Taichung

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.

Top hotels in Taichung

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Evergreen Laurel Hotel Taichung
Evergreen Laurel Hotel Taichung
4.5 out of 5
No. 666, Sec. 2 Taiwan Boulevard, Taichung
The price is SG$106 per night

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. ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (1,243 reviews)

"停車場太狹窄,我的車後照鏡搽到,尤其是B4B5電梯出入口前面還設停車格,那寬度真的比考駕照還難阿,我的車如果擦傷可能比住房費還貴。早餐不差,但肉類選擇不多,基本上都是碳水化合物,基本上是加入房價內,一人450-600元的餐點,該給至少300-400元的早餐,老實說真的不值這個錢,如果覺得房價太低廉也不該拿餐點來補。房間見人見智,我覺得舊了點可能介於三到四星。你們人員訓練沒話說,有禮貌又和善,很保歉,我自己下次去不會考慮貴飯店跟推薦人去住。"…"

Reviewed on 5 Jul,2020

Evergreen Laurel Hotel Taichung
Windsor Hotel Taichung
Windsor Hotel Taichung
5 out of 5
The price is SG$127 per night

Located in Xitun District, this luxury hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Tunghai University, Taichung Veterans General Hospital and Feng Chia Night Market. National ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (780 reviews)

"Fast check in, clean room, nice view, multi-lingual staff."…"

Reviewed on 25 May,2020

Windsor Hotel Taichung
HOSHINOYA Guguan
HOSHINOYA Guguan
4 out of 5
No.16, Wenquan Ln., Sec. 1, Dongguan Rd., Heping Dist., Taichung

Located in Heping, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Guguan and Guguan Hot Springs Park. Daxueshan National Forest Recreation Area and Guguan Recreation ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (55 reviews)

"Fabulous hotel with great staff, minimalistic rooms, beautiful garden and a absolutely gorgeous Japanese Onsen!"…"

Reviewed on 8 May,2020

HOSHINOYA Guguan

Popular places to visit in Taichung

Taichung Park
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Taichung Park

4.5/5(2 reviews)

Spend a few peaceful hours in this attractive green space, home to a lake and one of Taichung’s most well-known landmarks.

National Museum of Natural Science
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National Museum of Natural Science

4/5(2 reviews)

From the creation of planets and the dinosaur age to the workings of the human body and modern discoveries, this multi-venue complex explores the wonders of science.

Zhonghua Night Market
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Zhonghua Night Market

5/5(5 reviews)

Go on a culinary adventure, sampling traditional Taiwanese snacks and exotic local specialties at this large and lively street market.

Top things to do in Taichung

4-Day Excursion to Central & Southern Taiwan
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4-Day Excursion to Central & Southern Taiwan

SG$846
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
Taichung Classic Day Tour
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Taichung Classic Day Tour

SG$77
Per adult
90% of travellers recommend
Private Full-Day Taichung City Tour
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Private Full-Day Taichung City Tour

SG$625
Per adult
Downtown Walking Adventure
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Downtown Walking Adventure

SG$51
Per adult
Vacation Photographer in Taiwan
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Vacation Photographer in Taiwan

SG$349
Per adult
Taichung to Sun Moon Lake 1-day Experience Tour
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Taichung to Sun Moon Lake 1-day Experience Tour

SG$418
Per adult

Reviews of Taichung

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Verified traveller

16 Jan 2020

Traveling around Taichung by the bus is very convenient since there are many bus stop and bus numbers indicated at each stop.

5/5 - Excellent

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1 Aug 2019

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