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Kaohsiung Child-Friendly Itinerary Day 5: Formosan Aborigine Village > HSR back to Kaohsiung> Check in Fun Bus

Day 5: Check out of Season Garden House 山季节花园 > Formosan Aborigine Village > HSR back to Kaohsiung> Check in Fun Bus

The very friendly lady boss of Season Garden House 山季节花园 kindly gave us a ride to Formosan Aborigine Village today and came to pick us up with our luggage later the afternoon when we're done.
Can't bear to leave this place today and regretted not extending an additional night stay here. Oh, how I miss the fresh air and the tranquil garden here.

 Simple breakfast at Season House 山季节花园
- Formosan Aborigine Village (Spent about 5 hours here)
- HSR Taichung back to HSR Zuoying (Kaohsiung)

Formosan Aborigine Village
Formosan Aborigine Village is a stone throw away from Season Garden House, taking a mere 5 minutes drive. And yes you can purchase discounted tickets from Season Garden House as well.

I've been wanting to visit Formosan Aborigine Village since planning our first visit to Taiwan for our honeymoon but never got around to doing it as we're always in the north area.
This Kaohsiung Trip brought about much first time for us and we're glad we made the move to make Nantou part of the trip as well.

Visiting Formosan Aborigine Village or in fact, any theme parks or attractions are always best on a weekday. Especially for theme parks so that you do not have to waste time queuing for rides. 

Formosan Aborigine Village was a unique kind of its own combining the Aborigine Village like a museum together with a theme park as well as the ropeway (cable car) ride to Sun Moon Lake. Think about Formosan Aborigine Village like Singapore's version of Sentosa but of course in a much smaller scale. The entrance ticket covers everything inclusive of your ropeway (cable car ride.)

Both of them trying to look cool at the entrance of Formosan Aborigine Village

Huge ass UFO right outside the games arcade, where the indoor amusement park with kiddy rides are located 

 Our first time in a crystal glass bottom cabin. Our previous trip in Taipei Zoo, we wanted to try the crystal glass cabin when taking the MaoKong up but the queue was horrendously long.
Guess what, there's no queue at all here so might as well.
Another about Kaohsiung, it is significantly less crowded than Taipei which makes our travelling experience a lot more pleasant minus off all of the queues, waiting time and having to battle with the crowd.

 So this is the legendary Sun Moon Lake.

We got off at the Sun Moon Lake station to take a couple of shots and took the ropeway back to the middle part where the Formosan Aborigine Village were.

 Someone's really in the mood for photo taking today. You can also take a cruise ride to enjoy Sun Moon Lake.

This is probably one of the stage where they do live performances.

 One of the traditional aborigine house where the door way was so low, you have to bend really low to enter the house.

 The skulls of the enemies were also publicly displayed in this particular aborigine village. Not sure if those on display here were real or a mock-up.

 Reminds me of one of those wax museum I used to visit in a school trip. Some of the figurines does look freaky.

 Houses with low entrance are pretty common across the different aborigines here.

In this particular aborigine, as part of their 'growing up' ceremony, boys have to first kill a monkey to show their bravery and warrior skills.

 The next challenge will be to go on this human catapult where they will be flung to a certain height without any safety harness to showcase their bravery.

 And what did I say about houses with low entry/door way???

It was really interesting visiting and looking at the different type of aborigine houses and villages, reading up on their history and culture. The good thing is we can enter most of the houses and tour around. Everything looks so real.

And then when we had enough, or when Sticky Bean's patience starts wearing out, it's her turn to have fun. We head straight to the indoor amusement centre since Sticky Bean won't be able to take any of the outdoor rides.

The kids amusement centre at Formosan Aborigine Village was super kids friendly. Plus point, it's in an indoor, sheltered area so it's weatherproof.
Sticky Bean, who was 5 years old at the point of travel and standing at 105 cm was able to take all of the rides there.

A crazy cart ride that goes round and round

Spinning hot air balloon ride

Sticky Bean met the height requirement for this viking but changed her mind halfway whilst she's queuing so Mr. Keir & I gamely went for it.  I had a phobia of viking but this being a 'kids' one was milder, though it was still scary for me that's acceptable.

Sticky Bean super love this 2 storey carousel. It was hard not to fall in love with this pretty looking carousel.

They had a mini train ride here as well but unfortunately, it was closed for maintenance.

Ready for a train ride that went a small round outdoors

Such a pretty English garden. I supposed the Lavender carnival here just ended not too long

We have to cut through this garden to exit since it was a weekday and the usual exist ain't open.

Once again, the very kind lady boss of Season Garden House came to pick us up and sent us to the bus station where we can take a bus from Nantou to Tai Chung High-Speed Rail station. The bus can be super crowded though and they do not allow passengers to stand on the bus.

We took the High-Speed Rail from Taichung back to Zuoying (Kaohsiung), bought a bento set each at SGD4 to eat in the HSR for experience sake.

Looks good taste good too

Enjoying her bento set en route to Zuoying Station.

Upon reaching Zuoying, we took a taxi to our accommodation which is really the highlight of our Kaohsiung trip at FunBus, 10 minutes taxi ride away from Zuoying HSR. Stay tuned for the review of our castle themed room with slides at Fun Bus.

Castle-themed room at FunBus with two slides in the room and an upper deck that sleeps 1-2. How awesome!

Tip #11: You can purchase discounted tickets to Formosan Aborigine Village from the lady boss from Season Garden House 山季节花园

Quick Review Kaohsiung Child-Friendly Itinerary Day 5: Another fun day here, even though we took our time to explore Formosan Aborigine Village, we still left the place feeling super exhausted.

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