A fantastic place for kids and botany fans, this massive museum has over 50 exhibit areas covering space, the environment, rainforests, gems and minerals, dinosaurs, and Han and Austronesian cultures. Galleries have fun, interactive displays; there are also theatres and a huge botanical garden. Across 9 exquisite hectares, the Museum is a five-venue complex housing the Space IMAX Theater, Science Center, Life Science Hall, Human Cultures Hall (the original Chinese Science Hall), and Global Environment Hall, plus the 4.5-hectare Botanical Garden, the 5-hectare 921 Earthquake Education Museum at Wufong, the 33-hectare Fonghuanggu Ecology Education Park at Lugu, and the 2.6-hectare…

Four floors of gallery and performance space, plus living quarters for a resident artist inside an old residential building. Works by upcoming local and overseas artists are featured on the ground and 1st floors. There's also a cafe (closed every Wednesday). The back part of the top floor is Taichung's best-kept secret – Ludi music dive which only opens at night and is accessed via the back door. This is what Freedom Men Art Apartments look like. The booming phenomenon of the arts and cultural industry in recent years, Freedom Men Art Apartments were established in Taichung by several art-related practitioners and sponsors in December, 2012…

Located in Nantou, Taiwan Craft Culture Park has three branches, Taipei, Miaoli and Yingge. Among these institutes, Yingge branch is the only one that doesn't open to the public. Taipei branch is a building with striking red-and-white. With its circular neoclassical Chinese-style roof, dates back to just 1956. It was recently converted into the Craft Research & Development Centre where the first two floors showcase Taiwanese designed and made gift products – everything from stationery to silverware – while the top floors are reserved for art, architecture and craft exhibitions and a rooftop organic food court. There are fantastic views…

Situated across National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Zhongxin Market is a small block encircled by Wuquan 1st Street, Wuquan W. 2nd Street and Wuquan W. 3rd street. Zhongxin Market used to be a busy traditional market. However, it gradually quieted as economy growth declined in Taiwan over the years.  There are only a few outlets left in this once-busy market – meat and vegetable operators are around from 4am to 10am; food stalls in the periphery open for breakfast and lunch. Some older people still live in the tiny shop units; , a bookstore and a cafe have moved…

If you've ever been to Taiwan for hiking, you must heard that there is a list of " 100 mountains in Taiwan". For hikers and climbers, this list can be seen as their life goal. The mountains are divided into different levels of challenge. Among these mountains, there are 2 mountains suitable for those who never hike before, Mountain Hehuan Main Peak(合歡主峰) & Mountain Shimen(石門山). Not only for beginners, Mt. Hehuan Main Peak(合歡主峰) & Mt. Shimen(石門山) are suitable for any age. You don't need to prepare heavy and professional gears when climbing these 2 mountains, they can be seen as the easiest…

As people know, Taiwan is surrounding by ocean and mountains. There are many famous mountains in Taiwan. Not only Taiwanese but also friends all over the world come to Taiwan just for visiting these astonishing mountains and their beautiful alpine scenery. There is a list of "100 mountains in Taiwan". For hikers and climbers, this list can be seen as their life goal. Though climbing is not an easy challenge, among these 100 mountains, there is a mountain that suitable for beginners, Mountain Hehuan. Here are some tips and introduction of Mt. Hehuan! Give yourself a chance to challenge yourself…

The bikeway runs along Hanxi East Road. As it passes through several intersections, there are bike designated traffic lights along the bikeway. The first half section of the bikeway runs under bridge. Public facilities along the way include resting seats, bike racks, guiding signs, guard fence, milestone signs, rest area, reflective signs, street lights and bike designated traffic lights. Plantings include giant crepe myrtle, Taiwanese rain tree, Madagascar almond, common lantana and common jasmine orange. Flood season is between the beginning of May and the end of November. The bikeway might be closed if the trail is damp and slippery.…

A historical landmark, this beautiful 20-hectare park was designed by the Japanese in the early 1900s. Taichung Park is the oldest park in Taichung city. The elegant wooden Japanese pavilion was a later addition – purpose-built for a visit by the Japanese prince to witness the launch of the Taiwan Railway. Taichung Park features many pretty landscapes, such an artificial lake, pavilion, arch bridge, etc. There are also lots of recreational equipments, like outdoor stadium, playground, and tennis court. Some extraordinary European-style building and Houxing Pavilion were constructed in 1908 in celebration of the launch of the Taiwan Railway stretching…

You must have heard about Lugang(鹿港) if you come to Taiwan. Lugang can be seen as one of the must-go in Taiwan. Talking about Lugang, it was once the economic and transport hub of central Taiwan in earlier times. There is a saying goes "The first is Tainan, second is Lugang and the third is Mengjia(today's Wanhua district in Taipei)". This illustrates the high position of the town in its glory days. In addition to being the early cultural capital of Taiwan, Lugang was also a commercially prosperous area. During the Qing dynasty, the town was an important trading port, bringing all…

Taichung is exactly a wonderful city attracts people visit. Whether beautiful spots or amazing delicacies, visitors as well as Taiwanese people take Taichung as their weekends-travel destination. It's now quite convenient to travel to Taichung. Besides trains and buses, you can also go there by high speed rail. There are 5 instaworthy spots I want to let you know. Hope you enjoy your trip! RAINBOW VILLAGE(Rainbow Military Community) You might have once seen a rainbow on the sky, but you might never go to a village with lots of rainbow. The rainbow in this village means colorful. Rainbow village was…