The riverside city of Changhua is nestled between Taiwan’s western coastline and hinterland national parks and mountains. The city centre is blessed with a range of prominent religious and historical sites, art centres and traditional restaurants, while the nearby Taichung City offers access to some of Taiwan’s biggest attractions.
Things to do in Changhua City
Discover a rich Taiwanese culture within Changhua at the various temples around the city centre, including the historic Temple of Confucius, originally built in 1726. The nearby Yuanching Temple features Qing Dynasty architecture and hanging lanterns, while the 18th-century Kaihua Temple has two prominent stone lions and intricate interior decorations.
Looking for incredible city views? Head to the Bagua Mountain Skywalk, a pedestrian skybridge that transports you through treetops. This prominent hill near the city centre also features a 24-metre-tall Buddha statue and is near the war monuments of the 1895 Taiwan Resistance Peace Memorial Park. More history abounds at the Daodong Tutorial Academy, which was used during the Qing Dynasty to tutor young Taiwanese.
Immerse yourself in the local art scene at the National Changhua Living Art Center, where you can see paintings from regional artists. Alternatively, visit the Changhua County Art Museum to admire intricate sculptures and landscape paintings inspired by Taiwan.
While you’re in Changua, travel about 30 minutes into Taichung City and explore the fascinating attractions, such as the state-of-the-art National Museum of Natural Science that is home to dinosaur, ecology and science exhibits. You can also watch live theatre, opera or music at the renowned National Taichung Theater or see vibrant street art at Rainbow Village.
Getting around Changhua City
Changhua is about 30 minutes’ drive from Taichung International Airport, which boasts multiple car rental agencies. You can get around Changhua using public buses and taxis, while the Changhua Railway Station connects Changhua to nearby cities.