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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

Bluewater Hotel: Xpark. Gloria Outlets. Taoyuan Baseball Stadium.
Bluewater Hotel: Xpark. Gloria Outlets. Taoyuan Baseball Stadium.
3 out of 5
No. 126, Section 1, Gaotie South Road, Dayuan District, Taoyuan City
The price is NT$693 per night from Jun 14 to Jun 14
Located in Dayuan District, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Gloria Outlets and Taoyuan International Baseball Stadium. Jungli Night Market and Taoyuan City ...
4.2/5Very Good! (123 reviews)
Better than a hostel, good for the whole family
"The room was small but clean. The cute lobby was decorated with animals replicas. There is no free breakfast, but they provide free bread and coffee from 11pm (yes, the night before) to 11am. Overall, we are very satisfied with the hotel for the price."

Reviewed on 2020/11/29

Bluewater Hotel: Xpark. Gloria Outlets. Taoyuan Baseball Stadium.
Hotel Kuva Chateau
Hotel Kuva Chateau
4 out of 5
No. 398, Minchuan Rd, Zhongli District, Taoyuan City
The price is NT$1,046 per night from Jul 2 to Jul 2
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 ...
4.4/5Excellent! (1,307 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$7,500 per night from Jul 1 to Jul 1
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! (522 reviews)
"Wonderful place to be with family. Actually amazing!"

Reviewed on 2021/5/2

The Westin Tashee Resort, Taoyuan
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.
Oxygen Taipei NTU Service Apartment of Hotel
Oxygen Taipei NTU Service Apartment of Hotel
2.5 out of 5
No. 10, Alley 4, Lane 286, Section 3, Roosevelt Rd., Zhongzheng District, Taipei
The price is NT$1,635 per night from Jun 14 to Jun 14
Located in Zhongzheng, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Gongguan Night Market, Taipei Water Park, and Museum of Drinking Water. Gongguan ...
4.2/5Excellent! (141 reviews)
"House keeping is good n room is spacious and clean. Beds are comfortable. Washroom can be upgraded to improve the bathtub. To step down the bathtub is not convenience to elderly people."

Reviewed on 2019/6/1

Oxygen Taipei NTU Service Apartment of Hotel
Taipei MRT Luxury Apartment
Taipei MRT Luxury Apartment
3 out of 5
10F, No.293, Songjiang Road, Zhongshan District, Taipei
Located in Zhongshan, this spa apartment building is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Xingtian Temple and within 3 mi (5 km) of Taipei Arena and Shilin Night Market. National ...
2.7/5 (14 reviews)
"It is typically NOT a proper accommodation that was described on the website. There was no receptionist or anyone who could assist us. And the location is hard to find since there is no sign of the the apartment at the building’s entrance. The room was dirty and dusty. And the bedsheet wasn’t clean ..."

Reviewed on 2019/5/21

Taipei MRT Luxury Apartment
Itaipei Service Apartment
Itaipei Service Apartment
3.5 out of 5
1F, No.209, Sec.1, Civic Blvd, Taipei, Main Station, 209, Taipei, TPE
Located in Datong, this aparthotel is steps from Q Square and Huayin Street. National Taiwan Museum is 0.9 mi (1.5 km) away. Beimen Station is 10 minutes by ...
4.1/5Very Good! (1,721 reviews)
Would definitely recommend to friends and family!
"Wonderful stay at iTaipei service apartment! The location was unbeatable, just above Taipei main station and Qsquare shopping centre. The mini kitchenette made it easy for quick breakfasts on those mornings that we couldn't wake up early enough. . Friendly front desk staff, security staff, and housekeeping ..."

Reviewed on 2020/3/9

Itaipei Service Apartment
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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