Taoyuan City

Travel Guide
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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 findhundreds 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
No. 398, Minchuan Rd, Zhongli District, Taoyuan City, 32055
The price is S$83 per night from 27 Sep to 28 Sep
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Taoyuan City. Enjoy free WiFi, 3 restaurants and breakfast. Our guests praise the clean rooms in their reviews. ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (1,001 reviews)
"Large room and comfy place surrounded by classic artworks and antique. Walking distance to metro and convinient store. It costs around ntd$500-700 and half an hour to Taoyuan airport"

Reviewed on 17 May,2022

Novotel Taipei Taoyuan International Airport
Novotel Taipei Taoyuan International Airport
4.5 out of 5
No. 1-1, Hangzhan South Road, Dayuan District, Taoyuan City, 33758
The price is S$125 per night from 2 Oct to 3 Oct
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury hotel in Taoyuan City. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 4 restaurants. Our guests praise the pool and the comfy rooms in their ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (1,004 reviews)
"Interconnecting rooms were great for our family. Buffett breakfast was lovely."

Reviewed on 22 Sep,2022

The Westin Tashee Resort, Taoyuan
The Westin Tashee Resort, Taoyuan
5 out of 5
No. 166 Rixin Road, Daxi District, Taoyuan City, 335
The price is S$371 per night from 25 Oct to 26 Oct
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Taoyuan City. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 2 restaurants. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy beds in ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (675 reviews)
Pleasant but improvement needed
"Overall stay was pleasant, minor shortfalls …need a solution for mosquitoes even indoor facilities can find lots of mosquitoes and their phones are always not reachable."

Reviewed on 29 Aug,2021

Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
THE TOP Modern
THE TOP Modern
3 out of 5
No. 201, Sec. 4, Zhong Xiao East Road, Taipei, 106
Stay at this 3-star aparthotel in Taipei. Enjoy free WiFi, laundry facilities and a TV. Popular attractions Taipei 101 and Zhongxiao Road are located nearby. ...
4/5 Very Good! (1 review)
位置很好
"隔音真的很差,地理位置非常好,房間內設備基本齊全。使用自助式退房也很方便"

Reviewed on 15 Aug,2022

Gloria Residence
Gloria Residence
4 out of 5
No.359, LinSen North Road, Taipei, 104
Stay at this 4-star family-friendly aparthotel in Taipei. Enjoy free WiFi, room service and a fitness centre. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (593 reviews)
Wonderful Stay
"Warm welcoming from FO Kevin, awesome room and very clean."

Reviewed on 25 Oct,2021

American Village Resort
American Village Resort
3 out of 5
No. 2, Aly. 2, Ln. 61, Kaixuan Rd., Shilin Dist., Taipei, 111
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly aparthotel in Taipei. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the family ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (30 reviews)
"非常美好的體驗"

Reviewed on 29 Jul,2022

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