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  • Baguashan in Taichung



    Take a hike up the the big Buddha looking over Taichung

    Baguashan (八卦山) is a 26-meter tall Buddha and Buddhist complex atop a hillside park, offering stunning views over the cities of Chunghua and Taichung. As well as climbing up the […] More

  • Heading around Zhongxiao Road Night Market


    Zhongxiao Road Night Market

    One of Taichung’s largest night markets

    Zhongxiao Road Night Market (忠孝路觀光夜市) is a popular night market in Taichung, best know for it’s delicious, yet cheap, food stalls. Lots is on offer here, from oyster vermicelli, to […] More

  • Walking around Taichung Cultural Heritage Park


    Taichung Cultural Heritage Park

    Taichung’s modern art and culture complex

    The Taichung Cultural Heritage Park (臺中文化創意產業園區) is located on a site once containing the largest brewery in Taiwan during the Japanese colonial era. It continued as a brewery for Taiwan’s […] More

  • Inside the Rainbow Village


    Rainbow Village

    Super colorful village run by a sweet old grandpa

    Rainbow Village (彩虹村) has got to be one of the most Instagrammable places in the whole of Taiwan, with its brightly colored walls and paths. It was founded by Huang […] More

  • Miyahara in Taichung



    Try out the famous Miyahara Ice Cream

    Miyahara (宮原) is a popular traditional department store. Housed in a red-brick structure with a stunning modern glass roof, it was originally built in 1927 by Miyahara Takeo, a renowned […] More

  • Taking your bike down the Tanya Shen Green Bikeway


    Tanya Shen Green Bikeway

    Quiet bicycle ride unknown to most travelers

    The Tanya Shen Green Bikeway (潭雅神綠園道) is a 14km bikeway that goes along the old Shengang military branch line of Taiwan Railways in Taichung. It stretches from near Tanzi station, […] More

  • Getting selfies at Zhongshe Flower Market

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    Zhongshe Flower Market

    Tourist flower market popular with Asian tourists

    Zhongshe Flower Market (中社觀光花市花海) is a busy flower viewing spot to the north of Taichung. It’s the only flower market in the low altitude areas of central Taiwan to have […] More

  • Checking out Painted Animation Lane


    Painted Animation Lane

    Get your geek on at this unique tourist spot

    Taichung’s Painted Animation Lane (動漫彩繪巷) is a small, easily missed street in central Taichung lined with scenes based on nostalgic cartoon and anime characters, drawn by some super talented local […] More