Taichung’s Art and Culture Scene: A Guide to Must-See Attractions

Come along with me on an enchanting artistic journey through the lively streets of Taichung, nestled in the heart of central Taiwan. This captivating city effortlessly blends traditional allure with modern creativity, making it an absolute haven for enthusiasts of art and culture, just like yourself. Brace yourself for an exploration of captivating attractions that […]

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Painted Animation Lane – Colourful Street Art in Taichung

Taichung is a city that’s full of surprises. From its stunning natural scenery to its thriving food scene, there’s always something interesting to discover in this central Taiwanese metropolis. One of Taichung’s most unique attractions is the Painted Animation Lane (動漫彩繪巷), situated in the West District. This alleyway has been transformed into a vibrant outdoor […]

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Sun Moon Lake 日月潭

To make the most of our day, we booked a day trip to Sun Moon Lake through Klook. The package is priced at around S$81 per person. It included lunch, round-trip transportation from Taichung to Sun Moon Lake, boat ride tickets, and a Mandarin-speaking tour guide. Note that the itinerary may differ from what’s on […]

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Fengjia Night Market – A Foodie’s Paradise in Taichung

At the end of our half day tour to Rainbow Village and Gaomei Wetlands, the tour coach dropped us off at Fengjia Night Market. Night markets are an important part of Taiwanese culture and are deeply ingrained in the daily lives of the people. They serve as a hub for socialising, shopping, and dining, and […]

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Discovering the Natural Beauty of Gaomei Wetlands in Taichung

After exploring Rainbow Village, we got back on the coach and our tour guide informed us that we would be making a detour to Tunghai University before visiting Gaomei Wetlands. This was an unplanned visit so we could see a noteworthy feature on the university’s grounds. The reason for the detour was also to optimise […]

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Rainbow Village

Exploring the Bright, Colourful Rainbow Village of Taichung

After eating lunch at Chun Shui Tang, we went to Park Lane by CMP, which was the designated place for us to board the coach for the afternoon tour we had booked with Klook. The tour, which lasted half a day, was roughly S$35 per person and covered the Rainbow Village and Gaomei Wetlands. Price […]

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Chun Shui Tang 春水堂 – The Inventor of Bubble Tea

We took a 10-minute walk to Chun Shui Tang, the creator of bubble tea, after exploring Shenji New Village. The story of Chun Shui Tang 春水堂 Chun Shui Tang is a teahouse chain originating from Taichung. It has outlets all over Taiwan, as well as in Hong Kong and Japan. They also own TP Tea, […]

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Shenji New Village & Come True Coffee in Taichung

With only an afternoon tour planned, we decided to make the most of our free morning. We kicked off the day by visiting the charming Shenji New Village, nestled in Taichung’s West District. This place has become a hotspot, especially for young folks, and you’re about to find out why! Shenji New Village’s Unique Appeal […]

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Enjoy the Sweet Treats of Miyahara – A Must Try in Taichung

Miyahara is a popular dessert shop and restaurant in Taichung’s Central District. They are known for their artisanal sweets and desserts, such as ice cream, cakes, and cookies, made using only the finest ingredients. Miyahara is located in a refurbished, century-old red-brick building, which used to be an eye clinic, hence its Chinese name 宮原眼科. […]

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JG Fried Chicken Taichung

J&G Fried Chicken in Taichung

If you’re a fan of finger-licking good fried chicken, then J&G Fried Chicken (繼光香香雞) is a name that needs no introduction. This popular Taiwanese fast food chain has won over the hearts and taste buds of countless foodies. And it all began way back in 1973 on the bustling Jiguang Street in Taichung’s Central District. […]

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Taiwan Sun Cake Museum – A Glimpse into the History & Making of Tai Yang Bing

The Taiwan Sun Cake Museum (全安堂太阳饼博物馆) is dedicated to showcasing the history of sun cake, also known as tai yang bing, a classic Taiwanese pastry originating from Taichung. The sun cake is a sweet pastry that is filled with maltose and has a distinctive round shape and a flaky exterior. The history of sun cake […]

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Taichung Second Market

Once we settled into Hommie Inn, our rumbling tummies urged us to seek out a lip-smacking late lunch. We wasted no time and strolled a mere 5 minutes to the renowned Taichung Second Market, curious to explore its culinary wonders. Back in 1917, during the Japanese colonial era, the Second Market was crafted by the […]

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A Review of Hommie Inn in Taichung City

For our stay in Taichung, we reserved a room at Hommie Inn (荷米旅居), a 3-star hotel in the central district with easy access to local attractions and sights. Best of all, their room rates are competitive when compared to other hotels in the city. What really appeals to me is that Hommie Inn is just […]

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Taiwan High Speed Rail (THSR) from Taipei to Taichung

I was sad to leave Hualien because I had grown attached to it after only a few days. But we had to continue on our journey, this time to Taichung. The night before, I texted the local taxi company via LINE to arrange for a taxi pickup to the Hualien train station the next morning. […]

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Dexin Chishang Fanbao – Come here for their tasty bentos!

We came across Dexin Chishang Fanbao (德欣池上飯包) on our way back to Angel Wings Inn after the coach dropped us off at the end of our Taroko Gorge day tour. Decided to get takeout from here to eat at our inn because we were exhausted from our day out. Menu They have eight different bento […]

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Visiting Taroko Gorge: A Must-Do Day Trip in Taiwan

We began our third day early because we had booked a Taroko Gorge Day Tour through Klook. The tour package cost approximately S$50+ per person and included coach pick-up and drop-off at A-Zone (Hualien Cultural and Creative Industries Park), a Mandarin-speaking tour guide, and lunch. Book the tour via Klook If you want to book […]

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