Guishan Township, Taoyuan - looking for some information

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Guishan Township, Taoyuan - looking for some information

Postby spock » 03 May 2012, 18:06

Guys, I've been looking for some information about Guishan Township, I'll be staying in this place for 3 months.
I know that Township itself is not very attractive, but because it's close to Taipei so I think about spending my free time in capital city.
I was thinking, is there anything interested in Gueishan Township, Taoyuan? Are there any hidden gems worth seeing in this area ?

I want to apologize for asking so many questions, but I'm really excited about my visit :)
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Re: Guishan Township, Taoyuan - looking for some information

Postby Taffy » 03 May 2012, 18:08

You'll have ex-president Chen Shui-bian for a neighbour. :thumbsup:
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Re: Guishan Township, Taoyuan - looking for some information

Postby Belgian Pie » 03 May 2012, 18:38

Close to Taipei? It's a hassle to get there, first bus or taxi to Taoyuan station, than train to Taipei ...
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Re: Guishan Township, Taoyuan - looking for some information

Postby superking » 03 May 2012, 18:49

Well, it ain't THIS bad...
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Re: Guishan Township, Taoyuan - looking for some information

Postby tomthorne » 03 May 2012, 19:02

The food is better than in Nankan.
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Re: Guishan Township, Taoyuan - looking for some information

Postby spock » 03 May 2012, 19:04

ok, I have read on this forum that Taiwan has a good transport system, is it that good?
for example Sanxia District seems like nice place to visit
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Re: Guishan Township, Taoyuan - looking for some information

Postby mangoholic » 03 May 2012, 22:28

I live nearby. What part of Guishan? Near Mingchuan University or closer to Linkou and the Chang Gung Hospital?
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Re: Guishan Township, Taoyuan - looking for some information

Postby cranky laowai » 03 May 2012, 23:00

spock wrote:ok, I have read on this forum that Taiwan has a good transport system, is it that good?

It's very good if you live in Taipei -- which Guishan isn't part of. And it's very good if you want to go between places served by the railway or the high-speed rail -- again, Guishan's not on the list. The bus system is very good in some places; but the learning curve is a lot steeper for those who don't know much if any Mandarin. You'll need to learn about some of the buses there.

There's a free shuttle on at least some days between Yingge (served by the railway, and worth visiting on its own) and Sanxia. (You want to go to the old street, right?) But I've heard they may be canceling that.
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Re: Guishan Township, Taoyuan - looking for some information

Postby spock » 04 May 2012, 17:23

mangoholic wrote:I live nearby. What part of Guishan? Near Mingchuan University or closer to Linkou and the Chang Gung Hospital?


I will be staying somewhere near Fengshu Rd. it seems to be blose to Ming chuan university, what do You think about it ?








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spock wrote:ok, I have read on this forum that Taiwan has a good transport system, is it that good?

It's very good if you live in Taipei -- which Guishan isn't part of. And it's very good if you want to go between places served by the railway or the high-speed rail -- again, Guishan's not on the list. The bus system is very good in some places; but the learning curve is a lot steeper for those who don't know much if any Mandarin. You'll need to learn about some of the buses there.

There's a free shuttle on at least some days between Yingge (served by the railway, and worth visiting on its own) and Sanxia. (You want to go to the old street, right?) But I've heard they may be canceling that.



Yes I meant old street in Sanxia, I know Gueishan is not part of Taipei but I thought that I wouldn't be such a big problem to visit it after I finish working working
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Re: Guishan Township, Taoyuan - looking for some information

Postby mangoholic » 04 May 2012, 18:07

Spock, I live near the Linkou hospital, so I am not very familiar with the Mingchuan area. Sorry. Wish I could help.
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