Central Taiwan

As for thsr central stations, start from Taipei station, Taiwan high speed rail Taichung Station and Chiayi Station are reachable within an hour. The nearby main attractions of the two thsr stations are introduced as following:

THSR Taichung Station

The nearby main attractions of the Taiwan high speed rail Taichung Station are introduced as following:

National Museum of Natural Science

Traffic Information
Bus: take bus to Taichung Railway Station, then transfer to city bus No.22, 27, 38,46,77,83,103,106,135.

The National Museum of Natural Science is one of the most popular touring and recreational sites in Taichung. With an area of 22 acres, the National Museum of Natural Science houses six distinct venues excluding the Earthquake Museum in Wufong. The venues include the Space IMAX Theater, Life Science Hall, Chinese Science Hall, Science Hall, Botanical Garden, and Global Environmental Hall. In addition, there are over 30 exhibition areas that cover an array of subjects like astronomy, ecology, tropical plants, and gems and minerals. The Space IMAX Theater is one of the most popular spots for the visitors; the half three-dimensional doom tilting at 30 degree, display model of the galaxy at scheduled time. The National Museum of Natural Science also features a special rotating exhibition and hands-on exhibitions for adults and children of all ages.


Guguan Hot Spring

Traffic Information
Bus: take bus to Taichung Railway Station, and then take Fongyuan Bus from Taichung, Fongyuan, Dongshih to Guguan.

At an altitude of 800 meters, Guguan is located at the mountainous area of Poai Village on the horizontal cross-island highway of Taiwan. With a variety of hot spring hotels/resorts and indigenous cuisines nearby, Guguan is a popular place for tourists to enjoy a hot spring vacation. The source of Guguan Hot Spring can reach up to 60 degrees Celsius (140 degrees Fahrenheit). The water is sulfuric weak-based with a PH level of 7.6; it is said to have therapeutic effects for arthritis, neuralgia, and stomach and intestine illnesses. With organic protein, this natural hot spring is also drinkable. During autumn, the bloom of maple trees makes Guguan Hot Spring an ideal place to visit.


Feng Chia Nightmarket

Traffic Information

Bus: take bus to Taichung Railway Station, then take No.22, 25, 27,35,37,45,135, and then get off at Feng Chia University stop.

Feng Chia Night Market satisfies gourmets' desires by its diversified delicacies, including Takoyaki, Cheese Potatoes, Superfine Low-calorie Ice Cream, Bread with Fried Noodles, Hot Pot, and many more. Because of its close proximity to Feng Chia University, visitors can shop from store to store to explore the latest fashion in Taichung and Taiwan and are even eligible to bargain for reasonable prices.
With Taichung City Government's renovated plan, more parking space and embellished streets are provided to make Feng Chia Night Market itself more fascinating. What's more, there is a specialized area with 160 stands inside selling a variety of products, such as fried chicken, crepes, charbroil pepper bread, cactus-flavored ice, and other cuisines in all kinds of styles. Some vendors even sell accessories and clothes. Going for a stroll there will not only make you feel the hectic atmosphere in Taiwan night markets but also experience the fun of bargain by shopping.


THSR Changhua station

The nearby main attraction of the Taiwan high speed rail Changhua station is introduced as following:

Chingshui Rock Forest Recreation Area

Traffic Information
Bus: Take the Yuanlin Express Bus (Changhua to Yuanlin route), get off at Chingshui Rock stop and follow the sign to Chingshui Rock

The Chingshui Rock Forest Recreation Area was built in the Qing Dynasty around two hundred seventy years ago. One of the eight natural wonders in Chunghua, Chingshui Rock Forest Recreational Area was designated a class three wild life reserve by the authority. The temple is dedicated to Buddha and Kuanyin. A tale has it if a couple is having trouble bearing a child. Making wishes here in the Temple can be very helpful. The architecture of the temple is traditional Chinese with decoration of dragon and phoenix. Beside it is religiously fascinating, Chingshui rock Temple has one of the three most famous hillside sceneries in central Taiwan. Natural scenery preserved so well and so clean, the local spring water was described even ants would be drawn to it. Huge traditional religion activities are held every once in a while, it’s a great chance to witness the process and experience Taiwan at its prime.


THSR Yunlin station


The nearby main attraction of the Taiwan high speed rail Yunlin station is introduced as following:

Yenping Old Street (Xiluo Old Street)

Traffic Information
Taxi: take taxi from THSR Yunlin station, it’s about a 20-minute drive

Yenping Old Street is located along Yenping Street in Xiluo Township, Yunlin County. Xiluo was once a bustling trading center in the earliest period of Taiwan due to its good geographic location. This small town possesses rich resources in artistic culture, humanities and landscapes left from the past prosperous era. Here you may savor the cultural assets, traditional rural landscapes, as well as the mouth watering local snacks.


Thsr Chiayi Station

The nearby main attractions of the Taiwan high speed rail Chiayi Station are introduced as following:

Alishan Forest Recreation Area

Traffic Information
Raiway: from Chaiyi/Beimen Railway Station, take Alilshan Railway to Alishan.
Bus: take bus to Chaiyi Railway Station then transfer to county bus to Aliahsn.

Alishan Forest Recreation Area is located at the end of Alishan forest railway, and it is the most famous scenic spot in Alishan. The climate in Alishan does not have that much difference between four seasons. The average temperature is about 10 degree Celsius which makes Alishan a great place to get away from Taiwan’s hot summer.
Alishan Forest Recreation Area has the largest wood made train station in Taiwan which was established in 2007. There is an observatory in front of the train station where visitors can appreciate the famous sea of clouds or the cliff of Ta Mountain. Also, visitors can see many other breathtaking views such as sunrise and sunset depends on the time.


Fengchihu Scenic Area


Traffic Information
Railway: from Chaiyi/Beimen Railway Station, take Alilshan Railway to Fengchihu.
Bus:
take bus to Chaiyi Railway Station then transfer to county bus to Fengchihu.

Located in Chungho Village, Choochi, Chiayi County, also at midpoint of the Alishan Forest Railway is a famous old town called Fenqihu.
Back in the days, Fenqihu has been an important resting stop where the staffs add fuel and where the passengers take a break from their journeys. Over the years, the old town did not advance into high technology world and maintained its traditional originality, which attracted many nostalgic visitors. With old-fashioned streets and plenty of famous cuisines, this traditional resting spot is a great site to visit for nostalgic visitors as well as tourist from all around the world.
This area offers an astounding variety of scenery spots. Some of the more renowned spots are: 1) the Square Bamboo forest, 2) Godmother's Tree formed by the entanglement of a loquat and a Shanmu tree roots, 3) the Tatungshan (Big Frozen Mountain) Sunrise Observation Point is at 1,900 meters high. A two stories pavilion offers early risers spectacular view of the magnificent sunrise from behind the Jade Mountain, 4) the Bats Palace, where more than two hundred bats roam around this area every spring and summer and leave in fall and winter; treating the area as a resort.






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