Although Taiwan is not a big country, there is no shortage of amazing, inspiring and fascinating place to visit in this country. Taichung is one of them. The city will bring you a different vibe with a perfect blend of art and nature.
This one-day tour showcases the most Instagrammable man-made and natural attractions in Taichung City. You will visit the vast and fascinating Chung-she Flower Garden, the vibrantly colored Rainbow Village, the Hogwarts lookalike Miyahara Ophthalmology Clinic, the unique and inspiring National Taichung Theater, and finally, Gaomei Wetland, where the sunsets and the silhouette of the windmills create the most romantic views for photography.
Come and join this day tour! Snap photos at the best Instagrammable places in Taichung, and make your travel memory tangible.
The first stop of your one-day tour to Taichung is Chung-she Flower Garden, also known as Chungshe Flower Market.
The vast and colorful garden covers 6 hectares, featuring hundreds of thousands flowering plants, such as tulips, sunflowers, calla lilies, roses and many more. From January to December, there are always beautiful flowers blooming in the garden.
In addition to the fascinating flower beds, there are gorgeous installations like swing chairs, floral arches, the replicas of piano and windmills, etc, which are perfect for photo shooting.
Your next stop is Rainbow Village, which is considered the most Instagrammable place in Taichung.
Rainbow Village, as its name implies, is a small village painted with vibrant colors. Originally a former military dependents’ village, it was the veteran and artist Huang Yung-fu, also known as “the Rainbow Grandpa”, who saved this village from demolition with art. Here you will see animals, people and many decorative elements painted vividly on the wall in every corner, as if you walk in to a fairy tale.
Whether if you are a photographer, a selfie-taker, or just simply someone loves to take photos, you will have much fun in this place.
Next, the unique “ophthalmology clinic” Miyahara will amaze you with its Hogwarts lookalike interior design.
Miyahara was originally an ophthalmology clinic, founded by the Japanese ophthalmologist—Miyahara during Japanese colonization. After the retrocession of Taiwan, the building was taken over by the government, then acquired and renovated by a local pastry company, which transformed this former eye clinic into a retro-style pastry and ice cream joint.
Today, Miyahara is widely known for its vintage decorations and various flavors of ice cream. If you are a Harry Potter fan or have a sweet tooth, this place is unmissable.
Your tour continues with a stop at National Taichung Theater, an opera house designed by the famous Japanese architect—Toyo Ito.
The opera house is referred as one of the most difficult architectures to build in the world, because of its curved surfaces. Here you can enjoy a close-up view of this architectural masterpiece, appreciating every detail created with innovative construction methodologies by the master.
Even if you are not here for an opera or a musical, the building itself will provide you with an extraordinary experience as you walk through it.
Before the end of the tour, you will visit Gaomei Wetland, a well-preserved wetland located in the south side of Dajia River’s estuary. The wetland is endowed with natural resources; the diverse geographical features result in the abundance of ecological species, also making it one of the best spots for bird watching in Taiwan.
Gaomei Wetland is well-known for the sunsets. Walking along the boardwalk at sunset, with the silhouette of the windmills on the background, creates an endless view in the far horizon. Whether you are traveling solo or with family and friends, Gaomei Wetland is undoubtedly a perfect location to snap a selfie or group photo.
After the amazing day tour in Taichung, you will head back Taipei, where you can choose to disembark at Ximending Commercial District or MRT Zhongxiao Xinsheng Station.
A single room supplement is required for a solo traveler. Please fill out the form below and click submit for further information.