Taoyuan City

Travel Guide
Taoyuan County featuring a city

This northern Taiwanese county is home to ancient cypress forests, sweeping views, unique local delicacies and a breathtaking treetop walk.

Most visitors to Taiwan begin their stay in Taoyuan County, as this is where the island's major international airport is located. Those who spend longer than just a stopover in the county, however, will be rewarded with a colorful tapestry of cultures, a thriving metropolis and magnificent natural surroundings.

Explore Taoyuan City, the county’s capital, visit a theme park, or spend some time getting to know the historic district of Dasi. Between the coast and the cities you’ll find ancient cypress forests, enormous reservoirs and many hiking areas to explore.

Head to Taoyuan City’s spectacular Jungli Night Market, where you'll find hundreds of stands selling food, handmade goods and fresh produce. Try local delicacies, such as smoked chicken or calamari rolls. Visit Dasi, just to the south of Taoyuan City, to see an interesting mix of European, Japanese and Chinese architectural styles in the township's Old Streets. While in Dasi, visit the Cihu Mausoleum, dedicated to Chiang Kai-shek, the Chinese military leader.

From Dasi, take the children to the Window On China Theme Park in nearby Longtan. It has traditional rides, models of iconic buildings from around the world and a water park in summer.

Taoyuan County is rich in natural beauty and eco-tourism is on the rise. The Shihmen Reservoir is one of the most spectacular attractions in the area. Eat at the local seafood restaurants lining its banks. In the Xiao Wulai Scenic Area you’ll find dense forests and fertile valleys. Walk above the trees on the Xiao Wulai Sky Walk, a pedestrian bridge that is suspended high in the air and takes you across the valley. Hike through the Dongyan Shan National Forest with views over Taipei to the east.

Though the county has an excellent system of buses and trains, renting a car at the airport or in the city allows you to explore the region at your own pace. Taoyuan County enjoys cooler temperatures than Taipei and in summer hiking is a popular activity with visitors.

Where to stay in Taoyuan City

Hotel Kuva Chateau
Hotel Kuva Chateau
4 out of 5
No. 398, Minchuan Rd, Zhongli District, Taoyuan City
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NT$1,287 per night from Sep 27 to Sep 27
Located in Zhongli District, this hotel is 0.4 mi (0.7 km) from Jungli Night Market and within 3 mi (5 km) of National Central University and Taoyuan International ...
4.3/5Excellent! (1,222 reviews)
"Bright sides: Convenient location, nice slightly busy atmosphere, wonderful whisky collection at the hotel store, large rooms. Things to improve: maybe time to redo the carpets?... and add a few good "artistic" movies to the collection? I am planning to come again, together with my family this ..."

Reviewed on 2021/3/15

Hotel Kuva Chateau
The Westin Tashee Resort, Taoyuan
The Westin Tashee Resort, Taoyuan
5 out of 5
No. 166 Rixin Road, Daxi District, Taoyuan City
The price is NT$7,125 per night from Oct 12 to Oct 12
This family-friendly Taoyuan City hotel is located in the mountains, 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Ta Shee Golf and Country Club, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Daxi Old ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (547 reviews)
"Wonderful place to be with family. Actually amazing!"

Reviewed on 2021/5/2

The Westin Tashee Resort, Taoyuan
Fame Hall Garden Hotel
Fame Hall Garden Hotel
4 out of 5
No.150, Lane 141, Minsheng Road, Longtan District, Taoyuan City
The price is NT$4,858 per night from Oct 24 to Oct 24
Located in Longtan District, this hotel is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Taoyuan Hakka Culture Hall and within 3 mi (5 km) of Qibadong Shan and Xinxizhou Shan. Leo Foo ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (74 reviews)
"The hotel has such great amenities. Heated pool, children play area, the Hall of Fame Baseball Museum, several restaurants, and a SPA. The rooms were super clean and comfortable. The staff and service were outstanding. Fully recommended."

Reviewed on 2020/11/29

Fame Hall Garden 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.
Gloria Residence
Gloria Residence
4 out of 5
No.359, LinSen North Road, Taipei
The price is NT$2,707 per night from Sep 26 to Sep 26
This family-friendly Taipei aparthotel is located in the entertainment district, within a 15-minute walk of Taipei Film House and Qingguang Market. Ningxia Night ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (562 reviews)
Great staff!
"This is a great place to stay. The room is really clean and pleasant to live in. Most importantly, the staff here are really warm and are helpful."

Reviewed on 2019/12/23

Gloria Residence
American Village Resort
American Village Resort
3 out of 5
No. 2, Aly. 2, Ln. 61, Kaixuan Rd., Shilin Dist., Taipei
The price is NT$8,485 per night from Sep 30 to Sep 30
Located in Shilin, this aparthotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Qingtiangang Grassland, Shilin Night Market, and National Palace Museum. Yangmingshan National Park ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (13 reviews)

Reviewed on 2021/4/8

American Village Resort
Bubble WOW Bali
Bubble WOW Bali
1 out of 5
No. 1, Waziwei St., Bali, New Taipei City
Located in Bali, this golf campground is 1 mi (1.5 km) from Shihsanheng Museum of Archaeology and 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Fort San Domingo. Tamsui Fisherman's Wharf ...
3.5/5Good! (16 reviews)
"Interesting experience to have, but room could be maintained in better condition."

Reviewed on 2017/12/18

Bubble WOW Bali
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.

Popular places to visit in Taoyuan City

Cities near Taoyuan City