The City

Taichung is Taiwan’s second most populous city after New Taipei City, and has become a very popular destination for Asian tourists over the last few years.

What to see

What to see

Visit the oldest park in Taichung, Taichung Park, see the formidable Lin Family Gardens and go temple hunting. As one of Taiwan’s oldest cities, Taichung has a number of beautiful shrines and temples dotted around.

You can also check out Natural Way Six Arts Cultural Center, also known as Taichung Martial Arts Hall. This beautiful hall was a martial arts training centre for workers at the Taichung Prison during Japan’s occupation of Taiwan.

What to do

What to do

Hike or bike around the beautiful mountainous region of Dakeng, but be sure to pick a trail that suits your fitness level – there’s something for everyone. Or climb the 108 steps that lead up to the gorgeously ornate, copper-walled Baiyang Temple of Heaven. 

For more laid-back activities, take a stroll around Taichung’s highly Instagrammable Rainbow Village, and around Liuchuan Riverside Walk – the latter of which is lit up at night.

What to eat

What to eat

No trip to Taiwan is complete without bubble tea. And Chun Shui Tang teahouse in Taichung claims to be the first shop in the world to sell it (although this is hotly contested amongst other shops in Taiwan!).

Night and food markets are a must-visit for street food too, for example, Taichung Second Market and Feng Chia Night Market.

Bubble Tea Taiwan

Did You Know?

While Taiwan has dubbed itself “The Bicycle Kingdom”, Taichung city is considered to be the bicycle manufacturing capital of the whole world.


Combine your one-on-one classes with exciting tours accompanied by your teacher in Taichung. This is your opportunity to experience the city with a local while improving your Chinese skills.

Each tour has a five-hour duration and you can customise it as you wish, choosing where to visit and counting on your teacher’s help to decide the best itinerary for the day.

Our teachers have selected interesting places they would love to show you around. Here are their suggestions for a one-day tour in Taichung.

  • Taichung Universities Tour

    Taichung Universities Tour

    • Tunghai University Campus
    • Luce Memorial Chapel
    • Feng Chia University Campus
    • Fengjia Night Market
  • Taichung Ecological Tour

    Taichung Ecological Tour

    • Gaomei Wetlands
    • Gaomei Watchtower
    • Zi Yun Yan Purple Cloud Temple
    • Rainbow Village
  • Taichung City Tour

    Taichung City Tour

    • National Taichung Theatre
    • Wenxin Forest Park
    • National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts


Would you like to make a difference while visiting Taichung?

We’ve partnered with organisations that will offer you the opportunity to volunteer in a range of activities, from teaching English to supporting disadvantaged children. This unique experience will allow you to have a positive impact while learning more about local culture and practising the language.

Taichung, Taiwan