See astounding contemporary architecture give way to Taiwan’s majestic mountain ranges in Taichung. This fascinating city is known for its focus on small business. A trip to its downtown district reveals intimate restaurants, family-owned businesses and traditional markets. Find an exciting range of museums, gardens and cultural attractions within a short stroll from the city’s central WuQuan Parkway, also known as the Art Museum Parkway.

Receive a perfect introduction to the city in the Parkway, Taichung’s corridor of urban parkland. Arrive early to join the locals for tai chi and grab breakfast from a nearby street vendor. Try youtiao, a fried breadstick wrapped in a delicate green onion pancake.

The National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts is located at the Parkway’s southern end. See work by some of Taiwan’s most significant artists, as well as cultural artefacts and interactive exhibits for children. Next door at the Da Dun Cultural Center, check for exhibitions, events and children’s story-telling sessions, conducted in English.

Head north to visit the National Museum of Natural Science. This museum has plenty of exciting hands-on experiments. Behind the museum lies the Botanical Garden of Taichung. Wander through the charming gardens to see native flora, a lotus pond, tropical rainforest exhibits and fascinating aquariums.

Nearby, find the enormous golden Buddha at Paochueh Temple. This temple complex also has a Shinto shrine and tranquil surrounding gardens.

Travel northwest from the city centre to the Kaomei Wetlands. Wander along the boardwalks, spot different bird species and watch a beautiful sunset over the water. Taichung’s famous oceanfront fishing market is a 5-minute drive away.

In the evening, visit Taichung’s night markets, such as Feng Chia Night Market. Browse the stalls of souvenirs and try fresh regional dishes. Grab a cup of original Taichung bubble tea, a tea drink mixed with tapioca pearls and milk or fruit.

Reach Taichung by plane or high-speed rail. Explore Taichung’s compact downtown area on foot or catch taxis and local buses. Taichung’s climate is mild year-round, making it a great destination for outdoor exploring.

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Where to stay in Taichung

Central District
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Central District

Shopping, Cafes, Natural Parks

Central District is a welcoming, walkable neighborhood with convenient options for restaurants. Many visitors come to enjoy the natural beauty of the lakeside setting, while others visit for the local shopping.

Xitun District
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Xitun District

Shopping, Family-Friendly, Skyscrapers

Xitun District is a welcoming neighborhood that's popular for its restaurants and cafés. The neighborhood has many appealing features, among them its college atmosphere. Broaden your horizons with the local shopping.

Houli
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Houli

Theme Parks

Houli is a neighborhood that welcomes all visitors.

North District
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North District

Family-Friendly, Skyscrapers, Shopping

North District is a welcoming neighborhood. The neighborhood's friendly people, college atmosphere, and natural features are just some of its charming qualities. Broaden your horizons with the local shopping.

West District
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West District

Family-Friendly, Shopping, Skyscrapers

West District is a welcoming neighborhood. Part of the neighborhood's charm is its rich culture. You can satisfy your cultural palate with the shopping and museums.

Beitun District
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Beitun District

Natural Parks, Hot Springs, Monuments

Beitun District is a welcoming neighborhood. The neighborhood's charm comes through with its friendly people.

Top Hotels in Taichung

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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Icasa By GoGo Hotel
3.5 out of 5
No.188 Zhishan Rd., Xitun District, Taichung
$52/night
Aug 5 - Aug 6
4.6/5Wonderful! (483 reviews)

"Modernised hotel despite being furnished from an old building, no trace of worn outs. Very comfortable and lively, bed was nice! Very near to Feng Chia Night Market, less than 5 minutes walk over. Will visit again!"…"

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2019

Icasa By GoGo Hotel
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Evergreen Laurel Hotel Taichung
4.5 out of 5
No. 666, Sec. 2 Taiwan Boulevard, Taichung
$95/night
Jul 25 - Jul 26
4.4/5Excellent! (2,351 reviews)

"Rooms are clean. Staff are friendly. Lot of choice for breakfast"…"

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2019

Evergreen Laurel Hotel Taichung
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52 Hotel
4 out of 5
52, Jhong-Ming Rd., West Dist, Taichung
$56/night
Aug 11 - Aug 12
4.4/5Excellent! (1,137 reviews)

"The staff was very helpful and friendly. Great location."…"

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2019

52 Hotel

Popular things to do in Taichung

Taichung Park
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Taichung Park

Spend a few peaceful hours in this attractive green space, home to a lake and one of Taichung’s most well-known landmarks.

National Museum of Natural Science
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National Museum of Natural Science

From the creation of planets and the dinosaur age to the workings of the human body and modern discoveries, this multi-venue complex explores the wonders of science.

Paochueh Temple
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Paochueh Temple

Marvel at religious statues, including the giant figure of a laughing Buddha when you walk through this prominent temple complex.

Fengjia Night Market
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Fengjia Night Market

You can browse for souvenirs with a trip to Fengjia Night Market, a favorite shopping spot in Taichung. While in this walkable area, you can savor the top-notch restaurants.

Zhonghua Night Market
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Zhonghua Night Market

Go on a culinary adventure, sampling traditional Taiwanese snacks and exotic local specialties at this large and lively street market.

Rainbow Village
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Rainbow Village

You can search for that perfect souvenir when you visit Rainbow Village, a popular shopping spot in Taichung. While in this walkable area, you can savor the top-notch restaurants.

Top activities in Taichung

4-Day Excursion to Central & Southern Taiwan
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4-Day Excursion to Central & Southern Taiwan

$483

Discover the best of Taiwan's central and southern regions on this 4-day tour from Taipei. Marvel at the natural wonders of Sun Moon Lake and Kenting National Park. Explore the townships of Lukang, Puli, and Kaohsiung.

Miyahara, Rainbow Village, Gaomei Wetland Tour from Taichung
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Miyahara, Rainbow Village, Gaomei Wetland Tour from Taichung

$49

Get away from your daily routine and visit brand new stunning places in Taiwan. Our first visit is Miyahara Ice Cream. It was the largest ophthalmology clinic in Taichung during the Japanese colonial period. Now, it is a restaurant with the same great architecture as it was.

Rainbow Village & Gaomei Wetlands Half Day Tour
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Rainbow Village & Gaomei Wetlands Half Day Tour

$34

Get away from your daily routine and visit brand new stunning places in Taiwan. Our first visit is Taichung Metropolitan Opera House, a 21st century cultural facility that is not only a new landmark in the city, but also represents a cultural step forward.

Guided Full-Day Tour of Enchanting Taichung City
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Guided Full-Day Tour of Enchanting Taichung City

$57

Unlock the secrets of Taichung—an enchanting international city in central Taiwan. Treat yourself to a full-day tour to discover Taichung's most impressive attractions with stops at Xinshe Castle, an organic farm and lavender forest, enthralling Creativity Park, and the lovely Gaomei Wetlands.

Private Full-Day Taichung City Tour
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Private Full-Day Taichung City Tour

$104

This tour will show you all Taichung highlights on both mountain and sea sides. Start the day with riding on flat and scenic Houfeng Tiema Dao. “Houfeng” is a abbreviation word combing two names of townships: “Houli” and “Fengyuan”.

Sun Moon Lake Leisure Day Tour from Taichung
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Sun Moon Lake Leisure Day Tour from Taichung

$78

Spend your leisure day to explore beautiful scenery of Sun Moon Lake area. Ride a train to Taichung or spend the night at hotel and then in the morning you will be picked-up and brought to the area. The tour will be started by cycling around and see a spectacular views.

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