Nantou (南投) is a city in Nantou County.
There is a bus station right by Carrefour that connects to most major cities around Taiwan. As of March 1st, 2011, there are no direct routes from Tainan to Nantou.
Downtown Nantou (mostly the shopping district) is small enough to get around on foot.
The easiest alternative mode of transportation would probably be by taxi. Near the bus station and Carrefour there are always taxis standing by, but since these usually don't use meters, be careful and negotiate a good deal first.
Every Wednesday night, there is a night market on the streets around Carrefour.
- Carrefour (家樂福)
- Xin Nong Sheng Xian Supermarket (新農生鮮超市)
- Twilight Market (黃昏市場), a market that sells a variety of groceries, including many traditional Taiwanese dishes.
- He Jia Ren Bookstore, a bookstore that sells some English books.
- Tsang Kun, a large electronics store.
Nantou is famous for delicious Taiwanese dishes.
- Bucket Sticky Rice (桶子米糕)
- Yi Noodle (義麵)
- Shaved Ice (ㄘㄨㄚˋ冰)
- Fala Steak House (法拉象牛排館), a classy western style steak house that has very fair prices and excellent quality food. There are four rounds to a typical meal, starting with salad, soup, the main course, and a dessert. Drinks are refillable and include sodas and tea, and there are snacks available for taking.
- Elephant Steak House (大象牛排館), a large steak house opened by the owner of Fala Steak House. Elephant Steak House is much larger and the prices even lower, making it very popular (it gets crowded sometimes) with people in Nantou. There is a buffet area with all-you-can-eat noodles, salad, fruits, etc.
- Duofu Dohua (多福豆花), a sweets shop on Janguo Road which is just behind the County Gym Field. It's a franchised branch of a chain, but they make most of their products by themselves. Their Dohua(sweet soft beancurd)is made with much care and is very nice. They also provide many kinds of other desserts, kinds of shaved ice and drinks which are all cheap and worth the money you pay.
- Feeling 18℃ Hand-Made Chocolate (Feeling 18℃ Hand-Made Chocolate), . When I first arrived at the chocolate shop located in a residential area in a township in Puli, I was amazed and in total shock. In front of me, there are an exclusive parking lot, clean outdoor resting area, and shops and restaurants belonging to a common mother company. I saw lines of people waiting to buy chocolate and lots of people who are savoring sweets. Free premium black coffee and cold brew tea are provided on site even if you are not a customer. Every fifteen to twenty minutes, staff will come to your table and offer complimentary chocolates of various flavors. There are also many local farmers selling seasonal vegetables grown by themselves since there are crowds of people here. Indeed, this place is like a popular tourist attraction with a continuous flow of people. This originally online hand-made chocolate shop has, in fact, become a legend in Puli.
Refreshment shops can be found all over, most offering a variety of bubble teas, tea, and fruit juice.
- Spring Ground Resort春大地景觀渡假山莊, No. 20-1, Shouting Lane Renai, Nantou County, ☎ +886 492801000, . checkin: 14:00; checkout: 12:00. Spring Ground Resort is located on Cingjing. It`s a european-style villa on the mountain.Each individual chalet is fitted with floor-to-ceiling windows.Mountain views can be enjoyed in rooms, balconies and verandas.Here you can feel the changes of mountain scenery from day to night, a kind of sense of the European countryside. TWD. (3000,4000)