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Those who would like to join the optional tours should register at Registration/ Information Desk during 2~4 March 2010. After registering, the EDISON TRAVEL SERVICE CO., LTD. will contact the participants for more information.

TOUR 1 Taipei City Tour

Morning & Afternoon Tour
AM 08:00~09:00(At hotel lobby)
PM 01:00~02:00(At hotel lobby)
Duration: 3hrs
Adult’s fare: NT$900 Child’s fare: NT$700

Tour stops:
Presidential Office (Pass by)-Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall-Martyrs’ Shrine-National Palace Museum-Chinese Temple-Handicraft Center

  • Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall: It is an impressive monument to a great Chinese leader. The majestic hall towers over 25 hectares of landscaped gardens, graceful pavilions, and ponds. A statue of late President Chiang looks out over the city from the main building. An elegant Ming-style arch at the main entrance is flanked by two classical-style buildings, the National Theater and the National Concert Hall. The square between the buildings is a popular gathering place during festive occasions.
  • Martyrs’ Shrine: It is an excellent example of classical Ming dynasty architecture, dedicated to the fallen heroes of China’s wars. There is an hourly changing of the guard ceremony at the entrance which many people find interesting.
  • National Palace Museum: Taipei’s National Palace Museum houses the world’s largest collection of Chinese art treasure. Most of the 620,000 art objects were part of the Chinese imperial collection that was brought to Taiwan for safe-keeping. The collection is too large to be displayed at one time! While many popular pieces remain on permanent display, other items are rotated regularly, making each visit unique.
  • Chinese Temples: There are a lot of traditional Chinese temples in Taipei City. Those places represented the centers of people’s religious activities. Meticulously designed and built, the faithful believers showed their respects to the Holy Gods, and lots of smoke from incense suffused within those temples.
  • Handicraft Center: It is a one-stop shopping place in Taipei for gift, jewelry, art, furniture, and many other inexpensive mementos.

TOUR 2 Northern Coast Tour

Morning Tour
Pick-up: AM 08:00~09:00 (At hotel lobby)
Duration: 4 hrs
Adult’s fare: NT$1,000 Child’s fare: NT$800

Tour stops:
Keelung City-Keelung Harbour-Buddha Statue-Yehliu Park-Queen’s Head

  • Keelung: Keelung, a 40-minute drive northeast of Taipei, is one of Taiwan’s international seaports and transportation bubs. On the Chung Cheng Park, you can view the huge statue of the Goddess of Mercy and also a panoramic view of Keelung Harbour.
  • Yehliu Park: Yehliu is famous for its natural rocks formations which are an amazing array of artistic shapes created by erosion and other natural forces. Among the rocks, the Queen’s Head is one of the most famous one.

TOUR 3 Yangmingshan National Park & Hot-Spring Tour

Afternoon Tour
Pick-up: PM 01:00~02:00(At hotel lobby)
Duration: 4hrs
Adult’s fare: NT$1,300 Child’s fare: NT$1,050

Tour stops:
Yangmingshan National Park-Hot-Spring Bath

  • Yangmingshan National Park: Yangmingshan, the mountainous area north of Taipei City, is famous for its beautiful scenery with traces of volcanic activities and abundant natural resources. Yangmingshan National Park is Taiwan’s third national park and the one closest to a major city. All year round, Yangmingshan has attractions to offer- flowers in spring, beautiful sky in summer, fruits and maple leaves in autumn, as well as hot-spring bathing and snow in winter.
  • Hot-Spring Bathing with Beautiful Mountain View: The Tatun Mountain Range has the largest density of hot springs in Taiwan. Among the 10 different hot-spring locations in the area, Yangmingshan Hot Spring belongs to the mild alkaline sulfuric hot springs. The water has a light milky color and a temperature of about 70 degrees centigrade. Bathing in the hot-spring water has a relaxing and refreshing effect. It helps to relieve muscle pains, nervous pains, digestive problems, arteriosclerosis and other ailments.

TOUR 4 One Day Taroko (Marble) Gorge Tour

Whole Day Tour
Pick-up: AM 06:00~06:30(At hotel lobby)
(Passport needed for enplaning)
Adult’s fare: NT$4,900 Child’s fare: NT$4,000
Includes: One way air ticket, one way train ticket and lunch

Pick-up from hotel-Transfer to Taipei Domestic Airport-Arrive at Hualien-Enbus for Taroko Gorge Gateway-Eternal-Spring Shrine-Swallow Caves-Tunnel of Nine Turns-Lunch at Tienhsiang Lodge-Marble factory-Chi Hsing Beach-Hualien Stone Sculptural Park-Entrain for Taipei-Transfer to hotel

  • Taroko (Marble) Gorge Tour: Taroko Gorge is one of the seven wonders of Asia that no traveler should miss. After a 25-minute flight from Taipei to Hualien, you will be guided along a 12-mile stretch of highway built into awesome marble cliffs high above the rushing river. Your route will take you through 38 tunnels including the Swallows Grotto, the Tunnel of Nine Turns and the Marble Bridge of Motherly Devotion. After lunch you will visit Chi Hsing Beach and Stone Sculptural Park. Take a very pleasant train ride back to Taipei around 7:15 PM.

Special Arrangements Available
1. Overnight stay (One way by train) NT$5,800
2. Single room extra NT$1,000


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