Taiwan Summer Fun in Cing Jing, Taiwan (Day 3)

After our farm stay at the Flying Cow Ranch, we’re off to Cing Jing to visit Cing Jing Farm, 清境农场. We had pre-booked a cab driver to drive us from Miaoli to Cing Jing  and the journey was approximately two hours.

When we arrived there, it was so cooling and misty as Cing Jing is at a high altitude of 1,750 metres above sea level. Just look at the view that greeted us when we first arrived at the minsu. The air was definitely much fresher as the view was covered by mist not like the haze we have in Singapore now.

 For our accommodation in Cing Jing, we booked the Misty Villa minsu, 雲濛仙境, which was very popular with Singaporeans. I joked and told Alexis it sure is Misty here alright. The minsu owner told us that we had the room with the best view on the 3rd storey and I have to agree.

I loved the breathtaking view that welcomed us after the mist had settled later in the afternoon. The room was spacious and the bathroom was huge. The owners of the minsu were also very hospitable and friendly and gave us recommendations on where we could go to see the best that Cing Jing has to offer.


 A rack to hang your clothes and a water dispenser on the right

On our first night, we had dinner at Carton King which was just a short 5 minutes walk away from our minsu. Carton King, 紙箱王, has been one of the must visits in Cing Jing as it has a unique dining concept where everything except the food in the restaurant is made of corrugated cardboard.

Paper products and merchandise such as stationary, cards and even bags and hats can be bought as souvenirs!

Not only was the restaurant decorated with cardboard sculptures, even the furniture was made of cardboard and they were surprising strong and sturdy.

Although the place looked very interesting, we were disappointed that the food was pretty average and expensive by Taiwan standards. As a start, you have to spend a minimum of NT300 per person when you dine in. I ordered the lamp chops and Alexis had the fish.

 The dishes came with 4 sides a soup, rice, vegetables and a pudding. The portions for everything was small and tasted just so-so.

While we were eating, we noticed that a few tables were enjoying their hot pot so you may want to try it for yourself.

After dinner, we decided to do the touristy thing and mailed home a post card. On level 1, there is a little shop where you can pick up a postcard and stamps. What’s interesting about the tourist attractions in Taiwan is that they have their own stamps or chops. So a tip is to bring along a notebook and you can go around collecting the stamps of the places you visited.

Sophie colouring her postcard to be mailed home to Singapore!

My post card is done!

They’ve even got a mailbox for posting back home 🙂

We headed back to the minsu to rest as it’s a pretty quiet town come night time. Sophie is looking forward to see the sheeps on  Cing Jing farm and Swiss Garden the next day. More in the next post 🙂

More of our Taiwan adventures

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  2. Jasmine June 23, 2013 at 4:54 pm Reply

    Hi Susan! It’s a lovely post and you guys look like you had loads of fun 🙂
    We are planning a trip to Taiwan in November. I see Sophie wearing her raincoat often… Does it rain often there?

    Many thanks

    • Susan June 23, 2013 at 5:00 pm Reply

      Hi Jasmine, May was the rainy season and it rained quite a bit when we were in Cing Jing and Hua Lian. But in Taipei it was all bright and sunny.
      November would be great as its cooling with temperatures of about 20degrees and it would have been just after the typhoon season which ends typically in October.

  3. Jasmine June 24, 2013 at 11:32 am Reply

    Hi Susan, I intend to go to Taiwan in Dec and stay one night at CingJIng farm. There is a bus stop near 清境農場國民賓館, is 雲濛仙境民宿 within walking distance to the bus stop?

    I will be bring young kid , do we need to walk a long distance (slope or stair) to reach 雲濛仙境民宿? how far?

  4. pc June 24, 2013 at 1:25 pm Reply

    Oh my, oh my, the breathtaking view and the minsu!!! Now you make me want to go Taiwan~!

    • Susan June 24, 2013 at 1:51 pm Reply

      I think you will love it Pc! The views are breathtaking and it immediately makes one feel all relaxed and laid back. Go, go!

  5. Jasmine June 24, 2013 at 7:17 pm Reply

    Thank you Susan 🙂

  6. Emily July 5, 2013 at 9:27 am Reply

    Hi Susan,
    After reading and seeing the photo, I cannot wait to go over. thanks for yr kind info over the email. Looking forward to your next post on yr Taiwan trip 🙂

  7. Lin September 6, 2013 at 10:49 pm Reply

    Hi I am looking for driver to travel from flying cow to cingjing. Wouls you be able to provide the contact no of your driver ? Thanks.

    • Susan September 7, 2013 at 4:29 pm Reply

      Hi Lin,

      Thanks for dropping by. Sure, I’ll send it to you via email.

  8. Connie September 10, 2013 at 11:56 pm Reply

    Hi Susan, how much did you pay for the transport from flying cow ranch to chinjing? Can you share will me the contact. driver? Many thanks.

    • Susan September 13, 2013 at 1:36 am Reply

      Hi Connie,
      I engaged this cab driver, 林鴻慶 Ling Hong Qing. His email is papa23tw@yahoo.com.tw. For my trip, he quoted me 3000TWD.

  9. ashley October 20, 2013 at 11:05 pm Reply

    Hi Susan,
    I enjoyed reading your blog and it made me decided to bring my baby boy along to taiwan in coming cny 2014.

    While planning my itinerary, i have some concerns as i also read that the route to cingjing is quite winding due to the mountainous areas and as a result, some people got car-sick. And some even said risky with sharp narrow turns. Is this worse than the trip getting to genting highland? My mum was so against this saying my boy still small. (2yo). Am quite disappointed to leave cingjing out of my itinerary

    • Susan October 21, 2013 at 7:12 pm Reply

      Hi Ashley, yes the ride up was winding and at some points my girl looked uncomfortable. Thankfully, our driver is very experienced so they are very familiar with the route and they drove very safely. Hmm perhaps you can prepare motion sickness medicine for the journey or maybe time it around your child’s nap time. The route to Cing Jing is also dependent on the weather. Just before our trio the roads were closed as they had rocks that fell due to heavy rain so keep your fingers crossed for good weather.

  10. Law January 12, 2014 at 12:09 am Reply

    Hi Susan,
    your blog is informative, planning to go there with family May this year, would like to clarify with you regarding distance from Misty Villa minsu, 雲濛仙境 to Carton King, 紙箱王, you mentioned it’s quite near, but when i check google map it’s quite distance away, is it both in Nantou county? the one with restaurant you are referring to, is it 台湾南投县集集镇纸箱王?

    • Susan January 13, 2014 at 3:42 pm Reply

      Hi,
      There may be more than Carton King restaurant in Taiwan. The one in Cingjing is just next to Small Swiss Garden. From Misty Villa, it takes no more than 5 mins. You may refer to this link for the address http://www.cartonking.com.tw/dkrest_menu.asp?ID=40

  11. Zinc February 8, 2014 at 6:33 am Reply

    Hi, wld u recommend flying cow or Cing Jing? I’ve a 4yo n a 1 yo.. Can’t decide which one as both looks interesting!

    • Susan February 9, 2014 at 2:59 pm Reply

      If you only have time for one, then I’ll recommend the Flying Cow Ranch for those with young kids. There are more farm animals for them to see, feed and also get up close too like cows, goats, horses, rabbits, ducks, etc. There are also activities around the farm that your four year old can take part and enjoy.
      Hope this helps 🙂

      • ziyin February 11, 2014 at 10:58 pm Reply

        ok, thanks for your recommendation! 🙂

        • Susan February 13, 2014 at 9:16 am Reply

          Welcome. Hope you have a good trip to Taiwan 🙂

  12. Ruby February 17, 2014 at 11:48 am Reply

    Hi! I am planning a trip to Taiwan in June and looking at Flying Cow Ranch. Do you think staying there for 1 day and 1 night is enough? My initial plan was to stay there for 2 nights but am afraid that there will be nothing much to do on 2nd day. I have 2 girls – 4 yo and 3 yo.

    Thanks!

    • Susan February 18, 2014 at 5:38 pm Reply

      Hi Ruby, that’s what I did, one day and one night. Actually by second day there will not be much to do since most of the feeding of animals is done in the mornings. Afternoons are mainly DIY activities which are nothing fantastic.
      Hope this helps 🙂

  13. Dawn June 5, 2014 at 10:39 pm Reply

    Hi! Thanks for sharing ur wonderful experiences in Taiwan!
    For the Misty Villa Minsu tt u stayed in, were there many steps tt u need to climb in order to get to ur room located on the 3rd floor? Any problems with carrying ur luggages up to the room? Thanks in advance.

    • Susan August 20, 2014 at 1:02 am Reply

      Hi Dawn, sorry I missed replying you. The taxi alighted us on the third floor as it is connected to the back entrance. But the daily walk up and down the stairs from the third floor was indeed quite tiring. Don’t recall the number of steps but should be more than 50 steps.

  14. serene seah June 10, 2014 at 10:54 pm Reply

    Hi Susan,

    may I know 3000 TWD to book the driver, how many days was it for ?

    Thanks !

    • Susan June 11, 2014 at 7:32 pm Reply

      Hi Serene,
      That was for one trip from the Flying Cow Ranch to Cing Jing, which was about 2 and a half hours drive away.

  15. LC August 19, 2014 at 10:53 pm Reply

    Hi Susan, we are planning to go to Taiwan end of this year. Can you send me your itinerary, driver contact and hotels you stayed? Thank you so much 🙂

    • Susan August 20, 2014 at 12:38 am Reply

      Hi LC,

      I’ve dropped you an email with my itinerary. Hope it’s useful 🙂

      • Jingxian August 26, 2014 at 5:04 pm Reply

        Hi Susan,
        I am planning a trip to Taiwan for the kids. Can you send me your itinerary with contacts too? Thanks!

        • Susan August 28, 2014 at 1:19 am Reply

          Hi Jiang Xian,
          I’ve sent you my itinerary. Hope you have an enjoyable time in Taiwan.

          • SUET FONG June 28, 2016 at 8:52 pm

            Hi Susan, I am planning a trip to Taiwan with kids. Can you send me your itinerary with contacts too? Thanks!

          • Susan June 28, 2016 at 11:23 pm

            Hi Suet Fong, I’ve emailed it to you 🙂

  16. Chin guan September 14, 2014 at 11:55 am Reply

    Hi Susan,

    I will be traveling with 5 adult and 3 kids. Arriving in Tao yuan airport early morning. Is there any taxi or van direct from airport to cinjing?

  17. Winnie September 16, 2014 at 9:49 am Reply

    Hi Susan,

    I enjoyed reading your blog very much!

    May I have your itinerary and also the list of drivers you had during this trip (esp the once you took from Miaoli to Cingjing)?

    Many thanks in advance!

    • Susan September 17, 2014 at 9:20 pm Reply

      Hi Winnie,

      Sure. I’ve dropped you an email of it. Hope you enjoy your Taiwan trip 🙂

  18. Lynn September 30, 2014 at 11:06 am Reply

    Hi Susan
    Thanks for the useful ideas about holiday in Taiwan!
    Im planning a farmstay trips for my 2 young kid in late Nov. Thinking of covering flying cow, cinging and Taipei. Could you share with me your itinerary and driver’s contact? Wonder is it possible to have him cover the whole journey? Thanks in advance!

    • Susan October 11, 2014 at 9:59 am Reply

      Hi Lynn, I used different drivers for different areas as they couldn’t bring me to all places. I’ve emailed you my itinerary as requested. Hope it’s useful for you.

  19. […] Cing Jing (Day 3) – Carton King and review of Accomodation at Misty Villa […]

  20. Audrey October 10, 2014 at 11:45 am Reply

    Hi Susan,

    Love reading your blog and thanks for the info. We are planning to go to Taiwan next month. Would you mind sharing your itinerary & driver contact ? Thank you so much in advance.

    • Susan October 11, 2014 at 10:35 am Reply

      Hi Audrey,

      I’ve dropped you an emmail on my Taiwan itinerary and driver’s contact. Hope it helps in planning for your upcoming trip 🙂

  21. Tracy October 13, 2014 at 4:04 pm Reply

    Hi Susan,

    Thanks for sharing about your Taiwan trip. I’ll be going to Taiwan with my kids and parents as well. Wondering if you could share your itinerary and driver contacts with me?

    Thank you!

    • Susan October 15, 2014 at 8:36 am Reply

      Hi Tracy,
      I’ve dropped you an email. Hope it helps in your planning. Have a good trip with your family.

  22. Leslie Tan October 31, 2014 at 11:22 am Reply

    Hi, I will be bringing my kids to TW this Dec. Pls share your itineries and the transport contact if you can. Thanks in advance.

    • Susan November 2, 2014 at 8:40 pm Reply

      Hi Leslie,

      Sure. I’ve dropped you an email on it. Hope it helps in your planning.

  23. Cindy November 2, 2014 at 12:49 am Reply

    Hi Susan

    Your taiwan trip sounds so fun and it has inspire me to bring my 2yr old toddler there this Dec. Would you be able to share your itineries and your accomodation arrangement with me please?
    thanks in advance!

    • Susan November 2, 2014 at 8:41 pm Reply

      Hi Cindy,
      Hope you’ll have a good time in Taiwan with your kid. I’ve sent my itinerary and hope it gives you some ideas on where to visit.

  24. kylie November 3, 2014 at 12:11 am Reply

    Hi ,

    I’m going to Taiwan in Dec. Can you share your itinerary and driver contact ?

  25. Serene November 4, 2014 at 9:37 pm Reply

    Hi, i am going to cingjing in 6 weeks time in December 17th to 19th, but i understand that misty villa do not have any rooms available. May i kindly check if during your trip do you see any other nearby villa to recommend? Hope to hear from you soon!

    Lastly, would appreciate if you can drop me your itinerary plan.

    Cheers!

  26. Kathryn January 10, 2015 at 6:23 pm Reply

    Hi, thanks for a really informative post! Do you mind sharing with me your itinerary and drivers’ contacts? I will be traveling with a 3yo and 2yo… Think we can’t really do public transport with all the luggage in tow. Thanks!

    • Susan January 14, 2015 at 8:36 am Reply

      Hi Kathryn,
      Glad you found it useful. I do have other parts of Taiwan not covered yet and hope to do so this month.

      I’ve emailed you my itinerary, however I used them outside of Taipei. Hope you have a good holiday with your family.

  27. Jaslyn January 16, 2015 at 12:49 am Reply

    Hi Susan, we r planning for a trip to tw and visiting cingjing as well with my 5 and 3 years old kids. can u share with your itinerary? thanks in advance !

  28. Xueli June 1, 2015 at 1:01 pm Reply

    Hi Susan, can u drop me an email of the contacts of the drivers that u used at different parts of ur Taiwan trip. thank you so much:)

    • Susan June 4, 2015 at 8:42 am Reply

      Hi Xueli,
      I’ve dropped you an email with my itinerary 🙂

  29. Heaven June 27, 2015 at 10:24 am Reply

    Hi Susan appreciate if you could also share your itinerary and driver contacts + price with me too… thanks a lot for this blog entry on taiwan.

    • Susan June 29, 2015 at 11:50 pm Reply

      Hi there, I’ve emailed my itinerary over to you. Hope it’s useful 🙂

  30. SSP August 11, 2015 at 11:26 am Reply

    Hi Susan! Could u share your Taiwan itinery and contact with me? I’m planning something similar. Thanks in advance. 8)

    • Susan September 29, 2015 at 8:13 am Reply

      Sure. I’ve sent it 🙂

  31. Gladys September 1, 2015 at 4:27 pm Reply

    Hi Susan, thanks for sharing. Do you mind to send me your itinerary with the taxi drivers contact ? I’ll be bringing my 11 months old baby to taiwan.

    Much appreciated !

    • Susan September 29, 2015 at 8:13 am Reply

      Sorry for the late reply Gladys. I’ve emailed it to you 🙂

  32. Josephine September 16, 2015 at 7:18 pm Reply

    Hi Susan,

    Yr itinerary looks interesting. am planning to trip to flying cow, qingjing and Taipei with my 5 year old kid this dec. Would u mind to share yr iteneiry and drivers contact. Tks much !

    • Susan September 29, 2015 at 8:12 am Reply

      Hi Josephine,
      I’ve emailed it across to you. Hope it’s useful for your trip.

  33. Angel September 20, 2015 at 12:25 am Reply

    Hi Susan ,
    Thanks for sharing . Would you mind sending me your itinerary and taxi drivers contacts ?
    Tks

    • Susan September 29, 2015 at 8:11 am Reply

      Hi Angel,
      I’ve sent it to you 🙂

  34. Lynette Tay September 24, 2015 at 10:56 pm Reply

    Hi Susan!

    Can I know where you booked your stay at Misty Villa in Cingjing?

    Thanks!

    • Susan September 29, 2015 at 8:10 am Reply

      Hi Lynette,
      I booked it directly on their website.

  35. Sharon September 25, 2015 at 12:44 pm Reply

    Hi Susan, care to share me your Taiwan itinerary?
    Thank you!

    • Susan September 29, 2015 at 8:10 am Reply

      Sure Sharon. Dropped you an email on it.

  36. Pieta Setiawan September 30, 2015 at 9:45 am Reply

    Hi Susan,
    i plan to bring my 1 years old son to Taiwan next year. Really appreciate if you can share with me your itinerary and also the drivers contact as well. because it will be my first time bring my boy for holiday. so just want to make sure i bring to the place that he will enjoy. Thank you so much

    • Susan October 14, 2015 at 6:18 pm Reply

      Hi Pieta, I’ve emailed it to you.

  37. Janice October 9, 2015 at 6:13 pm Reply

    Hi Susan, Thank you so much for the beautiful pictures and helpful information. I am planning to bring my 3 kids to Taiwan. It’ll be our 1st time there. It’ll be great if you can share your Taiwan itinerary and drivers’ contacts. Really appreciate!

    • Susan October 14, 2015 at 6:19 pm Reply

      Hi Janice, I’ve shared my itinerary and driver’s contact with you.

  38. vivi October 14, 2015 at 4:36 pm Reply

    hi

    do u mind sharing ur itineary with the cab driver contacts to violeteng@Hotmail.com!!

    Lovely blog!

  39. Emileen November 13, 2015 at 11:14 am Reply

    Hi Susan, Your blog post very useful especially for family travelling with LO. Can I have your travel itinerary with driver’s contacts. Thank you so much.

  40. Marissa December 22, 2015 at 9:08 am Reply

    Hi Susan,

    Thanks for sharing your Taiwan trip experience. I’m planning my trip in March 2016. Do u mind sharing your itinerary? Thanks! 😉

  41. Fiona December 31, 2015 at 12:28 pm Reply

    Hi Susan,

    Do you mind sharing your itinerary and driver contact as I am planning my trip in May 2016. Thanks!

  42. Jen January 13, 2016 at 12:44 am Reply

    Hello Susan,

    May I know how you managed to book a room with misty villa? Is it from there website alone?

    • Jen January 13, 2016 at 12:45 am Reply

      And if possible, could you possibly also send me your itinerary as well? Thank you so much in advance for helping me out! Cheers!

  43. Janet May 8, 2016 at 1:20 pm Reply

    Hi susan thks for sharing. I together with hubby bringing 2 kids to taiwan this coming jun. Can share your itinerary? My kids will love to experience the farm stay. Can send me ur driver contact n price. Thank you. Happy mothers day too!

  44. jas June 3, 2016 at 11:07 am Reply

    Hi Susuan,

    Thanks for sharing your Taiwan trip experience. I’m planning my trip with 2 very kids in Oct/Nov 2016. Really appreciate if you can share with me your itinerary and also the drivers contact as well. Thanks! 🙂

    • Susan June 28, 2016 at 11:29 pm Reply

      Hi Jas, I’ve emailed it across to you 🙂 Hope it helps in your planning.

  45. lim kim m June 19, 2016 at 5:23 pm Reply

    wow. nice blog and very informative. planning a trip and hope you can share your itinerary and the drivers contact details. thanks in.advance.

    • Susan June 28, 2016 at 11:28 pm Reply

      Hi Kim, I’ve emailed my itinerary to you 🙂

  46. Michelle June 28, 2016 at 9:03 am Reply

    hi Susan, thx for sharing your about your Taiwan trip on your blog. it looks so interesting. Can I trouble you to send me your itinerary and drivers’ contacts as well as accommodation? I intend to bring my 4 yr old to Taiwan in Oct 2016 🙂 thank you!

    • Susan June 28, 2016 at 11:26 pm Reply

      Emailed it over. Enjoy your Taiwan holiday with your family 🙂

  47. Nita July 2, 2016 at 2:20 am Reply

    Hi Susan, thanks for sharing your family trip experience in Taiwan, it’s helped give me some ideas on where to take my kids. Would u mind sharing your accommodation and drivers contact details? Thanks in advance!

  48. Stephanie Tan August 11, 2016 at 1:43 pm Reply

    Hi Just check with you. When you stay in Flying Cow Ranch. Is the bed a king or Queen Size Bed?

    • Susan August 17, 2016 at 12:39 pm Reply

      It’s a king sized bed.

  49. Wei Ming September 25, 2016 at 1:38 pm Reply

    Hi can email me your itnerary with the driver? Happened to chance upon your blog on this.

    my email will be weiming85@hotmail.com

    • Susan October 10, 2016 at 8:56 pm Reply

      Sure Wei Ming. I’ve emailed it across to you. Hope it helps 🙂

  50. Agnes Tan October 9, 2016 at 10:49 pm Reply

    Hi Susan, thks for sharing your trip experience. I am planning to visit Taiwan in end Dec. Can I trouble you to send me your itinerary , driver contact and accomodation details. Thank you.

    • Agnes Tan October 15, 2016 at 11:49 pm Reply

      Hi Susan, please share with me your itinerary , drivrr contact n accomodation details. Thank you.

      • Susan October 18, 2016 at 8:59 pm Reply

        Hi Agnes,
        I’ve sent the details to you. Hope it’s useful for your planning.

    • Susan October 18, 2016 at 9:10 pm Reply

      Sure Agnes

  51. Monica Yee November 3, 2016 at 1:41 pm Reply

    Hi Susan, could youshare your itinerary with the taxi drivers contact please. Thanks! monapr@hotmail.com

    • Susan November 9, 2016 at 7:57 am Reply

      Sure Monica, I’ve emailed it across to you 🙂

  52. Jia Min Boo January 2, 2017 at 2:57 pm Reply

    Hi Susan, would you please share your itinerary with me? I am planning for my whole family with my parents there. Thank you!

  53. Eddy January 15, 2017 at 9:34 am Reply

    Hi hi,
    I’m planning to go Cingjing from Miaoli.
    Could you share the driver contact and the price?
    Thank you.

    • Susan January 22, 2017 at 9:23 pm Reply

      Hi Eddy,
      I’ve sent you the itinerary with the driver’s contact. Hope it helps.

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