Located 20km from the coast and 100km south of Taipei, Taichung is the third largest city in Taiwan and is recognised as a major manufacturing hub. While the temples, markets, parks and museums of Taichung are a favourite among visiting tourists, perhaps what the city is most well-known for is Bubble Tea!
Don’t miss the remarkable National Museum of Fine Arts, boasting the biggest collection of Taiwanese artworks, and follow the scenic walkway down to the Natural Science Museum. The Taichung Folklore Park will give you a glimpse into the history of the region. It is dedicated to representing a more traditional way of Taiwanese life. You’ll see both authentic and recreated buildings and streets that are much more rustic than those of modern Taichung.
With inner city shopping options that have been likened to that of Hong Kong and Singapore, a bustling nightlife, and local fare guaranteed to satisfy even the fussiest palates, it’s safe to say Taichung is a great spot if you’re visiting or just passing through on your way to nearby Nantou, Sun Moon Lake, and MiaoLi County.