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Most stunning view of Taipei 101 from Elephant Mountain

Most stunning view of Taipei 101 from Elephant Mountain

Elephant Mountain 象山 is the secret taipei attraction to catch the most stunning overview of Taipei 101. Elephant Mountain 象山 is also popular with the locals. The locals love hiking at Xiangshan hiking trail 象山登山步道. Taipei 101 is an important landmark of Taipei in Taiwan. […]

Taoyuan City: Dasi Lakeside Coffee 大溪湖畔咖啡

Taoyuan City: Dasi Lakeside Coffee 大溪湖畔咖啡

On last year May, I travelled to taiwan again. This time covering some other cities such as Taoyuan & Kenting that I have never been to on my previous trip! I explore a few Taoyuan city attractions, it’s a gem to be explored~ While planning […]

Wulai: Volando Spring Spa & Resort 馥蘭朵烏來度假酒店 Hot Spring

Wulai: Volando Spring Spa & Resort 馥蘭朵烏來度假酒店 Hot Spring

Volando Spring Spa & Resort  is one of the best thing for my Taiwan trip at Wulai!

For my previous trip, I did went to a free hot spring at beitou provided to us by our travel agency. However we were unsatisfied about it as we did not manage to feel the shoikness.

Luckily, I came upon some recommendation on the magazine about Wulai hot spring in Taiwan & was so eager to try it out.

xindain mrt station
To Xindian Station and we are sure excited for our hot spring at Wulai experience
 Bus to wulai 849
After alighting Xindian Station, hop on to Bus 849 to Wulai
Read my previous Taiwan trip for directions to Wulai
 
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 We went to Wulai on a weekend and the bus was very crowded and I had to hook my hands on the handrail and swing around with the bus while trying to capture the prefect shot (Can imagine?)
This was the 2nd time I went to Wulai yet I still can’t help being captivated with the natural beautiful scenery of Wulai
Bus to wulai 849

It was the 1st time I went to Volando Spring spa & resort therefore I was unsure where we should alight and we eventually missed the stop. We only saw it after we have passed it T.T

Wulai Hot Spring: Volando Spring spa & resort 馥蘭朵烏來度假酒店
 Do alight before the last stop and within walkable distance you will reach Volando Spring spa & resort
Wulai Hot Spring: Volando Spring spa & resort 馥蘭朵烏來度假酒店
Wulai Hot Spring: Volando Spring spa & resort 馥蘭朵烏來度假酒店

After entering the resort, we were greeted by the natural beautiful lake. Makes me wanna scream AHHHH now! Fly me back now please~

Wulai Hot Spring: Volando Spring spa & resort 馥蘭朵烏來度假酒店

Volando Spring Spa & Resort 馥蘭朵烏來度假酒店 Wulai Hot Spring

 Wulai Hot Spring: Volando Spring spa & resort 馥蘭朵烏來度假酒店
 1. In-Room Hotrspring
2. Public Hotspring
For more details about pricing, Volando Spring spa & resort
My relatives chose the In-room hotspring while I chose the Public hotspring. Public hotspring is a MUST in Taiwan & Japan even though I haven’t been to Japan yet.
 Wulai Hot Spring: Volando Spring spa & resort 馥蘭朵烏來度假酒店
I love their interior design, feeling classy yet comfortable and of course their plus point for their alluring scenery and environment
 Wulai Hot Spring: Volando Spring spa & resort 馥蘭朵烏來度假酒店
Wulai Hot Spring: Volando Spring spa & resort 馥蘭朵烏來度假酒店
1. In-Room Hot Spring
 
You may throw away all your stress, enjoy the nature of Wulai and had a good soak. I heard from the locals the hot springs are real mineral and odourless!!
Duration for In-room Hotspring: 1.5hr or 2.5hrs
 
Wulai Hot Spring: Volando Spring spa & resort 馥蘭朵烏來度假酒店
Wulai Hot Spring: Volando Spring spa & resort 馥蘭朵烏來度假酒店
Wulai Hot Spring: Volando Spring spa & resort 馥蘭朵烏來度假酒店
2. Public Hot spring
 
 
I think public hot spring at this hotel is definitely more worthy!
Facilities available: Public hot spring, Indoor hot & cold pools, SPA pools, Sauna,Steam rooms, lockers, rest areas and Makeup room
Duration for Public Hotspring: 4 Hours
 
 Wulai Hot Spring: Volando Spring spa & resort 馥蘭朵烏來度假酒店
Snack Bar
Wulai Hot Spring: Volando Spring spa & resort 馥蘭朵烏來度假酒店
Rest Area
Volando Spring Spa & resort is really nice to provide us some drinks such as mineral water, coffee and ginger tea 姜母茶 for customer to quench their thirst & sipping away while admiring this breathtaking scenery, I really wish I am back there now!
 Wulai Hot Spring: Volando Spring spa & resort 馥蘭朵烏來度假酒店
Indoor pools (Hot & Cold) and Shower area
Wulai Hot Spring: Volando Spring spa & resort 馥蘭朵烏來度假酒店
Outdoor pool
 
Right behind of the plants are a stretch of lake, words can’t describe the great hotspring experience and the environment that I have enjoyed. It was so peaceful and I even make small chats with the locals
 
I will definitely go back for more Wulai hotspring experience at Volando Spring Spa & Resort 馥蘭朵烏來度假酒店  for my next Taiwan trip and fully utilized the 4hrs!! The hot spring experience was so amazing and relaxing., I love it!
If there is opportunity, I want to have a stay vacation at Volando Spring Spa & resort so I could really explore the resort and Wulai thoroughly.
 
Wulai Hot Spring: Volando Spring spa & resort 馥蘭朵烏來度假酒店
 
超享受
 
 
Read my previous Taiwan trip for directions to Wulai
Hot spring can makes your whole body feel loosen and relaxed. Don’t forget to try during your next trip to Taiwan~
 
Missing Taiwan,
       FEL
The Best of Hualien:  Taroko National Park (Taroko Gorge)

The Best of Hualien: Taroko National Park (Taroko Gorge)

Taroko National Park is a must visit attraction in Hualien.  Hualien is approximately 2hr away from Taipei by HSR. Hualien is another prettiest Taiwan city that I have ever visited. It has a good combination of the ocean and mountain. I only had one night […]

Yilan: Dolphin watching – Wushih Harbor ~ Guishan Island

Yilan: Dolphin watching – Wushih Harbor ~ Guishan Island

Finally, the best part of the whole taiwan trip! It’s dolphin watching at Yilan~ Off to see my babies~ I miss taiwan ✈ Hello Yilan I love how houses look like in yilan, it makes me feel like in a countryside.  We booked a van to make our way to Yilan and to Wushih Habour! Finally […]

Hualien: Sunshine Breakfast Bar [Taiwan Breakfast Like a Taiwanese]

Hualien: Sunshine Breakfast Bar [Taiwan Breakfast Like a Taiwanese]

After watching 食尚玩家 introducing many delicious Taiwanese breakfast, I was so keen to try it for my next Taiwan trip. I even did research for the Taiwan breakfast that it can be found near my hotel area!
However during my next future trip, I would like to try more local Taiwanese breakfast that are not operate by chains.




I was super excited for tasting my first Taiwan breakfast, it was indeed scrumptious and affordable!!




For a kickstart of our day
 
 
Sunny Egg






花生土司
 
 
 
牛油土司
 
 
The toast was so thick, just like what you are seeing now. 
It gave me a crisp when I was biting. So good
 
 
 
火腿漢堡
 
 
Simple yet delicious~
 
 
 
原味蛋餅
 
 
Loving the 蛋餅 taste, it is definitely taste a whole lot nicer than what you are eating from Shihlin Taiwan Street Snacks, they are the cheat one. LOL!
 
 
 
油餅
 
 
Another very awesome one.
I WANT THEM NOW!!!
 
 
 
豆漿
 
You will never end your breakfast right without a cup of soybean drink!
This soybean was quite good and it was a pity that I don’t know where to find more soybean in Taipei and I’m not used to eating salted soybean.
Hualien 花蓮
 
 
Everything was perfect with a pretty view and finger licking breakfast!
FLY ME TO TAIWAN AGAIN SOON PLS~
 
 
 
Missing Taiwan Breakfast,
FEL
Hualien: Ziqiang Night Market

Hualien: Ziqiang Night Market

Ziqiang night market is one of the popular night market in Hualien. Nanbin night market is another popular one but we are only staying in Hualien for a night so we didn’t have the chance to go there. If you would like to compare Ziqiang […]

Hualien 11 Minsu [眺望雲海]

Hualien 11 Minsu [眺望雲海]

Minsu stay is very popular in Taiwan and I also recommend you to experience it yourself personally. It has a different feel from a hotel stay! More like you are almost back home. This is the second time that I went to Taiwan and I […]

Taiwan: Yilan ✈ Hualien – Mr Brown Castle Cafe 伯朗咖啡城堡 & Suhua Highway 蘇花公路

Taiwan: Yilan ✈ Hualien – Mr Brown Castle Cafe 伯朗咖啡城堡 & Suhua Highway 蘇花公路

This Taiwan trip was different from the usual Taiwan trip because we are travelling from taipei to Yilan and Hualien. Our private driver bought us to Mr Brown Castle Cafe 伯朗咖啡城堡! It was a real castle in reality except there are no prince in the castle haha.

Yilan

Taipei to Yilan

After we have touched down on Taoyuan airport, we immediately depart to Yilan then to Hualien by our hired mini van.

 Mr Brown Castle Cafe 伯朗咖啡城堡

 Mr Brown Castle Cafe 伯朗咖啡城堡

Our private driver uncle brought us to one of the attractions in Yilan, Mr Brown Castle Cafe 伯朗咖啡城堡!

Mr Brown castle cafe 伯朗咖啡城堡 is situated at the top of the mountain. Without proper transport it might be difficult for you to get up to the castle.

 Mr Brown Castle Cafe 伯朗咖啡城堡

Mr Brown Castle Cafe 伯朗咖啡城堡

It’s such a pretty day with such a nice weather to visit the Mr Brown castle cafe 伯朗咖啡城堡.

Mr Brown coffee is set up by a Taiwan company, King car that uses Arabica beans.

 Mr Brown Castle Cafe 伯朗咖啡城堡

 Mr Brown Castle Cafe 伯朗咖啡城堡

Mr Brown Castle Cafe Interior

At Mr Brown castle cafe 伯朗咖啡城堡, they sell proper meals other than their signature coffee

 Mr Brown Castle Cafe 伯朗咖啡城堡

 Mr Brown Castle Cafe 伯朗咖啡城堡

 Mr Brown Castle Cafe 伯朗咖啡城堡

 Mr Brown Castle Cafe 伯朗咖啡城堡

Our first lunch in Taiwan~
The food was quite delicious especially the potato salad.
And the thickness of the chocolate drink, yummy!

 Mr Brown Castle Cafe 伯朗咖啡城堡

 Mr Brown Castle Cafe 伯朗咖啡城堡

Catch the beautiful scenery behind the Mr Brown castle cafe 伯朗咖啡城堡. A good spot to overlook the sea and even the turtle island!

You can spend some time at Mr Brown castle cafe 伯朗咖啡城堡 to explore the castle. I have read that you can even climb up to the rooftop of the castle. I believe the scenery will be even more spectacular.

 Mr Brown Castle Cafe 伯朗咖啡城堡

 Mr Brown Castle Cafe 伯朗咖啡城堡

Really in love with Taiwan’s sea and I can’t them take off my eyes.

Yilan is also a surfer paradise, the locals will surf at Wushigang Beach, Wai Ao. Another things to do in Yilan is surfing!!

Due to time constraints, we couldn’t explore the rooftop of the castle, what a waste~!

Yilan To Hualien

Yilan To Hualien: Suhua Highway 蘇花公路

Yilan To Hualien: Suhua Highway 蘇花公路

Suhua Highway 蘇花公路

We had to continue our journey to Hualien. In order to reach Hualien by van, we must pass by Yilan, pass through 3 mountains and finally reached Hualien. No kidding!

Yilan To Hualien: Suhua Highway 蘇花公路

This scenery made my whole journey more interesting.

We go wow, wow, wow when we saw this! Really can’t believe, it is this beautiful! This is definitely something that I am unable to enjoy in Singapore. Everything is worthy!

Another way to reach Hualien from Taipei is via HSR. However if you were to take HSR, you will missed this fanastic view of Suhua highway.

Hsuehshan Tunnel 雪山隧道

Hsuehshan Tunnel 雪山隧道

This tunnel is called the snow mountain tunnel and it is also the longest tunnel in Taiwan located at Yilan. It is super dark in the tunnel and going through this tunnel on our way to Hualien.

We saw a cement plant on our way, yet they are still able to keep Hualien so clean and pretty. I am truly amazed.

Qingshui Cliff 清水斷崖

Qingshui Cliff 清水斷崖

Qingshui Cliff 清水斷崖

Qingshui cliff 清水斷崖 was so damn gorgeous, I could remember the sea was so calm and I couldn’t even see where the sea ends.

Initially, I didn’t know that we have actually been to Qingshui cliff and I was feeling sad that we miss this must see attraction in Hualien. Luckily my taiwan friend told me that I did went to and I didn’t realise ><

Chongde Tunnel 崇德隧道

Chongde Tunnel 崇德隧道

You will be able to capture an awesome view of Qingshui cliff near Chongde Tunnel 崇德隧道 at the observatory view. However, if you wish to see it from the shore I am not sure where is it. Initially, I also thought Qingshui cliff is only visible from the shore only.

Catching the sunset while driving our way to Hualien

And we are reaching…

Ziqiang Night Market 自強夜市

Ziqiang Night Market 自強夜市

So damn cool! FINALLY! After so many hours of car ride, we have reached Hualien.
Mountain views everywhere~

Our first stop in Hualien was Ziqiang Night Market 自強夜市 to settle our dinner!

As of 2017, Ziqiang Night Market 自強夜市 has combined with other night markets and formed the new Hualien Tungtamen Night Market (花蓮東大門觀光夜市). 

Love,

FEL

Taipei Day 2: Juifen (Chuifen), Gold Ecological Park & Ximending

Taipei Day 2: Juifen (Chuifen), Gold Ecological Park & Ximending

I’m back blogging my Taiwan Trip. ^^ Day 2, we had 1 day tour so the tour guide drive a few of us with their personal car & tour around Taipei! Juifen  Juifen View That time that we went to Juifen, it’s raining so we […]