A central city in Taiwan, Taichung has become a very popular destination for Asian tourists over the last few years.
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
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
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.
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
- Tunghai University Campus
- Luce Memorial Chapel
- Feng Chia University Campus
- Fengjia Night Market
Taichung Ecological Tour
- Gaomei Wetlands
- Gaomei Watchtower
- Zi Yun Yan Purple Cloud Temple
- Rainbow Village
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.
- Participate in school visits.
- Interact with children such as play games, do sports.
- Teach simple English and read stories.
- Provide other assistant teaching.
Dener International Children's Aid Society
Dener started as a charity project “Love Stationery” in 2009 to donate stationery to children in rural areas. In 2015, it was formally registered as a charity organisation in Taiwan under the name “Dener International Children’s Aid Society”. Continuing to support various overseas student aid projects, Dener also promotes various learning aid programmes to support local rural education in Taiwan. By the end of 2021, Dener has provided donations and volunteer teaching to more than 200 remote mountainous schools in Taiwan, Nepal, Bhutan, Qinghai Province, Sichuan Province and other places in China. More than 10,000 schoolchildren each year receive aid from Dener.
Education is the most fundamental way to change the future of children in rural areas. Helping those children allows volunteers to discover their own values and help spread the power of love.
We are committed to supporting children in rural areas worldwide for their educational needs. We actively promote volunteering services for children.
How you can help at Dener