A Breath of Fresh Air – Cingjing (Taiwan 2011, Day 5)

Cingjing Veteran Farm (清境农场) is a mountainous area with scenic greenery. We visited 2 main attractions: Green Green Grasslands (青青草原) and The Small Swiss Garden (瑞士小花园).

Green Green Grasslands is the most popular site in Cingjing Farm. Most tourists come by to take pictures with the herds of sheep grazing on the green slopes, and to watch the sheep shearing show. For us, we didn’t get to see the sheep or the show as we arrived too late. But we got a special discount for the entrance tickets – our tickets cost only NT$20 as we entered after 4:30 p.m. but we had only 30 min to walk about as the place closed at 5 p.m. So we only took some photos of the place and didn’t get to see the whole place. That’s a regret of the trip.

We then went to The Small Swiss Garden. Some of you may not like this place as it is artificially crafted to look like Europe. But it still serves as a good photo-taking place for tourists.

There’s a very special themed restaurant at the Small Swiss Garden. It’s called “Honey Museum No. 6” (蜜蜂故事六号馆). Everything in the restaurant including the tables, chairs and cutlery are made of paper! All their recipes use honey in one way or another.

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Getting to Cingjing:

Take the Nantou bus (南投客运) from Puli (埔里) to Cingjing. You may want to check which stop you should alight for your accommodation (民宿).

There are many beautiful minsu in cingjing. Recommended: Provence Rose Lodge (普罗旺斯玫瑰庄园) The minsu that we stayed in was Dingdai Glass Vacation Villa (頂代格拉斯莊園). We can watch sunrise from our room!

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5 thoughts on “A Breath of Fresh Air – Cingjing (Taiwan 2011, Day 5)

  1. Hi, my friends and I are interested in staying in DingDai too but we can’t find their email address. How did you book a room there? Calling them is a little impossible for us ‘cos we can’t really speak Chinese. Thanks.

    • Sorry for the late reply, I was away and have little internet access. My friend booked the room via calling them. I’m not too sure if they can speak English but I suggest you try. Their number is 049-2802995. If you want a room that can watch the sunrise, you’ll need to tell them during your booking. Good luck with your booking and enjoy your trip! 🙂

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