Thousand Island Lake (3)Thousand Island Lake (3)

08:00  Meet your tour guide at MRT Zhongxiao Xinsheng Station (BL14 /O07), Exit

Meet your tour guide and driver in the morning, relax and enjoy
a scenic drive along the mountain road to Pinglin, a rural district that is
famous for growing Wenshan Pouchong Tea.

09:00-10:00  Local tea shop (tea appreciation experience)

The tour starts with a visit to the local tea house and a
factory, where you will learn about the cultivation and making of Taiwanese
Tea. The tea farmer will also teach you how to properly brew Taiwanese tea and
the tips of tea appreciation.

10:30-11:40  Thousand Island Lake and Bagua Tea Plantation Recreation Area

After that, take a short ride to Shiding District and visit
the famous Thousand Island Lake. The catchment area of Feitsui Reservoir
surrounded by hills creates this unique scenery—a lake with thousands of

The natural terrain and climate make the surrounding area of
Feitsui Reservoir an ideal farmland for tea-growing; the noted tea plantation
Bagua Tea Garden is located in this area, too. From the top of the hill, the
neatly planted rows of tea look just like the symbols of Eight Trigrams.

12:40-14:30  Shenkeng Tofu Street

Then depart to Shenkeng District and visit the famous Tofu
Street—Shenkeng Old Street. It’s one of the locals’ favorite for a weekend
break, and also well-known for the smelly and delicious “Stinky Tofu”. If you
are afraid to have a bite, try some Tofu Ice Cream!

15:00-16:00  Elephant Mountain

Before the end of the tour, head back to Taipei City and take
a relaxing hike along Elephant Mountain Hiking Trail. This mountain looks like
an elephant’s head from a distance, hence the name. It is also a popular photo
stop for a panoramic view of Taipei City, where you can even have a magnificent
view of the entire building of Taipei 101.

16:30  Drop off at Xinyi Shopping District (Taipei 101)

After the tour, you may choose to disembark at Xinyi Shopping
District (Taipei 101) or at MRT Zhongxiao XInsheng Station.

16:40  Drop off at MRT Zhongxiao Xinsheng Station (BL14 /O07)

Pinglin Tea Culture & Elephant Mountain Day Tour from Taipei

  • Discover the marvelous landscapes of Thousand Island Lake
  • Learn about Taiwanese tea culture and taste the aromatic tea
  • Discover the famous “Stinky Tofu” at Shengkeng old Street
  • Enjoy the full view of Taipei 101 from Elephant Mountain

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