Woke up bright and early (the sun rises and sets very early in Taiwan) for a day trip that we signed up for. The front desk of the hotel we stayed in was friendly and helped us arrange a day tour. We opted for 2 separate tours (AM & PM) as it was cheaper (the day long option included lunch which we wanted to settle on our own… and we ended up having bowl noodles which was fantastic! I love Taiwan bowl noodles!)
In the morning, we went to Hengchun 恒春, Chu-huo 出火and Gang-Kou 港口.
Hengchun somehow reminded me of Malacca, being a tourist spot (due to the movie Cape No.7) but yet retaining its rustic charm. We merely passed by the town though and didn’t stop as we were rushing to our next location, Chuhuo.
Next, we were brought to a bridge that is called 吊桥 (or Hanging Bridge), if I remember correctly. It is located in Bitan (碧潭), and is 200m long. I was hesistant to go onto the bridge as I have a fear of bridges collapsing but I went onto it eventually… and walked really slow.
Next, we went to a spot called 风吹沙, the direct translation would be “wind blow sand”.
Then it was Longpan Park, which technically isn’t a park, because it had cliffs which you can go onto (be careful!) and strong winds that could either blow you into safety, or into the sea!!! It’s my favourite spot (out of the places we went to during this trip cos I love the cold air!)
Somehow, I always seemed to be visiting lighthouses on such sightseeing trip (think Augusta in Perth), so Eluanbi Light was on the itinerary too. I am obviously not impressed by the view or place as I have no pictures of that location! We next went to a coral beach, but er… looks like any other beach to me. We were not allowed to go down there, as it is a protected area.
Before we ended the AM trip, there was one last place to visit. 船帆石
The guide came back to the hotel to pick us up after lunch, and it was more interesting than AM trip! We went to the National Museum of Marine Biology & Aquarium and saw lots of interesting marine life. In fact, I think we spent close to 2 hours there!
After the aquarium (I almost didn’t want to leave), we were running a little late, and quickly rushed to our next location, Maobitou (猫鼻头). Again, another rock formation.
The sun was setting really quickly, so we had to rush off to our last stop where we were supposed to watch the sunset. Unfortunately, it was a cloudy day, and we didn’t manage to see a nice sunset.