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Taichung - Taichung - Purple Lavender

In addition to Taiwan's biggest night market, Fengjia, many tourists come to Taichung for Lavender Cottage, Xinshe Castle, Carton King, and Miyahara. One of the earliest and most successful garde...

  • Taichung
  • 1 day / 9 hrs
  • Private Mandarin/English-speaking guide/driver
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Fengjia Night Market
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125 reviews
12 Apr 2018
We had a great time in Taiwan thanks to Mr Chiu. Mr Chiu had very good recommendation for our lunch and is very patient. He is also very consideration towards us as we have a toddler with us and flexible with our timing . I will strongly recommend both of them and your agency to our friends and families. Once again thanks for making our Taiwan trip a memorable one! Once again thanks for making our Taiwan trip a memorable one!
26 Apr 2018
12 Apr 2018
The driver is ok. Our guide Sherry is very good and takes good care of us. She is very helpful in terms of tips and she even accompanied us to the night market. The only comment I have is that in the first day of tour, she discouraged us in visiting one site which is the flower garden because according to her only 15% of the tulips. Only to find out that my friend was able to visit the place same day as ours and I saw that there were a lot of flowers all over the place. There was the piano/organ surrounded by flowers and even the iconic windmill area with lots of flowers. It was somehow disappointing not to be able to visit the place because we relied with the information that there is only 15% left.
26 Apr 2018
12 Apr 2018
Knowledgeable, helpful, and accommodating! Thank you for giving us wonderful memories in Taiwan!
26 Apr 2018
Ngai Hung
12 Apr 2018
Good service from Alex. He is a chatty and friendly guy who is knowledgable in the background of the places of interest. Prompt reply from the customer service staffs.
26 Apr 2018
12 Apr 2018
I am very happy with Jay Zheng’s attitude and service. He is very helpful and knowledgeable. I also know that Jay has been with your company for more than 3 years and one of the better driver. Overall experience entirely SATISFACTORY. Thank you.
26 Apr 2018

about Taichung - Purple Lavender

In addition to Taiwan's biggest night market, Fengjia, many tourists come to Taichung for Lavender Cottage, Xinshe Castle, Carton King, and Miyahara. One of the earliest and most successful gardens in Taiwan, Lavender Cottage boasts purple lavender-themed romantic atmosphere as well as pleasant service and delicious meals. As a result, lots of couples and families flock here to take photos even though the garden is located deep in the mountains. Encouraged by the successful garden, idyllic Xinshe Castle opened shortly afterwards, featuring an artificial waterfall, a scenic pond, as well as a western manor and winery, making it a popular spot among photo-taking newly-weds. In Carton King, apart from the main structure of the building, almost everything you see are made of paper. From the outdoor animal statues and Taipei 101 model, to the indoor dining tables and chairs, everything—included a beverage container—is paper made. Last but not least, visit Miyahara, but not for an eye examination in the former eye clinic under Japanese Colonial Era. Now rented and renovated by Dawncake, Miyahara is the most popular ice cream shop in front of Taichung TRA train station. The dreamy interior in Miyahara shares striking similarity to the scenes in Harry Potter.

Tour Information

Pick up Locations
HSR Taichung Station (Exit 7 on ground floor) / Taichung Train Station rear exit / Hotels in Taichung City Downtown
Drop off Locations
HSR Taichung Station / Taichung Train Station / Hotels in Taichung City Downtown / Fengjia Night Market
Transportation (fuel, parking, and toll fee) /Passenger insurance /Tax
Meals /Entrance fees
Cancellation Policy
Severe weather conditions or cancellation made by customer more than 72 hours before departure will qualify for a 100% refund. Otherwise, no refund will be issued.
  • This tour is 9 hours a day. Generally we start from 9am and end at 6pm. We can shift your schedule between 8am to 8pm based on your preference.
  • Lavender Cottage and Xinshe Castle are both located in the mountain area, where dining options are limited. It is recommended to use the discount offered on Lavender Cottage’s admission tickets. Western meals served here include spaghetti and roast pork chops with rice.
  • Admission per person for Lavender Cottage, Xinshe Castle and Carton King is TWD650 in total.
  • In Taiwan, lavenders flower from winter (November) to the next spring (April). But tourists visiting off the flowering season can enjoy the sight of salvias from June to August, whose shape and color similar to those of lavenders. The only obvious difference between the two are their leaves and aromas.
  • Although the ice cream in Miyahara enjoys great fame, on average it takes more than half an hour to queue for it. It's recommended to sample the delicious pineapple cake only.
  • The Xinshe Sea of Flowers Festival will be hold in the end of Nov for around 2 weeks every year. If you plan to go there, please make sure you go in that period.
  • Contact Us
    For any query, please email Alternative, you may call +886-4-24361910 for any urgent request.
    Overtime Extra Charge
    Optional : If you wish to extend your tour, every extra hour over the agreed schedule of a private tour is charged TWD500 (US$17) for a sedan-based or van-based tour, or TWD1000 (US$34) for a bus-based tour. There will be no overtime extra charge for a shared tour.
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    Taichung - Purple Lavender-Custom itinerary: 5 spots
    • * Rainbow Military Dependents` Village
    • * Lavender Cottage - Taichung
    • * Xinshe Castle
    • * Carton King - Taichung
    • * Miyahara
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