Day 2- Caihongjuan (rainbow) Village > Lu Kang > Sun Moon Lake > Cing Jing Ming Su.
It’s funny that we have never visited rainbow village during our many visits to Taiwan. Our driver brought us there on the second day morning. Although there’s nothing much except to take photos, it was really quite fun. The place is also popular among Taiwanese or tourists to take their Pre-Wedding Photoshoot. Our driver told us that this place was painted by the owner and he just kept painting and painting till it caught the eyes of the passer-by. It has since become a popular tourist attraction. Kinda interesting to see what he was drawing too!
Nearby rainbow village is LuKang,（鹿港） a little town in Taichung. They seem to have a lot of dried seafood snacks at really cheap prices. The portion given was also bigger than those you could get at night market. Our driver brought us to eat the Taiwan Mee Sua which he claimed is better than Ah Zhong Mee Sua. LOL. The Mee Sua tasted quite Singapore style instead of the typical Taiwan Mee Sua that we are familiar with and it’s only $1+ per bowl.
After our small meal, we toured around Lu Kang and bought some dried seafood snacks. I will definitely drop by this unique place next time I’m in Taichung.
There is a short road whereby stall vendors are selling street snacks. I think it should be a. common touristy place as well although it was not very crowded when we went there on weekdays.
For lunch, our driver brought us to Su Ma Ma Tang Yuan to eat the Ru Rou Fan. At first, I was feeling full but after i tasted their Ru Rou Fan, i finished the whole bowl of rice by myself. I also asked for second serving for their Tang Yuan. It is super x 1000 nice!!! The best Ru Rou Fan and Tang Yuan in Taiwan!!! no Kidding! A MUST go for everyone!
We went to Sun Moon Lake next, another touristy attraction but we didn’t take the cruise trip there because we had taken before. My colleague however told me that she took the cruise and there was some street stalls at the other side and there was a unique stall selling charcoal Mochi. Hmmm. Maybe I will take it when I’m there another time.
Our driver brought us a little further to see peacocks; near Sun Moon Lake. Can see his majestic butt in the photo =_=
It was around evening and we were been driven to our hotel (清境觀湖四季景觀山莊) before heading out for dinner. It’s has a beautiful beautiful view from the balcony- although it was foggy in the evening.
And the view from balcony the next day morning. Pictures below! Enjoy!
This place can get freezing cold at night and I will definitely suggest to anyone going to stay a night there to bring enough warm clothing and some cup noodles.
We headed to the restaurant nearby (10mins drive) for dinner before going to bed. We were surprised that they are selling bamboo shoot in huge chunk cause they are quite expensive in Singapore. The waitress told us that they plant their own bamboo. So cool!
That’s all for my Day 2! Stay Tune for my Day 3 in Taiwan!