Attractions

Top Choice Museum in Taichung

National Museum of Natural Science

A fantastic place for kids and botany fans, this massive museum has over 50 exhibit areas covering space, the environment, rainforests, gems and minerals, dinosaurs, and Han and Austronesian cultures. Galleries have…
Top Choice Buddhist Monastery in Taichung

Pu-Lu Monastery

Built by a devout Taichung family in the 1920s, Pi-Lu Buddhist Monastery looks more like a Western-style mansion than a monastery, with its red-bricked facade, Doric columns and an arcade under an architrave, and po…
Top Choice Park in Taichung

Taichung Park

A historical landmark, this beautiful 20-hectare park was designed by the Japanese in the early 1900s. The elegant wooden Japanese pavilion was a later addition – purpose-built for a visit by the Japanese prince to …
Top Choice Museum in Taichung

National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts

Taiwan's top fine art museum features the works of both established and upcoming Taiwanese artists, as well as famous foreign creators such as Japanese 'Polka Dot Lady' Yayoi Kusama. There's a hands-on play area and…
Buddhist Temple in Taichung

Paochueh Temple

This Buddhist columbarium-and-temple complex has a few unusual monuments. Besides the gigantic golden laughing Buddha with oddly placed windows, you'll see an old temple (c 1920s) enshrined inside a large new one bu…
Area in Taichung

Gaomei Wetlands

Beautiful wetlands teeming with life made surreal by the sight of wind turbines on the horizon. It's the prime spot for a bird-and-sunset-watching combo in the greater Taichung area. Take a local train to Qingshui (…
Architecture in Taichung

Luce Memorial Chapel

An early work (1963) of IM Pei, the chapel that resembles a teepee is the landmark of Tunghai University. It stands on a lawn, one of many on the luxuriant campus founded by Methodist missionaries over 60 years ago.…
Market in Taichung

Zhongxin Market

There are only a few outlets left in this once-busy market – meat and vegetable operators are around from 4am to 10am; food stalls in the periphery open for breakfast and lunch. Some older people still live in the t…
Gallery in Taichung

Art Freedom Men

Four floors of gallery and performance space, plus living quarters for a resident artist inside an old residential building. Works by upcoming local and overseas artists are featured on the ground and 1st floors. Th…
Notable Building in Taichung

Taichung Baseball Field

Adjacent to Taichung Broadcasting Bureau is a piece of interesting nostalgic sports architecture. This old stadium (1935) was once the home of several Taichung baseball teams, including the Taichung Agan (臺中金剛) of t…