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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
SG$103
per night
6 Apr-7 Apr

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. ...

4.4/5Excellent! (2,727 reviews)

"Nice hotel, location was a bit far from attractions like the night market."…"

Reviewed on 12 Mar,2020

Evergreen Laurel Hotel Taichung
HOSHINOYA Guguan
HOSHINOYA Guguan
4 out of 5
No.16, Wenquan Ln., Sec. 1, Dongguan Rd., Heping Dist., Taichung
SG$838
per night
7 Apr-8 Apr

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 ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (27 reviews)
Escape

"Excellent service, nice place and good food"…"

Reviewed on 29 Dec,2019

HOSHINOYA Guguan
The Pace Stay
The Pace Stay
3 out of 5
3F, No. 8-1, Ln. 149, Sec. 2, Sanmin Rd., Central District, Taichung, Taichung
SG$27
per night
22 Apr-23 Apr

Located in Central District, this guesthouse is within a 5-minute walk of Taichung Second Market and Taichung Park. Zhonghua Night Market and Taichung City Hall ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (62 reviews)
They have heater in their room!

"The room is spacious and clean. The receptionist is very friendly. The air conditioner can also be a heater is definitely a plus point for this trip."…"

Reviewed on 17 Dec,2019

The Pace Stay

Popular things to do 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 activities in Taichung

Taichung Classic Day Tour
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Taichung Classic Day Tour

90% of travellers recommend
SG$80
Per adult
Taichung Explorer with Food Tastings & City Cycling
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Taichung Explorer with Food Tastings & City Cycling

SG$60
Per adult
Downtown Walking Adventure
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Downtown Walking Adventure

SG$52
Per adult
Downtown Secrets Unveiled Evening Tour
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Downtown Secrets Unveiled Evening Tour

SG$36
Per adult
Vacation Photographer in Taiwan
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Vacation Photographer in Taiwan

SG$362
Per adult
Taichung Art & Culture Tour
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Taichung Art & Culture Tour

SG$217
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

Verified traveller

1 Aug 2019

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