|Fare||1. Pay on boarding (no change will be given back) 2. The bus fares is by distance. You may use e-ticket such as iPass or EasyCard and get the free fares within 8km distance (save bus fares of NT$26). You can save extra NT$9 if you transfer the transportation in two hours.|
|Where to buy||1. You may refer to below website: ezTravel (https://www.eztravel.com.tw/), Phoenix Tours (https://www.travel.com.tw/) 2. Or go to ezTravel information desk at THSR Chayi Station, or Singing Bus Station to purchase the e-ticket.|
|Service Hotline||Singing Bus Station 06-6322513 (Mon to Fri 08:00 to 19:00) Singing Bus Station service line 06-6372210. Traveler’s toll free number 0800-011-765 for travel information or emergency services. It’s a 24/7 services and provides Chinese, English, and Japanese languages.|
Note: Southern Branch of the NPM is closed on Mondays. The bus will not stop at this station on Mondays.
Guidelines for carrying folding bikes on the bus:
Folding bikes should be stored in the luggage rack and should not pose a danger or inconvenience to passengers. Keep folding bikes out of aisles and off seats and do not obstruct exits. Oversized folding bikes are not allowed to bring on the bus.
Concession tickets guidelines:
If you are using the concession ticket, please show your ID for checking. Illegal use of concession ticket will need to pay the bus fare.
Guidelines for carrying pets on the bus:
Small animals are permitted on metropolitan train and bus, provided that they are carried in an approved animal containers. Dangerous animals are not permitted to travel on the bus. Guide dogs, hearing guide dogs or guide dogs in training can travel for free on all public transport services.
Southern Branch of National Palace Museum is located in Chaiyi Taibao City where nearby THSR Chaiyi Station and Suantou Sugar-Cane Factory. It is the exhibition center of Asian art and culture. The museum also has courtyard and artificial lake scenery and hotel services. The architecture is designed with three streamline interlaced together. The concept is from the writing technique of calligraphy: dark ink, half-dry brush, and wash. Using the element of dragon, elephant and horse as the design concept which are the symbol of Chinese, Indian and Persian cultures. There have five halls in the museum, including regular exhibition hall, media hall, theme hall, rental hall, and children hall. (Note: Southern Branch of the NPM is closed on Mondays.)
Wumiler Community locates on Jingliao old street in Houbi district where there was the most prosperous community in Tainan. This community was awarded the Best Village in 2009; and awarded “Whole City Awards” with bronze medal in 2011. In this community, you can see the pristine simple life with hundred years of Sanheyuan building (it is a tradition building in early Taiwan, and was built with three sections). In Jingliao, there has a village B&B called “Holland Well”, it’s a place for you to experience local farming activities and enjoy the taste of village meals.
The installation art called “Blessing under the street light” becomes a famous spot for lovers to take photos at night. Accompanied with the love song call “The love of Guanzihling”, lovers can feel the romantic atmosphere when they stand under the ring.
There have two famous lotus origin places in Taiwan, one is Guanyin in north; another is Baihe in south. And Tainan’s Baihe is the most famous one. You can find many kinds of lotus here. Baihe Lotus Festival is the big event in Tainan during summer time. From June to August is the best flower viewing season. Local farmers said the best flower viewing hour is from 5:00 to 10:00 in the morning.
Water and Fire Cave is the place where you can see the natural phenomena of water and fire coexist at the same cave. It is located in Tainan Baihe “Guanzihling Scenic Area”. There is natural gas emits between the fissure for years under the unique geologic structure. After being lit, the flame will never go out. Therefore this cave becomes one of the seven famous wonders in Taiwan and it’s also one of the eight famous wonders in Tainan.
It’s located in Tainan Houbi District, the origin of Champion Rice. The name originates from a river run through the village. It was a very pristine and original place, but it’s now become the first village gallery in Taiwan when 10 years ago people transformed the place into a gallery and decorated with environment art. The saying “Village is gallery; gallery is village” indicates even a corner, the lawn, the harvest scene can be the art.
Guanzihling Hot Spring is one of the unique mud hot spring in the world. It’s also called “Black Hot Spring” for the mud is black and gray. With silk texture, the mud can be put on face or body to make people feel relax and smooth on the skin. The hot spring is a sodium bicarbonate spring (alkalescence) with year round temperature of 75 to 85 degree Celsius.
Nanjing Sugar Factory locates across from Nanjing Train Station. It was built in 1908 and was one of the top 3 exporting sugar factories in early Taiwan. It is now transform to a plaza for flower exhibition and Taisugar market. In the factory, you can find the antique train and the fountain area. And the flower exhibition from Taisugar is there for people to enjoy the beauty of butterfly orchid.