Thanks to the rain last night. We woke up at 7 in the morning and went to the balcony for some fresh air. We are surprised to see a Cloud Sea from our balcony. My dad who woke up at 6am said the Cloud Sea is even more astonishing where the mountains are just like little islands in the Cloud sea.
The semi-buffet breakfast in TopCloud Resort is great where we have club sandwiches and fruit as the main course.
After a full breakfast, we went to the resort reception for purchasing the entrance ticket of The Little Swiss Garden with discount. We have also reserved hotpot dinner at the resort with around 600TWD per person.
Below is the map of CingJing and you can see the location of the CingJing farm and the Little Swiss Garden.
After everything is settled, we went to the CingJing Farm. To go to CingJing Farm, you can either go there on foot or by bus. There is a hiking trail, which starts near the resort, and it takes 487 steps to arrive at the CingJing Farm.
If you choose to walk along the highway, it will takes you around 20 minutes of time. There are public buses for every one hour. Sadly if you missed one, you are going to wait for another hour for the next bus.
CingJing farm offers magnificent scenes from Green Green Grassland, clouds covering mountains, cherry blossoms and numerous sheep.
Below you can see the entrance of Green Green Grassland and the ticket price.
Green Green Grassland Location
It was a pleasant day and we first visit the Green Green Grassland. The scene there is filled with green (grassland), blue (sky), white (cloud), cream (sheep) and pink (cherry blossoms). Below are the lovely pictures.
Sheep food can be found easily and everywhere in the farm. It costs TWD10. The sheep will love you so much if you have the food on hand. This is a good activity for kids. You may wish to know that sheep like the artificial dried sheep food than the grass. The artificial dried sheep food can be bought in the vending machine. The vending machine has a design a sheep with its jaw fell to the ground.
After visiting the Green Green Grassland, there is a little area where food stalls are location. You can get some snacks from these food stalls.
After filling up your tummy, the next checkpoint will be Guanshan Pastoral Area. The area has fewer sheep but its landscape just worth more photos from my cameras.
GuanShan Pastoral Area
At the end of the GuanShan Pastoral Area, you can walk down the CingJing 487-step trail which ends at the Tourist information center (the French village). The whole walk takes around 20 minutes. Please give at least a double of time if you are walking up the steps.
We took a short break with onion spring bread and egg cakes at the Little Swiss Garden.
Little Swiss Garden Location
We love the fruit tea here so much.
Since the Little Swiss Garden is quite an attraction that might take up some time, we went to the tourist information center nearby for a simple lunch.
Tourist Information Center Location
There is a shop in this tourist center which sells herbs.
The Little Swiss Garden has no sheep. There shall be ducks or fishes in the pond but they are only available when the weather is warmer. Therefore, we spent our time instead to enjoy the scenic view and fell asleep in a pavilion. We found this to be the most enjoyable way to visit Little Swiss Garden.
When the sun is going down, we went back to our hotel wishing to see the sunset. Unfortunately, it was too cloudy. Anyway, at 6pm, we arrives at the dinner place of the resort. We are the only guests in the restaurant and it was so great that we can enjoy the alone time there. The place that we had our dinner was a tea house. The owner there will transform this teahouse to hotpot restaurant at night.
Binbin, the Border Collin of this resort, was patiently waiting outside for his potential dinner. He even followed us to go to our room. Smart BinBin. He knew that we were having cup noodle in the room.