Ni hao! 🙂 I hope you’re doing great. ❤ We’re now on the third day of our Taiwan trip!
As a thrill-seeking extrovert, I really enjoy roller coasters so much. One of the things that excites me before going to other countries is their theme parks and one of the famous theme parks in Taiwan is Lihpao Land Discovery World which is located in Taichung. Lihpao land has a lot of terrifying rides but my favorites are Galactic spin and Gravity max. Gravity Max is the world’s first and only tilting roller coaster with a 90-degree tilt drop which gives him the accolade of being one of the scariest roller coasters in the world. This wasn’t supposed to be part of our itinerary but I really convinced my sizzies and because they love me so much, they all agreed. Yey! HAHAHA (‘Twas my birthmonth btw LOL)
I highly recommend renting a private car going to Lihpao land because I’m a bit lazy to look for other means of transpo. Just kidding. 😀
How To Get There:
- Address: No. 8 Fullon Road, Houli District, Taichung City
- Transportation 1: Take the free shuttle bus or bus 155 from Taichung THSR Station to Lihpao Land Theme Park
- Transportation 2: Walk to the bus stop in front of Houli Elementary School from Houli train station, then take the free shuttle bus or bus 155 to Lihpao Land Theme Park
It usually takes 2 to 2 1/2 hours to get to this park from Taipei via a private car which, in our case, costs NTD4,000 (P6,700). It was just recommended by our AirBnb host and it was good for 4 people with an English-speaking driver for an 8-hour trip. But we paid almost NTD7,000 since the entire Taichung trip took us 11 hours. Tsk! Blame vanity! LOL And I just realized that it was more pricey than online tour providers so I recommend Klook instead! 😀 Just click here.
WELCOME TO LIHPAO LAND!!!
Entrance fee for foreigners that time costs NTD800 (P1,340) but fortunately, someone was selling discounted tickets for NTD550 (P923) outside the park so yeah, we bought them straight away. But ofc, we asked him to accompany us until the entrance gate just to be sure. Y’know, scammers are everywhere! 😀 As of January 2019, entrance fee for adult foreigners costs NTD490 (P822) but for discounted combo tickets (Discovery World + Mala bay), you may purchase them here.
Lining up for our first ride, warm-up ride actually. LOL
This was the scariest and fastest caterpillar ride I’ve ever tried. 😀
This ride, Energy Storm, made me realize that I have a hundred different screams. HAHAHAHA With its endless spins or twirls, headache awaits! LOL
Galactic Spin, Lihpao’s Top spin, is my second favorite ride because few days before our Taiwan trip, I saw a video of a Top spin accident that happened somewhere in China last 2016 which gave me extra fear. LOL Kidding aside, I fervently hope they’re still alive 😦 ❤
No long queue for Gravity Max! Hooray! 🙂
Dubbed as the “Cliffhanger”, this ride is undoubtedly a terrifying one. As shown in the picture above, that horizontal track tilts at 90 degrees and you have to endure almost 15-longest-crazy-seconds of your life while it’s being connected to the next track before it drops down to a stomach-churning tunnel and loops. I tried my very best to persuade Dyis and Pawi to try this ride but I failed. But I wheedled Kimmy into doing this with me! “After trying this, you can proudly share and brag this story to everyone! That you’re fearless and you’re strong and you’re amazing and everything!” HAHAHAHA
Find meeeeee! 🙂 If you know me too well, you would surely know that I was seated on the extreme end. The scariest seats of course! HAHAHA If you wanna witness how our 2-minute death looked like, watch our Taiwan travel video here. Will I do this again? The answer is a resounding YES!!! 🙂
Now it’s time to explore other areas in the park and take some good shots!
I mean, amaaazing shots! HAHAHA Find a travel buddy who will do everything to take “THAT ONE GREAT PHOTO”. LOL
BEST FRIENDS FOUR EVER SINCE 2009.
FOUR EVER because our barkada name is 4ne1 and we’re four
and duhhh, forever doesn’t even exist. HAHAHA
This was our first “barkada” trip so we might as well be extra! LOL I told my sizzies to order personalized travel shirts and I’m glad, they appreciated the idea. 🙂 Other friends find it also cute! Ayeeeh! 😀
Before heading to our next destination, we fueled our tummies first with these affordable and delish snacks! 😉
Welcome to Zhongshe Flower Garden and Market!
If you love tulips but don’t have enough budget yet to visit the Netherlands, then this beautiful and Instagram-worthy garden in Taiwan would be the perfect place for you. This has a myriad lines of flowering plants and blooms throughout all seasons.
Entrance fee: NTD150 (P250) during Tulip season (January to March)
and NTD120 (P200) for off-season
Aren’t they sooooo beautiful? I was so amazed with how they arranged and took care of these flowering plants. This is also a perfect spot for prenup shoots, right? 🙂 ❤
I actually took tons of photos but I lost my phone recently and forgot to save them in my laptop. 😦 They also feature sunflowers, cherry blossoms, cosmos, lilies, lotuses and etc etc etc! 😀
After spending few hours in the garden, you may enjoy their barbecue buffet in their restaurant while your little ones amuse themselves with this mini arcade. 🙂 Now it’s time to go back to Taipei! We asked our driver to drop us at Shilin night market.
This shop has a lot of cute and quirky souvenir items but they’re a bit pricey.
In case you forgot to bring a thicker coat or you still feel cold with your OOTD…
Souvenir shirt designs and prices for your future reference. HAHA
We ended this day with a light dinner at McDonald’s.
That’s all for Day 3! 🙂 Xie xie! ❤