The trip to Green World Ecological Farm marks the official start of the 5D4N Taiwan Farm tour that I have been invited to.
This is definitely a farm not to be missed as there are loads of things to see over here. It spans over 70 hectares in Hsinchu, Taiwan, and presents visitors with a diversity of animals and plants. Be sure to bring your camera along to take photos of some of the very cute animals in the farm. 🙂
We started on the sightseeing route which begins with the Swan Lake. At the first location, we were greeted by the magnificent birds.. the Pelicans! I have only seen them in cartoons so it was an eye opener to see them in real life and also, extremely up close. (Just a piece of advice over here, don’t stand too near to them. One of them is pretty aggressive. :p)
The graceful swan in the lake
The colorful macaws. They have a macaw show every 1.5 hours. Loads of kids love this show and honestly speaking, I enjoyed it too! The macaws are so cute! They can do simple mathematics, identify shapes, raise flags, play basketball, cycle, roller skate and many more.
And now, comes the highlight of the entire farm visit… The ALPACAS! These alpacas have a very interesting Chinese name, 草泥马. If you can speak Mandarin, you should know that it is completely not suitable for these cute little things. How unfortunate.
As the biggest and latest attraction in the farm, crowds are drawn to it, busy snapping away. They even have alpaca-related merchandise sold in the farm.
My personal observation of the alpacas is.. They are extremely jaded. Perhaps there are just too many visitors to the farm every day. They just couldn’t be bothered by tourists and the cameras pointed at them. So, you don’t have to worry about them attacking you. In fact, I went really close to the baby alpaca and it was just busy gnawing away. Watch the video here.
They are really harmless creatures so they were allowed to walk and graze the green pasture. We were all crowding around them. 🙂
One interesting thing to share. We heard from the tour guide that the way they express their anger is through spitting their saliva. One of my friends said, what a weak method of attacking their supposed enemies. Then, the tour guide continued, they can kick you with their legs too! :s
Of course, as this is a farm visit, there are loads of opportunities for hands-on too!
And vegetation to see.. (Heard that Africans place these seeds in front of their toilets to indicate Ladies and Gents.)
After a morning’s tour, we had lunch at the Hakka Ancient Restaurant located in the farm. As a Hakka, I love Hakka food and the food here is pretty decent. Look at the spread we had! All for the price of NTD3000 (around SGD130) and it is more than enough for 10 pax.
Overall, I had a great time at the Green World Ecological Farm. It is a great place to spend the day and provides good learning opportunities. Best for parents to bring their kids for bonding sessions. To me, Green World feels more like a zoo as it is pretty well-managed with loads of animals to see. Would definitely hope to visit this place again with my friends. 🙂
Green World Ecological Farm at Hsinchu, Taiwan
What’s so good: Great for families with kids. The latest attraction, the alpacas will definitely intrigue you and your child.
If you are keen to give it a try~
Add: No. 20, Dahu Village, 7th Neighborhood, Beipu, Hsinchu County, Taiwan