Taichung takes its position on Taiwan’s west coast, boasting ever-balmy weather. A thriving cosmopolitan city, it offers something for absolutely everyone, from glossy designer stores and overflowing local markets, to swanky restaurants and pumping nightclubs.

    Taichung has no shortage of attractions either. You’ll find renowned hubs like the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts with its Ming and modern treasures, old incense-scented temples, Japanese colonial landmarks, and picturesque parks. The island’s inland has lots to see, so be sure to take a bus or taxi to nearby natural havens like Sun Moon Lake.

    Where & what to eat in Taichung

    • 10 Best Taichung Foods Everyone Should Try

      Taichung’s famous treats include sun cakes (tai yang bing) and chicken feet jelly (ji jiao dong), which are great for your own or as gifts. Taichung is also a big producer of taro, water chestnuts, almonds and red beans, so be sure to taste the popular local delicacies such as taro balls (yu yuan), deep-fried water chestnuts (ling jiao...

    Where to shop & what to buy in Taichung

    • 10 Best Places to Go Shopping in Taichung

      If you arrive in Taichung by train, you'll find Ziyou Road Market just a few steps away. It's the perfect spot to buy suncakes, the must-try local specialty. As the second most populous city in Taiwan, Taichung offers unlimited business opportunities and has attracted many well-known department stores from all over the world. Ching Mei Market, which has...

    Where to go & what to do at night in Taichung

    • 10 Best Things to Do After Dinner in Taichung

      While there are plenty of things to do in Taichung during the day, there are also many attractions to be explored in the city after nightfall. Have a drink at a rooftop bar while marveling at the dazzling night view, or take a leisurely stroll among the colorful lights at Luchuan and Liuchuan Canal Waterfront before making a beeline for...

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