The city is improving in buildings, entertainment and food. Nice scenic area in Taichung region and surrounding, good for day trips.
Awesome place to visit, with lots of awesome food. Stuff here are generally cheaper than taipei. Night market offers more variety and better food compared to taipei.
Tai chung places of interest are closer to nature like cing jing farm and sun moon lake. Mountainous area are a must visit with lots of great view and scenery to offer.
Taichung is modern yet does not feel like a stressful, buzzing city. The people are really nice and helpful, and you won't have any trouble finding sincere cab drivers who are not out to make extra money from you.
The local food is also fabulous - while they have lots of international options, we recommend going into the smaller shops to try e.g. fish porridge, braised pork/turkey rice sets as well as the very vibrant Feng Jia / Yi Zhong night markets.
easy to travel from Taipei city. just take the HSR and you can reach there by an hour. People are very friendly and warm.
It is recommended to stay near to the train station. Fengchia night market is a must-visit place. One can also visit the Rainbow village and Gao Mei Shi Di.
The people here i meat all very friendly and helpful. They also like to give compliment. The restaurant staff can give very good customer service, friendly.
even we are sharing the food they also welcome.
People are helpful when you asked them where you like to visit and they show you the way. Even they do not know, they google for me.
People are very nice when we asked the location that we would like to go, even they cannot show us the direction, they google the place to us and indicate us how to go.
it is a very lively city with a lot of interesting place for me to explore. Will come back for my 3rd visit.
A famous city of Taiwan. Lots of outdoor activities you can do in Taichung. A nice place for relax.
We took a bus to Sun Moon Lake. The view was breathtaking. Went on the cruise which was both interesting and enjoyable.
Nothing much in Taichung. Even the locals feel that there's nothing much to do there. Traveling around Taichung is inconvenient as there's no metro available.
Unless, you are very familiar with the bus services and routes, you will have to depend on cab/taxi.
A very "user friendly" city that is increasingly catering for the tourist trade with multi-lingual menus etc
Simple city similar to Taipei but less advanced. But is because of this, the city do have quite a few rural areas worth visiting.
Sun biscuits. Must visit Kwan Ti temple with huge Kwan Ti statute as well as Mazu temple about 5mins walk from Kwan Ti temple.
Taichung is a shopping paradise with the biggest night market in Taiwan. It is pretty easy to access the different areas via their public transportation.
I especially recommend family to make a trip to cing jing, where the scenery is nice, and the air is fresh, drawing us nearer to nature.
Loved the lavender farm, but it is a really far drive from the city area. Enjoyed the spacious city, with old buildings and food can be found almost everywhere.
Its really rainy the week I was there, so best to avoid the august period.
This place only have famous place Fengjia night market and Miyahara ice cream. I think many peaople go there only transit to go to Nantou City (sun moon lake, Cengjing farm etc)
Cingjing and SML is near Taichung. Hence, it will be good if you can visit these 2 areas as well for sightseeing and relaxation! Taichung night market are nice.
Alot of good food and shopping to do!
Taichung is a very busy area; more so than Taipei. Considering the transport methods, it's not as organized and convenient as Taipei for a non-Chinese/Taiwanese speaker.
Taichung is building their metro system, the road is bad, the taxi is bad services too, so wait until the metro built then will be good to go again.
There is only one night market that worth going in the evening. Shopping centres are just fine. Not much historical place of interest and therefore not worth to stay long in the city.
Suggested to take Public Transport instead of Car/Van rental for Solo travelers , May get the "YouYou" Card at 7-11 and topup the credit, TWD100 is enough for 3day 2 night as the Public Transport (BUS) is FOC for the first 8KM travel.
A lot of Place to visit in Taichung if you are 1st time there, should consider for 5days 4 night to travel all attractive place by Public transport. By the way, there is a U-Bike rental as well, the 1st hour is FOC. May download the public transport apps in the mobile phone to check the latest status of Bus route to plan your scheduled overhead. The U-Bike apps as well, u may track the place where the U-Bike service provided.
A good stop-over for travels to the outskirts of Taichung; Dakeng Carton King, Moncoeur, Gaomei Wetlands.
..the Xinshe areas and a stop prior to Sun Moon Lake and Cing Jing.
I will definitely go visit again soon. Modern high-rise buildings, apartments. and public museums. Wow, not bad for a 3 Days 2 Night trip
If you are travelling to Taichung, you've got to travel out to the suburb areas, do not just stay within the city.
Because the attractions are not compact, car rentals (with or without driver) may be the best mode to travel around the cities, though finding a parking lot could be tortuous as in other big cities.
Gomei wetland, 天馬牧場(farm with alpaca, snakes, chicken, horses) are recommended
I highly recommend the bicycle trails in taichung. 台中后豐鐵馬道. Do yourself a favor and choose an electric bike as the distance can be up to 10.
2km one way. We rented bikes from this lady's huge bicycle shop next to the main road/expressway with 2 kids. Really nice lady, was a total mum about things, giving us water and ponchos and tissue papers whenever people came in wet after the rain
There many buses available but need to know the route first before you board. There a few cinema in the shopping malls but the price was not cheap.
Nights markets like feng chia is the best in Taichung. Traveler can get around the area by Taxi which is not expensive.
The town planning for Taichung is better than old Taipei. The spaces are well designated and buildings are not cramped up or congested.
Easy transportation and accessible to city centre and tourist attractions.