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Taichung

With cosy restaurants, traditional night markets and tranquil tai chi in the park, this destination will make you forget that you’re in Taiwan’s third-largest city.

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.

Top hotels in Taichung

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Windsor Hotel Taichung
Windsor Hotel Taichung
5 out of 5
The price is P4,797 per night

Located in Xitun District, this luxury hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Tunghai University, Taichung Veterans General Hospital and Feng Chia Night Market. National ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (789 reviews)

"Fast check in, clean room, nice view, multi-lingual staff."…"

Reviewed on May 25, 2020

Windsor Hotel Taichung
The Lin Hotel
The Lin Hotel
5 out of 5
No.99, Chaofu Rd., Taichung
The price is P7,132 per night

Located in Xitun District, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Maple Garden Park and National Taichung Theater. Fengjia Night Market and National ...

4.4/5Excellent! (941 reviews)
Excellent Hotel!

"The room and hotel was excellent and I highly recommend it! We will definitely stay there again when we go back to Taichung!"…"

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2020

The Lin Hotel
Evergreen Laurel Hotel Taichung
Evergreen Laurel Hotel Taichung
4.5 out of 5
No. 666, Sec. 2 Taiwan Boulevard, Taichung
The price is P3,754 per night

This family-friendly Taichung hotel is located in the business district, within a 15-minute walk of CMP Block Museum of Arts and National Museum of Natural Science. ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (1,232 reviews)

"Good food at the breakfast buffet. Helpful service. They are sending back my lost property."…"

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2020

Evergreen Laurel Hotel Taichung

Popular places to visit 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.

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.

Top things to do in Taichung

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

P30,803
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
Taichung Classic Day Tour
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Taichung Classic Day Tour

P2,761
Per adult
90% of travellers recommend
Private Full-Day Taichung City Tour
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Private Full-Day Taichung City Tour

P22,590
Per adult
Taichung Art and Culture Tour
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Taichung Art and Culture Tour

P8,032
Per adult
Downtown Walking Adventure
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Downtown Walking Adventure

P1,829
Per adult
Private Tour: Enjoy Taichung Highlight Attractions In Day Tour
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Private Tour: Enjoy Taichung Highlight Attractions In Day Tour

P8,397
Per adult

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