese medicine to make soup. This soup is good for healthy and can make you so much warmer after drinking it. We ordered a chicken coup for such a cold and rainy weather.

CingJing Urnroasted Chicken 美鳳姐的店

Despite these, we have also ordered prawn cake and fried wild vegetables. The price is quite cheap!

CingJing Urnroasted Chicken 美鳳姐的店
CingJing Urnroasted Chicken 美鳳姐的店

After a full dinner, we went back to the tourist center to buy some snacks from the convenient shop.

CingJing Tourist service center Convenient Store

Since it is raining, we went back to the TopCloud resort for some poker and sleep. We originally planned to go to Hehuan Mountain to see sunrise. This Hehuan Mountain is a 3,416-metre-high mountain. Sadly due to snowing, the road from CingJing to Hehuan Mountain is blocked. I suggest travelers, who wish to see sunrise in Hehuan Mountain, should plan their trip after March when the weather is warmer.

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