This day is the special and pack day in the trip, the morning is just nice with the warn sunshine, the view is really fantastic, this natural lake is too wonderful, the reflection on the lake's surface is clear and calm. While looking at the view, I have a kind of feeling like all the problem and worry have completely release to the natural.
This hotel provide buffet, the menu is standard, toast, salad, porridge, rice, ... there are some of the menu suit vegetarian as well.
About 9am, we depart to Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village from our hotel, it's not far away, but it took about 15min taxi ride to there. We got the taxi driver mobile phone from the hotel's counter. Parent not going there with us due to they scare tire and walk too much in the huge village. Taxi rate is not expensive, one ride is only 100NT$.
The entrance fee of the Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village is 700NT$, if you have student card too proof that you are student, you may will get 100NT$ discount. Due to I still look young, so, I bring my University Malaya's student card to get discount.
Taxi only can fetch us until this gate, we need walk about 10min to the main entrance.
Before we reach the main entrance of the village, we got to pass through a very beautiful garden, I think of the building here build with Italy, Spain design.
There is a very wonderful water fountain in the middle of the garden.
The main entrance of Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village.
Aboriginal prayer, asking God of fire to bless all of us.
They welcome us with their dance.
Plaza of Aladdin, theme park that contain exciting electronic games, exciting level: medium. It is included in the Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village entrance free, you can play as many times as you can. But for me, long long one times enough already.
Hawaii Waves Games, none of us dare to play.
UFO, the machine let you able to see the view of Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village at the height around 7-8 stores, and free fall form there. Only my brother and sister playing this.
Watch the movement of the UFO:
After that, we taking the cable car to the end of the Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village, and walk down.
View from the cable car, Maya adventure park, the roller coaster is very high!
Caribbean Adventure, the theme park which involve some water.
Yin Shui Shi Yuan (Drink water think of the water supply); Chinese proverb which mean think of the origin of everything you get
Red Indian statue
If you done something bad in Red Indian culture, you will locked on this rack.
On the certain period, they will have a serious of Aboriginal performance. If you don't want miss the performance, you need to plan your trip here according to time table of performance once you get into village.
Their marriage'custom, groom swinging the bride for 12 times, everyone of swing have 1 wish.
Dance of A Mei, one of the Aboriginal race
You can take picture with them if you want.
Aboriginal Music Instruments performance
Aboriginal rest house
Statue show that how they respect senior or elder
Let you experience the feel of hunting with 20 arrows which cost you 100NT$
Aboriginal kitchen, they actually cook in their bamboo-made house
A lot of statue here, to show aboriginal life style
can't sure what animal's bone is that.
Aboriginal - A Mei, respect female as main leader in the family
Some of the aboriginal doing handcraft to earn money for life in this modern age.
Guess what is this? If you can't figure out, you are not from the earth, :P
Aboriginal believe, fertility is a must for everyone for them, make the family line longer to avoid extinction of their face.
Ropeway to Sun Moon lake from this village, no additional charge
One cable car can take up to 8 persons, you will pass through very nice mountain, from the high place to the lake view,
on the half way, it's rain but it's safe
Arrive sun moon lake, but the rain is still going on
Map of the sun moon lake, this natural lake is totally huge!
Due to the storm, the ropeway temporary stop, and the time is rush for us to waiting it operate again, we need to let go the plan to go back Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village.
We call the taxi to fetch us to bus stop from here.
Good bye Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village, Good bye Sun Moon Lake!
The bus come on time, we depart on 330pm, we reach Taichung about 430pm, the storm was huge when they going to leave the bus, my brother, my sister and I with the backpacks and handbag should be no problem, but my parent is travel with the quite huge luggage, while we only have a small umbrella, all of us getting wet.
Due to the bus stop which provide the bus back to Taipei is not in walking distance and the rain is too huge, we need to find a taxi to fetch us. I transfer all the luggages, while my brother cover me with a small personal umbrella, to the place to find taxi, and of my cloth and some of the luggages was wet. My brother was frustrated and start blaming. In 5 minute time, a taxi appear, he willing to fetch all of us to the another bus stop. Thank him!
Finally, in several minute of taxi ride, we arrive another bus stop, brother buying bus tickets, and parent go to buying something to eat, and I need to go to toilet is change my wet cloth. Weird, the rain the stop after we go up the bus, seen like the god want to play us again, but I didn't feel bad, I accept the challenge from him, I feel good because I help my parent and family to carry the heavy luggage, protect them from getting wet.
We reach Taipei about 8pm, the sky is totally dark, We get into the MRT from Taipei Bus Stop and going to Ximen, fortunately, we still able to check in the hotel we reserve. Night, we spending our times at Xi men street, having dinner, buying something.
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