If you have been to Taipei, you should come to Taichung next time.

Taichung (台中) is Taiwan’s second-largest city located on the western side of central Taiwan.

It has convenient transportation and much more fun things to do, you might likely to stop over or even spend the night here.

We’ve selected 25 Taichung attractions for you so that you can put them on your travel list.

Taichung Attractions

1. Gaomei Wetlands (高美濕地)

Spanning over 300 hectares, Gaomei Wetlands is a well-preserved wetland in Taichung and also home to diverse plants and animals like birds, fishes, crabs, and invertebrates.

What to expect
The breathtaking sunset in Gaomei wetlands you will never forget.

  • Hours:Mon – Sun 08:00~18:00
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  • How to get there
    1. From Taichung Train Station: By Bus 309
    2. From Taichung High Speed Rail: By Bus 655 (Weekend Only)
  • Admission fee:Free

2. National Taichung Theater (臺中國家歌劇院)

The National Taichung Theater is known as “the most difficult building to accomplish in the world”, because of its irregular curved walls and structure without beams, which was designed by Japanese architect Toyo Ito and completed by Taiwan Lee Ming Construction Co. Ltd.

What to expect
Go up to the sky garden on the roof, enjoy spectacular views across the Taichung City.

  • Hours:Sun – Thu 11:30~21:00 | Fri – Sat 11:30~22:00 | Mon Closed
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  • How to get there:Check here
  • Admission fee:Free

3. Shen Ji New Village(審計368新創聚落)

Renovated from the old residential area, Shen Ji New Village is a lively cultural and creative center where gathers many special shops, stalls, cafe, and dessert shops.

What to expect
Stroll through the creative market under the nostalgic vibe.

  • Hours:Mon – Sun 11:30~20:30
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  • How to get there:
    1. From Taichung Train Station: By Bus 5, 51, 71, 290
    2. From Taichung High Speed Rail: Take the train to Taichung train station and transfer bus
  • Admission fee:Free

4. Rainbow Village (彩虹眷村)

Rainbow Village is a brightly colored village, the entire village was painted over with various unique and colorful artworks by a veteran, Huang Yung-fu to save the village from demolition.

What to expect
Meet the 97-year-old Rainbow Grandpa and take photos together.

  • Hours:Mon – Sun 08:00~18:00
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  • How to get there:
    1. From Taichung Train Station: By Bus 27, 30, 40, 56, 89, 290
    2. From Taichung High Speed Rail: By Bus 26, 56, 70, 99
  • Admission fee:Free

5. Guangfu New Village(光復新村)

Guangfu New Village was the first village built for dependents of civil servants of the Taiwan provincial government in 1956, although many residents moved out after 921 earthquakes, this once abandoned village has transformed into a cultural and creative space.

What to expect
Sitting on the wooden chair in front of the old house with a cup of coffee will give you a nostalgic vibe.

  • Hours:Mon – Sun 10:00~20:00
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  • How to get there:
    1. From Taichung Train Station: By Bus 50, 59, 107, 201
    2. From Taichung High Speed Rail: By Bus 151
  • Admission fee:Free

6. 921 Earthquake Museum of Taiwan(九二一地震教育園區)

The 921 Earthquake Museum of Taiwan is a national museum in memorial of the 7.3 earthquakes that struck the central part of Taiwan at 01:47 AM on 21 September 1999, the worst natural disasters in Taiwan which killed thousands of lives and destroyed many buildings completely.

After the earthquake, the local government decided to preserve some building debris from the earthquake to teach the public earthquake knowledge and how to be prepared for the earthquake that might happen in the future.

What to expect
Experience what the 7.3 earthquake like in their theater room.

  • Hours:Tue – Sun 09:00~17:00 | Mon Closed
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  • How to get there:
    1. From Taichung Train Station: By Bus 50, 59, 107, 201, 6871
    2. From Taichung High Speed Rail: By Bus 151
  • Admission fee:NT$50 ($1.7)

7. Wufeng Lin Family Mansion and Garden(霧峰林家宮保第園區)

A long time ago, there are five powerful families that control different places in Taiwan, which of them is the Lin Family, they built the mansion and gardens in the Wufeng area.

Wufeng Lin Family Mansion is a Fuzhou style architecture and is remained for more than a century, this historical site divided into 3 parts: the Lower Mansion, the Upper Mansion, and the Lin Family Gardens (Lai Yuan).

Lin Family Gardens (Lai Yuan) is hidden in the Mingtai high school near the Lin Family mansion, the entrance is the school’s main door and just a few 5 minutes walk from Lin Family Mansion.

What to expect
the only one Fuzhou-style stage in Taiwan.

Mansion Info

  • Hours:Mon – Fri 09:00~12:00 / 13:00~17:00 | Sat – Sun 09:00~17:00
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  • How to get there:
    1. From Taichung Train Station: By Bus 50, 201
    2. From Taichung High Speed Rail: By Bus 151
  • Admission fee:NT$250 ($8.3)

Lin’s Garden Info:

  • Hours:Mon – Sun 08:00~18:00
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  • How to get there:
    1. From Taichung Train Station: By Bus 50, 201
    2. From Taichung High Speed Rail: By Bus 151
  • Admission fee:Free

8. Asia University(亞洲大學)

Asia University has known as the most beautiful university in Taiwan because the entire campus is surrounded by European style buildings, you will see the European palace-like library, the gymnasium with the Colosseum of Rome appearance, and the Museum of Modern Art, a triangular-structured museum designed by the world-renowned Japanese architect, Tadao Ando. All that architecture has become famous landmarks in Taichung.

What to expect
Take time to walk around the campus, and then enjoy an afternoon tea in the art museum cafe with an artistic atmosphere.

  • Hours:
    • Library: Mon – Fri 08:00~22:00 | Sat – Sun 09:30~17:30
    • Museum: Tue – Fri 09:30~17:00 | Mon Closed
    • Gym: Mon – Sun 08:00~21:30
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  • How to get there:
    1. From Taichung Train Station: By Bus 108, 201, 6322
    2. From Taichung High Speed Rail: By Bus 151
  • Admission fee:Free

9.Natural Way Six Arts Cultural Center(道禾六藝文化館-台中刑務所演武場)

Built in 1937, this traditional Japanese style building was once used to train Japanese police officers and prison wardens to practice martial arts. As the martial arts hall was severely damaged by fire in 2006, the Taichung Government decided to restore this historical heritage according to the original model and opened it to the public.

What to expect
Visit Japanese traditional martial arts hall and experience kendo and archery lessons.

  • Hours:Mon 09:30~17:00 | Tue – Sat 09:30~22:00 | Sun 09:30~18:00
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  • How to get there:
    1. From Taichung Train Station: By Bus 1, 8, 15, 21, 55
    2. From Taichung High Speed Rail: Take the train to Taichung train station and transfer bus
  • Admission fee:Free

10. Maple Garden(秋紅谷景觀生態公園)

Covers an area of 3 hectares, Maple Garden is a unique U-shaped recreational park located in the midst of the hustle and bustle area of Taichung, with lakes, green lawns, mangroves, a bridge, and a viewing platform.

What to expect
Awesome place to go, especially at night, see the beautiful moonlight reflection of the Maple Garden.

  • Hours:Mon – Sun 24hrs
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  • How to get there:
    1. From Taichung Train Station: By Bus 303, 304, 306, 307
    2. From Taichung High Speed Rail: By Bus 151, 155, 160
  • Admission fee:Free

11. Miyahara(宮原眼科)

It was used to be an ophthalmology clinic built by a Japanese ophthalmologist Miyahara during the Japanese occupation of Taiwan. Today it is a famous dessert shop selling ice cream, cheesecake, pineapple cake, chocolates, tea, cookies, and tea snacks. Also, it retains the name and appearance of the old building, which makes this dessert shop a famous attraction in Taichung.

What to expect
Be fascinated by the Harry Potter-like interiors of Miyahara

  • Hours:Mon – Sun 10:00~22:00
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  • How to get there:
    1. From Taichung Train Station: 4 minutes walk.
    2. From Taichung High Speed Rail: Take the train to Taichung train station and take 4 minutes walk
  • Avg. Cost:NT$110 ($3.6)

12. Fantasy Story – Green Ray(綠光計畫范特喜文創聚落)

Twelve old dormitories of the water company are transformed into a creative culture spot where gathers numerous dessert shops, restaurants, cafe, and local art shops.

What to expect
The second-floor terraces have a different vibe from the first floor

  • Hours:Mon – Sun 09:30~18:00
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  • How to get there:
    1. From Taichung Train Station: By Bus 27, 51, 290
    2. From Taichung High Speed Rail: By Bus 151
  • Admission fee:Free

13. Luce Memorial Chapel(路思義教堂)

Located on the campus of Tunghai University, the Luce Memorial Chapel was named after an American missionary of the late 19th century. The unique design and shape of the chapel make itself a famous landmark in Taichung.

What to expect
Have a picnic in front of the Luce Memorial Chapel 

  • Hours:Mon – Sun 24hrs
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  • How to get there:
    1. From Taichung Train Station: By Bus 300, 301, 302, 303, 304, 305, 307, 310, 323, 324, 325
    2. From Taichung High Speed Rail: By Bus 161
  • Admission fee:Free

14. Zhongxin Market(忠信市場)

Zhongxin Market is a gradually declining traditional market, with only a few vendors left in this once-busy market. Therefore here has transformed into a cultural and creative spot where gather cafes, restaurants, thrift shops, art exhibits, and installation art, which bring new life to the old traditional market.

What to expect
Discover the beauty of the old market and modern art in the forgotten corner of the city

  • Hours:Mon – Sun 14:00~22:00
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  • How to get there:
    1. From Taichung Train Station: By Bus 71, 75
    2. From Taichung High Speed Rail: By Bus 159
  • Admission fee:Free

15. Taichung Broadcasting Bureau(臺中放送局)

The bureau was built in 1935 by the Japanese government to broadcast radio and news all over central Taiwan. With the light yellow beautiful building with 94 windows of various styles and shapes, which has become the hot spot for photography.

What to expect
Very quiet place, perfect for a cup of coffee

  • Hours:Tue – Sun 10:00~18:00 | Mon Closed
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  • How to get there:
    1. From Taichung Train Station: By Bus 18, 41, 50, 56, 59, 65, 163
    2. From Taichung High Speed Rail: By Bus 159
  • Admission fee:Free

16. Aofong Hill Observatory (鰲峰山觀景平台)

Aofong Hill Observatory is a great place to see a 180-degree awesome view of the city from the top, there is a seating area in the observatory, so you can have a drink or snack while enjoying the beautiful view. 

What to expect
Indulge in a moment which sunset to night view

  • Hours:Mon – Sun 24hrs
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  • How to get there:
    1. From Taichung Train Station: Take the train to Qingshui train station and take bus 111 (Weekday Only)
    2. From Taichung High Speed Rail: Take the train to Qingshui train station and take bus 111 (Weekday Only)
  • Admission fee:Free

17. Liuchuan Riverside Walk(柳川藍帶水岸)

Liuchuan was once a dirty and smelly river, but now it has turned into a beautiful riverside walk in Taichung. It is a great place to walk along the river or take a short break by the bank.

What to expect
Stroll along Liuchuan’s riverwalk at night with the colorful lighting

  • Hours:Mon – Fri 06:00~22:00 | Sat – Sun 06:00~24:00
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  • How to get there:
    1. From Taichung Train Station: Take bus 48, 300, 301, 302, 303, 304, 305, 306, 307, 308, 326
    2. From Taichung High Speed Rail: Take bus 158 or take the train to Taichung train station and transfer bus
  • Admission fee:Free

18. Shin Sei Green Waterway(新盛綠川水岸廊道)

Different from Liuchuan Riverside Walk, Shin Sei Green Waterway is much smaller but also pretty, this is a popular place to relax and take photos.

What to expect
Walk on the Green waterway surrounded by romantic LED lighting at night

  • Hours:Mon – Sun 08:00~22:00
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  • How to get there:
    1. From Taichung Train Station: 4 minutes walk.
    2. From Taichung High Speed Rail: Take the train to Taichung train station and take 4 minutes walk
  • Admission fee:Free

19.Wanggaoliao Night View Park(望高寮夜景公園)

Wanggaoliao is the highest point on Dadu Mountain in Taichung, where exudes a relaxing and romantic vibe, so you can quietly enjoy the spectacular view of the entire Taichung city.

What to expect
Sit in a 180-degree arc-shaped amphitheater and take in a panoramic view of the entire Taichung city

  • Hours:Mon – Sun 24hrs
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  • How to get there:Drive or take a taxi
  • Admission fee:Free

20. International Bodhisattva Sangha(菩薩寺)

Unlike typical Taiwanese temples, International Bodhisattva Sangha like a modern art museum hidden in the hustle and bustle of the city, although the place is small, it is worth looking around slowly.

What to expect
A peaceful hideaway for cleansing your mind

  • Hours:Tue – Fri 13:00~18:00 | Sat – Sun 09:00~18:00 | Mon Closed
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  • How to get there:
    1. From Taichung Train Station: By bus 6333, 50, 158, 6899D
    2. From Taichung High Speed Rail: By bus 3, 133
  • Admission fee:Free

21. Dajia Jenn Lann Temple (大甲鎮瀾宮)

Built in 1732, Daijia Jenn Lann Temple is one of the most famous temple in Taiwan to worship the Chinese sea goddess Mazu. 

Over 100,000 pilgrims flock to Dajia annual March for the famous event Dajia Mazu Pilgrimage, experience the Taiwan religious culture, and are blessed by Mazu.

What to expect
Pray at the beautiful temple and taste traditional Taiwan snacks around the temple

  • Hours:Mon – Fri 15:00~23:00
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  • How to get there:
    1. From Taichung Train Station: Take the train to Dajia train station and take 5 minutes walk or by bus 154
    2. From Taichung High Speed Rail: Take the train to Dajia train station and take 5 minutes walk
  • Admission fee:Free

22. Park Lane by CMP(勤美誠品綠園道)

The most lively place in Taichung city is near Park Lane in CMP, where many specialty shops, cafes, and food are gathered here.

What to expect
Perfect place in Taichung to shop, eat, and walk

  • Hours:Mon – Fri 11:00~22:00 | Sat – Sun 10:30~22:00
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  • How to get there:
    1. From Taichung Train Station: By Bus 27, 81, 300, 301, 302, 303, 304, 305, 307, 308
    2. From Taichung High Speed Rail: By Bus 159
  • Admission fee:Free

23. Dakeng Scenic Area Hiking Trail No.4 大坑四號步道

The hiking trails in Dakeng Scenic Area are known as the Taichung Back Garden. There are a total of 12 hiking trails, of which the No. 4 trail is the most difficult.

Although the No. 4 trail has steep ups and downs, you can see an excellent view and overlook overall Taichung City.

What to expect
Challenge one vertical steep section about 300 meters long is called the “soft foot slope”


24. The Mitsui Outlet Park Taichung(台中港三井Outlet)

Mitsui Outlet Taichung has more than 170 domestic and foreign brands for you to shop, it is also the only one shopping mall with a Ferris wheel adjacent to the sea in Taiwan. 

What to expect
Enjoy the beautiful Taichung Harbor seascape from the Ferris wheel

  • Hours:Mon – Fri 11:00~21:30 | Sat – Sun 10:30~21:30
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  • How to get there:
    1. From Taichung Train Station: By Bus 306, 307, 308, 310
    2. From Taichung High Speed Rail: By Bus 617
  • Admission fee:Free

25. Feng Chia Night Market(逢甲夜市 )

When you come to Taichung, you have to visit the Feng Chia night market as a perfect end of the day. No matter on the roads or the small lanes, there are so many delicious food stalls that can surely satisfy your taste buds

What to expect
Explore diversity Taiwanese street food

  • Hours:Mon – Sun 14:00~02:00
  • Get Location
  • How to get there:
    1. From Taichung Train Station: By Bus 5, 22, 25, 29, 33, 35, 37, 125
    2. From Taichung High Speed Rail: By Bus 160
  • Admission fee:Free

I hope you enjoyed reading this post, in this post, you’ve learned that what’s fun in Taichung, tell us which one you prefer, and where you would like to go first?

Finally, If you still have any questions about your trip to Taichung, please leave in the comments below, I will be more than happy to help you out:)

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