Day 7 – July 13th, 2012
Breakfast at Bokelai was a simple affair of salad, ham and egg, toast, and a cup of hot drink. It was nice though, and I especially enjoyed the mountain view from the dining area. After breakfast, we took a leisurely stroll to 青青草原 Green Green Grassland, which was within walking distance from Bokelai ‘minsu’. We were just in time to catch the 9.30am sheep shearing show, which was the highlight of the day.
We found the sheep shearing show very entertaining, but I doubt the sheep would agree. Don’t you think so? It was stripped naked in public! and its wool was distributed among the spectators. Poor sheep!
After the show, my brother grabbed the opportunity to ride on a horse (NT$100 for one person, or NT$150 for two). He looked absolutely stunning riding a “white” horse.
If you’re going to Cing Jing during summer, do remember to bring an umbrella and put on sunblock. The sheep shearing show lasted half-an-hour and we had to sit under the HOT sun for the entire duration. After the show, you can treat yourself to a “sheep’s milk ice cream”.
Before we moved on to the next performance, we spent some time to feed the sheep and take pictures. Visitors could purchase the ‘feed’ from a vending machine nearby (as shown above) for NT$20 per packet. Kiate had a great time feeding the sheep and petting them.
The next performance was 哈萨克马术表演 Kazakhstan Equestrian Stunt Show, which was scheduled for 10.45 am. We lingered for too long after the sheep show that by the time we reached the stunt show venue, we could not get a good seat with a clear view. And since both Kiate and I did not enjoy the show, we decided to give it a pass. While waiting for the show to end, we killed time by taking more photos.
After we went down the 499-step trail, we exited from Green Green Grassland and went over to 小瑞士花園 Small Swiss Garden. Later in the afternoon, we re-entered Green Green Grassland to cover one of the attractions that we’d missed earlier that morning – 清境绵羊城堡 Cing Jing Sheep Castle. *You can re-enter for free if you show them your ticket or the stamp on your hand.
All in all, we spent around 4 hours here. We absolutely loved the fresh air, magnificent view, the blue sky and green green grass, and of course the adorable sheep.