1, FangTing Rd (inside Taichung
International Country Club); (04) 2239-8900
Hours: Dating Area--weekdays
11 am-10 pm, weekends and holidays 10 am-10 pm
Celebration Area open by reservation--
call (04) 2239-8900, ext. 6
Entrance fee: NT$100 (weekends NT$200). Fee may be
deducted from purchases within the park.
Free entrance after 6:30 pm.
Parking available. 10% service charge for meals.
Remember how fairy-tale princes and princesses live happily ever after? You won't need to go far to experience such a dream anymore, thanks to this fantasy castle created right here in Taichung. Following six years of planning, the famed Lavender Cottage of XinShe township has now brought to life a fairy tale world of romance and happiness with this youthful, exotic and exquisitely-decorated recreational space. The park is divided into two sections: the "Celebration Area" and "Dating Area". The "Celebration Area" is designed for weddings, with a large, white, six-meter-high wedding hall and outdoor wedding canopy, making it one of Taiwan's most beautiful places to get married. The other "Dating Area" contains five colorful themed buildings, including the "Herb Shop" with various handmade soaps, essences and herbs; the "Paperbox King" building, decorated with creative paper-based products and furniture; the "Chin-chin" restaurant where you can enjoy various delicious baked dishes, pastas and tea; and a small shop where you can create your own music boxes. Situated far enough away to avoid the crowds, but close enough to be convenient transportation-wise, this is a great place for families and friends to hang out at during weekends. --By Uvia Chang, translated by Naomi Lai
A. The bright, white L'engagement Hall is a great place to get married.
B. The restaurant offers tasty cuisine food, together with beautiful scenery.
C. The Mushroom and Fried Chicken Pasta (NT$320) features flavorful pasta topped with marinaded fried chicken. The Colorful Fruit Tea (NT$160) contains various tasty and colorful fruit, including apples, lemons and oranges, with mint and vanilla flavored cherries.