Taoyuan City

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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

Hotel Kuva Chateau
Hotel Kuva Chateau
4 out of 5
The price is S$75 per night from 26 Sep to 26 Sep
Excludes taxes & fees
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 ...
4.3/5Excellent! (1,223 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 15 Mar,2021

Hotel Kuva Chateau
The Westin Tashee Resort, Taoyuan
The Westin Tashee Resort, Taoyuan
5 out of 5
The price is S$400 per night from 18 Oct to 18 Oct
Excludes taxes & fees
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! (547 reviews)
"Wonderful place to be with family. Actually amazing!"

Reviewed on 2 May,2021

The Westin Tashee Resort, Taoyuan
Fame Hall Garden Hotel
Fame Hall Garden Hotel
4 out of 5
The price is S$292 per night from 11 Oct to 11 Oct
Excludes taxes & fees
Located in Longtan District, this hotel is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Taoyuan Hakka Culture Hall and within 3 miles (5 km) of Qibadong Shan and Xinxizhou Shan. Leo ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (74 reviews)
"The hotel has such great amenities. Heated pool, children play area, the Hall of Fame Baseball Museum, several restaurants, and a SPA. The rooms were super clean and comfortable. The staff and service were outstanding. Fully recommended."

Reviewed on 29 Nov,2020

Fame Hall Garden Hotel
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Gloria Residence
Gloria Residence
4 out of 5
No.359, LinSen North Road, Taipei
The price is S$152 per night from 26 Sep to 26 Sep
Excludes taxes & fees
This family-friendly Taipei aparthotel is located in the entertainment district, within a 15-minute walk of Taipei Film House and Qingguang Market. Ningxia Night ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (562 reviews)
Great staff!
"This is a great place to stay. The room is really clean and pleasant to live in. Most importantly, the staff here are really warm and are helpful."

Reviewed on 23 Dec,2019

Gloria Residence
American Village Resort
American Village Resort
3 out of 5
No. 2, Aly. 2, Ln. 61, Kaixuan Rd., Shilin Dist., Taipei
The price is S$476 per night from 13 Oct to 13 Oct
Excludes taxes & fees
Located in Shilin, this aparthotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Qingtiangang Grassland, Shilin Night Market and National Palace Museum. Yangmingshan National Park ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (13 reviews)
超棒的家庭旅遊
"空間大,乾淨,球池超好玩,小朋友們玩到不願意離開!附近很多美食,也有便利商店,十分方便。下次ㄧ定再來拜訪!"

Reviewed on 8 Apr,2021

American Village Resort
Bubble WOW Bali
Bubble WOW Bali
1 out of 5
No. 1, Waziwei St., Bali, New Taipei City
Located in Bali, this golf campsite is 1 mi (1.5 km) from Shihsanheng Museum of Archaeology and 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Fort San Domingo. Tamsui Fisherman's Wharf ...
3.5/5Good! (16 reviews)
"Interesting experience to have, but room could be maintained in better condition."

Reviewed on 18 Dec,2017

Bubble WOW Bali
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