Cing Jing Farmstay (Nantou, Taichung) | Taiwan Nov’11

Say bye bye to Kenting and off we go to Taichung!

Took a cab to Zouying HSR station and the cab driver stop by at this shop for us to get our breakfast before heading to the station. They sells really nice breakfast here! We ordered Crepes with eggs, Crepes with corns and Crepes with ham and cheese. Delicious!

 

Here we are after 4-5 hours of traveling…!

Vienna Pleasance Cottage

Our room with a small balcony.

At a small cafe for dinner.

We were up veeeeery early in the morning 4am just to catch the stars and sunrise, but all worth it due to the stunning views and scenery! We went all the way up to He Huan Shan, its so high up and so near the stars! I get to see the stars soooo clearly even without any telescope. First time in my life I see so many stars, gorgeous~!

And it was very cold! Brrrr~

Here’s the sunrise..!

Stunning~!

:-)

Back to the Minsu for our breakfast!

After our breakfast, took a short rest and off we go to the Green Green Grassland (青青草原)!

Sheep Shearing Show.

All the Meh Meh~

Spent a quality 1 night stay here in Cing Jing Farm. Love all the cottage houses and the wonderful scenery! ♥

31 comments

  1. Kenneth · May 22, 2012

    Hi, l like your pictures! Looks relaxing and really nice place to visit. My wife and i planning to go Cing Jing Farm, but not sure which farm to stay and not sure how to get there. Can u give us some advice.. Thks in advance! ; )

  2. Kenneth · May 22, 2012

    Sorry, forgot to add that we plan to go straight from Taipei Taoyuan airport via Taipei high speed train to Taichung High Speed Rail station. Then ‘not sure how’ to go Cing Jing farm for two-day stay.. Then ‘not sure how’ go from there back to Taipei.. ;P

    • Sophia · May 22, 2012

      Hi Kenneth!

      Thanks alot! :-) Cing Jing is definitely a nice place to visit if you are looking for nature and beautiful sceneries! Honestly, I’m totally in loved with this place!

      My method of heading to Cing Jing:
      When you reach Taichung HSR Station, go down to the basement and look for a ‘Nantou Bus’ counter inside the station, just beside the exit 5. You can tell the person that you are going to Cing Jing Nong Chang, purchase your bus tickets there and wait for the next bus timing. Maybe you will have to tell the person which resort/minsu you are staying in and ask them where you should alight. The bus journey should take about 2hrs plus.

      Return to Taichung HSR station from Cing Jing:
      I couldn’t remember which bus number to take… but you also can ask your resort/minsu about the bus timing for going back to Taichung HSR station and which bus stop to board the bus (you might need to wait right at the bus stop as the bus won’t stop if the driver doesn’t see any souls there) haha. Just drop the exact amount of bus fare into the cash box when you board the bus (no change will be given).

      You may look at the bus information here: http://www.ntbus.com.tw/5-24.htm

      Hope these information helps. :-)

      • sw · May 22, 2012

        Hi Sophia

        I am planning to reach Taichung by HSR at 819am and take the 840am bus to Cingjing. Is this too rush – is there sufficient time to buy the bus tickets and board the bus? thanks!

      • Sophia · May 22, 2012

        Hi! I think it will be just nice provided you don’t lost your way while making your way to the bus stop. =))

  3. Kenneth · May 22, 2012

    yes! This is the info i need. Thanks alot! ; )

  4. sumika25 · May 22, 2012

    Hi Sophia,

    Chance upon your blog on Cing Jing. Would like to check with you do you remeber what mode of transport did you all took up to Mt HeHuanShan from your minsu ? If by cab, do you still remeber how much is the cab fare and how long you travel up there ?

    Thanks & regards,
    Sumika

    • Sophia · May 22, 2012

      Hi Sumika,

      I booked a morning tour to HeHuanShan with a local tour agency or you can also enquire about the tour at your hotel/minsu and maybe they will be able to book for you. They are using a van/bus. They will be bringing you to watch the stars at the highest point of HeHuanShan, watch the sunrise and etc… the whole thing cost me about NT400/pax.
      :-)

      • sumika25 · May 22, 2012

        Hi Sophia,

        Thanks for your reply.

        So will it be advisable to purchase the tour package to Mount HeHuan on our day of arrival instead of booking a cab driver just to drive us up there ?

        TIA,
        Sumika

  5. Sophia · May 22, 2012

    Hi Sumika! If I were to go there again, I will still take the tour instead of cab. Booking a cab would cost you more and there might not be cabs around up there/during that hour. If you take the tour, there will be a guide explaining the places and I think it’s much cheaper too! =))

  6. Kristine · May 22, 2012

    Hi,
    Very nice photos!!
    I am going there in end Oct. May i know how do you get to green grassland? Can you walk from ur cottage? Or do i need to book a tour to green grassland?

    Did you go to the LuShan Hotspring?

    Also, by any chance do you know if there is a direct or easier transport from Cing Jing to TAIPEI?? :)

  7. Kristine · May 22, 2012

    Hi,
    Very nice photos!!
    I am going there in end Oct. May i know how do you get to green grassland? Can you walk from ur cottage? Or do i need to book a tour to green grassland?

    Did you go to the LuShan Hotspring?

    Also, by any chance do you know if there is a direct or easier transport from Cing Jing to TAIPEI?? :)

    • Sophia · May 22, 2012

      Hi Kristine! There is a public bus to green grassland, you may ask your minsu where to take the bus and it will be more clear. The other way to get to cingjing is by cab, faster but more expensive.

  8. Minty · May 22, 2012

    Hi Sophia!

    Can I check if your stay at Vienna minsu a pleasant one. I heard that it is conveniently located near mist plaza. Or do u have any other recommendations?

    Thanks in advance!

    • Sophia · May 22, 2012

      Hi Minty!
      I met a few cockroaches during my stay in Vienna Minsu. Very small and old room but the location is very convenient. Few mins walk to the Misty Plaza.
      Although Vienna is cheap but for that kind of room I get, I will recommend you to stay in other minsu/villa instead and maybe you can try staying at Misty Villa, 雲濛仙境. Very convenient too, 5mins walking distance to the Misty Plaza, the Little Swiss Garden and bus stop (going to green green grassland).
      Hope these help. ;-)

  9. CC · May 22, 2012

    Chance upon your blog whil doing up itinerary for upcoming trip to Tw.
    Will probably spend 1st night in Taichung, 2 nights in CingJing, 1 night in Sun Moon Lake, 2 nights in Taipei. What do you think, is it good enough to cover the most essential spots?

    • Sophia · May 22, 2012

      Ermm… I think it’ better to spend 2 nights in Taichung and 1 night in Cing Jing instead. Nothing much in Cing Jing, just sightseeing so I think 1 day is enough. Taichung have more things to do compared to Cing Jing. =)

  10. CH · May 22, 2012

    HI,
    How did u go up to Hehuanshan in the morning at 4 am? what was the mode of transport if u still remember?

  11. jaime · May 22, 2012

    hi dear!
    i came across your post while researching for cingjing.
    very nice pictures! may i know what camera do you use?
    and also did you book the hehuanshan package from an agency in SG? thanks! (:

    • Sophia · May 22, 2012

      Hi Jamie!

      Thanks~! I was using my Canon G11. I booked the tour directly with the local agency in CingJing. You can actually ask your Minsu to help you with that.

  12. Gwee · May 22, 2012

    HI, I’ve came across this page while looking for farmstay in Cingjing. My current choices are Vienna, Euro Villa and Energy. Do you know where the other 2 are, like did you came across them. If yes, I would like to ask about the convenience of this 3 different minsu. As is the journey to Green Grass Land, restaurants nearby etc.

    Thanks in advance!

  13. Rachel · May 22, 2012

    Can i ask you where do you book your farmstay at? :) any website or from the tour agency ? thanks!

    • Sophia · May 22, 2012

      Hi Rachel! I book it directly from the minsu, I found their website online and I emailed them to book the room.

  14. Jenny · May 22, 2012

    Hi, you have beautiful pictures! could you please advise the name of the minsu you stayed at, and if they have a website ? How much is the room rate?

  15. joey · May 22, 2012

    Hi I’m going to taiwan soon in August. Would really like to ask u. How to travel from kenting to cingjing. How long it takes? Will the attractions be closed by the time I reach?

    What route would u recommend to travel from cingjing to hualien? Thx alit

  16. Ching · May 22, 2012

    Hi,

    May I know which part of nov did u visit cingjing? My fren visited in dec and the grass are all brown. I am going in mid Nov and hope to catch the green pasture.

    • Sophia · May 22, 2012

      Hi Ching! I went during the early Nov. =)

  17. denise · May 22, 2012

    Hi,

    May i ask where you can book the minsu?

  18. Stephanie · May 22, 2012

    Hi sophia,

    Found your blog by chance. Saw your photos taken in Korea with snow, i presumed the temperature must be very cold. How do you take the photos in such a cold weather? Is there any safety measures we need to observe?

    Thanks.

    • Sophia · May 22, 2012

      Hi Stephanie! Just bring more heat pack (these really helps) and thick clothes! Of cause don’t forget your gloves and long johns! ;-)

  19. Joanne · May 22, 2012

    Hi Sohpia,
    May I know how much is the estimated bus fare from Taichung HSR to Cing Jing farm? Do you happen to remember?
    Do we have to transfer bus at Puli or is the nantou bus a direct bus to Cing Jing?

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