Visit Taichung - Best of Taichung

With a pleasant weather, rich history, and highly developed industry, the city of Taichung in Taiwan is the center of tourism in Taiwan. Known as the second most populous city of Taiwan, Taichung is home to the population of over 2.78 million people. Be it the authentic Taiwanese cuisine, picturesque landscapes, or larger-than-life shopping malls, where you cannot spend just a single day, the city of Taichung is an amalgamation of technological and industrial growth and treasures of natural beauty.  The city is located in the Taichung Basin in Central Taiwan which gives it another reason to be this beautiful.

During the Japanese rule, Taichung was called the “Kyoto of Formosa” due to its economical and cultural importance as well as the natural beauty that surrounds it. The city of taichung is known for its warm humid subtropical climate. The city has a moderate temperature all year round which makes it a perfect destination for the travelers from different corners of the world. In addition to this, the border of Taichung is protected by the Central Mountain Range that saves it from typhoons. Among all the famous attractions in Taichung the most prominent is its Sun Moon Lake. The Taichung Station, itself, is one of the popular attractions which stands an epitome of the Japanese Colonialism. The city bustles with a number of temples, museums, and shopping areas throughout the year.

Taichung Travel Tips

Essential travel information and Taichung tips for your visit

Time Zone- UTC+8

Currency- New taiwan Dollar

Electricity- 110V, 60Hz AC (Plug Type A or B)

Internet- ADSL Lines

Languages- Mandarin Chinese, Hakka

Security- (Area Code Taichung -04)

Emergency Contact Numbers

  • Ambulance and Fire- 119
  • Police- 110
  • Police Broadcasting Network - +886-(0)2-2388-7901
  • Foreign Affairs Department of the National Police Administration - +886-[0]2-2394-5900
  • Foreign Affairs Division, Taipei Police Headquarters- +886-[0]2-2831-7475
  • Board of Foreign Trade - +886-[0]2-2351-0271
  • Tourism Bureau - +886-[0]2-2349-1500
  • Tourism Information Hotline - +886-[0]2-2717-3737
  • Taiwan Visitors Association - +886-[0]2-2594-3261
  • China External Trade Development Council (CETRA) - +886-[0]2-2725-5200
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs - +886-[0]2-2348-2999

Tipping- Except for bellhops and service personnel in International Hotels, tipping in Taiwan is generally not expected.

Customs- Greetings are formal and the oldest person in a group is always greeted first.

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Facts and Stats for Taichung*

  • Pollution Statistics in Taichung

    Know the pollution level of Taichung before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 74.07 (High)
    • Water Pollution 78.06 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 70.41 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 51.5 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 57.5 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 41.5 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 65.38 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 52.66 (Moderate)
  • Taichung: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Taichung for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Taichung.

    • Burglary and Theft 18.75 (Very Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 13.75 (Very Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 13.75 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 48.68 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 17.5 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 23.68 (Low)
    • Attacks 13.75 (Very Low)
    • Drug offense 27.5 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 97.5 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 83.75 (Very High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 15 (Very Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 6.25 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 21.25 (Low)
  • Living in Taichung - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Taichung is 142.32 (High)

    • Safety Index 80.42 (Very High)
    • Climate Index 85.89 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 78.38 (High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 30 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 63.21 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 87.63 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 16.68 (Very High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 71.72 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Taichung

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Taichung

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.2 USD
    • International Movie per seat 8.27 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 46.32 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 87.12 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 82.53 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ‚Äčand subjected to change without notice.

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