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 alcohol monopoly until Taichung’s urban center became too crowded and it was decided to move production elsewhere. Most of the buildings from this era still remain, and have been refurbished and refashioned to make one of the coolest little spots in the city.
The park is now used to promote various cultural and creative industries in Taichung. It’s worth having a visit to see all the old brewery buildings, as well as pop into the various galleries and niche shops. It has now become one of the five Cultural and Creative Industries Parks officially supervised by the Ministry of Culture, a list that also includes the Huashan 1914 Creative Park in Taipei.
How to get there
Taichung Cultural Heritage Park is a short walk from Taichung Station. Head out of the south exit, then proceed to the main road. Take a right and walk down the main road for several minutes until you reach the park on your left. It’s also possible to get there in a few minutes on a YouBike rental bicycle.
Hours and fees
Hours: 6am to 10pm
Admission: Free to enter. Special exhibitions may require separate fees.
Official website: tccip.boch.gov.tw