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Go to Fulong beach from Taipei

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Go to Fulong beach from Taipei

Postby Celticguy » 20 Jun 2013, 23:37

Hi, I'm a recent arrival to Taiwan (great country btw :) )and I was hoping to go to Fulong beach.
I don't know how the metro works exactly as I only got here two days ago nut I'm wondering; how would I get there (via bus or metro) to Fulong beach from the Da'an district in Taipei city?
Can I get there just be the metro or what buss can I get?

Any help would be great.

I know I'm a useless foreigner ;)
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Re: Go to Fulong beach from Taipei

Postby ironlady » 20 Jun 2013, 23:39

I don't think the MRT runs quite that far. I always took a train from Taipei Main. I think there are buses from that area of the city as well.
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Re: Go to Fulong beach from Taipei

Postby Steve4nLanguage » 21 Jun 2013, 00:22

I go to Fulong quite often from Taipei.

Take the MRT to Taipei Main Station. Follow the signs to get to the TRA (Taiwan Railway Association) where you can purchase a train ticket to Fulong. If it's the weekend, however, you may have a hard time getting a seat (you can always get a non-reserved ticket and chance standing the entire way).

You can also take the bus, which will guarantee you a seat. Kuo Kuang Bus#1811/1812 (國光客運, also called King Bus) goes between Taipei and Fulong. Catch the bus at Taipei West Bus Station Terminal A.

How to get to Taipei West Bus Station Terminal A: Once you exit the MRT at Taipei Main Station, look at the signs and maps on the walls, and look for Station Front Metro Mall and the "Z" exits. Make your way toward the mall and Z exits. At exit Z3, go up some stairs to ground level and you'll be right at the Taipei West Bus Station Terminal A. This site even has photos to guide you: http://taipeitoairport.blogspot.tw/2012/05/best-way-to-get-to-taoyuan-airport-from.html. When you arrive in Fulong you'll exit at a huge parking lot with a visitor's center.

Hope this helps. By the way, you aren't a useless foreigner :cool:
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Re: Go to Fulong beach from Taipei

Postby tommy525 » 21 Jun 2013, 00:25

There are buses from the Main station to Fulong. The ride along the coast once past Keelung (Jilong) is really nice. But the easiest way is to go by Train from Taipei Main Station. Take the MRT to the Main Station. Then buy tickets at the TRA ticket station on the main floor.

Be aware that Taipei Main Station has the MRT subway, the TRA regular trains and the HSR high speed rail.

You want to get tickets for the TRA trains heading to the East Coast of Taiwan. They have different ticket stations for WEst Taiwan and East Taiwan.

Most any trains stop in Fulong. Take the Taroko Express OR the new Puyuma Express (newer version of the Taroko express).

Will be less then an hour with these trains. Up to 90 mins on slower trains. The train ride is nice too. Good scenery and lots of tunnels.

It may be easier to go there by train and then take the bus back. Just board any bus that said Keelung (Jilong) (and transfer from there to Taipei via many local trains or buses) or TAIPEI. The TAIPEI buses will likely be heading towards Zhongxiao E. Rd and/or Taipei Main station.

There are buses from Keelung (Jilong) to Fulong as well.

oh, someone already posted bout the train :)
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Re: Go to Fulong beach from Taipei

Postby Celticguy » 27 Jul 2013, 03:05

Lads you are amazing
I have no excuses now. I'll be there in no time :)

I'll probably take the bus for convenience and the view. I took a bus ride before and I feel I got to see the true slice of Taiwan. Also it is cheaper :)
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Re: Go to Fulong beach from Taipei

Postby headhonchoII » 27 Jul 2013, 07:05

It just so happens that that train ride has awesome views in parts.
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Re: Go to Fulong beach from Taipei

Postby Mucha Man » 27 Jul 2013, 10:08

OP, get a guidebook. Any guidebook. Even one for Thailand if only to remind you that such things exist to help a newbie in a strange country. :wink:
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Re: Go to Fulong beach from Taipei

Postby Novaspes » 29 Jul 2013, 01:34

OT, I know, but OP, be advised that Fulong is like a circus in these weeks: I can't believe how many people manage to squeeze on that beach and in the village.
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Re: Go to Fulong beach from Taipei

Postby Charlie Phillips » 29 Jul 2013, 01:54

tommy525 wrote:
Most any trains stop in Fulong. Take the Taroko Express OR the new Puyuma Express (newer version of the Taroko express).



No, no, no, Tommy. Fulong is but a fly past for most express trains. Puyuma stops at Songshan and Yilan, and Taroko doesn't stop at Fulong either.
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Re: Go to Fulong beach from Taipei

Postby Novaspes » 29 Jul 2013, 02:00

One needs to get a Fu-Hsing Local Train to be able to get off in Fulong.
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