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 🙂
Heading to Taiwan soon? Don’t miss the rest of our Taiwan adventures:
- Flying Cow Ranch, Miaoli
- Green Green Grassland and Small Swiss Garden Cing Jing
- Hualien 花莲, Taroko Gorge 太鲁阁
- Whale Watching Adventure in Hualien 花莲, Taiwan
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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?
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.
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?
Oh my, oh my, the breathtaking view and the minsu!!! Now you make me want to go Taiwan~!
I think you will love it Pc! The views are breathtaking and it immediately makes one feel all relaxed and laid back. Go, go!
Thank you 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 🙂
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.
Thanks for dropping by. Sure, I’ll send it to you via email.
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.
I engaged this cab driver, 林鴻慶 Ling Hong Qing. His email is firstname.lastname@example.org. For my trip, he quoted me 3000TWD.
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
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.
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?
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
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!
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 🙂
ok, thanks for your recommendation! 🙂
Welcome. Hope you have a good trip to Taiwan 🙂
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.
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 🙂
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.
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.
may I know 3000 TWD to book the driver, how many days was it for ?
That was for one trip from the Flying Cow Ranch to Cing Jing, which was about 2 and a half hours drive away.
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 🙂
I’ve dropped you an email with my itinerary. Hope it’s useful 🙂
I am planning a trip to Taiwan for the kids. Can you send me your itinerary with contacts too? Thanks!
Hi Jiang Xian,
I’ve sent you my itinerary. Hope you have an enjoyable time in Taiwan.
Hi Susan, I am planning a trip to Taiwan with kids. Can you send me your itinerary with contacts too? Thanks!
Hi Suet Fong, I’ve emailed it to you 🙂
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?
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!
Sure. I’ve dropped you an email of it. Hope you enjoy your Taiwan trip 🙂
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!
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.
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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.
I’ve dropped you an emmail on my Taiwan itinerary and driver’s contact. Hope it helps in planning for your upcoming trip 🙂
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?
I’ve dropped you an email. Hope it helps in your planning. Have a good trip with your family.
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.
Sure. I’ve dropped you an email on it. Hope it helps in your planning.
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!
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.
I’m going to Taiwan in Dec. Can you share your itinerary and driver contact ?
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.
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!
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.
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 !
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:)
I’ve dropped you an email with my itinerary 🙂
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.
Hi there, I’ve emailed my itinerary over to you. Hope it’s useful 🙂
Hi Susan! Could u share your Taiwan itinery and contact with me? I’m planning something similar. Thanks in advance. 8)
Sure. I’ve sent it 🙂
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 !
Sorry for the late reply Gladys. I’ve emailed it to you 🙂
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 !
I’ve emailed it across to you. Hope it’s useful for your trip.
Hi Susan ,
Thanks for sharing . Would you mind sending me your itinerary and taxi drivers contacts ?
I’ve sent it to you 🙂
Can I know where you booked your stay at Misty Villa in Cingjing?
I booked it directly on their website.
Hi Susan, care to share me your Taiwan itinerary?
Sure Sharon. Dropped you an email on it.
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
Hi Pieta, I’ve emailed it to you.
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!
Hi Janice, I’ve shared my itinerary and driver’s contact with you.
do u mind sharing ur itineary with the cab driver contacts to violeteng@Hotmail.com!!
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.
Thanks for sharing your Taiwan trip experience. I’m planning my trip in March 2016. Do u mind sharing your itinerary? Thanks! 😉
Do you mind sharing your itinerary and driver contact as I am planning my trip in May 2016. Thanks!
May I know how you managed to book a room with misty villa? Is it from there website alone?
And if possible, could you possibly also send me your itinerary as well? Thank you so much in advance for helping me out! Cheers!
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!
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! 🙂
Hi Jas, I’ve emailed it across to you 🙂 Hope it helps in your planning.
wow. nice blog and very informative. planning a trip and hope you can share your itinerary and the drivers contact details. thanks in.advance.
Hi Kim, I’ve emailed my itinerary to you 🙂
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!
Emailed it over. Enjoy your Taiwan holiday with your family 🙂
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!
Hi Just check with you. When you stay in Flying Cow Ranch. Is the bed a king or Queen Size Bed?
It’s a king sized bed.
Hi can email me your itnerary with the driver? Happened to chance upon your blog on this.
my email will be email@example.com
Sure Wei Ming. I’ve emailed it across to you. Hope it helps 🙂
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.
Hi Susan, please share with me your itinerary , drivrr contact n accomodation details. Thank you.
I’ve sent the details to you. Hope it’s useful for your planning.
Hi Susan, could youshare your itinerary with the taxi drivers contact please. Thanks! firstname.lastname@example.org
Sure Monica, I’ve emailed it across to you 🙂
Hi Susan, would you please share your itinerary with me? I am planning for my whole family with my parents there. Thank you!
I’m planning to go Cingjing from Miaoli.
Could you share the driver contact and the price?
I’ve sent you the itinerary with the driver’s contact. Hope it helps.
Hi Susan, could you pls send me your itinerary with the driver’s contact pls? Btw, when you went in May, were the farms smelly because of the summer heat?
I’ve dropped you an email of my Taiwan itinerary. Hmm don’t recall any bad smell at the farm when we were there, so should be fine 🙂
Hi Susan, could you pls send me your itinerary with the driver’s contact pls? thanks~
I’ve email it to you 🙂
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Your post makes me really want to go Flying cow. We’re planning to go in Jan with my 3 year old, would the flying cow or cingjing be a better option? I heard many mentioned that going to Cing Jing in January would be too cold for little kids.
Also, could you send me your itinerary and driver’s contact, would be very helpful when planning the trip! Thank you very much!
Hi Claire, For you kids, I’ll recommend the Flying Cow Ranch as there are lots more farm animals and activities for them. Cing Jing is at a higher altitude so it will be much cooler especially in Jan. Just make sure that your kids is dressed warmly. I’ve emailed you my Taiwan itinerary with the driver’s contacts. Hope it helps in your planning 🙂