Taichung is probably my favorite city in all of Taiwan. I know, everyone always opts for Taipei as their favorite. Although there is so much to do in Taipei, Taichung is full of life, and in case you’re wondering what to do, or what types of things to see, here’s a few tips to help! First of all, the night markets are second to none. Taichung is also the place where we discovered the best TAPANAKI!
Taichung may seem small when you get there, but it’s actually huge with a whopping population of 2.7 million people. It’s known for its proximity to the beautiful Sun Moon Lake (pictured above), and colonial Japanese architecture. However, I know it as the home of “stinky tofu”. Stinky Tofu is definitely an acquired taste, but it is one of the most popular dishes in the area! You can literally smell it from every corner! It was not my favorite scent, but if you’re into experiencing the unknown, Stinky Tofu is something you MUST try while in Taichung! At least once.
The night market is probably THE most popular attraction in Taichung. It’s lined with affordable shopping, street food (something Taiwan is famous for, and artists! If you’re into clothing, you can find everything your little heard desires at this market, along with a guilt-free pricetag!
If you’re looking for an excellent place to stay in the area, I recommend the La Vida hotel. The hotel’s private garden and excellent buffet area are worth the above average hotel rate. The service was also impeccable, their staff went above and beyond to make sure our stay was the best it could be. The location is also a block away from the night market, and numerous dining options.
Taichung is easily accessible by rail from Taipei. The trip only took a couple of hours total, but I wouldn’t recommend going if you’re just planning on a day trip. Taichung is a city you really want to take in, and you’ll miss out on all of the fun if you’re only there for a day.
Fun fact, Japanese cuisine is all of the rage in Taiwan right now, and some of the best Japanese restaurants we experienced were in Taichung, right along the side streets of the night market!
For more information on Taichung and it’s attractions, click here! MY TAIWAN TOUR – TAICHUNG.
To see a little more about my time in Taiwan, check out my vlog below!
Disclosure: This post was brought to you by the Taiwan Tourism Bureau, however all opinions and experiences are my own. I take great pride in telling you the things I love the most about each place I visit! J