Sunday, November 21, 2010
Luna Plaza Mall 新月廣場
No one is going to come to Yilan to shop. However, while you're visiting here you might need to buy something. If so, this is the place to go. Luna Plaza is by far the biggest shopping mall in Yilan county, and it has pretty much everything a traveler needs.
On the first floor is a pharmacy that carries basic over-the-counter medicines and personal care products.
A Carrefour hypermart is in the basement. You can find necessities, groceries, personal care products, luggage, alcohol, and some products for outdoor activities.
On the second floor is a great store called Urban Oasis, which carries a huge selection of supplies for cycling, trekking, and water sports.
Eslite Bookstore is on the third floor. Aside from a small section of English books and some English magazines, there is also a section of Chinese books about Yilan. They also have a good selection of books in Chinese about travel in differnet parts of Taiwan.
There are a lot of places to eat in the mall. The food court in the basement has cheap eats. Upstairs on the top floor are some decent restaurants serving different kinds of international cuisine. If you're tired of eating Taiwanese food every meal, here you can find Japanese, Korean, Thai, Italian, and other options. You can get coffee on the first floor at Starbucks and Mr. Donut.
The mall is easy to find - it's located in the most central point in Yilan City where all of the major streets converge. There is a website in Chinese: