Taichung

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

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.

Where to stay in Taichung

Evergreen Laurel Hotel Taichung
Evergreen Laurel Hotel Taichung
4.5 out of 5
No. 666, Sec. 2 Taiwan Boulevard, Taichung, 407
The price is CA $94 per night from May 29 to May 30
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury hotel in Taichung. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 3 restaurants. Our guests praise the breakfast and the pool in our reviews. ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (1,441 reviews)
"A very convenient location. Access to department stores, city hall, old town and vicinities with bus bay just right in front of the hotel. The room is very comfy and clean."

Reviewed on Jan. 14, 2022

Evergreen Laurel Hotel Taichung
Millennium Hotel Taichung
Millennium Hotel Taichung
5 out of 5
No. 77, Shizheng Road, Xitun District, Taichung, 40756
The price is CA $119 per night from May 29 to May 30
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Taichung. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 2 restaurants. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in our ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (960 reviews)
"Towels are worn."

Reviewed on Aug. 16, 2021

Millennium Hotel Taichung
Airline lnn Green Park Way
Airline lnn Green Park Way
3.5 out of 5
No. 22, Section 1, Meicun Road, West District, Taichung, 403
The price is CA $142 per night from May 29 to May 30
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly hotel in Taichung. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and onsite parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the convenient ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (963 reviews)
"Convenient location next to Sogo. Many dining options available nearby! Many coffee shops and bars as well. I would stay again. The check in was fast and convenient."

Reviewed on Dec. 27, 2021

Airline lnn Green Park Way
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.
Nayang Beach
Nayang Beach
2 out of 5
No. 1-1, Ln. 86, Beishan Rd, Da'an District, Taichung, 439026
Stay at this campground in Taichung. Enjoy free breakfast, free parking, and an outdoor pool. Popular attractions T'ien-hsin-tzu Levee and Shuang-liao Levee ...
Nayang Beach
Dora 2
Dora 2
3.5 out of 5
No. 268, Sec. 4, Wenxin Rd., Beitun District, Taichung, 406
Stay at this 3.5-star apartment in Taichung. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and an outdoor pool. Popular attractions Fengjia Night Market and Taichung Park are ...
Dora 2
Travelers Little House 2
Travelers Little House 2
2.5 out of 5
No.33, Ln. 299, Zhongmei St., West Dist., Taichung, Taichung, 40349
Stay at this business-friendly apartment in Taichung. Enjoy free WiFi, a flat-screen TV, and cable TV. Popular attractions Fengjia Night Market and Taichung ...
2.9/5 (18 reviews)
Not clean enough
"It's a bit of different from photo in hotels.com & on-site"

Reviewed on Aug. 2, 2018

Travelers Little House 2
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.

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