Taichung is also known as the middle of Taiwan. It officially popular as Taichung City is a unique city situated in central Taiwan. Taichung has a population of approximately 2.82 million people and is Taiwan's top 2 most populous city, overtaking Kaohsiung in July 2017. It serves as the main of the Taichung–Changhua metropolitan area, which is the top 2 largest metropolitan area in Taiwan. The current city was built when Taichung County merged with the unique provincial Taichung City to form the special municipality on 26 December of 2010. Situated in the Taichung Basin, the city was given the named under Japanese rule and became a major economic and cultural hub. Primarily composed of several scattered hamlets, the city of Taichung was planned and developed by the Japanese. It was also well known as "the Kyoto of Formosa" in the Japanese era due to its peaceful and beautiful. The city is home to the National Museum of Natural Science, the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, the National Taichung Theatres, the National Library of Public Information, and the National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra, as well as many historic sites, such as the landmark Taichung Park, the Lin Family Gardens, and many temples around it.
This big and modern airport is served an international flight all around the world and as well as domestic flights. The airport is previously well known as Ching Chuan Kang Airport or Qingquangang Airport. The airport situated in Taichung, Taiwan. Taichung International Airport also the top 3 international airports in Taiwan, with scheduled services to China, Japan, South Korea, Thailand and Vietnam. There is one airline operator that provided flight from Kuala Lumpur International Airport to Taichung International Airport, which is from Cathay Pacific daily.
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Taichung is situated approximately an hour south of Taipei by HSR train, thus making it similar but milder weather in Taichung. During mid-March and it was moderately cool in Taichung at that time, unlike Taipei which was noticeably colder. The weather is relatively mild in Taichung year-round, so it's an enjoyable place to visit any time of the year. Just know that the rainiest months are from May until August so you may want to avoid those months if you can. Many night markets close during rainy nights and you don't want that. For ideal weather, plan a visit here from October until March.
Rainbow Village - Rainbow Village is a small settlement in the Nantun Area of Taichung which is popular for its vibrantly painted houses and streets. It is one of the most colourful locations in Taiwan and visiting Rainbow Village is one of the favourite things to do in Taichung. With just 11 of the original 1,200 houses remaining in Rainbow Village, a retired soldier Mr Huang or well known as Grandpa refused to leave and began painting buildings in the village with bright colours. The images depict toys, animals, manga characters and the village is uplifting and fun.
921 Earthquake Museum - The museum is a memorial for 21 September 1999 shocking earthquake that hit the centre of Taiwan with 2500 people dead and 100,000 people of Taiwan lost their home. The museum situated on the site of the former Guangfu High School, which is part of crosses the fault on which the earthquake occurred. The damaged buildings and the subsided ground are still here as they did after the earthquake struck. The museum is an emotional memorial to the people who died and was affected by the quake and we highly recommend taking a couple of hours to visit this unique museum.
Chun Shui Tang – The home of Bubble Milk Tea - Taiwan is popular as the country which introduced Bubble Tea to the world and Taichung is advertised as the origin city of this incredible drink. For the unexperienced, Bubble Tea (also known as Boba or Milk Pearl Tea) is served cold and comes in a variety of yummy flavour. The basic ingredients of the Bubble Milk Tea are tea, milk, chewy tapioca balls, ice and an assortment of toppings. It generally comes in a sealed cup that you pierce with a large straw, allowing you to drink the cold tea and suck the tapioca chewy tapioca at the same time for extra taste of the milk tea.