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Bitten by the travel bug and can’t wait to explore Taiwan? Every visitor personal interests may differ but when planning your itinerary, MyTaiwanTour offers custom curated journey that is bound to make your trip even more enjoyable. Continue reading “MyTaiwanTour: Taipei Culinary Experience”

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Travel to Taipei Main Station by Taoyuan Airport MRT!

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Taiwan Travelogue: 6 Kids-Friendly Amusement Parks in Your Itinerary

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10D9N Taiwan Travelogue – (Part 10): Day 10 @ Anning Clothing Street 安寧成衣街 and Dream Mall 夢时代

We have come so far in penning down our adventure in Taiwan. Never did we imagine this travelogue would stretch up to 10 blog posts. A word of thanks to some readers out there who were asking us if we are going to continue blogging on Taiwan. And there are still many parts of Taiwan we have yet to visit. Till next time. Hopefully soon?

Anning Clothing Street 安寧成衣街

It was our final day in Kaohsiung and we planned to do some shopping in the morning. We were recommended to visit Anning Clothing Street 安寧成衣 which was reminiscent to Wufenpu 五分埔 in Taipei. It is located behind The Kaohsiung Railway Station,running parallel to Jiouru 2nd Road. The wholesalers feature the latest fashions and accessories. The clothings were real cheap! The best part of Anning Clothing Street was that it is just a few minutes car ride from Kindness Hotel.

The apparels, bags, shoes and accessories being sold in Anning Clothing Street come from China, Hong Kong, Korea and Taiwan. Do you know that this is southern Taiwan’s largest off-the-rack clothing market with over 300 clothing stores?

The prices were up to 70% cheaper than standard retail. Some items cost as low as NTD $50!

When you visit Taiwan, remember to bring along a relatively empty luggage as you are going to shop till you drop.

Address:

Anning Street, Sanmin District. At the back of the Kaohsiung Main Station, runs parallel to Jioru 2nd Road.

How to get there:

Take the Red Line to Houyi Station (R12). Take exit number 2 then it is about a 10 minute walk.

Dream Mall 夢时代

The Kaohsiung Dream Mall is the largest mall in Taiwan as well as in East Asia. There are 10 floors of shopping in addition to a B1 and B2 food court/shopping space. Each floor of the mall is designated by type of store and product.  For example, there are mostly children’s stores on the 5th level and sports apparels stores on the 6th level. There is a Japanese Department store at one end of the mall, as well as a Muscle Asia health club, and a large Ferris wheel on the roof.  Another great aspect of the mall is the movie theater complex on the 8th floor.

If you have been to Vivo City in Singapore, this is how big Dream Mall is. We arrived here and headed for the food court which was really huge.

There was a section in the food court specially designed for family and kids to dine. Look at this tea-cup seat.

On the right is a choo-choo train.

We missed Singapore food

Right after our lunch, we explored Dream Mall.

You will be spoiled for choices which level to go! For us, we would be going to the last level to a place where kids love … amusement park 🙂

This is the place where Big and Small M are looking forward to. Honestly, it is a far cry from Disneyland but if you were to think of having an amusement park inside a shopping mall where adults can dine and shop while kids can be entertained, it sounds great.

One of the most famous features of the Dream Mall is this Ferris Wheel. It is the only Ferris wheel in Taiwan that allows both city views and ocean views. After dark, the neon lights from the Ferris wheel continuously changes colors and patterns like the fireworks.

Kids being kids. Big and Small M simply love getting a thrill from the Viking.

Can we go again please?

Rides and more rides!

As it was a weekday, there were not many visitors here.

This means we do not need to queue up for any rides.

And off they go. It looked scary from this angle but rest assured it was totally safe!

They hoped it could be faster though. We guessed the park wanted the riders to ride slowly to admire the views of Kaohsiung.

 Address:
No. 789, Zhonghua 5th Rd, Qianzhen District, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan 806
Direction:
By train -> Kaohsiung KRT -> Dream Mall Shuttle Service:
Take train to Kaohsiung Train Station (高雄火車站) -> Take Kaohsiung KRT (高雄捷運) from KRT R16 Station to KRT R6 Station -> Dream Mall Shuttle Bus (夢時代購物購物中心免費接駁車) at exit no. 3 of KRT R6 Station.

Falling in Love with Taiwan

Going to Kaohsiung airport was a breeze. So easy for visitors as all it takes is to hop onto the MRT to the airport station. We had so many sweet memories for the past one week plus in Taiwan. Many miles were covered and many places were checked.

It will be unjust to say which places in Taiwan are better. To us, every place is beautiful in its own rights. It symbolizes the spirit of Taiwan and the friendliness of its people. We enjoyed ourselves thoroughly.

Memory notes written by a visitor in Kaohsiung International Airport

Video credits to Expedia on travel guide to Kaohsiung. Enjoy planning your itinerary 🙂

Till we meet again. Thank you Ms. Taiwan 🙂

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