Introduction to Taiwan

Taiwan that was once called Formosa from Portuguese meaning beautiful island. Taiwan has a great mixture of urban and nature. You can see a lot of skyscrapers and experience superior service in Taiwan's cities. On the other hand, you can see the island of Taiwan has the highest of tall mountains in the world. You can climb one of Taiwan’s over two hundred three thousand meter peaks. And also take the opportunity to relax in the blue ocean, on Taiwan’s endless stretches of coastline.

-The Taiwan night markets

Eachnightmarkethasitsowntraditionsandcharacteristics,andsnacksthatcanbefound inabundance. And you should try out these snacks. You’ll be able to learn about different food cultures from different areas.

-The Taiwan Museum

The National Palace Museum houses the world’s greatest and most priceless treasures of Chinese art in Taipei. It was listed as one of the world’s four greatest museums.

Introduction to Taichung




Taichung is located in the center of Western Taiwan and a lot of tourists visit here. Taichung is a charming city with culture and good universities. The culture of Taichung city is sure to be art and humanity. This city whose fine arts, music, theater and modern art enrich the senses and nurture the spirit.

-Feng Chia night market

Feng Chia Night Market is the most famous night markets in Taichung. It is located nearby Feng Chia University. The region includes the Fengjia Wen Hua Night Market, Xitun Road, Fengjia Road, and Fuxing Road. The snacks in the night market will make you amazing. For example, Bubble tea, stinky tofu, spicy hot pot, etc.

-National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts

National Taiwan Museum of Fine Art, which opened in 1988, has a total of 24 exhibition halls. The museum regularly holds exhibitions of Western art, Chinese brush paintings, and sculpture, and has its own collection of valuable pieces of art. You can relax in the garden outside the museum in Taichung city.

-National Museum of Natural Science

National Museum Of Natural Science is located in Taichung City since 1986. And then, the museum has four multi-media theaters for different subjects, including Space Theater, Birdview Theater, Three-dimensional Theater and Environment Theater. In addition, there is the outdoor exhibition of an evolution of low-altitude plants and the park encompassing the greenhouse for tropical rainforest in Taiwan. It is the largest educational center in the country and it is the best museum.
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-Taichung Park

Taichung Park is the oldest park in Taichung city. Built in the Japanese-ruling era and with a space of 10 acres, the park base at that time was the garden, named Ruixuan and actually donated by the Lin family in Wufeng, together with the old Beimen Building. Taichung Park features many pretty landscapes, such an artificial lake, pavilion, arch bridge, etc. There are also lots of recreational equipment, like an outdoor stadium, playground, and tennis court. Some extraordinary European-style building and Houxing Pavilion were constructed in 1908 in celebration of the launch of the Taiwan Railway stretching from north to south in Taiwan. Houxing Pavilion has also been the symbol of Taichung City since the Japanese-ruling era and it’s hence officially declared as a city-designated historic site in 1999.

-Dajia Jenn Lann Temple

Daijia Jenn Lann Temple is one of the most famous Matzu Temples in Taiwan. It has over 200 years of history. It is filled with pilgrims all year long. The inspection tour held in March every year has become a world-famous religious ceremony. It has attracted domestic and international tourists. It is a scenic spot that best represents Dajia. The violet jade Matzu of Jenn Lann Temple and the Golden Matzu in the basement of Matzu cultural museum are the treasures of the temple. Now, Matzu is considered one of the three treasures of Taichung. It is a scenic spot you must visit in Taichung.

-Rainbow military housing

The rainbow military housing is in Nantun, Taichung. One of the retired soldiers paints on the wall with paints. However, the housing is facing the problem of dismantling for the government’s city plan. There are over 3 thousands of people supporting the rainbow military housing in only 2 days. The retired soldiers started to paint since September 2008. He paints his dream out on the wall and brings a new life to the military housing. As a result, many people call him Grandpa Rainbow. The spot attracts many people on weekends. The city government declared that the painting is worth to preserve and they will modify their city plan.

-Dongfeng Green Bicycle Way

The Dongfeng Bicycle Green Way passes through the previous Dongshi Branch of Taiwan South-North Railway that connects Fengyuan and Dongshi and runs through Dongshi District, Shigang District, and Fengyuan District. Thanks to the efforts of many people, the route was transformed into a bicycle lane in September 1991 and has been renamed as the "Dongfeng Bicycle Green Way" after the gas-run vehicles ceased operating.
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-Taian Railway

Taian, Houli Line was an old railway, and it is many people’s wonderful memory. Coming to the spot, you can bring back a lot of good time memory and think of the amazing time in the past. The City Government has rearranged the railway and renamed the place as “Taian Railway Cultural Area”.

-Taichung City Seaport Art Center

Gongdu Art Center is built above artificial hill and ground. The style of the architecture is Chinese style. it is classic and elegant. There are an exhibition hall, performance hall, lecture hall, outdoor area and administration department in the center.

-Wuqi Fisherman’s Wharf

Wuqi Fisherman’s Wharf is located in the Qingshui District of Taichung District. When it was opened in 1989, more people started to come. It used to be a small-sized fishing village. But because the government built Taichung Port, and levied the nearby tidelands, in order to take care of the fishing industry and fulfill the social needs, the wharf developed towards production, recreation, and tourism. Wuqi Fisherman’s Wharf is divided into the following areas: sales area, direct sales area, food area, entertainment fishing boats, recreational parks, and leisure area nearby the wharf.

-Tung Hai Arts Street

An international street near Tung Hai University, this is a dream community filled with artistic scenes and community awareness. On this small-sloped art street, you can experience humanity and a cultural atmosphere. The stores are filled with personal uniqueness and artistic atmosphere. There are postmodern coffee shops filled with a nostalgic European atmosphere, and also have contemporary designs. In addition, there are many kinds of personalized boutique stores, coffee houses, tea houses, pottery museums, and Chinese clothing stores.

-Guguan Recreation Area

There are a lot of fun things to do in Guguan. The place is renowned for hot spring. Tourists can go swimming, camping or fishing in a vicinity.
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