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Hey Y’all! It’s Friday again, so that means it’s time for another travel post, for The Weekly Postcard! This week I am finishing out the current Taiwan series, but don’t worry! We will be going back, so there will be more to come on Taiwan later. If you haven’t been keeping up, be sure to check out my other posts about our trip to Taiwan. Today, I want to share about our day spent at Fulong Beach!
Getting to Fulong Beach from Taipei
The easiest way to get to Fulong Beach from Taipei, is the train system. It’s best to leave out early, because the trip will end up being a little over an hour. We left between 8 and 9 in the morning and took the train from Taipei Main Station to Fulong Beach station. From there you have signs that point you in the right direction and it is a very quick walk. The total cost of the trip (train trip for two and entrance fee for two) was around $350 NTD, which is less than $12 USD. The entrance fee to Fulong Beach was $100 NTD for each adult. That includes use of the on-site showers, changing rooms, and clean toilets.
Where to eat at Fulong Beach
There are a handful of box lunch places that we passed on our way to the beach from the train station. We looked into this ahead of time and picked out the one we wanted to try, before we made the trip. It is called Rustic Lunch (鄉野便當) and if the line was any indication, this was a popular place to be! It was all takeaway, so you can pick up your lunch and head straight for the beach. We made a second stop at the Seven Eleven (also on the way to the beach), to grab two ice cold beers.
About Fulong Beach
Fulong Beach is one of the most popular spots for tourists and locals, during the summer months. They hold festivals and concerts there and you can easily rent paddle boards and other items. The sand and water are clean and the surrounding area is nice and quiet. A unique feature of this beach is the river that divides it into two parts. The Rainbow Bridge (彩虹橋) connects the mainland to the beach island, where you can sink your feet into the Pacific Ocean.
Internation Sand Sculpting Art Festival 2017
We just happened to be making this trip in time for the Sand Sculpting Festival that they hold annually, at Fulong Beach, in Taiwan. Sand sculpting artists from all over the world compete in this festival. I have never seen anything like it! These people are truly artists and masters at their work. Every sculpture was so beautiful, that I don’t know how the judges decided on the winners. I took so many photos of the sculptures that I had to put them into a slide show for you to see them all.
I hope you enjoyed reading about our day trip (from Taipei) to Fulong Beach. We had a great time and we recommend this spot to anyone planning a trip to Taiwan. This was one of the last adventures that we went on, while we were there, and I’m so glad we did. I’m looking forward to going back and getting to see more of this beautiful country.
Until next time!