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TaichungTaiwan

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.

Where to stay in Taichung

Xitun District, Taichung, Taiwan

Xitun District

4.5/5Wonderful!(164 area reviews)

Xitun District is beloved for its popular shops. Take some time to explore sights in the area like Fengjia Night Market and National Taichung Theater.

Xitun District
this place is near houli station..you can see different kinds of flowers...

Houli

4/5Very Good!(1 area review)

Travelers like the theme parks in Houli, and Lihpao Land is a top attraction you might want to visit.

Houli
Paochueh Temple showing religious elements, a statue or sculpture and a garden

North District

4/5Very Good!(25 area reviews)

North District is noteworthy for its shopping, and you can make a stop at top attractions like Paochueh Temple and Chungyo Department Store.

North District
Zhonghua Night Market showing night scenes and markets

Central District

4.5/5Wonderful!(77 area reviews)

Central District is known for its abundant dining options, and you can plan a trip to Taichung Park and Zhonghua Night Market while you're in town.

Central District
Dakeng Trail #4

Beitun District

4/5Very Good!(1 area review)

You'll enjoy the restaurants and museums in Beitun District. You might want to make time for a stop at Taichung Intercontinental Baseball Stadium or Carton King - Dakeng.

Beitun District
Rainbow Village

Nantun District

4/5Very Good!(8 area reviews)

You'll enjoy the bars and gardens in Nantun District. You might want to make time for a stop at Rainbow Village or Fengle Sculpture Park.

Nantun District

Top Hotels in Taichung

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
The Pace Stay
The Pace Stay
3 out of 5
3F, No. 8-1, Ln. 149, Sec. 2, Sanmin Rd., Central District, Taichung, Taichung
The price is NT$449 per night

Located in Central District, this guesthouse is within a 5-minute walk of Taichung Second Market and Taichung Park. Zhonghua Night Market and Taichung City Hall ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (76 reviews)
They have heater in their room!

"The room is spacious and clean. The receptionist is very friendly. The air conditioner can also be a heater is definitely a plus point for this trip."…"

Reviewed on 2019/12/17

The Pace Stay
HOSHINOYA Guguan
HOSHINOYA Guguan
4 out of 5
No.16, Wenquan Ln., Sec. 1, Dongguan Rd., Heping Dist., Taichung

Located in Heping, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Guguan and Guguan Hot Springs Park. Daxueshan National Forest Recreation Area and Guguan Recreation ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (39 reviews)

"Fabulous hotel with great staff, minimalistic rooms, beautiful garden and a absolutely gorgeous Japanese Onsen!"…"

Reviewed on 2020/5/8

HOSHINOYA Guguan
Hotel Mapp
Hotel Mapp
3.5 out of 5
No.158, Shangshi Rd., Xitun Dist., Taichung, Taiwan
The price is NT$1,261 per night

Located in Xitun District, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Maple Garden Park, Fengjia Night Market, and Feng Chia University. National Museum of Natural ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (445 reviews)

"The staff was friendly and helpful. I only attended breakfast once and it was alright. It's free, so you might as well take advantage. Unfortunately they did not have an ironing board, or at least I could not find one in my room or the laundry room."…"

Reviewed on 2019/10/3

Hotel Mapp

Popular places to visit in Taichung

Fengjia Night Market
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Fengjia Night Market

4.5/5(88 reviews)

You can find the perfect gifts to bring home with a trip to Fengjia Night Market, a popular shopping spot in Taichung. While in this walkable area, you can savor the top-notch restaurants.

Taichung Park
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Taichung Park

4.5/5(70 reviews)

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

Tunghai University
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Tunghai University

4.5/5(40 reviews)

Enjoy the collegiate vibe around Tunghai University, a top college in Taichung. Check out the shops and top-notch restaurants in this walkable area.

National Museum of Natural Science
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National Museum of Natural Science

4.5/5(53 reviews)

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

4.5/5(23 reviews)

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

National Taichung Theater
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National Taichung Theater

4.5/5(26 reviews)

Find out what shows are happening at National Taichung Theater, a popular theater in Taichung. Make time to visit the area's shops, or simply enjoy its top-notch restaurants.

Reviews of Taichung

4.5

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
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4 - Good
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4 - Good 32.31939163498099%
3 - Okay
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3 - Okay 7.604562737642586%
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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Feb 23, 2020

Nicer city than i expected and has one of the biggest night markets in Taiwan!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Feb 14, 2020

Beautiful city and very clean.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jan 25, 2020

Taichung is a very chill city. People enjoy all kinds of outdoor activities like dining, drinking and hanging out in the park etc. Many interesting restaurants and bars built in modified old houses that give the neighborhood a retro yet modern vibe.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Dec 31, 2019

The people are friendly and it’s easy to ride a bike around.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Dec 2, 2019

Places are too far one from another.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Oct 7, 2019

Growing city with huge potential. Very artsy and special when you know get to know it a little.

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