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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.

Top hotels in Taoyuan City

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
The Westin Tashee Resort, Taoyuan
The Westin Tashee Resort, Taoyuan
5 out of 5
The price is AU$383 per night

This family-friendly Taoyuan City hotel is located in the mountains, 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Ta Shee Golf and Country Club, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Daxi Old ...

4.4/5Excellent! (360 reviews)

"A lot of kids activities but due to rain many were not accessible."…"

Reviewed on 17 Apr. 2020

The Westin Tashee Resort, Taoyuan
Hotel Kuva Chateau
Hotel Kuva Chateau
4 out of 5
The price is AU$88 per night

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! (1,265 reviews)
Good hotel

"Everything is great, just the bed is a bit too soft for my own preference."…"

Reviewed on 20 Apr. 2020

Hotel Kuva Chateau
City Suites Taoyuan Station
City Suites Taoyuan Station
3 out of 5
The price is AU$44 per night

Located in Taoyuan City Centre, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Kimlan Foods Museum, Taoyuan Night Market and Taoyuan City Stadium. Taoyuan Arena and Taoyuan ...

4.1/5Very Good! (116 reviews)

"Extremely great staff. Clean and new premises."…"

Reviewed on 9 Feb. 2020

City Suites Taoyuan Station

Top activities in Taoyuan City

Plaza Premium Lounge at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport
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Plaza Premium Lounge at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport

Per adult
76% of travellers recommend
The Ultimate Layover Taipei Private Tour with a Local Guide
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The Ultimate Layover Taipei Private Tour with a Local Guide

Per adult
Taiwan Local Tofu DIY Experience in Daxi
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Taiwan Local Tofu DIY Experience in Daxi

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Reviews of Taoyuan City


Guest rating

5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent 16.666666666666668%
4 - Good
4 - Good 16.666666666666668%
3 - Okay
3 - Okay 66.66666666666667%
2 - Disappointing
2 - Disappointing 0%
1 - Terrible
1 - Terrible 0%

3/5 - Okay

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2 Oct. 2019

We went to Zhongli Night Market which was OK.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

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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