Taichung

Travel Guide
Taichung Park showing a statue or sculpture and a park

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.

Evergreen Laurel Hotel Taichung
Evergreen Laurel Hotel Taichung
4.5 out of 5
No. 666, Sec. 2 Taiwan Boulevard, Taichung
The price is HK$609 per night from 2 Jan to 2 Jan
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. ...
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The Lin Hotel
The Lin Hotel
5 out of 5
No.99, Chaofu Rd., Taichung
The price is HK$1,227 per night from 7 Dec to 7 Dec
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 ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (997 reviews)
"A nice and convenient place The quality of Buffet breakfast is fair but not great."

Reviewed on 20 Nov 2021

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Moxy Taichung
Moxy Taichung
2.5 out of 5
The price is HK$609 per night from 7 Dec to 7 Dec
Located in Nantun District, this hotel is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Fengle Sculpture Park and within 3 miles (5 km) of National Taichung Theater and Taichung City ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (50 reviews)
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Reviewed on 4 May 2021

Moxy Taichung
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Eagle apartment
Eagle apartment
2.5 out of 5
The price is HK$263 per night from 9 Dec to 9 Dec
Located in Xitun District, this apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of Feng Chia Night Market and Fengjia Night Market. Top City Taichung and National ...
3.7/5 Good! (349 reviews)
"Very good the staff is nice and the room is big clean and comfortable it is very convenient that close to the night market"

Reviewed on 14 Dec 2016

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Nayang Beach
Nayang Beach
2 out of 5
Located in Da'an District, this campsite is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from T'ien-hsin-tzu Levee and 1.6 mi (2.5 km) from Shuang-liao Levee. Dajia Jenn Lann Temple and ...
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Dora 2
Dora 2
3.5 out of 5
Located in Beitun District, this apartment building is within 2 miles (3 km) of Taichung Folklore Park, China Medical University and Chungyo Department Store. ...
Dora 2
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