Sun Moon Lake with its magical scenic as a fairy land, is definitely a worthy Taichung tourist destination you must visit. The ancient Chinese architecture inside the area along with the charming of the lake has created a very unique beauty for the Sun Moon Lake. According to the records and many of the words of mouth, the name of the lake comes from its unique form. If you stand in the middle of the lake and look to the east, the lake looks quite similar to the sun, while looking to the west, the lake looks like a crescent moon.

Morning Glow at Sun Moon Lake
Morning Glow at Sun Moon Lake
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Cycling around Sun Moon Lake
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Pagoda and Fisherman at Sun Moon Lake, Taiwan

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The sundown view on the Sun Moon Lake
The sundown view on the Sun Moon Lake
Riding a bike around Sun Moon Lake
Riding a bike around Sun Moon Lake

Read more: Sun Moon Lake itinerary — Exploring Sun Moon Lake & Cingjing Farm for 1 day trip.

Wen Wu Temple

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If you do not know, this is a place to worship Guan Yu and Confucius. The temple is located on the northern shore of Sun Moon Lake. Wen Wu Temple is known as one of the most famous temples in Taiwan. The impression that visitors get when they visiting here is the unique architecture buildings. Beautiful landscape surroundings also make this place more calm and sparkling fanciful.

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inside sun moon lake wen wu temple1 Picture: taichung blog.
Picture: taichung blog.

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inside sun moon lake wen wu temple1

inside sun moon lake wen wu temple1

inside sun moon lake wen wu temple1

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Inside Sun Moon Lake Wen Wu Temple

Address: No. 63, Zhongzheng Road, Yuchi Township, Nantou County, Taiwan 555
Phone: +886 4 9285 5122
Opening hours: Open all day long (after 8:00pm, please use the side entrance)

Wuling National Forest Recreation Area

Traveling to Taiwan, the experiences of mountainous natural forests is always very attractive. Wuling Forest will definitely bring you closer to nature.

Beautiful sakura garden in Taiwan
Beautiful sakura garden in Taiwan

Many visitors come to Wuling to climb Mount Snow – the second highest mountain in Taiwan. However, Wuling is also a great place to travel on weekends or to get away from the summer heat. You can slowly admire the beautiful forested landscapes of Wuling. During the cherry blossom season, the road from Yilan is filled with cars of tourists to visit Wuling. Every day, the number of visitors to this area is limited.

 

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The cherry season in Taiwan Wuling Farm
Wuling Farm
The crimson forests in Wuling Farm
Beautiful Sakura Garden in Wuling Farm Taiwan
Beautiful Sakura Garden in Wuling Farm Taiwan

Rainbow village (Caihongjuan village)

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Bright Colourful Houses in Rainbow Village Taichung

Rainbow village is a colorful small village located in Taichung with simple patterns but special shapes that combine with each other extremely random and colorful. The village was painted by a retired old soldier whose original purpose was to protest the removal policy, destroying the village of the city government.

Rainbow Village (彩虹眷村) in TaiChung, more than just a splatter of colours
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Rainbow Village (彩虹眷村) in TaiChung, more than just a splatter of colours
Rainbow Village (彩虹眷村) in TaiChung, more than just a splatter of colours
Rainbow village (Caihongjuan village)
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Rainbow village (Caihongjuan village)

Especially is the old owner of these pictures are constantly still creative his work and so every visit, visitors will be delighted to discover the drawings have been changed. Visiting here, take some pictures, we ensure you will have the awesome photos.

Rainbow village (Caihongjuan village)
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Huang Yung-fu, aka Rainbow Grandpa, some years ago.
Huang Yung-fu, aka Rainbow Grandpa, some years ago.

Address: No.56, Chun’an Road, Nantun District, Taichung City, Taiwan
Admission: Free
Bus: From THSR Station: #26-70-99-655. From Railway Station: #27-29-30-40

Fengjia Night Market

Feng Jia Night Market taichung
Feng Jia Night Market

Talking about Taichung is cannot not to mention the FengJia night market. It is considered one of the most famous night markets and definitely you must go in Taiwan in general as well as Taichung in particular. Taiwan’s most famous night market is FengJia and is highly rated for its Taiwanese styled bold foods. There will be a big mistake if you come to Taichung without spending your time to shop and try out dishes at here.

Feng Chia Night Market, Taichung
Fengjia Night Market, Taichung

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Fried crab at Feng Chia Night Market, Taichung
Fried crab at Feng Chia Night Market, Taichung
Fried Golden Squid chunks
Fried Golden Squid chunks
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Enjoying Shuǐjiǎo at Fengjia night market

fengjia night market food

fengjia night market food

Address: Wenhua Road, Xitun District, Taichung City, Taiwan 407
Opening hours: 17:00-01:00
Phone: +886 4 2451 5940

Read more: Top night markets in Taiwan — Top 11 best night markets in Taiwan.

Miyahara

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Miyahara is a rising new tourist destination in the heart of Taichung. This two-storey red brick building was originally an eyes hospital built by Japanese colonialists during the occupation of Taiwan, and has undergone many changes in history, now it becoming a famous tourist attraction, including the shopping place, the restaurant which is serving specialties Taiwanese traditional candy and cake. The old-fashioned interior design
with glass roofs, tall bookshelves that touch the ceiling and exquisite wood furniture make visitors feelings as get lost in the Harry Potter’s wizarding world.

Miyahara 2

Miyahara 2
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Miyahara 2
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Miyahara 2

Address: No. 20號, Zhongshan Road, Central District, Taichung City, Taiwan 400
Phone: +886 4 2227 1927
Opening hours: 10AM–10PM

Paragliding in Puli, Nantou

Nantou Paragliding puli

Experience Paragliding in Puli in Nantou county. If you love adventure feelings and want to go where less tourists, you should go to Puli to try paragliding. No need to have experience, there will be professional people fly with you. The feeling of flying from above and enjoying the panoramic view of small town Puli lies totally in the valley between the mountains will give you a very impression experience. When flying, they have a camera to filming for saving memories!

Nantou Paragliding puli

Nantou Paragliding puli

Nantou Paragliding puli
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Getting there: From Taichung station, take the bus No.6899 to No.338, Zhongzheng Rd, Puli Township. Concentrate at the next to KFC to parachute group to pick you up.

Cingjing Farm

Cingjing Farm

Cingjing Farm is located in Nantou County, Central Taiwan, is the largest sheep farm in Taiwan. The farm is located on high hills with cool weather, clear sunshine. In addition, the natural landscape with green grass hills stretching endless, the fresh air fresh, make sure to bring you the moment of relaxing comfort.

The cherry blossom trees along the way at Cingjing
The cherry blossom trees along the way at Cingjing

Cingjing

Cingjing Farm was dubbed “Taiwan’s miniature Switzerland”, attracting thousands of visitors every year. Cingjing Farm is a large steppe with endless green grass hills. The white sheeps play up and ran alongside the lovely, serene windmills. Located at 1,700m above sea level, the climate changes day by day. Early morning is cold, sunny on noon and afternoon, cool in the evening. Because of these characteristics, the sheep farm as a miniature Switzerland of Taiwan.

Cingjing Farm
pinwheel road

In Cingjing, in addition to sightseeing and enjoy fresh air, activities such as horse riding, caring and playing with sheeps are very beloved here. So, Cingjing almost always crowded, especially the young and the family. In particular, the farm has built up a “pinwheel road” to create a beautiful landscape, impressing any visitors when they visit here.

Tourist can feed the sheep in Qingjing Farm
Tourist can feed the sheep in Qingjing Farm

Address: No. 170, Renhe Road, Ren’ai Township, Nantou County, Taiwan 546
Phone: +886 4 9280 2172
Opening hours: 8AM–5PM

Lavender Cottage

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The lavender forest was planted in Taichung in 2001. It is not only has lavender, but also has many other flowers, all of which are violet haughty. Let’s spend a day for walking and enjoying the fresh air and full of flowers here. If you want to stay overnight you can choose hotels around the forest. Especially, coming to the lavender forest in Taichung you can also buy a lot of very special products made from this flower.

Lavender Cottage taichung

Lavender Cottage taichung

Lavender Cottage taichung
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Address: No. 20, Zhongxing Street, Xinshe District, Taichung City, Taiwan 426
Phone: +886 4 2593 1066

Taichung blog: What and where to eat in Taichung?

Taiwanese Beef Noodle Soup
Taiwanese Beef Noodle Soup

There are plenty of delicious dishes in Taichung such as: Beef Noodle Soup, Daifuku (similar Mochi in Japan), Noodle Wonton,…Below, We have listed delicious foods in Taiwan in the series article below. Let’s check it out.

Guan Cha Bun (coffin bread). Image of street food around the world blog.
Guan Cha Bun (coffin bread).

These are some good restaurants in Taichung you should refer to:

Lady Jinpan’s Tea Eggs

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Lady Jinpan’s tea eggs shop is located at the first stop of the boat tour, Syuanguang Temple. Tea Eggs is a famous Taiwanese snack and Lady Jinpan’s tea eggs is considered to be a signature dish of Sun Moon Lake. As soon as the boat is docked, you will immediately smell the scent of eggs.

Address: No. 338, Zhongzheng Rd, Yuchi Township, Nantou, Taiwan
Opening hours: 9am – 6pm

Sun Moon Lake Restaurant

sun moon lake restaurant

The restaurant is located in a convenient location: Opposite Zhongxing parking lot at Shuishe Harbor. Recommended by many locals, this family-run restaurant serves authentic Ita Thao cuisine at a reasonable price. There is an English menu and staff can also speak English. Look at the Chinese name table of the restaurant, and you should reserve before deciding to eat here.

Address: No. 32-3 Zhongxing Rd, Yuchi Township, Nantou, Taiwan
Opening hours: 11:00 am – 2:00 pm, 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Phone number: +886 4 9285 6806

Inako Senic Restaurant

inako senic restaurant

Located right at the foot of the Emmanuel Guesthouse, Inako Senic Restaurant features the finest roasted chicken and steamed fish dishes that make any traveler to Taiwan does not want to return home. Chicken is rotated slowly until perfect, so the chicken is very soft and tasty. At the restaurant, you can also enjoy the wonderful mountains.

steamed fish
steamed fish

Address: No. 36-1, Ln. Xingyi, Renhe Rd., Renai Township, Nantou, Taiwan
Opening hours: 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Phone: +866 4 9280 3710

Taichung blog: What to buy in Taichung?

If you do not know where to go shopping while traveling in Taichung, here are some places we recommend for you:

Suncakes
Suncakes

Yizhong Jie Night Market

Yizhong Jie Night Market

This is the largest shopping mall in Taichung. Yizhong Jie night market operates quite late at night. A special point that you need to pay attention when you intend to shop here is that the shopper will not be tested the items. One more thing that you should consider when you come to Yizhong Jie is that there is the largest and best shop sell Jinpai (Tea Eggs) in Taiwan.

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Address: Yizhong Street, North District, Taichung City, Taiwan 404
Opening hours: 8AM–12AM

FengJia Night Market

Fengjia Night Market
Fengjia Night Market Area

FengJia Night Market is located near Wunhua Road, FengJia and FuXing, alongside road is numerous restaurants, shops, eateries and cafes that open almost overnight. If you come here at the end of the week, the atmosphere will be extremely busy, bustling when the large number of people coming here. FengJia night market has a great variety of items from electronics, fashion clothes, daily items or cosmetics.

FengJia Night Market

Address: Wenhua Road, Xitun District, Taichung City, Taiwan 407
Opening hours: 17:00-01:00
Phone: +886 4 2451 5940

Jiguang Street Shopping District

Jiguang Electronic Street

If you are interested in electronics, Taichung Electronic Market is one of the places to visit. The market is located in the middle of LuChuan Wesst Street, Minzu Road, ZhongShan ZhongZheng. There are many different types of items that you can find such as computer accessories, game consoles, CD players, phones or audio devices. Especially inside this market is also a place called “stereo alley”. Here you can find and buy high quality stereo equipment.

Picture: taichung blog.
Picture: taichung blog.

Address: Jiguang St., Central Dist., Taichung City.

We have listed all the gifts you can buy in Taiwan here. Let’s check it out: Must buy souvenir in Taiwan — Top 17 most famous, cheap & best things to buy in Taiwan.

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Sun Moon Lake spots in Taipei

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