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Lipaoland Theme Park, Taiwan

Tiger girl posing with mascots of Lihpaoland.
Tiger girl posing with mascots of Lihpaoland.

During our last trip to Taiwan the kids wanted to go to a Theme Park that had both fun and thrilling rides and water rides too. In the end we decided on Lipaoland in Taichung as it had both a  Theme park and a Water park side by side.

Our room at Fullon Hotel , Yue Mei 福容 月眉
Our room at Fullon Hotel , Yue Mei 福容 月眉

To reduce the time we would spend travelling we booked a  package deal which gave us a two day access to both parks and one night stay at the Fullon hotel with both buffet dinner and breakfast.

The hotel was located on the grounds of the theme park and it only took a 5 min walk to either park.

The family  room  we booked was certainly huge as it had two queen size bed and a tatami bed for all 5 of us. The kids had fun alternating between the queen size bed and the tatami as all wanted to take turns sleeping on the floor.

The sign board showing all the rides in the park
The sign board showing all the rides in the park

We headed to the park shortly after it opened for business. As it wasn’t the holiday season for schools in Taiwan there wasn’t a crowd at all.  In fact it was  almost  relatively empty and it felt like we had the whole place to ourselves. The most awesome part of it was there were NO QUEUES!! The kids could have as many rounds  as they wish on the different rides.

The bumper cars
The bumper cars

We had our fun on the bumper cars.

Posing for a picture at a photo booth
Posing for a picture at a photo booth

The boys and R went on the roller coaster rides while Tiger girl and I went on the gentler ones.

Posing on the  horse
Posing on the horse at the Merry-Go-Round

The Merry-Go-Round is one of Tiger girl’s favourite ride. She went on it a couple of times when we were at  Tokyo Disneysea 2 years ago.

The leg powered S-Car-Go
The leg powered S-Car-Go
Tiger girl in the snail ride
Tiger girl in the snail ride

This has to be one of the most exhausting rides for Tiger girl and Doggie boy. They had to manually pedal as hard as they could to get the snail to go around the whole track.  Talk about a Snail Ride!!

A scenic display
A scenic display

There were quite a couple of display areas where one could snap photos but I gave many a miss due to the intense afternoon heat. It was scorching hot from the summer sun and the kids and I couldn’t wait to retreat back to the hotel for a rest.

Where have you been this holidays?

 

 

 

Lipaoland Theme Park

NO8,Fullon Road,Hou-Li ,
Taichung City421, Taiwan

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Ducks and Flowers

Purple water lilies
Purple water lilies

It had been really hot when the kids were in Taiwan this June holidays.   The sun rose really early and was out before it was 6am in the morning.   We didn’t really enjoy ourselves outdoor due to the heat however when we were out and about I managed to snap some shots with my DSLR

Sunflower garden
Sunflower garden

While enroute to Hsinchu we passed by a Sunflower garden near Taoyuan and stopped to view the flowers.

Sunflower with a bee on it
Sunflower with a bee on it

The sunflowers were really enormous and it was the first time I’ve seen them growing in a field.  We didn’t go down into the field as the ground was a bit soggy due to the light rain earlier on in the morning.

A little duck swimming happily
A little duck swimming happily

There was a small fish pond at the Sunflower garden and I spotted this little duck swimming happily in it.

Another duck that I spotted
Another duck that I spotted

This duck was slightly bigger and had darker color feathers.

Tiger girl on a kiddy ride
Tiger girl on a kiddy ride

The highlight to the Sunflower garden had to be this. a kiddy train ride which had a individual trains running on a train track.

The boys belted up on their trains
The boys belted up on their trains

The kids had fun on their trains and went around the circuit twice!!

 

Lotus Flower
Lotus Flower

We didn’t stay long at the  Sunflower garden as we hopped back on the car to visit another  garden which had  a lotus pond.  Unfortunately the flowers have yet to bloom and I only managed to capture this shot above.

mini pumpkin growing
mini pumpkin growing

It was the first time that we  pumpkins growing on a plant.   I found it interesting that pumpkins were growing on a vine like plant as  I have always thought they grew on the ground.

Have you been to any gardens lately?

 
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