Small Swiss Garden + Green Green Grasslands @ Cing Jing

Hello Everyone, we really hope you like our most recent blog post on the Old England Manor and the Carton King. For this particular blog entry, we will be sharing about our experience at the Small Swiss Garden and the Green Green Grasslands with you.

Small Swiss Garden Because of its Northern European atmosphere, the Small Swiss Garden has been called “Taiwan’s Little Switzerland”. Entrance fees to Small Swiss Garden cost $120 TWD [approx. $5 SGD] and if you're the sort of person whom don't fancy flowers and birds, then I would probably recommend you to give the Small Swiss Garden a miss. However, if you're looking for great photo opportunities, then you must check out this place!

The Small Swiss Garden has some sort of a water show and it is probably better to catch the night show as the whole place would be lighted up with beautiful lights. However, as it was a distance from our accommodation to Small Swiss Garden and the roads were foggy, we gave it a miss for safety reasons.

From Day 1 Taiwan 2012 [Jacqueline's Perspective]

At the entrance of Small Swiss Garden

From Day 1 Taiwan 2012 [Jacqueline's Perspective]

You can purchase some bird food that cost only $10 TWD [approx. $0.42 SGD] to feed the pigeons and ducks. If you're lucky, some of the birds will perch on your shoulders and provide a good photo opportunity. However, do beware that the birds might just decide to release their poo unto you.

From Day 1 Taiwan 2012 [Jacqueline's Perspective]
From Day 1 Taiwan 2012 [Jacqueline's Perspective]

Princess on the Carriage

From Day 1 Taiwan 2012 [Melvin's Perspective]

I know its not Christmas yet but since I was there and they had this huge Christmas tree, why not?

From Day 1 Taiwan 2012 [Jacqueline's Perspective]

Baby with the Beautiful Lavender Flowers~!

From Day 1 Taiwan 2012 [Melvin's Perspective]

Fooling around in Small Swiss Garden

From Day 1 Taiwan 2012 [Jacqueline's Perspective]
From Day 1 Taiwan 2012 [Jacqueline's Perspective]

Some Rather Beautiful Shots of Small Swiss Garden

From Day 1 Taiwan 2012 [Melvin's Perspective]
From Day 1 Taiwan 2012 [Jacqueline's Perspective]
From Day 1 Taiwan 2012 [Jacqueline's Perspective]
From Day 1 Taiwan 2012 [Jacqueline's Perspective]
From Day 1 Taiwan 2012 [Jacqueline's Perspective]

There is a small cosy cafe in Small Swiss Garden and if you have some spare time, you might want to spend the time sipping some coffee or tea while admiring the peaceful scenery.

From Day 1 Taiwan 2012 [Jacqueline's Perspective]
From Day 1 Taiwan 2012 [Jacqueline's Perspective]

Our first time seeing white ducks

From Day 1 Taiwan 2012 [Jacqueline's Perspective]

Parting Shots at Carton King and Small Swiss Garden

From Day 1 Taiwan 2012 [Jacqueline's Perspective]
From Day 1 Taiwan 2012 [Melvin's Perspective]

Green Green Grasslands Green Green Grasslands is situated on much higher grounds in Cing Jing as compared to Carton King and Small Swiss Garden. Hence, it is highly recommended that you have your own transportation up to Green Green Grasslands because climbing can be a rather tedious task. The entrance fees to Green Green Grasslands cost $200 TWD [approx. $8.50 SGD] and trust me, it's really worth the money. There, you can see herds of sheep grazing on the grassy hill and if you would like to feed them, the sheep food will cost you $10 TWD [approx. $0.42 SGD]. Also, if you visit on a weekends, there will be a Sheep Shearing Show which we found pretty amusing.

Having some fun right outside the entrance of Green Green Grasslands

From Day 1 Taiwan 2012 [Jacqueline's Perspective]

Entrance Tickets to Green Green Grasslands

From Day 1 Taiwan 2012 [Jacqueline's Perspective]

Entrance to Green Green Grasslands

From Day 1 Taiwan 2012 [Melvin's Perspective]

Our "Couple Stamps" to Green Green Grasslands

From Day 1 Taiwan 2012 [Melvin's Perspective]

An Overall Map of Cing Jing

From Day 1 Taiwan 2012 [Jacqueline's Perspective]

Baby having her share of fun at Green Green Grasslands

From Day 1 Taiwan 2012 [Melvin's Perspective]
From Day 1 Taiwan 2012 [Melvin's Perspective]
From Day 1 Taiwan 2012 [Melvin's Perspective]
From Day 1 Taiwan 2012 [Melvin's Perspective]

My turn to have some fun at Green Green Grasslands

From Day 1 Taiwan 2012 [Jacqueline's Perspective]
From Day 1 Taiwan 2012 [Jacqueline's Perspective]
From Day 1 Taiwan 2012 [Jacqueline's Perspective]

While waiting for the Sheep Shearing Show to begin, we decided to have a ride on their incredibly big horse! The ride cost us $150 TWD [approx. $6.37 SGD].

From Day 1 Taiwan 2012 [Melvin's Perspective]

A Short 4-Minutes Video on The Sheep Shearing Show.

The Sheep Shearing Show

From Day 1 Taiwan 2012 [Jacqueline's Perspective]

Make sure you get good spots for the Sheep Shearing Show and do not take the seats where the horses were stationed at [for the rides] because the floor is littered with horse pee and poo.

From Day 1 Taiwan 2012 [Melvin's Perspective]

At the end of the Sheep Shearing Show, we decided to take a parting shot with this Sheep Shearer cum Shepherd from New Zealand whom spoke really good Mandarin.

From Day 1 Taiwan 2012 [Jacqueline's Perspective]

A rather "interesting" sheep we saw along the way. While the wool of other sheeps were curly, the wool of this particular sheep is rather straight [as if it was straightened using a hair straightener].

From Day 1 Taiwan 2012 [Jacqueline's Perspective]

Parting Shot of Green Green Grasslands

From Day 1 Taiwan 2012 [Jacqueline's Perspective]

Now that you know about the Old England Manor, Carton King, Small Swiss Garden, and Green Green Grasslands in Cing Jing, our next blog entry will be about our accommodation [Ming Qin Minsu] in Cing Jing. So, do look out for it and stay tuned to more updates from us!

God Bless!