National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts

Top choice in Taichung

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 storybook centre on the lower floors to keep children entertained.

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5. Taichung Park

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