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Located in the west central coast of the country, Taichung is third largest city in the Island of Taiwan. Taichung is the perfect blend of the hustle and bustle of a city with nature spots. The city is one of the main transport and industrial hubs in west central Taiwan, owing to the rapid growth in industrialization and cultural diversity. Just one hour away by rail from Taipei, the country's capital city, with a mild and pleasant climate and a population below 3 million people, Taichung is perhaps one of the most underrated yet coolest places on the Island.

 

Where to go in Taichung

From well preserved historic attractions of arts and culture to a bubbling commercial scene, there is no shortage of places to visit in Taichung. If you are ever in the western coast Taiwanese city, places you must cross off your to go list include;

 

National Museum of Natural Science : The National Museum of Natural Science is an elaborated world-class science themed seven-in-one museum in Taichung. The museum features an impressive science centre, an amazing botanical garden, an earthquake museum, a green house and theatres among several other attractions. Here you can enjoy demonstrations of science experiments as well as exhibitions of archaeology and Chinese antiques. The museum is family friendly and you could spend hours here strolling from centre to centre without getting bored.

 

Gaomei Wetland: Experience the sunset like never before with a trip to the Gaomei Wetland. Though equally beautiful in day time but nothing beats the golden sky reflected in the waters at sundown. The beautiful view of windmills in a row also adds it own charm to the scene. You can take a walk in the wet sand in the open area beyond the extensive 800 metre long boardwalk for a broader view of the spectacular site.

 

National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts: If you are looking for a place where kids can have fun all day long, then the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts is the place to be. The modern arts museum features a children section where the kids can enjoy hands-on art exhibitions and creative playthings. There is also a reading room with books from Chinese and English literature. Altogether, the arts museum holds a lot of fun for visitors.

 

Night markets: Taichung is famous for its bubbling night life, one which features a variety of night markets. If you are looking for some night time excitement in the city, there are several night markets that provide just that. The popular night markets you should check out include Zhongxiao night market, Fenjia night market, Feng-Chia university night market and Chung-Shiao night market.

 

Taichung Park: What's a city without a nature park? Located in cereal Taichung, the park is one of the city's oldest and most important landmarks. Here, you would find an artificial lake, pavilions, arched bridges, a children's playground a tennis court and other recreational facilities. It is very accessible from the metropolis and you won't be left wanting for activities when you visit the park.

 

What to eat in Taichung

Taichung is a foodie's paradise with its diverse and distinctive food culture. From exquisite banquets to night market munchies, Taichung is filed with delicacies that will leave you with unforgettable travel memories. If you happen to visit any of the night markets, try out meals like oyster omelettes, barbeque skewers, sun cakes and the Guabao snack - a bun with pork belly fillings. It would be a shame to visit Taichung and not have a taste of their spicy hot pot. These are thick, house-special, spicy broth prepared in several styles of spicy flavour. You can enjoy your hot pot with dried shrimp, celery, meat and veggies. If spicy foods are your thing, restaurants like the Old Uncle's Hotpot and Siji Guoshi are worth the trip.

 

Taichung's thick noodle soup is another distinctive dish. The noodle soup is usually served with toppings of fried garlic, Chinese leek and shrimp with a side of dried radish. The scintillating aroma alone is enough to win you over. You can enjoy the noodle soup and other classic Taiwanese meals like stinky tofu and fried pork chop with rice at restaurants like Karuisawa, Din Tai Fung and Jinzhi Yuan Caodai Fan. Check out the scenic Le Mout if you want a taste of something intercontinental, like Taiwan-inspired French cuisine.

 

Where to stay in Taichung

Whether you are interested in plush pad, luxury hotels with onsite swimming pools, restaurants and spas such as the 52 Hotel and The Splendor Hotel, or you are looking for a comfortable mid range boutique hotels like Hotel 7 and Airline lnn Green Park Way, Hotels.com provides a complete catalogue of 430 hotels with 47263 genuine reviews from every city to help you make the best accommodation choices.

 

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With a highly developed commercial base, thriving cultural scene and friendly people, Taichung has attained its place as an international-class city and a trip to the city will convince you.

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