Top areas in Taichung
Taichung is the third-largest city in Taiwan, and features a more mild weather and better cost of living. The city is more affordable than Taipei, making it a favorite residence for locals, and therefore a more affordable travel destination. It’s easy to see why there’s a relaxing, happy-to-be-here attitude in the city’s restaurants, parks and shopping complexes.
Claiming a unique Japanese colonial heritage, Taichung is located in west-central Taiwan, and is home to one million residents. The town is a popular weekend destination for residents and expatriates. The National Museum of Natural Science and the Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts are great tourist destinations, as are the Nantian and Paochueh temples.
Feng Le Sculpture Park is a scenic place to relax, and it’s joined by a charming tea and shopping area.
The majority of visitors to Taichung are here for the weekend, and they divide their time between visiting museums, lounging in tea shops, and shopping. Neighborhoods like Little Europe and Canal District also have the best selection of nightclubs and chic lounges.
Accommodations in the city include many choices near Taichung Airport and a few budget hotels near the train station, which operates a two-hour rail service to Taipei.
Find out where the rest of the hotels, attractions, and must-see destinations of Taichung are located by exploring the interactive map on this page.