Travel Plan- Discover the best of Taipei, New Taipei and Keelung (Fun Parent-Child Itinerary)

Day 1

1st Stop: Maokong Gondola (9:00-12:00)

  • Directions: Take Taipei Metro Wen-hu Line to Taipei Zoo (BR01) and walk to the gondola station.
  • Admissions: Present the Taipei Fun Pass for ticket redemption at the Chance gift shop next to the Taipei Zoo Station of Maokong Gondola.
  • Tips for Visiting: If the glass-floor gondola is your thing, remember to line up in front of the sign “the Eye of Maokong Gondola.” If the line turns out to be too long, don’t get upset. You can try again on your way back.

A one-way ride on the 40.3km-long Maokong Gondola takes 30 minutes. As the car rises gently after exiting the Taipei Zoo station, you would find it hard to take your eyes away from the view. The lush green hills plus Taipei’s skyline are simply spectacular! Arriving at Maokong Station, you’d see that even the air is fresher. With restaurants, tea houses and trails around, Maokong is indeed a desirable place to relax, have a nice meal and take delight in the view.

Maokong Gondola

 

(A 30-minute ride away…)

 

2nd Stop: Taipei Zoo (12:30-16:00)

  • Directions: Take Maokong Gondola at Maokong Station and get off at Taipei Zoo Station.
  • Admissions: Workers at the entrance swipe your Fun Pass to let you enter
  • Tips for Visiting: Consult the Zoo map to find the route that best suits you. You can get a 5% discount with Fun Pass at souvenir shop Shishang.

Taipei Zoo is always a popular attraction for both adults and children. Adults find their childhood memories. Children learn knowledge and have fun. After entering the zoo, you can take shuttle bus and visit the Penguin House, African Animal Area, Australian Animal Area, and Desert Animal Area. Along the way are easy downhill roads. Finally, visit the Panda House and Koala House, the most anticipated areas for children. Watching the animals wander and eat is the best part to heal your soul.

Taipei zoo

 

(A 45-minute ride away…)

 

3rd Stop: Miramar Entertainment Park (17:00-21:00)

  • Directions: After leaving Taipei Zoo, take Taipei Metro Wenhu Line and get off at Jiannan Rd. Station (BR15)
  • Admissions: Workers at the entrance wipe your Fun Pass to let you enter

Miramar is a shopping complex with stores, restaurants, and entertainment facilities. Its biggest attraction is the giant ferris wheel, the first of its kind in Taiwan. Fitted with colorful neon lights, the wheel is lit when night falls. A slow ride up to the top will give you a wonderful view of Taipei, making it a not-to-be-missed location for a romantic and happy date.

Miramar Entertainment Park

 

Day 2

1st Stop: Taipei Children’s Amusement Park (9:00-13:00)

  • Directions:

By Metro & Bus

Jiantan Station (R15) Exit 3 → Bus Station → Line 41, Red 30 or “Taipei Children’s Amusement Park 2” → Taipei Children’s Amusement Park

Shilin Station (R16) Exit 1 → Bus Station → Line 255 shuttle, Red 30, 620 or “Taipei Children’s Amusement Park 1” → Taipei Children’s Amusement Park

Zhishan Station (R17) Exit 1 → Bus Station → “Taipei Children’s Amusement Park 1” → Taipei Children’s Amusement Park

On Foot

Jiantan Station (R15) Exit 1 -> walk along Jihe Road (about 2km) -> Taipei Children’s Amusement Park

Shilin Station (R16) Exit 1 -> walk along Zhongzheng Road and turn right on to Jihe Road (about 1.5km) -> Taipei Children’s Amusement Park

  • Admissions: Have Taipei Fun Pass touch at the card reader by the staff at the entrance to enter.
  • Tips for Visiting: After so many rides and fun in the morning, you can also have lunch in the park. Please refer to the Gourmet Area and Shops Map.

Taipei Children’s Amusement Park is conveniently located near the Taipei metropolitan area. It is the closest parent-child amusement park to the city center. There are 13 large rides such as Ferries Wheel, Bumper Cars, Music Carousel, Radial Flying Chairs, Spinning Tea Cups, Roller Coaster, Free Fall Ride, Pirate Ship, Spinning Aircraft, etc. offering different fun for children of all ages.

兒童樂園

 

(A 50-minute ride away…)

 

2nd Stop:Miniatures Museum of Taiwan (14:00-16:00)

  • Directions: After leaving the Taipei Children’s Amusement Park, take Taipei Metro Tamsui-Xinyi Line to Zhongshan Station (R11), transfer to Songshan-Xindian Line and get off at Songjiang Nanjing Station (G15), use Exit 4 or 5 and walk for about 8 minutes.
  • Admissions: Have Taipei Fun Pass touch at the card reader by the staff at the entrance to enter.

The Miniatures Museum of Taiwan is the first theme museum in Asia dedicated to contemporary miniature art. It has a wide variety of miniature fine works from the large buildings to the tiny tableware in the kitchen and picture frames in the bedroom. Everything is lifelike. These miniature art works are strictly adhered to a specific size that is 1/12 of the real object. It is worth mentioning that most of the materials of the works are mimicked from real life. The one-centimeter bottle is filled with real brandy, and the stamp-sized oil painting is painted by the real oil paint. Wandering in the Miniatures Museum of Taiwan is like walking into an exotic time and space tunnel.

袖珍博物館

 

(A 15-minute ride away…)

 

3rd Stop: Yongkang Business Circle (16:30-18:30)

  • Directions: After leaving the Miniatures Museum of Taiwan, walk 6 minutes to Songjiang Nanjing Station, take Zhonghe-Xinlu Line and get off at Dongmen Station (O06), use Exit 5 and walk for about 6 minutes.
  • Tips for Visting: Enjoy six kinds of free gifts and discounts from 28 stores with Yong Kang gift package given by the Taipei Fun Pass. Do not miss it!

After a day of fun, you will arrive at the popular Yongkang Business Circle. The Yongkang Business Circle is centered upon the “Yongkang Park”, including the Yongkang Street, Lishui Street, Jinhua Street and Xinyi Road Section 2. There are restaurants, specialty shops, cafes around the area. In addition to the famous beef noodles and mango shaved ice, don’t forget to use the Yongkang Exclusive Coupons given by the Taipei Fun Pass for free redemption of 6 kinds of gifts and multiple shopping discounts!

 

(A 20-minute ride away…)

 

4th Stop: Taipei 101 (19:00-21:00)

  • Directions: After leaving the Yongkang Business Circle, walk to Taipei Metro Dongmen Station, take Tamsui-Xinyi Line and get off at Taipei 101/World Trade Center.
  • Admissions: Exchange Fun Pass for Observatory tickets at ticketing counter on the 5th floor of Taipei 101 shopping center
  • Tips for Visiting: The 91st Outdoor Observatory opens when weather permitted so don’t miss the opportunity!

Taipei 101 skyscraper comprises 101 floors above ground and 5 basement levels. It’s the tallest building in Taiwan and a must-see destination for international visitors. It’s mainly divided into a shopping center, an office tower and an observatory. The shopping center is where brand-name stores, luxury goods, cosmetics, bookstore, restaurants and the food court are located. On the 88th, 89th and 91st floor are the indoor and outdoor observatories. The high-speed elevator ride from the 5th floor to the indoor observatory on the 89th floor takes only 37 seconds. From there every high-rises look like matchboxes! You will forget all your worries when you get a glimpse of the shimmering city and the stunning views from above at sunset.

Taipei101

 

Day 3

1st Stop: Yehliu Geopark (9:00-11:00)

  • Directions: Take Taipei Metro Dan-shui Xin-yi Line and get off at Dan-shui station (R28). Take another 80-minute ride on the Taiwan Tourist Shuttle Bus (bound for Gui-hou Fishing Port) to arrive at Yehliu Geopark.
  • Admissions: Workers at the entrance swipe your Fun Pass to let you enter
  • Tips for Visting: For information and schedules about Taiwan Tourist Suttle Bus, consult https://www.taiwantrip.com.tw/line/41?x=1&y=4  Your Fun Pass entitles you to a 5% discount at Yehliu souvenir shop and eatery.

Touted as one of the “Top 10 Incredible Landscapes in the World,” Yehliu’s stunning rock formations are molded by constant wind and ocean wave erosion. The most well-known one of them all is the Queen’s Head, but there are also candle rock, ice cream rock, mushroom rocks, fairy’s shoe, sea grooves, and honeycomb rock as well as Yehliu Lighthouse. The unique and unusual terrains have earned the reputation of a rare natural museum. On a sunny day with the blue sea, white splashing spray and strange rocks, no visitor could resist the urge of clicking away on their cameras. It’s no surprise that this is one of the hottest spots for Instagram check-in locations.

Yehliu

 

(A 80-minute ride away…)

 

2nd Stop: Ju Ming Museum (12:30-15:00)

  • Directions: Take Taiwan Tourist Shuttle Bus Crown Northern Coast Line bound for Taipei Metro Dan-shui station and get off at Ju Ming Museum.
  • Admissions: Workers at the entrance swipe your Fun Pass to let you enter
  • Tips for Visiting: Charge the batteries of your phone or camera, as this is a super wonderful venue for taking photos.

Ju Ming Museum has both outdoor and indoor exhibition areas for the display of sculptures and art works that showcase vicissitudes of human life. The most famous collection among them is the Tai Chi series where Ju Ming took movements from Tai Chi’s “single whip and swing” and simplified them for his statues. The lifelike Armed Forces and People Standing in Line are also star attractions with deep implications. Don’t forget to take photos and check in on your Facebook while pondering on Master Ju Ming’s ideas!

朱銘美術館

 

(A 70-minute ride away…)

 

3rd Stop: Danshui Fishermen’s Wharf (16:30-18:30)

  • Directions: After leaving Ju Ming Museum Taiwan, take Tourist Shuttle Bus Crown Northern Coast Line (bound for Taipei Metro Dan-shui station) and get off at Dan-shui. Take exit 2 to the bus station to get on New Taipei Bus Red 26 to Fishermen’s Wharf
  • Admissions: Exchange your Fun Pass for boat tickets at CS-Group Bus kiosk and board the ferry

Roaming along the riverside when the golden sunset paints the sky a warm orange, people would stay idly around to watch the sun dissolving into the horizon. That’s how Dan-shui is every day, surrounded by the beautiful sceneries. When you visit Dan-shui, you must take the ferries sailing between Dan-shui Wharf and Fishermen’s Wharf. The gentle swaying of the ship and the sea breeze will give you the tipsy feelings that are totally different from how you usually experience the renowned Dan-shui River.

Danshui

 

(A 60-minute ride away…)

 

4th Stop: Breeze Taipei Station (19:30-21:00)

  • Directions: After leaving Tamsui, take Taipei Metro Tamsui-Xinyi Line and get off at Taipei Main Station (R10), use the exit to the Zhongxiao West Rd.
  • Tips for Visiting: Enjoy four kinds of free gifts and discounts from eight stores at the Breeze Taipei Station with Breeze Exclusive Coupons given by the Taipei Fun Pass. Do not miss it!

After a day of trip, return to Taipei Main Station for shopping, where stores are gathered and underground shopping streets are connected. You do not need to worry about rainy days! Go to the Breeze Plaza on the second floor of Taipei Main Station and enjoy four kinds of food for free with Breeze Exclusive Coupons given by the Taipei Fun Pass. You can also buy plenty of products at half price or enjoy special discounts. This is a perfect ending for the three-day trip in Taipei, New Taipei, and Keelung.

 

Money-saving items:

Attractions Original Ticket Price
Maokong Gondola Taipei Zoo Station – Maokong Station 2 one-way tickets 240
Taipei Zoo – regular ticket 60
Miramar Entertainment Park – Ferries Wheel regular ticket 200
Taipei Children’s Amusement Park – regular ticket 30
Miniatures Museum of Taiwan- adult ticket 200
Taipei 101 – regular ticket 600
Yehliu Geopark – regular ticket 80
Juming Museum – regular ticket 350
Tamsui Fisherman’s Wharf: round-trip regular ferry ticket 120
72hr Taipei Metro Pass 380
Taiwan Tourist Shuttle: Taipei Metro Tamsui Station-Yehliu 90
Taiwan Tourist Shuttle: Yehliu – Juming Museum 30
Taiwan Tourist Shuttle: Juming Museum – Taipei Metro Tamsui Station 75
Taipei Metro – Taipei Children’s Amusement Park round-trip ticket (one zone) 30
Breeze Exclusive Coupons – total value 633
Subtotal 3118
Taipei Fun Pass 3-day Unlimited Pass 1900
Save 1218

 

Websites for Visiting Taipei, New Taipei, and Keelung :

Taipei Metro Route Map
Taiwan Tourist Shuttle Schedules
Taipei Bus Schedules
New Taipei Bus Schedules

 

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