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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$2,035 per night from May 9 to May 9
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! (1,400 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
HOSHINOYA Guguan
HOSHINOYA Guguan
4 out of 5
No.16, Wenquan Ln., Sec. 1, Dongguan Rd., Heping Dist., Taichung
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Located in Heping, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Guguan and Guguan Hot Springs Park. Daxueshan National Forest Recreation Area and Basianshan National ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (104 reviews)
"Everything are superb except one hotel staff won’t even listen to my request and pretend didn’t hear me. That’s so rude!"

Reviewed on 2020/7/11

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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 24 to May 24
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! (921 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
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 May 10 to May 10
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 ...
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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 ...
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Taichung Feng Chia House
Taichung Feng Chia House
1 out of 5
No. 652 Fuxing Road, Xitun District, Taichung
Located in Xitun District, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Feng Chia Night Market, Feng Chia University, and Fengjia Night Market. National ...
4/5Very Good! (81 reviews)
Not worth for the money, hard to contact the hotel
"The host does not have a front desk therefore required us to contact them before arrival for check-in arrangement. I have been trying to contact them for 2 weeks before my stay and they were unreachable. Expedia customer staff was involved to assist me in this matter with limited actions due to their ..."

Reviewed on 2018/2/22

Taichung Feng Chia House
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.

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Reviews of Taichung

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Feb 23, 2020

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

5/5 - Excellent

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Feb 14, 2020

Beautiful city and very clean.

5/5 - Excellent

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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

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Dec 31, 2019

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

3/5 - Okay

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Dec 2, 2019

Places are too far one from another.

4/5 - Good

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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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