Taiwan may have travel restrictions in place due to COVID-19.

Find out moreOpens in new tab or window

Taoyuan CityTaiwan

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

Taoyuan County which includes markets, a city and night scenes

Taoyuan District

4/5Very Good!(34 area reviews)

Unique features of Taoyuan District include the shopping and restaurants. Make a stop by Taoyuan Night Market or Taoyuan Arena while you're exploring the area.

Taoyuan District
Zhongli District, Taoyuan City, Taiwan

Zhongli District

3.5/5Good!(17 area reviews)

Noted for its shopping and restaurants, there's plenty to explore in Zhongli District. Top attractions like Jungli Night Market and Taoyuan International Baseball Stadium are major draws, and you can hop on the metro at Xingnan Station or Huanbei Station to see more of the city.

Zhongli District
All You Can Eat Meat with NTD500 per pax. Good CP.... rating. Will come again.

Guishan District

4.5/5Wonderful!(6 area reviews)

Get to know Guishan District and its many features like its restaurants and shopping. You might want to explore sights like National Taiwan Sport University and Taoyuan City Stadium, and you can jump on the metro at National Taiwan Sport University Station or Chang Gung Memorial Hospital Station to get around the city.

Guishan District
Taoyuan County which includes a city

Taoyuan City Centre

4/5Very Good!(42 area reviews)

Taoyuan City Centre is noteworthy for its shopping, and you can make a stop at top attractions like Taoyuan Night Market and Taoyuan City Stadium.

Taoyuan City Centre
Long layovers don’t suck in this airport! Each terminal has a fun theme that anyone can enjoy!

Dayuan District

3.5/5Good!(54 area reviews)

Travelers choose Dayuan District for its ample dining options. Hop aboard the metro at Airport Hotel Station or Dayuan Station and check out top sights like Zhuwei Fishing Port.

Dayuan District
Cihu and Cihu Mausoleum which includes a garden

Daxi District

4/5Very Good!(2 area reviews)

You'll enjoy the monuments and parks in Daxi District. You might want to make time for a stop at Daxi Old Street or Shihmen Dam.

Daxi District

Top Hotels in Taoyuan City

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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$8,000 per night

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 ...

4.4/5Excellent! (360 reviews)

"A lot of kids activities but due to rain many were not accessible."…"

Reviewed on 2020/4/17

The Westin Tashee Resort, Taoyuan
Hotel Kuva Chateau
Hotel Kuva Chateau
4 out of 5
No. 398, Minchuan Rd, Zhongli District, Taoyuan City
The price is NT$1,587 per night

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! (1,265 reviews)
Good hotel

"Everything is great, just the bed is a bit too soft for my own preference."…"

Reviewed on 2020/4/20

Hotel Kuva Chateau
City Suites Taoyuan Station
City Suites Taoyuan Station
3 out of 5
6F., No. 60, Zhongzheng Rd., Taoyuan District, Taoyuan City
The price is NT$795 per night

Located in Taoyuan City Centre, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Kimlan Foods Museum, Taoyuan Night Market, and Taoyuan City Stadium. Taoyuan Arena and Taoyuan ...

4.1/5Very Good! (116 reviews)

"Extremely great staff. Clean and new premises."…"

Reviewed on 2020/2/9

City Suites Taoyuan Station

Popular places to visit in Taoyuan City

Taoyuan Night Market
Image for Taoyuan Night Market

Taoyuan Night Market

4/5(17 reviews)

You can search for that perfect souvenir when you visit Taoyuan Night Market, a popular shopping spot in Taoyuan City. While in this trendy area, you can savor the top-notch restaurants.

Taoyuan International Baseball Stadium
Image for Taoyuan International Baseball Stadium

Taoyuan International Baseball Stadium

4/5(7 reviews)

Catch an event at Taoyuan International Baseball Stadium during your trip to Taoyuan City. While in this trendy area, you can savor the top-notch restaurants.

National Central University
Image for National Central University

National Central University

4.5/5(3 reviews)

Enjoy the collegiate vibe with a visit to National Central University, a top college in Taoyuan City. While in this relaxing area, you can savor the top-notch restaurants.

Reviews of Taoyuan City

4

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
19
5 - Excellent 29.6875%
4 - Good
30
4 - Good 46.875%
3 - Okay
13
3 - Okay 20.3125%
2 - Disappointing
2
2 - Disappointing 3.125%
1 - Terrible
0
1 - Terrible 0%

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jan 17, 2020

It is a great city that is developing nicely as Taipei's satelight city.

4/5 - Good

Blue

Jan 2, 2020

Good food

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Dec 22, 2019

Everyone we encountered in Taoyuan City were kind friendly, and welcoming.

4/5 - Good

Robert

Dec 1, 2019

The riverside parks are lovely.

4/5 - Good

Peggy

Nov 26, 2019

Nil

2/5 - Disappointing

Verified traveler

Oct 29, 2019

it’s only for locals not for tourist

Cities near Taoyuan City

Taipei which includes a sunset, a city and city views

Taipei

Hsinchu showing a city

Hsinchu

Shilin Night Market which includes food and markets

New Taipei City