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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Spend a few peaceful hours in this attractive green space, home to a lake and one of Taichung’s most well-known landmarks.
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.
Marvel at religious statues, including the giant figure of a laughing Buddha when you walk through this prominent temple complex.
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.
Go on a culinary adventure, sampling traditional Taiwanese snacks and exotic local specialties at this large and lively street market.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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.