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13 Must Visit Beautiful Places in Taichung of Taiwan

The places to visit in Taichung are Rainbow Village, Feng Chia Night Market, National Museum of National Science, Geomei Wetland, Wuling Farm, LIHPAO Discovery Land, Toroko National Park, Dajila Jenn Lann Temple, Wufeng District, Huangshan Tribal Village, Tiger City Mall, Sun Moon Lake, Lavender Cottage.

Taichung is Taiwan’s second-largest city. Taichung is located in the west-central part of the island of Taiwan. It has pleasant weather with an average temperature of around 22 Degree Celsius and a population of 2.8 million. Taichung has many tourist attractions with a downtown shopping experience and nightlife similar to that of Tokyo or Manhattan. Taichung is one of the main transport and industrial hub on the west coast of Taiwan. Taichung has Taichung International Airport. The port of Taichung also known as Taichung Port is located in Wuqi District, Taichung.

Are you planning a trip to Taichung in Taiwan? Have you had difficulty finding places to visit? Then this article is for you. This article gives information about the places to visit in Taichung.

Must Visit Places In Taichung, Taiwan

Rainbow Village

Rainbow village is located in the Nantun District of Taichung.  Rainbow village is military dependents village that was converted into street art. It is a top tourist attraction in Taichung. The village is famous for its vibrantly painted houses and streets. The inspiring story behind Rainbow village is that 97 years old Grandpa saves the village by painting houses and streets with colorful art. To reach the village the nearest bus stop to Rainbow village is at the Ling Tung University bus stop. The village is about 10 minutes’ walk from the bus stop. You have to book the ticket to visit the rainbow village. The nearest railway station to Rainbow village is Taichung High-Speed Rail Station.     

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Feng Chia Night Market

Feng Chia Night Market is also called Fengja Shopping Town. Fengja is a night market in Xitun District, Taichung, Taiwan. It is claimed to be the largest night market in Taiwan. The Fengja Night market is one of the largest commercial business centers covering an area of about 1 km wide. The market has many streets lined with mouthwatering food, hotels, and shops. It is a top attraction among the locals as well as tourists from all over the world. The night market is a paradise for both food lovers and shopping lovers.    

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National Museum of National Science

The National Museum of National Science is a museum in the north district of Taichung, Taiwan. The museum has more than 50 exhibit areas covering the subjects like astronomy, life science, global environment, space science, paleontology, ecology, gems and minerals, tropical plant, and Aborigines. The galleries of the dinosaur world and tropical rainforest environment are fantastic.  This is one of the best museums and the most attended destination in Taiwan. This place is a joy for kids and a learning center for botanists. 

Geomei Wetland

Geomei Wetland is a land mixed with sand and soil textures. Geomei wetland is located at the mouth of the Dajia River in the Qingshui District of Taichung. It is declared an ecological preserved zone in central Taiwan. The Wetland is spread over 15000 acres of land and looks very beautiful. The most spectacular sunset viewing and bird-watching shrine at Geomei Wetland is an unforgettable experience. The Geomei Wetland of Taichung is a picturesque and scenic place in Taiwan.  There is Geomei Wetlands Visitors Center for tourist information and Geomei Lighthouse a Heritage Building.

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Wuling Farm

Wuling farm is a top tourist attraction in Taichung. The Wuling farm is located in the Heping District of Taiwan.  The farm is beautifully surrounded by majestic high mountains, meandering streams, deep canyons, and lush green vegetation. The distance between Wuling Farm to Lishan is 29 km. It is easily accessible from Mt. Hehuan.  You will enjoy the mesmerizing cherry blossom watching tour in Wuling Farm.  Visit this embrace of mother nature, and leaves your tiredness behind. The easiest way to reach Wuling farm is from Taichung.

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LIHPAO Discovery Land

Lihpao Discovery Land resort is a theme park located in the Houli District of Taichung, Taiwan. The theme park is spread over 25 hectares of wide land. It offers a full range of entertainment, recreation, accommodation, dining, restaurants, food stall, and shopping facilities. It is a top fun-loving tourist attraction in Taichung. It has three major scenarios and nine themed games. There are thrilling activities like roller coaster rides featuring maximum gravity, and water activities at Mala Bay. You must include Lihpao Discovery land in the itinerary.    

Toroko National Park

Toroko National Park is located northeast of the midpoint in the Island Nation of Taiwan. Toroko National Park is famous for its spectacular mountains and marble canyons. The cliffs and canyons stretch along the Liwu River. It is one of the nine national parks in Taiwan. It was named after Toroko Gorge, the landmark gorge of the park carved by the Liwu River. It is a top tourist attraction in Taiwan. The nearest city to this park is Xiulin. This park is spread over an area of 920 km2. This island was formed by the collisions of plates several years ago.

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Dajila Jenn Lann Temple

The Dajila Jenn Lann Temple is also known as the Zhenlan temple or Mazu Temple. The temple is a religious center in Taiwan. Dajila temple is dedicated to the Chinese Goddess Mazu. Mazu is the goddess of the sea, the Patron deity of fisherman, sailors, and many people related to the sea or ocean. The Dajila Temple is located in the Dajila District of Taichung. It is one of the most famous Matzu Temple in Taiwan. It has 200 years old history. The people say that Jenn Lann Temple was brought into Taiwan by the Fukien province Tien island from Maizhou in 1730. The annual celebration of Taiwan starts with the Dajila Mazu pilgrimage. 

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Wufeng District

Wufeng is a suburban district in southern Taichung, Taiwan. It is the location of the Taiwan Provincial Consultative Council. Wufeng is an agricultural town.  Top Tourist attractions in Wufeng are the Earthquake Museum, the National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra, and the Asia Museum of Fine Art.  Wufeng Lin Family Mansion and Garden is the former residence and grounds of the Wufeng Lin Family of Wufeng District, Taichung. Wufeng has the best hotels and money transfer locations. There are many travel options to reach Wefeng from Taichung. 

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Huanshan Tribal Village

Huangshan is the home of many tribal communities in Taiwan. The tribes inhabiting the Huangshan are known as the Atayal. The Huangshan Tribe is a valley surrounded by Nahnu Great Mountain at 3000 meters. The village is famous for its amazing scenery, meandering streams, mountains, picture-perfect surrounding, and delicious locally grown fruits such as persimmon pear, peach, and apple. Huangshan is the perfect setting to study the indigenous tribes of Taiwan and their unique ethical cultural heritage.

Tiger City Mall

Tiger City Mall is the newest shopping center in Taichung. This is a great mall for a fun night as it has 3D cinema surrounded by a market. Tiger City is located in the Xitun District of Taichung. Tiger City Mall is ranked No. 111 on TripAdvisor among the 537 attractions in Taichung. The opening hours of the Mall are from 11.00 am to 23.00 pm. The address of the mall is No. 120, Sec. 3, Henan Road, Xitun District, Taichung. You can stay at 4 to 5-star luxury hotels in Tiger City mall. 

Sun Moon Lake

Sun Moon lake is located in the foothill of Taiwan’s Central Mountain Range. The lake is surrounded by forested peaks and has foot trails. It is the largest body of water in Taiwan. The Ropeway at Sun Moon Lake offers amazing views of lake water and surrounding mountains. According to CNN, Sun Moon lake boasts is one of the most breathtaking cycling routes in the world. The area of sun moon lake is tucked away in the mountains of Nantou Country. The fastest way to reach Sun Moon lake from Taichung is by bus. The top sights at sun moon lake are shuishe Pier, Ropeway, Wenvu Temple, Yidashao Wharf, Aboriginal Culture Village, and Lalu Island.

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Lavender Cottage

Lavender Cottage is a cottage located in the beautiful field of lavender and is an eco-tourist spot in Taichung. Lavender cottage has several gardens planted with different herbs. The cottage offers verdant trails, restaurants, and gift shops.  The cottage provides a guided tour to the visitors with lunch. Lavender cottages are Taiwan’s rose paradise, breathtaking space, and a nonprofit project launched by two girls out of their love for lavender. You must include Lavender Cottage in the tour.

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