• Taichung Park

    Taiwan, Taichung City, North District, Section 1st, Shuangshi Road, 台中公園 .

    Taichung Park is the oldest park in Taichung city. Built in the Japanese-ruling era and with a space of 10 acres, the park base at that time was the garden, named Ruixuan and actually donated by the Lin family in Wufeng, together with the old Beimen Building. Taichung Park features many pretty landscapes, such an artificial lake, pavilion, arch bridge, etc. There are also lots of recreational equipments, like outdoor stadium, playground, and tennis court. Some extraordinary European-style building and Houxing Pavilion were constructed in 1908 in celebration of the launch of the Taiwan Railway stretching from north to south in Taiwan. Houxing Pavilion has also been the symbol of Taichung City since the Japanese-ruling era and it’s hence officially declared as a city-designated historical site in 1999.

  • Yizhong Street, Night Market_ Yizhong Shopping District

    Taiwan, Taichung City, North District, 一中街 .

    It is located near Chungyo Department Store and linked with Sanmin Shopping District. National Taichung University of Science and Technology, Taichung First Senior High School, and National Taiwan University of Sport are not far away from it. There are huge number of student population, street vendors, and eating and drinking places here. You can see all sorts of information related to fashion everywhere, and they are all at your fingertips. It is always crowded with people on holidays and is very lively!
    Yucai Street is full of street vendors, and most of the clothing shops are in the small lanes. All fashionable and progressive gadgets will appear here first. If you are a follower of fashion, you must not miss Yizhong Night Market.
    Although Taichung Yizhong Street Shopping District is not as old as Feng Chia Night Market, there are several historical old shops that have been established for more than 20 years, including well-known Yizhong Fengren Ice, Shanhoyan Braised Snacks, and Yizhong HOT-STAR Large Fried Chicke.

  • Miyahara

    Taiwan, Taichung City, Central District, Zhongshan Road, 宮原眼科 .

    Situated nearby Taichung Train Station on the bank of Luchuan, Miyahara is a red-brick architecture built by Miyahara Takeo, a Japanese ophthalmology doctor in 1927. It was the largest ophthalmology clinic in Taichung during the Japanese colonial period. After the surrender of Japan in 1945, Miyahara became Taichung Health Bureau. As time passed by, the suspended Health Bureau slowly decayed and became an unused dangerous building.
    Fortunately, Dawn Cake, a pastry company renowned for its pineapple cakes, acquired the building and preserved Miyahara's original red-brick walls and archway. The interior decor was redesigned like Hogwarts in the movie Harry Potter. The water well in the middle of the building is redecorated into a modern-looking fundraising box made of glass.
    Visitors to Miyahara are not only recommended to appreciate the details of the historic architecture but also try Dawn Cake’s signature ice cream, bubble tea and pastries wrapped in nostalgic packings!

  • Caowu Square

    Taiwan, Taichung City, West District, Xiangshang North Road, 草悟道 .

    Caowu Square is a widely favored outing location that offers a variety of fun activities and services including DIY workshops, one-day mini trip, green vehicles and bike rental and restaurants. In addition, themed marketplace and events take place on holidays.
    Caowu Square embodies the natural and slow-living spirit of Taichung. The below-ground design makes it warm in winter and cozy in summer. Largely covered with vertical gardens equipped with an excellent rainwater recycling system and surrounded by a bike path, Caowu Square is where people can slow down and enjoy a precious moment of serenity. The place is managed based on a low-carbon, art and culture focused mentality, offering unique products, services and a wide range of artistic and cultural activities.

  • Chung Hua Night Market

    Taiwan, Taichung City, Central District, Gongyuan Road, 中華路夜市 .

    Chung Hua Night Market is filled with many old Taiwanese snack stands. It has over 40 years of history. Some of the vendors have gone through many generations. In the meantime, it is the biggest old night market in Taichung City. Many snack stands are scattered around on Chung Hua Road. You can find everything here. There are also unique snacks, such as snakes and turtles. There are the Rixin and Global movie theater, and Wonderful Cinemas for second round movies, which provide you with different movie choices.

  • Zhongxiao Night Market

    Taiwan, Taichung City, South District, Zhongxiao Road, 忠孝路觀光夜市 .

    Dated back to the Japanese colonial period, Zhongxiao Night Market is the place of abundant late-night snack choices in Taichung City. Meat, seafood, grilled duck, beverages, oyster vermicelli, etc, you name it. It is also where the renowned Ding Wang Spicy Hot Pot originated.
    Unlike other shopping districts, Zhongxiao Night Market is known exclusively for the delicious food. Situated next to the Third Market which closes in the afternoon, Zhongxiao Nigh Market starts warming up right after the Third Market closes, so most vendors do not open until 4 in the afternoon.
    Most food come in a satisfying portion at a cheap price, so you can devour it all at once without concerning over a tight budget. Some of the must-try dishes include bamboo rice, fried chicken, Zhongxiao BBQ, vermicelli and sugarcane juice.

  • National Taichung Theater

    Taiwan, Taichung City, Xitun District, Section 2, Huilai Road, 台中國家歌劇院 .

    If you see the entire world as a river, then I want my buildings to be like a whirlpool.
    Architect Toyo Ito
    If National Taichung Theater is a whirlpool then we are like a jet of water shooting up from within it, using performance to reinvigorate the arts in central Taiwan.
    National Taichung Theater Artistic Director WANG Wen-yi

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    If you see the entire world as a river, then I want my buildings to be like a whirlpool.
    Architect Toyo Ito
    If National Taichung Theater is a whirlpool then we are like a jet of water shooting up from within it, using performance to reinvigorate the arts in central Taiwan.
    National Taichung Theater Artistic Director WANG Wen-yi



    A Stunning world of 21st century cultural facilities

    On April 2, 2014, the National Performing Arts Center was officially established, turning a new page in Taiwanese performing arts.

    The National Theater and Concert Hall, The National Taichung Theater and the National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts, from north, central, and south Taiwan, respectively, form a coalition, and are in league with the National Symphony Orchestra, providing international production experience, and specialized theater services, with the goal of educating and fostering arts appreciation and enriching life with the arts.

    National Taichung Theater is a continuation of the 1987 completion of the National Concert Hall and Theater. After nearly 30 years since the first opening of a national performance venue, NTT is a 21st-century cultural facility that is not only a new landmark in the city, but also represents a cultural step forward.

    Taichung is located in the geographical heart of Taiwan and is a city with a storied, profound cultural heritage. Now, for this city's energetic, lively, and ambitious people, we have created this stunning world-class performance and exhibition facility.

    In 2005, the Pritzker Architecture Prize winner, Toyo Ito, won the extremely competitive international contest to design our theater, besting contestants from 13 countries, and delivering to us this magnificent 21st-century artistic venue.

    This building doesn't just host operas; it is an opera!

    Toyo Ito pondered that if the natural world is constantly changing, and every living thing never stops changing, then why is it that buildings never change?

    "I am always searching for a building which is something like a ripple on a river-- one that can follow the river's currents but maintain its own spatial integrity."

    Because of this thought, Toyo Ito broke all traditional concert hall rules of sealed structures, creating a theater composed almost completely of curved walls. The walls flow into the ceilings with no clear boundaries dividing them. In fact, the entire space flows without boundaries, allowing the venue to host nearly any type of event.

    The theater is like whirlpool in central Taiwan, the crowds striving for a cosmopolitan flavor will be attracted and flow inwards, causing the arts to seep into every corner of the city.

    Also because of its special construction, Toyo Ito described this building as one you use your ears to listen to. Accompanied by the theater's natural lighting which constantly changes, when you walk through the theater you hear different sounds, producing unique sensations.

    This building is not just being used for opera, the building itself is an opera. Enter the hall, and you begin a transformative journey through this ingeniously-designed opera.

    The venue has six stories, featuring the Grand Theater, Playhouse, a magical Sky Garden and a shopping center. On the second basement level there are Black Box, Rehearsal Rooms, and a mechanical room. Outdoors there are a fountain, Outdoor Plaza and Outdoor Theater.

    From the outside you can view the curved, concrete walls and glass screens which majestically adorn the building. This "Teapot Residence" shape is a metaphor, for all who enter the theater will be intoxicated with delight by the artistic contents that reside within.

    A Daring Project: A base to reinvigorate the arts

    This theater builds on the daring vision and bold spirit that have culminated in promoting the arts and life in both classic and modern styles.

    The history of the performing arts is as long as the story of humanity. As time slips by, classic works of art have gathered innumerably. In the theater's role as "A Base to Reinvigorate the Arts", the theater is a base for classical cultural with modern philosophy and technological advances, world-class programming, and revamping the breadth of its audiences. Now locals need not travel far to see the world!

    In cooperation with Taiwan's three National Performing Arts Centers, NTT is integrating resources and balancing the region in order to achieve maximum efficiency. Taking the arts, service, and education as its three core tenets, the theater brings you the highest caliber works of art here or abroad, experts in theater techniques and services, as well as a strong promotional plan so all can gain a deep understanding of the arts. Thusly, we use the theater's facilities or "hardware" and its programming or "software" to bring about the greatest cultural impact.

    The Arts - Uniting and balancing local regions with international cooperation

    The theater has made its program to unite Taiwan's regions a priority. In 2015 the Overture Plan was created featuring the works of folk arts, traditional theater, symphonies, choirs, and different types of local ensembles as well as international heavyweights, sponsoring many Asia premieres.

    Starting a Round Table Arts Partnership Program, and representing the first partnership in central Taiwan, the theater promotes myriad types of arts, emphasizing specialties of the central region, leading to greater collaboration opportunities and allowing this artistic base to declare "Blast off!"

    Services - The professionalism of the stage, friendliness of the neighborhood

    Besides NTT's services which it provides to the professional crew on and behind the stage, NTT also provides attentive service to our audiences, giving our patrons excellent service, and accompanying them on their journey through our venue.

    Backstage our motto is "An advanced yet easy to use theater." Trained and organized staff, always with safety in mind, maximize flexibility and service, achieving the pinnacle in theater arts.

    A visitors' first experience when entering the Theater, from the front desk to all the public spaces, is that the building is made of carefree spaces and flowing lines, reflecting the harmony of the theater's architectural design, as a "modern art gallery of urban movement".

    With our excellent service, the audience can enjoy the splendor of the theater arts, great dining, great drinks, great shopping, in short, a great life.

    Education—Planting the seeds of tomorrow in the arts garden

    Promoting education not only brings together arts and the people, it is a commitment to the next generation of theater. Spurring the buds of the arts to bloom, the "Theater Salon" lecture series, workshops, and artists-in-residence, and other events are planned base on different performance types and audiences. The "Theater Salon" lecture series, workshops, and artists-in-residence, and other events, the populace will get an electric jolt into their hearts, and spontaneously fall in love with and appreciate the arts.

    Our arts promotion isn't limited only to the theater. We reach out to the community in the countryside, campuses, and businesses. By sowing seeds for the arts today, we are creating a more prosperous arts garden.

    National Taichung Theater, whether through its facilities or programming, dares to pursue imagination and boldly puts it into practice. The people eagerly anticipate this brand new artistic style. Changing the city and reinvigorating central Taiwan—this is our mission and it is also our promise.
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    No. 101, Section 2, Huilai Road, Xitun District, Xitun Dist., Taichung City Taiwán, R.O.C 



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    Sunday : 11:30 – 21:00
    Monday : Off day
    Tuesday : 11:30 – 21:00
    Wednesday : 11:30 – 21:00
    Thursday : 11:30 – 21:00
    Friday : 11:30 – 22:00
    Saturday : 11:30 – 22:00