Taichung City travel guide

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You're Going to Love Taichung City

Taichung is one of the main transport and industrial hubs on the west coast of Taiwan. Between the several night markets and countless department stores, you won't be left wanting for activities. Make sure you visit the National Museum of Natural Science during your trip and go hiking in the hills nearby.

Top 5 Reasons to Visit Taichung City

1. Surround Yourself with Science

The National Museum of Natural Science is really seven museums in one. Visit the botanical garden and learn about scientific principles through hands-on exhibits.

2. Hiking

Head to the Dakeng and Beitun districts to access the hiking paths that will take you through the hills.

3. Shop at the Night Markets

The night markets of Chunghwa and Feng Chia University are a thrilling way to experience this vibrant city.

4. Discover Taiwanese Culture

The West district is the best place to learn about local traditions, with its many restaurants and the Taichung City Huludun Cultural Center. Visit the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts for modern art.

5. Shopping

Taichung is the ideal place to shop for clothes, electronics, and other items with its many malls. The Yimin Yizhong Shopping Mall, TopCity, and Shinkong Mitsukoshi should keep you busy.

Where to Eat in Taichung City

The West District is the best place to find restaurants. Top of One is a great choice if you want European fare. Try Steak Akaoni or Taichung Meatballs for a more affordable and more traditional experience. An inexpensive meal should cost NT$85, while a more expensive restaurant can cost NT$500 or more.

When to visit Taichung City

Taichung City in May
Estimated hotel price
C$ 65
1 night at 3-star hotel
Taichung City in May
Estimated hotel price
C$ 65
1 night at 3-star hotel

Taichung is a year-round destination, though temperatures can be colder in January and February.

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How to Get to Taichung City

Plane

The Taichung Airport (TXG) has a few international flights as well as frequent flights to Taipei. A number of buses run between the airport and the city, including a shuttle bus to Taichung railway station, in the Wuri district. Taxis cost NT$500.

Train

Taichung is connected to all the major Taiwanese cities on the west coast via the Western Line. You can take the train from Taipei to Taichung for NT$290 or go from Kaohsiung to Taichung for NT$360.

Car

Expressway 61 connects Taichung to all the major cities on the west coast of the island.

Bus

Taking the bus is the easiest way to get to Taichung. You can take the Tong Lien Bus or the Kuo-Kuang Bus from the Taipei train station to Taichung for NT$100-350.

Airlines serving Taichung City

Lufthansa
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United Airlines
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American Airlines
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KLM
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Air France
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Turkish Airlines
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Delta
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Air Canada
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Emirates
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LOT
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Singapore Airlines
Excellent (120 reviews)
Avianca
Good (643 reviews)
Copa Airlines
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ANA
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Malaysia Airlines
Good (21 reviews)
Thai Airways
Excellent (28 reviews)
Japan Airlines
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Korean Air
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Qantas Airways
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Cathay Pacific
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Where to stay in Taichung City

The Hotel ONE is a good choice if you want an upscale experience in the Central District. The Holiday Inn Express Taichung has a stunning view over Taichung Park.

Popular neighbourhoods in Taichung City

Central District - this is a small and densely popular area with a lot of stores and restaurants.

North District - head to the North District to visit the Natural Science Museum and shop at the Chungyo department store. Visit the area at night for the Yizhong street night market.

Xitun District - this more modern neighborhood is perfect for shopping; head to the Tiger City and IDEE malls.

Where to stay in popular areas of Taichung City

Most booked hotels in Taichung City

Millennium Hotel Taichung
Excellent (8.8, Excellent reviews)
C$ 175+
53 Hotel
Excellent (8.6, Excellent reviews)
C$ 46+
Inhouse Hotel Taichung
Excellent (8.5, Excellent reviews)
C$ 59+
Trans Inn
Good (7.9, Good reviews)
C$ 35+
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How to Get Around Taichung City

Public Transportation

There is a good number of routes that will take you from the train station to the Beitun District. Fare typically costs NT$25 but there are a few lines you can ride for free.

Taxi

Taxis are a convenient way to get around Taichung and are easy to find. Fare starts at NT$85 and an additional NT$40 per mile.

Car

There are several Avis locations where you can rent a car for NT$2,200 a day. Renting a scooter will cost NT$350 a day.

The Cost of Living in Taichung City

Shopping Streets

The Xiang Shang and the Yizhong street markets are the best places to shop for souvenirs, clothes, and electronics.

Groceries and Other

Carrefour and Taiwan Fresh Supermarket have several locations in the Central District. Expect to spend NT$330 for a gallon of milk and NT$60 for a dozen eggs.

Cheap meal
C$ 4.06
A pair of jeans
C$ 102.05
Single public transport ticket
C$ 0.71
Cappuccino
C$ 3.07