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HELP NEEDED!! Xitou Monster Village / Shanlinxi (杉林溪)

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HELP NEEDED!! Xitou Monster Village / Shanlinxi (杉林溪)

Hi everyone,

I am heading to Taiwan for 5 days in May and planning to spend a night at Taichung.

Want to visit Xitou Monster Village and Shanlinxi in the day before visiting Fengjia market in the evening.

Can anyone help to advise what transport to take from:

1. Taichung station to Xitou Monster village

2. Xitou Monster Village to Shanlinxi

3. Shanlinxi back to Taichung

I tried checking the rates for private taxi but it costs about SGD200 and i hope to save the $ and take public transport instead. Would really appreciate some advice as Im having a hard time looking up information online.. seems like different routes/bus companies etc .. so confused now

Thanks in advanced!

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1. Re: HELP NEEDED!! Xitou Monster Village / Shanlinxi (杉林溪)

Suggest to travel from Taichung > Shanlinxi > Xitou Monster Village > Taichung. You have more buses for your trip back to Taichung.

Taichung > Shanlinxi: Yuanlin/Changhua Bus #6871 departs 0645, 0825, 0930, 1200, 1600 hrs. Fare; NT$296 Travel time: About 3 hrs;

Shanlinxi > Xitou Monster Village: Yuanlin/Changhua Bus #6871 departs 1030, 1230, 1310, 1350, 1630 hrs. Fare: NT$63 (17~18km distance) Travel time: About 40 mins;

Xitou Monster Village > Taichung: Yuanlin/Changhua Bus #6870, #6871, Taiwan Shuttle bus (Xitou route) frequent departures every 30 mins. Fare: NT$175 Travel time: About 2 hr

Xitou Forest Recreational Area is just next to Xitou Monster Village. You will not have time to include Xitou Forest Recreational Area. You certainly save the $ by taking public transport. Can use Easycard on all these buses.

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2. Re: HELP NEEDED!! Xitou Monster Village / Shanlinxi (杉林溪)

If you are headed to Fengjia night market after the trip to Shanlinxi and Xitou Monster Village, board Taiwan Shuttle bus (Xitou route) to Taichung HSR Station. Frequent departures every 30 mins. Fare: NT$162 Travel time: About 1 hr 45 mins.

At Taichung HSR Station, transfer to bus #160 to Fengjia night market.

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3. Re: HELP NEEDED!! Xitou Monster Village / Shanlinxi (杉林溪)

Thank you so much for the detailed information taiwanDIY! Can I clarify a few things:

1) Do I take the same route/buses from Shanlinxi back to Taichung if I were go there after Monster village and is the last bus still 4.30pm?

2) What time is the last bus to Taiching from Monster Village?

3) Will it be the same travelling time taking the bus and private taxi?

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4. Re: HELP NEEDED!! Xitou Monster Village / Shanlinxi (杉林溪)

1) Yes, take the same Yuanlin/Changhua Bus #6871 from Shanlinxi back to Taichung if go there after Monster village. Last bus departs Shanlinxi at 1630 hrs. Suggest visit Shanlinxi first before proceeding to Xitou Monster Village. You do not need to carry your purchases you made at Monster Village when you explore/walk the trails in Shanlinxi;

2) Taiwan Shuttle (Xitou route) last bus departs Xitou Monster Village at 1720 hrs (weekdays) and 1750 hrs (weekends, public holidays & summer holidays) to Taichung HSR Station/Taichung TRA Station;

3) Taking taxi will be faster than public bus to reach destination. You can expect to pay cab fare generally about 9~10 times the fare on public bus.

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5. Re: HELP NEEDED!! Xitou Monster Village / Shanlinxi (杉林溪)

Thank you so much! Really appreciate the information :))))

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6. Re: HELP NEEDED!! Xitou Monster Village / Shanlinxi (杉林溪)

Hi there,

I have decided to include Checheng station to my day trip.

How do I get to Checheng station from Taichung, and from Checheng Station to Shalinxi?

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7. Re: HELP NEEDED!! Xitou Monster Village / Shanlinxi (杉林溪)

At Taichung TRA Station, board Yuanlin/Changhua Bus #6871 which passes Zhuoshui (Jhuoshuei) Station. Transfer to local railway trains to Checheng Station (terminal station). The bus departing Shanlinxi also passes Zhuoshui (Jhuoshuei) Station on its return journey to Taichung TRA Station.

Edited: 23 March 2015, 08:34
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8. Re: HELP NEEDED!! Xitou Monster Village / Shanlinxi (杉林溪)

Thank you once again but how do I proceed from Checheng to shanlinxi or Xitou Monster Village?

Edited: 23 March 2015, 23:55
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9. Re: HELP NEEDED!! Xitou Monster Village / Shanlinxi (杉林溪)

From Checheng to Shanlinxi or Xitou Monster Village, board the local railway train back to Zhuoshui (Jhuoshuei) Station. Transfer to Yuanlin/Changhua Bus #6871

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10. Re: HELP NEEDED!! Xitou Monster Village / Shanlinxi (杉林溪)

Hi when will your trip be? Have you got any plan for your Taichung trip yet?

Me and my friend are planning to book a cabbie for a day trip for either of the following:

-taichung, to jiji, to monster village, back Taichung.

-Taichung, Monster village, Gaomei wetland, back Taichung

We are looking for 2 more pax to cab pool with us. Would you be interested?

If yes, do email me at yue.ni@hotmail.com

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