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Taoyuan City
Travel Guide

Taoyuan County featuring a city

This northern Taiwanese county is home to ancient cypress forests, sweeping views, unique local delicacies and a breathtaking treetop walk.

Most visitors to Taiwan begin their stay in Taoyuan County, as this is where the island's major international airport is located. Those who spend longer than just a stopover in the county, however, will be rewarded with a colorful tapestry of cultures, a thriving metropolis and magnificent natural surroundings.

Explore Taoyuan City, the county’s capital, visit a theme park, or spend some time getting to know the historic district of Dasi. Between the coast and the cities you’ll find ancient cypress forests, enormous reservoirs and many hiking areas to explore.

Head to Taoyuan City’s spectacular Jungli Night Market, where you'll find hundreds of stands selling food, handmade goods and fresh produce. Try local delicacies, such as smoked chicken or calamari rolls. Visit Dasi, just to the south of Taoyuan City, to see an interesting mix of European, Japanese and Chinese architectural styles in the township's Old Streets. While in Dasi, visit the Cihu Mausoleum, dedicated to Chiang Kai-shek, the Chinese military leader.

From Dasi, take the children to the Window On China Theme Park in nearby Longtan. It has traditional rides, models of iconic buildings from around the world and a water park in summer.

Taoyuan County is rich in natural beauty and eco-tourism is on the rise. The Shihmen Reservoir is one of the most spectacular attractions in the area. Eat at the local seafood restaurants lining its banks. In the Xiao Wulai Scenic Area you’ll find dense forests and fertile valleys. Walk above the trees on the Xiao Wulai Sky Walk, a pedestrian bridge that is suspended high in the air and takes you across the valley. Hike through the Dongyan Shan National Forest with views over Taipei to the east.

Though the county has an excellent system of buses and trains, renting a car at the airport or in the city allows you to explore the region at your own pace. Taoyuan County enjoys cooler temperatures than Taipei and in summer hiking is a popular activity with visitors.

Where to stay in Taoyuan City

Hotel Kuva Chateau
Hotel Kuva Chateau
4 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £41 per night from 23 May to 23 May
Located in Zhongli District, this hotel is 0.4 mi (0.7 km) from Jungli Night Market, and within 3 mi (5 km) of National Central University and Taoyuan International ...
4.4/5Excellent! (1,324 reviews)
"Bright sides: Convenient location, nice slightly busy atmosphere, wonderful whisky collection at the hotel store, large rooms. Things to improve: maybe time to redo the carpets?... and add a few good "artistic" movies to the collection? I am planning to come again, together with my family this ..."

Reviewed on 15 Mar 2021

Hotel Kuva Chateau
Eastern Hotels & Resorts Yangmei
Eastern Hotels & Resorts Yangmei
3.5 out of 5
The price is £68 per night from 21 May to 21 May
Located in the mountains, this family-friendly hotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Windows on China Theme Park, Leo Foo Village Theme Park and Jungli Night Market. ...
4/5Very Good! (176 reviews)
"We really enjoyed a good time there! Nice and friendly staff!"

Reviewed on 29 Jul 2018

Eastern Hotels & Resorts Yangmei
City Suites Gateway
City Suites Gateway
4 out of 5
The price is £30 per night from 13 Jun to 13 Jun
Located in Dayuan District, this hotel is within 9 miles (15 km) of Gloria Outlets, Taoyuan Night Market and Taoyuan International Baseball Stadium. Zhuwei Fishing ...
3.9/5Very Good! (973 reviews)

Reviewed on 10 May 2021

City Suites Gateway
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Taipei MRT Luxury Apartment
Taipei MRT Luxury Apartment
3 out of 5
10F, No.293, Songjiang Road, Zhongshan District, Taipei
The price is £33 per night from 1 Jun to 1 Jun
Located in Zhongshan, this spa apartment building is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Xingtian Temple, and within 3 mi (5 km) of Taipei Arena and Shilin Night Market. National ...
2.7/5 (14 reviews)
"It is typically NOT a proper accommodation that was described on the website. There was no receptionist or anyone who could assist us. And the location is hard to find since there is no sign of the the apartment at the building’s entrance. The room was dirty and dusty. And the bedsheet wasn’t clean ..."

Reviewed on 21 May 2019

Taipei MRT Luxury Apartment
American Village Resort
American Village Resort
3 out of 5
No. 2, Aly. 2, Ln. 61, Kaixuan Rd., Shilin Dist., Taipei
The price is £248 per night from 19 May to 19 May
Located in Shilin, this aparthotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Qingtiangang Grassland, Shilin Night Market and National Palace Museum. Yangmingshan National Park ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (10 reviews)
"小朋友們看到球池、積木、廚房、溜滑梯等設施時,幾乎玩瘋了,從check-in到睡覺,都不需要大人帶,自動自發的玩在一起,省力超多。 推薦給想趁機休息的家長們!"

Reviewed on 4 Feb 2021

American Village Resort
Bubble WOW Bali
Bubble WOW Bali
1 out of 5
No. 1, Waziwei St., Bali, New Taipei City
Located in Bali, this golf campsite is 1 mi (1.5 km) from Shihsanheng Museum of Archaeology and 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Fort San Domingo. Tamsui Fisherman's Wharf ...
3.5/5Good! (16 reviews)
"Interesting experience to have, but room could be maintained in better condition."

Reviewed on 18 Dec 2017

Bubble WOW Bali
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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