Day 1 Nostalgia Trip
Liuyuan Church / Gothic
119, Xingchung St., Taichung City
In early 1898 when British missionaries first came here, in order to make Christian doctrines gladly accepted by the residents, they built the church as a fusion of the east-west to combine religious spirit with architecture.
Yichung Shopping Area Time for lunch and snacks
Time for lunch! The well-known “Yichung Street”, a food paradise, is right around here. Many Taichung authentic snacks originated from this area.
Ayue Black Tea Ice / the old-time taste
Yichung Street., Taichung City (in front of Water Resources Building)
Fresh made black tea going with diluted black tea ice makes its fragrant and rich flavor. Very traditional and authentic taste.
Yichung Howda Fried Chicken. An irresistible taste
49 Yichung St., Taichung City
The crispy crust and tender meat earned itself a title” the A4 Fried Chicken”
Yichung Fengren Ice / a classical flavor of 60 years
15., Shuangshi Rd 2nd Sec., Taichung City (Next to Taiwan Adventist Hospital)
Sweet and fragrant pineapple ice, plum ice and the unique black tea ice are so forgettable traditional flavor.
Wander in history. The cultural symbol of Taichung.
Confucius Temple / Martyr’s Shrine Historic tracks
260, Lixing Rd., North Dist., Taichung City / No.30, Sec. 2, Shuangshi Rd., North Dist., Taichung City
It is right on the corner. Confucius Temple is a building of the Sung Dynasty. The roof tiles were made of lapis and the pillars are marble. Martyr’s Shrine is next to the temple. It offers the citizens a rest area. Its buildings and garden earned itself praise from the visitors.
Taichung Park. A-hundred-year splendor
37-1., Gongyuan Rd., Taichung City
Taichung Park has been through history of a hundred year. Time seems to stop at the perfect moment when lying on the soft grass or walking under the green trees.
Chunghwa Road Night Market, where even the celebrities would linger.
After a whole day walking, hunger says hi to you. Chunghwa Road Night Market, having been through history for 40 years, is the most representative night market in the early age. The restaurants that insist on the authentic traditional way of cooking attract many gourmets. Even a famous commentator, Wen-Shian Chen and a senior journalist ,Hong-Yi Su, said the foods here were hard to forget.
anzi stinky tofu. 40-year-old restaurant
the intersection of Zhonghwa Rd, Central District and Minzu Road
The crispy crust and the special made pickles along with the “stinky” smell have been Taichung people’s company for 40 years.
Yishin Steak House. Raw steak, the specialty.
2F., 156, Sec. 1, Jhonghua Rd., Central Dist., Taichung City
One of the senior steak houses, its tender raw steak captures the gourmets’ hearts.
A flavor of three generations. Thick soup noodles
23, Sec. 1, Jhonghua Rd., Central Dist., Taichung City
The specially made noodles can still keep the chewy texture even though being cooked long.
Day2 Artistic Trip
Stock 20. Railway art
6-1., Lane 37., 4th Sec Fushin Rd., East District, Taichung City ( Taichung Station, back station)
Go through the “daughter wall” and you will be in the art land of Stock 20. The smell of the steam train still remains on the railroad tie.
Art parkway. Go into a fairy tale world.
Wuchuan 4 / Wuchuan 3 St., West Dist., Taichung City
Walking along the parkway you will see all kinds of restaurants serving many different delicacies such as Chinese, European, American, Mexican, Japanese, the Middle East and aboriginal cuisines. Some restaurants even features Chinese or Western literature atmosphere as their themes.
Pumpkin House. The world of imagination.
108, Wuchuan 4 St., West District, Taichung City
Featuring pumpkin as the theme, the chef highly recommends its New Orleans cuisines.
Andersen Story. Denmark style.
112, Wuchuan 4 St., West District, Taichung City.
Enjoy the Denmark cuisines in the scene of northern fairy tales.
Highlights of arts. National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts.
2, 1 Wuchuan W Rd., West District, Taichung City
Multiple events and exhibition describes the vein of Taiwan Arts.
Learn and play at National Museum of Natural Science.
2, 1 Wuchuan W. Rd., West District, Taichung City.
The first science museum in Taichung, it contains the six exhibition halls featuring twenty-four different themes. Located behind the museum, the botanical garden contains more than 700 protogenic plants collection. It also features a tower-like landmark tropical rainforest conservatory of Chinese Style.
Jinguo Parkway. Take a walk in elegance.
Jingguo Rd., West Dist., Taichung City
The parkway is as long as two kilometers. On the front section, Van Gogh Art Square, there are many bold and affectionate works by the Holland Impressionism master, Van Gogh, exhibited here. Another that is worth to see is the Monument of 100th Anniversary for Establishment of Taichung designed by Chuko, a historian of fine art. The Sculpture Park is located on the back section near National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts. Here you can see sculpture masterpieces by Chin Shian-Lin, Wen-De Lin, Liang-Tsai Lin and so on. You don’t have to spend a dollar, but you can see works of art only seen in the museums.
Chin Mei Eslite Bookstore Trendy Bookish Air
68, Gongyi Rd., West District, Taichung City
The outer wall of the building is inlaid with 150 hundred thousand of plants. The wall now is the largest outdoor plant-laid wall in Asia. The green construction fits the idea of energy efficiency and carbon reduction. In the building there are kid zone, music zone, Eslite wine cellar, theme restaurants, supermarkets and exhibition halls. Eslite stationary zone, luxury accessory and clothing shops bring out the fashion atmosphere.
Day 3 Ecological trip
Go biking around Daken / the challenging hiking trails / Taste the mountain foods
It is just different to bike in Daken. What makes biking even more interesting is the trees, scenery, birds, flowers and especially the up and down biking trails.
Also, the ten hiking trails, the old maple known for its history, and energetic monkeys always attract many visitors on weekends. Daken is known for its agricultural production especially bamboo, tangerines, and mountain chickens. The restaurants here offer beautiful dining area for you to rest and enjoy mountain delicacies after a day of trip.
Bamboo Country / Bamboo Rice ??" Ya gotta eat !
1, 2nd Sec Dongshan Rd., North District, Taichung City
Bamboo Country’s bamboo rice is made by Moso bamboo.
Its fragrant taste is unforgettable.
Cruspy and chewy ! Long Juang Roasted Porkling Restaurant.
8-1, Lane 1, 2nd Dongshan Rd., East District, Taichung City
With experience of 20 years, how the Hong Kong chef cooks porkling is to smoke and roast. The secret recipe was taught to him after ten years of being a student.
Dong Dong Taro Ball. Fresh hand-made.
48-3, 2nd Dongshan Rd., Beitun District, Taichung City
The chewy sweet has earned the public praise.
Mountain Chicken. Black Goat and Chicken Restaurant.
235-3, Sec. 2, Dongshan Rd., Beitun Dist., Taichung City
The goats and chickens are organically bred by the owner himself. Tender texture, no pollution and authentic flavor.
Stroll around Tunghai campus and romantic Art Streets
Luce Memorial Chapel designed by the internationally prestigious architect ,Leoh-Ming Pei, establishes the focal landmark on the campus. Its curved and tent-like structure made itself as one of the most successful building in Taiwan.
Walk up Science-Technology Road to Tunghai Villa shopping area where you can taste the famous Taichung authentic snacks to spend your weekend.
On Tunghai Art Street, cafes, boutiques, exotic restaurants,and second-hand bookstores dress the street up with splendid colors. Not only Taiwanese love to come but also foreigners love to linger around here.
Chinese herbal jelly / Longmen
19, Lane 1, Shinshing Rd., Longjin Township, Taichung County
It insists on using natural and fresh ingredients. All are fresh made.
Chicken feet gravy jelly and Lien Shing Ice / Group purchasing ! Hot Sale!
1, Lane 1, Shinshing Rd., Longjing Township, Taichung County
Lien Shing Ice has history of 30 years and chicken feet gravy jelly is a gotta-eat food when visiting Tunghai area.
Twinkling lights shining to the sky. Taichung Metropolitan Park.
Taichung Metropolitan Park is definitely the best place to watch the night scene. Looking to the east, you can see the Fenyuan mountain area. When the sky is clear, you can see the Mt. Touke right in front of you. Looking down at the Taichung basin at night, all the glamorous scene comes to you.
Day 4 The most trendy trip
Relish the fashion from clothing to architecture.
Taichung fashion features space and texture and establishes a conversation between the artificial and the nature. Waking into the district, you wouldn’t be able to help yourself stay here for a while to view the buildings behind the green land. After satisfying your visual exploration, why not choose your favorite restaurant and quench your hunger.
Hueiwen Flower Market. The most glamorous one in Taiwan.
The intersection of Hueiwen Road and Shiangshan Road
Many self-created flower pot decorations are good for personal use or gifts for friends. Orchid pots are the most.
New material trend. Tea Work
21, 2nd Sec Wenshin Road, West District, Taichung City
The two main building are connected with a flowing water terrace. Many glass curtains and flowing water are used to form its space. It is modern with a Zen feeling.
City paradise. Five Dime
6, Fuhwei 1 St., Shitun District, Taichung City
With potter, iron sculpture and driftwood, the largest tree house was built here. Come and enjoy a classical and exquisite meal.
The largest night market of Taiwan ??" Fengjia Night Market
Walking into this place, you’ll see large crowds and vehicles come to the fore. The waking streets, hungry stomach and desire for shopping come along as the night falls.
Young creativity. Unique fashion shops.
The most fashionable Japanese or Korean goods are available here. You name it and you can get it here.
Fried noodles with bread. A delicious comic-book dream
Lane 20, Fengjia Rd., West Dist., Taichung City
A idea from the comic book. The chef tried so many times and then created such a delicacy.
Aged good flavor. Fengjia tea leaf egg
85-1, Wenhwa Rd, Taichung City (next to the side entrance of Fen Chia University)
Stewed for eight hours, the tea leaf egg of a secret recipe makes its taste totally different from others.
Low-fat healthy ice cream
5, Fengjia Rd., Shitun District, Taichung City.
The little stand features the low-fat, low-sugar, low-calorie and delicious ice cream.
Roast corn. Dabin Roast Corn
476, Fuxing Rd., Xitun Dist., Taichung City
It always takes half an hour to get your corn. The owner suggests you pick a number card first and walk around for a while; then your corn will be ready.
Feeling Higher at night! Hwamei West Road
Along the river banks of Mayuantou River is Hwamei West Road, which is called the night club street of Taichung. The restaurants with twinkling neon lights and eye-catching billboards makes Mayuantou River rather romantic. Without the disturbance of city but with the romantic atmosphere, follow your heart and enjoy the night in the pubs here at the very night.