With a pleasant weather, rich history, and a 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 economic 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 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.
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: +886-2-2394-5900
- Foreign Affairs Division, Taipei Police Headquarters: +886-2-2831-7475
- Board of Foreign Trade: +886-2-2351-0271
- Tourism Bureau: +886-2-2349-1500
- Tourism Information Hotline: +886-2-2717-3737
- Taiwan Visitors Association: +886-2-2594-3261
- China External Trade Development Council (CETRA): +886-2-2725-5200
- Ministry of Foreign Affairs: +886-2-2348-2999
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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