Looking for some different romantic experiences? In addition to shopping, dining and movie nights, Taichung has a lot to offer. Head to Taichung Park for an evening boat ride, admire the scenic cherry blossoms at Xinshe, go for a bike ride on the tree-lined Dongfeng Bicycle Green Way, soak in the beauty spring in Wuri or visit the Gaomei Wetlands, named as one of the world's six most beautiful mirrors of the sky, for some spectacular sunset photos.

    Take a silver jewellery-making class with your date and create your own customized accessories. If you're tulip enthusiasts, don't miss Zhongshe Flower Market. Be sure to take a picture at the "LOVE" art installation in Fengyuan Gonglaoping and hang a padlock there as a symbol of your love. As night draws in, head to Dakeng Lovers Bridge for more romantic pictures with the giant heart reflected in the water.

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    Night boat trip in Taichung Park

    • Couples
    • Nightlife
    • Adventure

    After a lovely candlelit dinner, what else is there to do on a night out with your partner? Why not go to Taichung Park for a boat trip together? In such a beautiful setting, romance is sure to blossom. Taichung Park is located in Taichung City.

    Among its most famous attractions are Riyue Lake and Huxin Pavilion in the center of the lake. You can enjoy boating activities on the lake. At night, the lake pavilion as well as Zhongshan Bridge and Zhongzheng Bridge nearby are decked out in gorgeous lights. The brightly adorned lake and the lights along the lakeside path create an enchanting scene. This is no time to be rushing, so paddle slowly and immerse yourselves in the romantic atmosphere for an evening filled with happy memories of your trip to Taichung.

    Location: No. 65, Section 1, Shuangshi Road, North District, Taichung City, Taiwan 404009

    Open: Monday–Friday from 10 am to 7 pm. Saturdays, Sundays and consecutive vacations from 8 am to 8 pm

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    Cherry blossom viewing in Xinshe

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    The best spot to see cherry blossoms in Xinshe District is on County Highway 129. The second section of Xingshe Street, where Xinshe District Office is located, is where you'll find highest concentration of cherry trees. When the flowers bloom, the street is packed with rows of ravishing dark-pink cherry blossoms. This stunning spectacle attracts many people, who come here to admire the cherry blossoms and take photos, making it one of the most popular cherry blossom viewing spots in Taichung.

    Tens of thousands of cherry trees have been planted in Xinshe since 2011. The main species is the dark-pink Taiwan cherry, but there are also other varieties such as the Yaezakura cherry and Fuji cherry. The blossoming season is in late February, when a sea of flowers lines the entire road and the sidewalk is strewn with cherry blossoms, drawing large numbers of visitors eager to witness this magical display. Locals claim that this charming cherry blossom-lined street is an ideal dating spot for couples. You can't help but feel romantic as you hold hands and walk under a ceiling of cherry blossoms, their pink petals falling like confetti all around you. It's the perfect location for an amazing time together.

    Location: No. 144, Section 2, Xingshe Street, Xinshe District, Taichung City, Taiwan 426017

    Open: 24/7

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    Hot spring tour in Wuri

    • Couples
    • Families
    • Single
    • Group

    Looking for some unique experiences to share with your partner? There's much more to Taichung than shopping and dining. Why not visit Wuri District to bathe in the legendary "Beauty Spring"? Wuri Hot Spring in Taichung is a sodium bicarbonate spring with a pH of 8.1. The spring water here is pure and has no odor. As the temperature of the spring water is low, the heat impact on the heart is relatively mild and less likely to cause palpitations.

    After a bath here, your whole body will feel refreshed, with no "sticky" feeling. This carbonated spring is said to have moisturizing and whitening effects on the skin. It can also relieve symptoms such as stiff shoulders, pain as well as cold hands and feet. Also known as the "Beauty Spring", it's especially popular with women. As the hot spring is located on the Dadu Plateau, you can enjoy a panoramic view of the Central Mountain Range and Taichung Port District while enjoying a bath with your partner. As night falls at the end of a perfect day, celebrate your romance with a view of the dazzling night lights.

    Location: Neighborhood of Wenquan Road, Wuri District, Taichung City, Taiwan 414252

    Open: Hours vary by business

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    Luce Memorial Chapel at Tunghai University

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    • History
    • Photo

    Located in Xitun, Taichung, Luce Memorial Chapel is a famous building on the campus of Tunghai University. This Protestant chapel was built in 1962 by the renowned Taiwanese architect, Chen Chi-kwan, and American architect, I. M. Pei. Listed as both a city and national monument in Taichung, its curved roof in the shape of a sail has made it one of the city's most iconic landmarks.

    The main floor of Luce Memorial Chapel occupies an area of 4,273 square feet (397 square meters) and is 64 feet (19.6 meters) high. The building has no columns and is instead supported using engineering techniques. Large panels of glass are placed at positions where you would normally find beams and columns, allowing natural light to flood in and creating an ethereal and mysterious atmosphere. This graceful and elegant building is a famous attraction in Taichung. It's especially popular with couples who come here to declare their love in the chapel's distinctive atmosphere created by the interplay between light and shadow.

    Location: No. 1727, Section 4, Taiwan Boulevard, Xitun District, Taichung City, Taiwan 407705 (Tunghai University)

    Open: Outdoor space: 24/7

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    Dakeng Lovers Bridge

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    • Photo

    Dakeng Lovers Bridge is a pink cable-stayed bridge with a total length of about 328 feet (100 meters) and is located in Beitun, Taichung. The bridge deck is made of glass, while the bridge body is shaped like a giant harp. These elements give the bridge its characteristic look. Dakeng Lovers Bridge is one of four major scenic bridges in Taichung. Its bright-pink appearance has made it one of Taichung's romantic landmarks, attracting many couples who come here on a date to enjoy the lovely view.

    Lovers Bridge is most famous for its reflection on the water at night. As the bridge lights up, the reflection of the lights and the bridge on the water form the shape of a giant heart, making it hugely popular with couples and attracting droves of photographers who come here to capture this beautiful display of light and shadow. It's a pedestrian-only bridge, so you can stroll around and take pictures safely at any time of day or night.

    Location: No. 366, Buzi Road, Beitun District, Taichung City, Taiwan 406051

    Open: 24/7

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    Sunset in Gaomei Wetlands

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    Gaomei Wetlands in Qingshui, Taichung, cover an area of 1,733 acres (701.3 ha) and also function as a wildlife sanctuary. This site used to be home to Gaomei Seawater Baths, which were closed due to the accumulation of sediment. But this sedimentation is also what created the rich ecosystem that is now part of Gaomei Wetlands. The diverse geographical terrain means that a wide variety of species can be found here. Large numbers of migratory birds arrive at the turn of autumn and winter every year, making this a popular birdwatching spot in Taichung.

    When the locals speak of romantic spots, the splendid sunset at Gaomei Wetlands almost always comes to mind. Gaomei Wetlands has been named as one of the world's six most beautiful mirrors of the sky. The picturesque sea and sky at sunset make people forget the vicissitudes of daily life and feel as if they are in a place where all that matters is the beautiful sunset. Such incredible scenery not only makes this a great dating spot for couples, but it's also the top choice among newlyweds looking for the perfect backdrop for their wedding photos. If you're visiting Taichung with your partner, don't miss the amazing sunset at Gaomei Wetlands.

    Location: Meiti Street, Qingshui District, Taichung City, Taiwan 436035 (Daja River Estuary)

    Open: 24/7

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    Cycling on Dongfeng Bicycle Green Way

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    The first cycle path in Taiwan to be converted from an abandoned railroad, Dongfeng Bicycle Green Way is 7.5 miles (12 km) long and spans Fengyuan, Shigang and Dongshi. The path runs parallel to the blue waters of the Daja River, taking you past shady trees and pretty scenery along the way. There are two routes here. One is Dongfeng Bicycle Green Way (7.5 miles or 12 km), which runs from the railroad track to Dongshi Hakka Cultural Park. The other is Hou-Fong Bike Path (2.8 miles or 4.5 km), which will take you to Houli Horse Ranch.

    There are bicycle rental shops near the starting point of the cycle path, so you can set off straight away once you've chosen your bike. The greenway is popular with people of all ages. The lush, green scenery attracts lots of couples, who come here to spend some carefree time together, riding their bikes in the gentle breeze.

    Location: No. 1, Shicheng Street, Shigang District, Taichung City, Taiwan 422004

    Open: 24/7

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    Make your own silver jewelry

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    Other than shopping in department stores, catching a popular show at the theater or dining at a fabulous restaurant, what else is there to do on a date? If you're in Taichung, why not try to make some silver jewelry in a craft workshop? You can make your very own exquisite jewelry for yourself or your loved one and get a special souvenir to take home. Taichung has many handmade silver jewellery-making courses to choose from. You can register in person, make an appointment by phone or register in advance online.

    The workshops provide several styles, patterns and fonts for you to choose from. You can make bracelets, rings or earrings, decorative pieces and even engrave words on your jewelry. Once you've selected your materials, someone will guide you and provide assistance throughout the creation process so that you can successfully complete your exclusive accessory. You can sign up for the course with your partner to experience the fun of making silver jewelry together. Alternately, you can sign up and surprise them on the day of the class with a special date.

    Location: Various districts of Taichung, Taiwan

    Open: Hours vary by business

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    Fun in Zhongshe Flower Market

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    • Shoppers
    • Budget
    • Photo

    Zhongshe Flower Market is a large flower farm offering leisure, entertainment and sightseeing activities. Located in Houli, Taichung, just beside Taichung Highway 13, the market covers an area of 14.8 acres (6 ha). This flower farm is unique in Central Taiwan, as tulips here are planted at low altitude. There are a total of 150,000 plants and the flowering time is adjusted using a special technique. Every year from January to March, the different varieties of tulips take it in turns to bloom.

    Other than tulips, the flower farm also has lillies of different varieties and colors. The flowering season is from December to April of the following year. You'll find not only common varieties like casa blanca and golden lillies, but also the rarer princess lillies. The lively fiesta of flowers in whites, reds and pinks in the fields is visually stunning. This captivating sea of flowers has attracted many couples who list Zhongshe Flower Market as a must-see attraction. Come here to check in and take pictures of this spectacular sight as you spend romantic moments together.

    Location: No. 333, Section 5, Sanfeng Road, Houli District, Taichung City, Taiwan 421016

    Open: Daily from 8 am to 6 pm. Barbecue neighborhoods: Monday–Friday from 8 am to 6 pm, Saturday–Sunday from 8 am to 9 pm

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    Heart locks at Fengyuan Gonglaoping Lookout Point

    • Couples

    Gonglaoping in Fengyuan, Taichung, stands at an altitude of about 1,300 to 1,600 feet (400 to 500 meters) and is known as the "Yangmingshan of Fengyuan" after Taiwan's famous scenic mountain. There's Qiufengjia Memorial Park, where there's a huge stone monument erected to record the life and deeds of Qiu Fengjia (a famous Taiwanese patriot, educator, and poet) for future generations to pay tribute to. Though the park is small, it's in an excellent location with panoramic views and a great place to enjoy the golden sunset and the bright lights of Taichung city at night.

    The scenery here is delightful, be it day or night. Many tourists come here to enjoy the views, but the most exciting time to visit this park is when night falls. There's a lookout point in Gonglaoping with the letters L-O-V-E spelt out at the top of the guardrail and a mesh structure below for couples to hang heart locks as a symbol of their affection for each other. Not far from the lookout point is a shop serving coffee and other beverages. It's a perfect spot to enjoy the night view and spend an unforgettable romantic evening with your partner.

    Location: No. 28, Pingding Lane, Shuiyuan Road, Fengyuan District, Taichung City, Taiwan 420078

    Open: 24/7

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