Taichung in a Day: An Exploration of Taiwan’s Central City

Taichung is quickly emerging as a sort of Taiwanese Chicago, an unpretentious working class town with deep historical chops, a serious art and culture scene, and an unusually quirky vibe.

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A Dozen Things Worth Doing in Taichung

Located right in the middle of the Taiwan’s western coast, Taichung is a quick train ride from either end of the island and offers a serious art and culture scene and some great options for activities and snacking. Check out Taiwan Scene’s 10 Things to Do in Taichung.

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Taïrroir, New Michelin star of Taiwan blends Chinese cuisine with western aesthetics

Taichung City native Kai Ho is a classically trained Chinese chef whose restaurant Taïrroir was recently awarded a single Michelin star. The name Taïrroir reflects Ho’s personal culinary ideals, blending the word Taiwan with the French Terroir, a term incorporating land, environment and ambiance.

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Taichung: City on the Move

Long a city with an unusual hybrid blue-collar/academic character, serving the factories that powered Taiwan’s famed economic miracle and home to numerous universities, Taichung is fast reinventing itself as a city of dynamic cultural sophistication. Everywhere you look, it seems, you see cranes and crews putting up new buildings or fixing and prettying up old ones.

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