Treasure Manor 確幸莊園: Manor in the Mountains
I’m not dead, but my computer was. Everything’s sorted out now, so I should post updates more regularly. I’ve got quite the backlog to share! Number one in the backlog file is Treasure Manor 確幸莊園 in New Taipei City. Continuing the Taiwanese trend of not having accurate English names, it’s more of a lake than a manor. Despite the poor naming, it does offer some scenic views and some cutesy photo spots if you’re into that kind of thing. Not to mention some great waffles. Check out more info after the jump. Treasure Manor is tucked into the mountains near Xindian in New Taipei City. It’s not something you’d stumble across easily, and you’ll have to walk a bit if you take public transportation. When you do arrive, you’ll find a nice little area to stroll around. The overall area is not very large, but there are still a lot of nooks and crannies to explore. A small lake is the principle landmark in the area, and the neighboring mountains reflect nicely off of it. However, a small lake isn’t the reason why people come here. Instead, you can find a dozen or so photo ops with random wooden structures. There are tree swings, a piano, rustic churches, bird houses, sign boards, and more. The reason for these structures? Well… to take photos of course! The entire gimmick is to spend some time taking cute photos in a nice area. Treasure Manor might not amaze you if you’re not into that, but if you are, it’s a good spot to pick. If you want to be a bit more adventurous, you can find a large, rocky stream beyond the lake. See how far you can get before you fear for your life and turn back. For the less adventurous, there is a restaurant within the “manor.” I ate before I came here, which I regretted after I saw the menu. It’s a bit pricey, but they have some interesting options. I recommend eating here if you plan on coming. I did manage to fit in some waffles, which were not only delicious, but as gorgeous as waffles could be. There’s not a whole lot to do at Treasure Manor, but if you’re in the Xindian area, it’s a fun place to spend an hour or so. Check out some shots.
Location No. 27 Xintan Road, Xindian District, New Taipei City 新北市新店區新潭路二段27號 (Weekday: Xindian MRT, transfer to 707(small bus)獅仔頭山線。 Get off at Evergreen Valley(長青谷). Weekend: Xindian District Office MRT to the same bus, 707.) Facebook