Taoyuan CityTaiwan

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Visit Taoyuan City

This northern Taiwanese county is home to ancient cypress forests, sweeping views, unique local delicacies and a breathtaking treetop walk.

Most visitors to Taiwan begin their stay in Taoyuan County, as this is where the island's major international airport is located. Those who spend longer than just a stopover in the county, however, will be rewarded with a colorful tapestry of cultures, a thriving metropolis and magnificent natural surroundings.

Explore Taoyuan City, the county’s capital, visit a theme park, or spend some time getting to know the historic district of Dasi. Between the coast and the cities you’ll find ancient cypress forests, enormous reservoirs and many hiking areas to explore.

Head to Taoyuan City’s spectacular Jungli Night Market, where you'll find hundreds of stands selling food, handmade goods and fresh produce. Try local delicacies, such as smoked chicken or calamari rolls. Visit Dasi, just to the south of Taoyuan City, to see an interesting mix of European, Japanese and Chinese architectural styles in the township's Old Streets. While in Dasi, visit the Cihu Mausoleum, dedicated to Chiang Kai-shek, the Chinese military leader.

From Dasi, take the children to the Window On China Theme Park in nearby Longtan. It has traditional rides, models of iconic buildings from around the world and a water park in summer.

Taoyuan County is rich in natural beauty and eco-tourism is on the rise. The Shihmen Reservoir is one of the most spectacular attractions in the area. Eat at the local seafood restaurants lining its banks. In the Xiao Wulai Scenic Area you’ll find dense forests and fertile valleys. Walk above the trees on the Xiao Wulai Sky Walk, a pedestrian bridge that is suspended high in the air and takes you across the valley. Hike through the Dongyan Shan National Forest with views over Taipei to the east.

Though the county has an excellent system of buses and trains, renting a car at the airport or in the city allows you to explore the region at your own pace. Taoyuan County enjoys cooler temperatures than Taipei and in summer hiking is a popular activity with visitors.

Where to stay in Taoyuan City

Taoyuan County which includes markets, a city and night scenes

Taoyuan District

4/5Very Good!(31 area reviews)

Find busy night markets, galleries, museums, sporting arenas and spectacular natural scenery all within a short drive from the capital of Taoyuan County. 

Taoyuan District
Zhongli District, Taoyuan City, Taiwan

Zhongli District

3.5/5Good!(16 area reviews)

Bustling food markets, riverside parks, baseball and a glimpse into Taiwanese college life await in this district of Taoyuan County. 

Zhongli District
Taoyuan County which includes a city

Taoyuan City Centre

4/5Very Good!(42 area reviews)

Taoyuan City Centre is noteworthy for its shopping, and you can make a stop at top attractions like Taoyuan Night Market and Taoyuan Arena.

Taoyuan City Centre
All You Can Eat Meat with NTD500 per pax. Good CP.... rating. Will come again.

Guishan District

4.5/5Wonderful!(5 area reviews)

You'll enjoy the restaurants and shopping in Guishan District. You might want to make time for a stop at Taoyuan City Stadium or Orient Golf and Country Club.

Guishan District
Long layovers don’t suck in this airport! Each terminal has a fun theme that anyone can enjoy!

Dayuan District

3.5/5Good!(43 area reviews)

Dayuan District is popular for its ample dining options, and you might make a stop by Zhuwei Fishing Port, a top place to visit in the area.

Dayuan District
Cihu and Cihu Mausoleum which includes a garden

Daxi District

4/5Very Good!(1 area review)

You'll enjoy the monuments and parks in Daxi District. You might want to make time for a stop at Daxi Old Street or Shihmen Dam.

Daxi District

Top Hotels in Taoyuan City

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Novotel Taipei Taoyuan International Airport
Novotel Taipei Taoyuan International Airport
4.5 out of 5
No. 1-1, Hangzhan South Road, Dayuan District, Taoyuan City
$107
per night
Feb 23 - Feb 24

Located near the airport, this family-friendly hotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Gloria Outlets, Taoyuan International Baseball Stadium, and Zhuwei Fishing Port. ...

4.1/5Very Good! (2,894 reviews)

"Hotel is extremely convenient. Only a 5 to 10 minute shuttle drive from Airport. Staff was extremely accommodating. My only complaint is the hotel bed. It was extremely hard. I felt like I was sleeping on the floor."…"

Reviewed on Jan 21, 2020

Novotel Taipei Taoyuan International Airport
City Suites Gateway
City Suites Gateway
4 out of 5
No. 442, Zhongzheng East Road, Dayuan District, Taoyuan City
$57
per night
Feb 3 - Feb 4

Located in Dayuan District, this hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Gloria Outlets, Taoyuan International Baseball Stadium, and Zhuwei Fishing Port. Taoyuan Night ...

3.7/5Good! (2,549 reviews)

"This was my second time we stayed at the hotel. We knew better about the hotel and the room was on the seventh floor. It was was much better to see the scenery from the window."…"

Reviewed on Jan 7, 2020

City Suites Gateway
Hotel Kuva Chateau
Hotel Kuva Chateau
4 out of 5
No. 398, Minchuan Rd, Zhongli District, Taoyuan City
$68
per night
Feb 16 - Feb 17

Located in Zhongli District, this hotel is 0.4 mi (0.7 km) from Jungli Night Market and within 3 mi (5 km) of National Central University and Taoyuan International ...

4.3/5Excellent! (3,149 reviews)

"Old but nice hotel. Great breakfast buffet with lots of variety for everyone.10 mins walk to nearest subway station. 5 mins walk to Zhongli Night market which is quite big in size."…"

Reviewed on Dec 29, 2019

Hotel Kuva Chateau

Popular things to do in Taoyuan City

Jungli Night Market
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Jungli Night Market

3.5/5(31 reviews)

You can browse for souvenirs with a trip to Jungli Night Market, a favorite shopping spot in Taoyuan City. Attend a sporting event or simply enjoy the top-notch restaurants while you're in the area.

Taoyuan Night Market
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Taoyuan Night Market

4/5(17 reviews)

You can browse for souvenirs when you visit Taoyuan Night Market, a favorite shopping spot in Taoyuan City. While in this trendy area, you can savor the top-notch restaurants.

National Central University
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National Central University

4.5/5(3 reviews)

Explore the campus of National Central University, a well-known college in Taoyuan City. Attend a sporting event while in this trendy area or simply enjoy the top-notch restaurants.

Top activities in Taoyuan City

Plaza Premium Lounge at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport
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Plaza Premium Lounge at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport

$34

Book a pass to the Plaza Premium Lounge at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport to make your long flight as comfortable as possible. Choose from 3-, 6-, or 12-hour passes and enjoy amenities such as hot and cold buffets, sandwiches, salads, desserts, complimentary non-alcoholic drinks, free Wifi, and fully-equipped shower rooms.

Taiwan Airport Same Day Luggage Services
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Taiwan Airport Same Day Luggage Services

$25

Get your baggage transported from airport to your accommodations (and vice versa) on the same day. Move around with more convenience without having to worry about carrying your heavy luggage around! LuggAgent provides “Same Day Luggage Delivery & Storage” between Airport/Hotel in over 50 cities worldwide.

[GoWiFi] Taiwan Travel 4G Pocket WiFi Pick Up at TPE airport
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[GoWiFi] Taiwan Travel 4G Pocket WiFi Pick Up at TPE airport

$3

Data usage : Unlimited data in 4G speed Two-way translate, support Chinese, English, Japanese, …over 22 languages Battery capacity : 12 hours battery life (5350mAh) It's also a power bank Shareable : Connect up to 5 devices Contents : The package con

The Ultimate Layover Taipei Private Tour with a Local Guide
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The Ultimate Layover Taipei Private Tour with a Local Guide

$65

Long layovers are no fun, especially when there's a beautiful city out there ready to be discovered. If you are in Taipei waiting for your next travel adventure and have some time to spare, why not spend it outside exploring the city! With a convenient pickup and drop off, you'll enjoy the best of Taipei and will be back in time for your next destination.

Cheongsam, Taiwanese Tea & Refreshments
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Cheongsam, Taiwanese Tea & Refreshments

$105

We provide Muslim-friendly services like bathroom facilities, halal prayer room, meals at halal certified restaurant, seafood or vegetarian restaurant. Speaking of Dadaocheng, you definitely cannot miss the tea ceremony.

Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport Private Transfer Max 6 person
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Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport Private Transfer Max 6 person

$5

Enjoy the private shuttle service for your airport transfer to Taoyuan International Airport or from Taoyuan International Airport.
Provide the private shuttle service to or from Taoyuan International Airport to Taibei City and its inner surrounding suburbs servicing hotels, private accommodation and businesses.

Reviews of Taoyuan City

4

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
16
5 - Excellent 30.18867924528302%
4 - Good
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4 - Good 43.39622641509434%
3 - Okay
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3 - Okay 22.641509433962263%
2 - Disappointing
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2 - Disappointing 3.7735849056603774%
1 - Terrible
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1 - Terrible 0%

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jan 17, 2020

It is a great city that is developing nicely as Taipei's satelight city.

4/5 - Good

Blue

Jan 2, 2020

Good food

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Dec 22, 2019

Everyone we encountered in Taoyuan City were kind friendly, and welcoming.

4/5 - Good

Robert

Dec 1, 2019

The riverside parks are lovely.

4/5 - Good

Peggy

Nov 26, 2019

Nil

2/5 - Disappointing

Majjan

Oct 29, 2019

it’s only for locals not for tourist