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Taichung
Travel Guide

Taichung Park which includes a garden and a statue or sculpture

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

Evergreen Laurel Hotel Taichung
Evergreen Laurel Hotel Taichung
4.5 out of 5
No. 666, Sec. 2 Taiwan Boulevard, Taichung
The price is NT$2,156 per night from Apr 23 to Apr 24
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! (1,384 reviews)
Big rooms in a great location
"located in the center of Taichung, its the perfect starting point for any plans you have in the city. Hotel is showing signs of age but it doesnt lack any ammenities which are necessary for a good night sleep"

Reviewed on 2021/1/3

Evergreen Laurel Hotel Taichung
Millennium Hotel Taichung
Millennium Hotel Taichung
5 out of 5
No. 77, Shizheng Road, Xitun District, Taichung
The price is NT$2,749 per night from May 4 to May 5
Located in Xitun District, this luxury hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Top City Taichung and National Taichung Theater. Fengjia Night Market and Feng Chia University ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (914 reviews)
"I’ve stayed here a few times now and I can always count on a friendly staff and clean rooms."

Reviewed on 2020/10/12

Millennium Hotel Taichung
The Lin Hotel
The Lin Hotel
5 out of 5
No.99, Chaofu Rd., Taichung
The price is NT$4,156 per night from Apr 22 to Apr 23
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 ...
4.3/5Excellent! (1,025 reviews)
"nice clean and professional"

Reviewed on 2021/1/1

The Lin Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Nayang Beach
Nayang Beach
2 out of 5
No. 1-1, Ln. 86, Beishan Rd, Da'an District, Taichung
The price is NT$7,792 per night from Apr 29 to Apr 30
Located in Da'an District, this campground is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from T'ien-hsin-tzu Levee and 1.6 mi (2.5 km) from Shuang-liao Levee. Gaomei Wetlands and Dajia ...
Nayang Beach
Dora 2
Dora 2
3.5 out of 5
No. 268, Sec. 4, Wenxin Rd., Beitun District, Taichung
Located in Beitun District, this apartment building is 0.6 mi (0.9 km) from Taichung Folklore Park and within 3 mi (5 km) of Feng Chia University and Fengjia ...
Dora 2
Travelers Little House 2
Travelers Little House 2
2.5 out of 5
No.33, Ln. 299, Zhongmei St., West Dist., Taichung, Taichung
Located in West District, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Calligraphy Greenway and National Museum of Natural Science. Zhonghua Night Market ...
2.9/5 (18 reviews)
Not clean enough
"It's a bit of different from photo in hotels.com & on-site"

Reviewed on 2018/8/2

Travelers Little House 2
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