When individuals speak about Miaoli, they normally consider selecting strawberries. Miaoli is the highest spot in Taiwan for strawberry selecting, and my dad and mom took me there many instances and I even introduced my eldest there too when she was solely 2.
However Miaoli has extra to supply than simply strawberries. It’s well-known for warm springs and fruit plantations too. So, when planning your go to, don’t overlook to incorporate these different cool issues to do in Miaoli.
The place To Keep In Miaoli
For Miaoli, we stayed in , a resort that my family and oldsters at all times keep at. They’re in style among the many locals, particularly for the beautiful mountain view and your personal personal sizzling spring.
Throughout our time in Miaoli, we stayed on the Tangwei & Tang Zhi Mei Scorching Spring Resort, a popular selection for each my Taiwan family and oldsters. Each resort are close by one another. This resort is well-regarded among the many locals, identified for its enchanting mountain surroundings and the availability of personal sizzling springs for every visitor. Tang Zhi Mei is the newer resort in comparison with Tangwei.
They’re each in Taian, the largest city in Miaoli up within the mountains. Regardless that they’re a bit removed from the locations we need to go to, I nonetheless booked them due to the good keep and the gorgeous mountain views.
Our reserving for Tang Wei consists of a 2-level constructing, with one room on every degree. Tang Zhi Mei, alternatively, has two rooms positioned subsequent to one another.
For 3D2N, each I paid about SGD680 per evening (charges are based mostly on 3A4C and the interval I’ve booked), together with dinner for the first evening.
The place To Discover In Miaoli
Really helpful time spent: 1hr 30mins (together with lunch)
桔子甜咖啡 Ju Zi Candy Cafe, actually translated, is greater than only a café; it’s additionally a leisure farm. Upon coming into, you’ll be able to instantly discover the proprietor’s dedication to their plantation. Adjoining to the café is a small farm that includes orange and lime bushes, together with geese and chickens freely roaming round.
I booked by way of their Fb web page. Because it’s a small enterprise with few workers, they wished us to order forward, so our meals can be prepared after we obtained there. Every part is do-it-yourself and natural, even the eggs, lime juice, and marinated orange pores and skin are from their farm!
This place is nice for educating children in regards to the means of meals manufacturing and preparation, proper from the supply to our desk.
Deal with: 354002, Taiwan, Miaoli County, Shitan Township
Working Hours: 11am to 6pm, Closed on Tuesday & Wednesday
Honey Dwelling Apiculture 蜜乡养蜂园
Really helpful time spent: 2-3hrs.
Honey Dwelling Apiculture is an exceptionally distinctive bee farm in Taiwan. It’s additionally a first-of-its-kind expertise for us. In contrast to many different bee farms we visited, Honey Dwelling Apiculture doesn’t hold the bee hives in a single place. They transfer the bee hives based mostly on Taiwan’s flower seasons to make sure ecological steadiness and preserve the amount and high quality of honey.
We paid NT300 per pax (together with toddler) for the academic tour, Honey cake, drink and you need to use NT50 to offset your buy.
A video about Honey Dwelling Apiculture.
Honey Dwelling Apiculture 蜜乡养蜂园 Data:
Deal with: 363, Taiwan, Miaoli County, Gongguan Township
Opening Hours: Day by day, 910am – 550pm (reserving is required by way of Fb or Line)
Prices: NT300 per pax, can use NT50 to offset buy.
Hobbit Valley 哈比丘森林動物
Really helpful time spent: 1hr
If you enter Hobbit Valley, you’ll discover cute hobbit homes that appear to be they’re from The Lord of the Rings film. You may’t go inside proper now as a result of I believe they’re fixing and enhancing them. However the colourful designs and beautiful gardens are excellent for Instagram-worthy photos! Additionally they have a small cafe whilst you can get pleasure from drinks and snacks whereas having fun with the surroundings.
The entrance ticket will not be very costly, about SGD$7 plus per pax. 0-6 years outdated is free entry.
Hobbit Valley Data:
Deal with: 366, Taiwan, Miaoli County, Tongluo Township, 盛隆15鄰160號366
Opening Hours: 930am – 530am, closed on Tuesday
Ticket value: SGD$7.75 per pax, 0-6 FOC.
Ideas: In case you plan to go to throughout winter, be sure that to reach earlier than 4:30 pm, because the solar units round 5 plus. As a result of the situation is within the mountains, I want to not journey on mountain roads at midnight.
Strawberry Cultural Middle 草莓文化館
Really helpful time spent: 1hr
The Strawberry Cultural Middle in Miaoli, Taiwan, is a spacious memento hub. On the primary flooring, you’ll discover quite a lot of strawberry-related snacks, together with merchandise that includes strawberry themes. Moreover, there’s a strawberry museum the place guests can be taught extra about strawberries. It’s a perfect spot to take a break, get pleasure from some snacks, and store for souvenirs to deliver again in your family members.
We tried completely different snacks on the Strawberry Cultural Middle and preferred them a lot that we purchased two packing containers to take residence.
Strawberry Cultural Middle 草莓文化館 Data:
Deal with: 364, Taiwan, Miaoli County, Dahu Township
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 9am-530pm, Sat-Solar 9am-6pm
SUHU Cafe 紅色琉璃瓦草莓園
Really helpful time spent: 1.5-2hrs
There are quite a few strawberry farms in Miaoli, and I’ve visited a number of since I used to be younger. Nonetheless, I finally selected SUHU Cafe as a result of it’s Instagram-worthy, and after selecting strawberries, we will get pleasure from desserts that my husband, who has a candy tooth, loves.
It’s advisable to make a reservation for the cafe, and ensure to comply with their Fb web page for updates on strawberry selecting and cafe-related data. If it’s not strawberry season or the berries aren’t in good situation, the farm gained’t be open.
In contrast to most strawberry farms, SUHU Cafe’s racks are positioned at children’ eye degree and round grownup waist degree. This makes the strawberry-picking expertise rather more pleasing, particularly for these with again points or older people who discover it tough to squat down.
After weighing the strawberries, they provide plates and a washing space so that you can clear the strawberries and eat them proper there. Since we had already had lunch, we opted to order desserts and low for our enjoyment. Please be aware that there’s a minimal spending requirement of NT300 per particular person and NT150 per youngster (3-7 years outdated).
Once we have been leaving, we noticed fairly various locals doing picnic across the cafe after strawberry plucking. Very good expertise!
SUHU Cafe 紅色琉璃瓦草莓園 Data:
Deal with: 96-6, 淋漓坪, 義和村, Dahu Township, Miaoli County, TW
Opening hours: Strawberry season, 830am to 530pm.
Reservations wanted for the cafe.
Schokolake Nation Home 苗栗大湖巧克力雲莊
Really helpful time spent: 1-1.5hr
In case you love chocolate, it is best to try Schokolake Nation Home. Additionally they have resorts if you wish to keep near the city. I obtained the tickets on Klook, they usually embrace a tea time with snacks and a drink. It’s fairly reasonably priced, round SGD$7 plus per particular person.
In case you bought tickets from Klook, go to the primary home to trade them. Then, head to the cafe close to the doorway to order your tea time slot, as you might need to attend for a desk, particularly throughout peak instances. As soon as booked, take a stroll across the foyer to find extra about chocolate or have interaction in some hands-on actions.
Schokolake Nation Home 苗栗大湖巧克力雲莊 data:
Deal with: 364, Taiwan, Miaoli County, Dahu Township
Opening Hours: 9am – 530pm
Tickets: Should purchase from klook.
Really helpful time spent 1hr.
Aside from strawberries, oranges are additionally in season and obtainable for selecting. I bear in mind certainly one of my favourite actions in Taiwan after I was younger was fruit selecting, so I discovered a spot for my children to expertise it too!
阿發哥果園, the orange farm, is a kid-friendly place for fruit selecting in Miaoli. Nonetheless, as it’s positioned up within the hills, it’s nonetheless necessary to deal with your youngster whereas selecting the fruits.
No entrance charges, costs relies on the load of the fruits you may have pluck. International vacationer has a minimal spending (plucking oranges) of NT100 per pax.
Deal with: 364, Taiwan, Miaoli County, Dahu Township, 46號
Opening hours: 8am -12pm, 1pm – 5pm
Ideas: Bookings not required, however do message them on FB to substantiate the fruits season.
Do costume comfortably and heat, as a result of it will get very windy and chilly up on the mountain.
Xi Shui Keng Tofu Avenue 清安豆腐老街
Xi Shui Keng Tofu Avenue is positioned in Miaoli, the place a mixture of Atayal and Hakka individuals dwell collectively. Because of the candy and pure water within the space, they’re famend for producing silky and tender tofu. The outdated avenue will not be giant; it varieties a T-shape, making it simple to navigate with children.
A number of the must-try snacks embrace tofu, grilled quail eggs, yam cake, mochi, and peanuts.
Miaoli boasts quite a few tofu stalls for lunch or dinner, and we opted for 阿婆豆腐店. It’s a preferred selection amongst locals, and the place is clear and well-lit, making it appropriate for households with children.
Deal with: 36541, Taiwan, Miaoli County, Tai’an Township, 清安村35號
Opening hours: Day by day 11am – 7pm, Sunday shut at 540pm.
Xi Shui Keng Tofu Avenue 清安豆腐老街 Data:
Deal with: 365, Taiwan, Miaoli County, Tai’an Township
Opening hours: Day by day 10am – 5pm, we went on Saturday, many of the avenue stalls are nonetheless open round 6pm.
My Itinerary for Miaoli, for reference.
1330hrs Honey Dwelling Apiculture 蜜乡养蜂园
1600hrs Hobbit Valley 哈比丘森林動物
1030hrs Strawberry Cultural Middle 草莓文化館
1130hrs Lunch at 好師父牛排館(very native meals, low cost and good. You may skip this feature and eat lunch at SUHU Cafe).
1300hrs SUHU Cafe 紅色琉璃瓦草莓園
1430hrs Schokolake Nation Home 苗栗大湖巧克力雲莊
1600hrs Xi Shui Keng Tofu Avenue 清安豆腐老街
You may see a abstract of my video beneath!
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