Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Exploring Islam in Taiwan. Mosque, Halal food, Taiwan history and scenic area.

1st day: 
Explore Tainan (NT$3000)
Tainan city records a lot of important moments on Taiwan history. Exploring Tainan will give you a brief introduction on the early stage of Taiwan. It is dated from the Dutch colony to Kingdom of Tungning. The first Muslim in Taiwan is believed to be brought by Koxinga from mainland China during occupation of Taiwan from the Dutch. Therefore, it is wise here to explore early stage of Islam in Taiwan by studying the history left by the Dutch and Koxinga in Tainan City.
09:00 – 10:30:Exploring the fort Zelandia (Anping Fort).
10:30 – 11:30:Visiting Eternal Golden Fortress.
11:30 – 12:30:Lunch at famous oyster omelet restaurant, nearby Anping Fort.
12:30 – 13:30: Praying at Masjid Tainan (Tainan Mosque).
13:30 – 16:00:Visiting Chihkan Tower (Fort Provedentia).
20:00 – 22:00:Dinner at flower night market in Tainan.
2nd day: 
Last day in Tainan (NT$3000)
09:00 – 10:30:Visiting the Koxinga shrine.
10:30 – 12:00:Visiting National Cheng Kung University (Museum and relics from The Dutch).
12:00 – 13:00:Praying at Masjid Tainan.
13:00 – 14:00:Lunch at Alibaba Restaurant (halal food – No.471, Dongfong Rd.).
17:00 – 18:30:On the way to Kaohsiung, using the TR-Pass.
18:30 – 20:00:Break at the hotel/ hostel.
20:00 – 22:00:Dinner at Liohua night market.
3rd day: 
Islam in Kaohsiung (NT$4300)
09:00 – 13:00:Have fun at Lotus Lake.
13:00 – 14:00:Lunch at Warung Sate Pak Zaenal (halal food), next to Masjid Kaohsiung (Kaohsiung Mosque).
14:00 – 15:00:Praying at Masjid Kaohsiung (Kaohsiung Mosque).
15:00 – 20:00: Take a ferry from Kaohsiung to Penghu Island (NT$1300).
20:00 – 21:00:Break at hotel/ hostel.
21:00 – 23:00:Dinner at Magong night market.
4th day: 
Feel the beauty of 
Penghu (NT$4000)
Penghu is an important part of Tungning Kingdom history. Penghu witnessed how Tungning Kingdom finally overtaken by Qing Dynasty. So far, there is no mosque yet in Penghu. However, as some of Koxinga followers are Muslim and they might settle in Penghu, it might be useful and interesting to explore Penghu Island.
09:00 – 13:00:Exploring the Fengui Cave.
13:00 – 15:00:Visiting Guanyin Pavilion.
15:00 – 18:00:Visiting Shuncheng Gate.
20:00 – 21:00: Dinner at Lai Fu seafood restaurant.
5th day: 
Beautiful Penghu (NT$4000)
09:00 – 12:00:Exploring Xiyu Western Fort.
12:00 – 15:00:Exploring whale cave.
15:00 – 18:00:Visiting Tongliang Banyan.
20:00 – 21:00: Dinner at seafood restaurant.
6th day: 
Preaching at Taichung (NT$4500)
09:00 – 14:00:Voyage to Taichung (NT$1500).
14:00 – 15:00:Lunch at Bollywood (halal food) (No.1025, Jian Shing Rd.).
15:00 – 16:00:Praying at Masjid Taichung (Taichung Mosque).
16:00 – 18:00:Break at the hotel/ hostel.
18:00 – 20:00:Get to know the city life by visiting Yimin Yizhong Shopping Mall.
20:00 – 22:00:Dinner at FengJia night market.
7th day: 
Visiting unique places 
in Taichung (NT$4000)
09:00 – 14:00:Explore one of top 10 abandoned places in the world, Katoli World, in Dakeng Scenic area.
14:00 – 15:00:Lunch at Little India (halal food) (60, BoGuan 3rd St.).
15:00 – 16:00:Praying and break at Masjid Taichung (Taichung Mosque).
16:00 – 18:00:Visiting Folklore Park
20:00 – 22:00:Dinner at Zhing Hua night market.
8th day: 
Last day in Taichung (NT$4000)
09:00 – 14:00:Have fun at Taichung Metropolitan Park.
14:00 – 16:00:Journey to Jhongli City, Taoyuan County, using the TR-Pass.
16:00 – 17:00:Praying at Masjid Longgang (Longgang Mosque).
17:00 – 19:00:Break at hotel/ hostel.
19:00 – 21:00:Dinner at Date Palm Restaurant (halal food) (No. 33 Ai Kuo Rd., Jhong-Li City).
9th day: 
An adventurous trip 
in Sanzhi (NT$4000)
09:00 – 12:00:Journey from Jhong-Li City to Sanzhi.
12:00 – 13:00:Lunch at 7-11 or seafood restaurant.
13:00 – 18:00:Exploring one of the best abandoned place in the world, Sanzhi Futuristic Resort.
18:00 – 20:00:Journey to Taipei City using TR-Pass.
20:00 – 22:00:Dinner at Enjoy Kitchen restaurant complex (halal food) (No.2, Ln. 84, Sec. 3, Roosevelt Rd., Da'an Dist., Taipei City 106).
10th day: 
Islam in Taipei (NT$6000)
09:00 – 12:00:Visiting National Palace Museum.
12:00 – 13:00:Lunch at Ai Jiaqing real beef noodle (halal food) (41, Lane 223, Sec. 4, Zhongxiao E. Rd. Taipei City).
13:00 – 14:00:Praying at Taipei Cultural Mosque.
14:00 – 16:00:Visiting National Taiwan University.
16:00 – 18:00:Visiting Taipei 101.
18:00 – 20:00:Visiting Chiang Kai Sek Memorial hall.
20:00 – 21:00: Dinner at Kunming Islamic Food (halal food) (26, Lane 81, Fuxing N. Rd.).
11th day: 
Islam in Taipei –end (NT$6000)
05:00 – 06:00:Praying at Taipei Grand Mosque.
09:00 – 15:00: Take Makong Gondola, Visit makong and Taipei Zoo.
15:00 – 16:00:Praying at Taipei Grand Mosque.
16:00 – 18:00:Visit Sun Yat Sen memorial hall.
18:00 – 19:00:Praying at Taipei Grand Mosque.
19:00 – 20:00:Dinner at AALEJA PAKISTANI &INDIAN HALAL RESTAURANT (halal food) (6,Alley5,Lane 70, Yanji St,Taipei City).
20:00 – 22:00:Watch performance at Taipei Eye.
The budget allocated was a rough budget. It was including the accommodation and extra transportation such as to rent a scooter or taxi. In total, the budget that is needed including to pay for TR-Pass is around NT$47800.

1 comment:

  1. Lunch at famous oyster omelet restaurant, nearby Anping Fort.Where is that restaurant ? name of restaurant ?