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Taoyuan CityTaiwan

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

Top hotels in Taoyuan City

Hotel Kuva Chateau
Hotel Kuva Chateau
4 out of 5
The price is AU$74 per night from 25 Jan. to 26 Jan.

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! (1,357 reviews)
Old but nice hotel

"Facilities are old, so you have allergy issues, may spike here. For healthy person like me it's perfect. Spacious and convenient."…"

Reviewed on 7 Sep. 2020

Hotel Kuva Chateau
COZZI Blu
COZZI Blu
3.5 out of 5
No. 101, Chunde Road, Zhongli District, Taoyuan City
The price is AU$235 per night from 25 Jan. to 26 Jan.

Located in Zhongli District, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Xpark and Gloria Outlets. Taoyuan International Baseball Stadium is 1.6 mi (2.6 km) away. Taoyuan ...

4.3/5Excellent! (6 reviews)

"Great location to outlet nearby and room is really cozy!"…"

Reviewed on 8 Jan. 2021

COZZI Blu
City Suites Gateway
City Suites Gateway
4 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$55 per night from 28 Jan. to 29 Jan.

Located in Dayuan District, this hotel is within 6 miles (10 km) of Xpark, Gloria Outlets and Taoyuan International Baseball Stadium. Taoyuan Night Market and ...

3.9/5Very Good! (1,016 reviews)

"nice location, the taxi fare from hotel to airport is NT200"…"

Reviewed on 9 Oct. 2020

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.

Holiday Rentals in Taoyuan City

Taipei ESI Apartment-SJ293
Taipei ESI Apartment-SJ293
3 out of 5
10F, No.293, Songjiang Road, Zhongshan District, Taipei
The price is AU$45 per night from 1 Feb. to 2 Feb.

Located in Zhongshan, this spa apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Xingtian Temple and National Taipei University. Huashan 1914 Creative Park and ...

2.7/5 (14 reviews)
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"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 ESI Apartment-SJ293
Gloria Residence
Gloria Residence
4 out of 5
No.359, LinSen North Road, Taipei
The price is AU$161 per night from 1 Feb. to 2 Feb.

This family-friendly Taipei aparthotel is located in the entertainment district, within a 15-minute walk of Lin-Sen Park and Ningxia Night Market. Huashan 1914 ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (542 reviews)
Great staff!

"This is a great place to stay. The room is really clean and pleasant to live in. Most importantly, the staff here are really warm and are helpful."…"

Reviewed on 23 Dec. 2019

Gloria Residence
JSL Apartment
JSL Apartment
3.5 out of 5
No. 226, Ln. 415, Guangfu S. Rd., Xinyi Dist., Taipei

Located in Xinyi, this apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of Taipei City Hall and Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall. Taipei 101 and Taipei International Convention ...

4.1/5Very Good! (276 reviews)

"I stayed on the 6th floor and water leaked through ceiling and making the unit wet and stink. Staffs are very responsive and moved us to another hotel because the property was fully booked. They called taxi for us and reimburse the taxi fare to us. Since we left in rush, I left my jacket at the leaking ..."…"

Reviewed on 13 Dec. 2019

JSL Apartment
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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Reviews of Taoyuan City

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2 Oct. 2019

We went to Zhongli Night Market which was OK.

3/5 - Okay

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1 Aug. 2019

We were only there in transit-- 18 hr layover on way back to Australia, so didn't actually 'visit' Taipei or Taoyuan City

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