1/ Getting to Cinjing
From Hualien to Cinjing
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The daily carpool is operated by e-go bus and many rented car driven through the picturesque Taroko Gorge with international licensed drivers. However, the drive on the winding two-lane road takes approximately 8 hours, and is subject to frequent stops due to rockfalls. We don’t recommend this tour for elderly or people who get car sick/high altitude sickness easily because you will be going round and round the mountain up to 3416m (Hehuanshan) and then down mountain to Cingjing for 8 hours. For visitors who want to visit Cinjing before heading to Sun Moon Lake, you can take this way. Visit this website for more information: http://www.cingjingbus.tw/
From HSR Taichung Station to Cinjing
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Although the bus line starts from Taichung Gancheng station, you need to walk about 15 minutes from Taichung Railway Station with your luggage in the heavy traffic area. It is better to take the bus from HSR Taichung Station.There are 5 runs (6 runs in weekend/holiday) of direct bus.You can also transfer at Puli Station (HSR Taichung to Puli and Puli to Cingjing ) if you cannot catch the direct bus. The bus interval for HSR Taichung Station to Puli is about 20~30 minutes only.
2/ From Cinjing to Sun Moon Lake
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There are also 2 choices. You can take Nantou Bus for Cingjing to Puli & Puli to Sun Moon Lake. You need to transfer at Puli by this alternative. It's a cheaper alternative with total cost of 127+62=NTD 179 and duration, not including waiting time in Puli, of 70+40=110 minutes. You can visit this website for more information:http://www.ntbus.com.tw/en-package.html
Another alternative is the direct bus provided by Cingjing Bus with duration of 70 minutes and NTD 450 per person. The brief information of Cingjing Bus is described as below. The brief information is for reference only. Please remember to confirm the exact time and meeting point before taking the bus:
- Cingjing ->Sun Moon Lake
Meeting point: Front Porch of your accommodation at CingjingTime of Departure: 09:00, 13:30 (11:00 is available only under certain circumstances)
- Sun Moon Lake ->Cingjing area
Meeting point: The dock of Sun moon lake, right next to Hotel Dellago.
Time of Departure: 12:00-13:00, 16:30-17:30
3/ From Sun Moon Lake to Alishan
Alishan, located in Chiayi County in southern Taiwan, is a nature preserve with extraordinary landscapes, aboriginal cultures, waterfalls, high mountain tea, wasabi (green mustard root), fireflies, and unparalleled beauties such as sea of clouds, sunset and sunrise sceneries, making it a must-see for your Taiwan travel.
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Today, with Yuanlin Bus connecting Sun Moon Lake and Alishan, travelers may simply visit these two wonderful Taiwan tourist stops without trouble. The whole trip takes about 3-3.5hrs.
Yuanlin Bus #6739
Bus Fare: TWD 307/passenger/way
- From Sun Moon Lake to Alishan: 07:00 & 09:00
- From Alishan to Sun Moon Lake: 13:00 & 14:00
By taking Sun Moon Lake-Alishan direct bus, you will be able to see some attractions along the way include Tataja, Zhizhong Sacred Tree, Husband & Wife Tree, and Xinyimei Village. The bus will make a brief stop at these attractions.
For more information, please contact the Shuili Station of Yuanlin Bus at (049) 2770041 and (04) 8320106, or simply visit the company’s website at www.ylbus.com.tw/.