He Huan Shan (合歡山) & Urn Chicken (甕仔雞) At CingJing Nantou

Visiting He Huan Shan (合歡山) during Taiwan’s winter offered us the rare chance to step foot on a snow-capped mountain in Asia! This 3,416 metres high peak in Central Taiwan can be accessed from either  Taroko Gorge National Park or CingJing Nantou. I have took the Taroko route previously, it involves around 6 to 8 hours of travelling through […]

Misty Plaza, School & Delicacies At CingJing Nantou, Taiwan

One of the Taiwanese auntie manning a local tea specialty shop summarized CingJing, Nantou in Taiwan really well. She said “清境有三好 – 好山, 好水, 好无聊“. True enough, CingJing offers gorgeous scenery high up in the mountainous central region of Taiwan. But with only Misty Plaza, CingJing Farm, The Old England and some scattered shops around, things […]

The Old England (老英格蘭) Charm At CingJing Nantou, Taiwan

It is not possible to miss Old England (老英格蘭) on your way up to CingJing unless your eyes are really not the road. Standing tall on the highlands of Nantou, this traditional English Mansion with its white marble facade, gigantic clock on the main tower coupled with detailed wall sculptures is a majestic sight to behold. Fortunately, our […]

Vienna Pleasance Cottage Breakfast & Dinner, Nantou Taiwan

Waking up early the morning at Vienna Pleasance Cottage and seeing the sun rise from the distance mountain range in Nantou Taiwan was quite an experience. This magnificent but short-lived moment reminded me how short life can be and there’s more to life than just chasing paper qualifications, career advancement, money or bearing grudges over […]

Minsu Experience At Vienna Pleasance Cottage, Nantou Taiwan

Not known to many, Nantou County is an Asian paradise that lies at the geographical heart of Taiwan. Although it is the only county that does not border Taiwan’s coast, it’s breathtaking mountainous scenery more than made up for it. We will be heading up to Vienna Pleasance Cottage, our Minsu (Bed & Breakfast) at Renai […]