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Planning a holiday in Taichung with your children? Here are 6 family-friendly places to check out in Taichung, a city located in the West of Central Taiwan.
Location: No.56, Chun'an Road, Nantun District, Taichung 408, Taiwan
Hour: 9 am – 6 pm
Rainbow Village draws crowds to its colourful land of whimsical drawings and splashes of happy colours. Meet Grandpa Rainbow and dance to the tunes of Rainbow Iron Man when you visit with your kids. Read this to find out why Rainbow Village is more than just an Instagram-worthy attraction to visit with your family.
2. Feng Jia Night Market
Location: Wenhua Road, Xitun District, Taichung City, Taiwan 407
Hour: From 4 pm till late
What’s a trip to Taiwan without soaking in their famous night markets, or, “Ye Shi”? Feng Jia Night Market is the largest and most popular night market in Taichung. Its bustling atmosphere makes munching their local street food and playing at the games stalls a memorable family experience.
BYKidO travel tips: Recommended to babywear your children, instead of using strollers as it can get quite crowded in addition to the uneven paths.
3. Miyahara Eye Hospital
Location: No. 20, Zhongshan Road, Central District, Taichung City, Taiwan 400
Hour: 10 am – 10 pm
Bet you couldn’t tell that this was once an eye hospital! Owned by popular Dawn Cakes, Miyahara Eye Hospital now retails beautifully packaged pineapple tarts, wife biscuits, chocolates and more that make perfect gifts for friends and family back home. There’s even a café on level 2 where you can take the kids to enjoy tea time. Don’t forget to grab an ice cream cone and a cup of milk tea too!
Location: No.65, Xiezhong St., Xinshe Dist., Taichung City 426, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
Hour: Mon - Fri: 9 am - 6 pm | Sat – Sun: 8 am – 6 pm
Admission: TWD 250
Well-loved for its open space and natural settings, Xin She Castle (also known as Xin She Mansion), offers a sense of tranquillity amidst its fairy-tale scenery. Kids would be in awe of the waterfall, have fun crossing the bridge while parents can snap beautiful photographs away from the usual hustle and bustle of city life.
Location: No.2-1, Xiezhong St., Xinshe Dist., Taichung City 426, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
Hour: Mon – Fri: 9 am – 5 pm | Sat – Sun: 9 am – 5.30 pm
Thanks to the cooling climate in Taichung, a wide variety of mushrooms thrive at the Mushroom Garden. Visitors are welcome to pluck fresh mushrooms, have them cooked and eaten there, as well as buy them. Kids will enjoy the hands-on mushroom plucking experience and devouring their favourite mushroom dishes too!
Location: No. 8, Furong Road, Houli District, Taichung City, 42145
Mon – Fri: 9.30 am – 5 pm
Sat – Sun: 9.30 am – 8 pm
Admission: Tickets required for the respective parks
Families who are looking for an adventurous time in Taichung, put Lihpao Resort on your itinerary! The biggest resort park in Taiwan houses an amusement park, adrenaline-pumping rides and more. Discovery World which hones thrill rides. For water attractions, head to Mala Bay. Families with older kids, the Escape Room offers real-time stimulation in 9 different themed rooms to challenge their wits.
This list was compiled with information available from various sources. While we try to maintain accuracy, we do advise you to check with the respective establishment/merchant before making a trip to the above-mentioned places.