Taichung

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Visit 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
The Lin Hotel
The Lin Hotel
5 out of 5
No.99, Chaofu Rd., Taichung
P7,087
per night
Feb 18 - Feb 19

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 ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (1,078 reviews)

"Lovely all around experience. Luxurious room with a view, knowledgeable, helpful staff, great buffet, memorable restaurants. Location is what it is for this city without a metro. Cabs, however, are inexpensive and readily available. Would stay here again in a heartbeat!"…"

Reviewed on Dec 17, 2019

The Lin Hotel
Evergreen Laurel Hotel Taichung
Evergreen Laurel Hotel Taichung
4.5 out of 5
No. 666, Sec. 2 Taiwan Boulevard, Taichung
P4,280
per night
Feb 17 - Feb 18

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. ...

4.4/5Excellent! (2,597 reviews)

"Room is very comfortable. Customer service is good. Breakfast has a lot of choices. Food is very good"…"

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2020

Evergreen Laurel Hotel Taichung
La Vida Hotel
La Vida Hotel
3.5 out of 5
No. 275-2, Sec.2, Xitun Rd, Xitun Dist., Taichung
P4,109
per night
Jan 19 - Jan 20

Located in Xitun District, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Fengjia Night Market and Feng Chia University. Maple Garden Park and Shinkong Mitsukoshi ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (2,032 reviews)

"Excellent location, great amenities and room was awesome. Extremely comfortable"…"

Reviewed on Dec 30, 2019

La Vida 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.

Top activities in Taichung

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

P24,671

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.

Vacation Photographer in Taiwan
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Vacation Photographer in Taiwan

P1,591

Book a private professional photographer for a family trip, destination wedding, secret proposal or just a great day. Prices start at 8.

Taichung Classic Day Tour
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Taichung Classic Day Tour

P2,801

A classoc join tour that will bring you to explore Taichung city. Get an unforgetable experience visitting 5 most popular sites in Taichung from Taipei. Take a chance to walk along bloomy flowers with colorful view of flowers at the Zhongshe Flower Market.

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