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Tour Buddy Network, especially for Backpackers, is to attract international youth to Taiwan. Youth Development Administration has partnered with 11 schools to provide the International Youth Travel Tour Buddy Service Network as a service center for international youth travelers interested in traveling to Taiwan.

The service network has been set up by various colleges (including Tourism and Foreign Language students) to form three Tour Buddy Service Groups. Each service group was asked to recruit, select and train its own tour buddies, as well as establish local tour buddy service center, and provide two tour lines containing the best of local attractions with free tour guides for international youth travelers(appointments by phone call or email in advance). Service Groups were also asked to collect local tourist information in order to provide more useful information to youth travelers on the Youth Travel website at http://youthtravel.tw.

With volunteers from colleges across Taiwan, the Youth Development Administration hopes to promote Taiwans travel industry to international youths by introducing Taiwans high mountains, island scenery, diverse culture, friendly people and great food through the eyes of its youth.

Northern Taiwan

Route 1

Half day tour of the historic sites of HsinChu City

Tour Buddy Service Group:Chung Wua University

  • Tour Line
  • Half day tour of the historic sites of HsinChu City
  • Itinerary
  • HsinChu train station → The East Gate and the City Moat → Beiment old street → Chang Ho Temple →Jinshi Mansion-Cheng Huang Temple
  • Meeting place
  • Hsinchu train station
  • Tour Highlights
  • Visitors can enjoy most of the historic sites of Hsinchu on foot. To start with, The East Gate was built in 1827 and it is one of the Hsinchu’s most important landmarks. It has been designated a national historic site. After visiting The East Gate, walk along Beiment old street. Beiment Street was once called “Yin Yang Street” because of the contrast between its two sides. On one side, most shops sold Buddhist altar supplies, and, on the other, most sold coffins and other funeral goods. The Chang Ho temple was on the Beiment street. It was built in 1742 and the statue for its principal deity Mazu (the goddess of the sea) was brought from the Mazu Temple in Meizhou, China. The temple complex includes three halls with courtyards in between. Also, Jinshi Mansion is on Beiment street. In 1823, ZhengYong-xi passed the highest imperial civil service examination held in Beijing and became the first Jinshi of Taiwan. In 1838 Zheng built this grandiose three-gate, five-courtyard mansion. Unfortunately, a large section of the complex burned down during World War ll. Exquisite carvings can be seen throughout the spectacular complex. Finally, your visit to this cultural city is not complete until you visit the Chen Huang Temple (the City God Temple). The Temple has enjoyed great popularity ever since it was built 250 years ago during the Qing Dynasty (1748) and remains one of the most prominent religious centers in Hsinchu and Taiwan. The snacks around the temple have always been a culinary and tourist landmark for the city. Tour the city on foot and take the time to savor and experience its unique character.

Route 2

Half day tour of Neiwan Old Street

Tour Buddy Service Group:Chung Hua University

  • Tour Line
  • Half day tour of Neiwan Old Street
  • Itinerary
  • Chung Hua University →Hsinchu Train station →Neiwan Old Street→Hsinchu Train Station
  • Meeting place
  • Hsinchu train station
  • Tour Highlights
  • Rows of shops are clustered on Neiwan Traditional Street, selling Hakka-style ground tea (lei-cha), dumplings, Hakka-style cakes, snacks, and restaurants of all styles of cooking, forming a busy street full of eating, drinking, and shopping.
    Lavender Cottage began administration of Hesing Station, featuring gardens, fragrant herb shops, a decorated passenger car providing light meals, and other places like the love station waiting room, wish clock and brave tower.

Route 3

Zhudong – Neiwan Hakka Village Nostalgic Trip

Tour Buddy Service Group:Chung Hua University

  • Tour Line
  • Zhudong – Neiwan Hakka Village Nostalgic Trip
  • Itinerary
  • Hsinchu Train station → Zhudong station → Zhudong Animation Park → Zhudong Forestry Exhibition Hall → Zhudong Central Market and Hakka Opera Park → Hsiao Ru-song Art Park → Zhudung Animation Park
  • Meeting place
  • Hsinchu train station
  • Tour Highlights
  • Zhudong used to be one of Taiwan’s three largest towns.
    The Zhudung Central Market
    The Zhudung Central Market is the largest traditional Hakka morning market in northern Taiwan, with Donglin Road filled with busy shoppers and the shouting of vendors encouraging visitors to buy their hand-made rice specialties such as Hakka tempura, herbal jellies and other local delicacies.
    Hsiao Ru-song Art Park
    Hsiao Ru-song was a very well-liked watercolorist and a key figure in the development of Taiwan’s art history. Hsiao Ru-song Art Park features several exhibition halls and provides visitors with a variety of art activities and an artist café.
    Zhudung Animation Park
    The Zhudung Animation Park integrates local culture with stories of the Park’s elves. The indoor exhibition brings together animation and technology to create an exciting, magical atmosphere. Currently, the Animation Park features adorable mushroom houses, animated gift shop, creative cultural shop, the master’s museum, and the magic train coffee shop providing light meals. Outdoor areas are filled with public art sculptures featuring well-known characters created by master animator Lai You-xian.

Route 4

Half day tour of Beipu old street

Tour Buddy Service Group:Chung Hua University

  • Tour Line
  • Half day tour of Beipu old street
  • Itinerary
  • Beipu old street→ Chin Kuang Fu House→ Tian Shuei Tang→ Jiang A-Sin→Teng Nan-kuang Memorial Hall
  • Meeting place
  • Hsinchu train station
  • Tour Highlights
  • Beipu is representative of early Hakka Culture, and here you can find traces of Hakka culture from a bygone era. The town embodies Taiwan’s plain and simple village lifestyle. Among the main tourist spots in Beipu are its old streets area, where cultural relics have been preserved intact.

Route 5

Hsinchu Train station ─ Neiwan ─ Smangus (Two Days Tour)

Tour Buddy Service Group:Chung Hua University

  • Tour Line
  • Hsinchu Train station ─ Neiwan ─ Smangus (Two Days Tour)
  • Itinerary
  • Day 1
    Meet at Hsinchu Station →Hesing Love Station →Take Neiwan Line to Neiwan →Neiwan Suspension Bridge →Food in Neiwan →Neiwan Theater / Neiwan Forestry Exhibition Hall / Guangji Temple / Neiwan Police Station →Take Qalang Smangus bus to Smangus →Smangus Village Tour →Smangus Dinner / Village Story →Campfire
    Day 2
    Ranga Forest →Smangus lunch →Take Qalang Smangus bus to Yulao Observation Area / Frog Rock Back to Neiwan →Take train home
  • Meeting place
  • Travel Agency at Chung Hua University (Appointment Services)
  • Tour Highlights
  • The main attractions of this tour are exploring the red cypress divine trees in the ancient forest and the aboriginal tribe of Atayal in Smangus. First of all, the student volunteers of our tour will introduce the most worthy things to visit, such as natural attractions and the aboriginal culture of Smangus, at the internal travel agency in Chung Hua University. It could provide some detailed suggestions of itinerary. Furthermore, there is assistance in booking Smangus’s tour on the web site of Youth Travel Spots in Taiwan. If it is necessary, travelers may ask for the assistance of student tour guide volunteers.

Route 6

The one day tour to Taoyuan Xihai Vil Flower garden area to enjoy Eco leisure farm

Tour Buddy Service Group:Ming Chuan University

  • Tour Team Profile
  • The team members are the students from department of leisure and recreation management, and travel and tourism program of International college. We are well-trained with professional interpretation skill in using Chinese and English. Moreover, we have passion and carry great spirt to serve the tourists. The volunteers include Taiwanese students and also foreigner students. The mentors are Dr.Lo, Dr.Ma, and Dr.Lin who own professional tour guide license, and also have experience of being an interpretation volunteers at tourism attraction sites. Besides Department of Leisure and Recreation Management also executed the operation matters of traveler information center of Taoyuan train station for several years.
  • Tour Line
  • The one day tour to Taoyuan Xihai Vil Flower garden area to enjoy Eco leisure farm
  • Itinerary
  • The tour starts with KHS bicycle company->Goodjinhy farm->Lin’s Farm->Yu’ gardening market->Wang Flower farm->Green café shop->wetland->Fish market
  • Meeting place
  • High Speed Rail Taoyuan station and Taxi
  • Tour Highlights
  • 1.【DaYuan Xihai Vil Flower garden area】: This flower garden area is two ha in terms of its size. There are sunflower, cockscomb flower, perfume lily, freesia, lavender and etc. Moreover, there are African impatiens, four seasons begonia, a bunch of red, gold flower, color taro and also evergreen plants. No matter which season tourists come to this area, they can enjoy the blossom of different flowers and will not be disappointed. It is highly recommended that tourists should travel in this area by using bicycles which can be rented in KHS bicycle company. It is very romantic and super fun.

    2.【KHS bicycle company】: KHS is a very famous company which produces world famous bicycle. It is made in Taiwan. The factory is located in DaYuan area. KHS bicycle company is very supportive of the activities of Xihai Vil Flower garden area. For example, KHS provided certain number of bicycles for tourists to ride inside this area without charges.

    3.【Wang’s Eco Farm】: The founders of Wang’s eco farm are young people who do not have any agricultural background. They were together because of the same faith, which is to provide healthy, safe and non-toxic vegetables to people and next generation. They welcome the visitation of tourists and introduce how to they develop non-toxic vegetables to tourists. Besides tourists could try the water plowing with their own hand.

    4.【Lin’s Leisure Farm】: The Lin Leisure farm provides tourists the opportunities to appreciate the beauty of green garden, participate in –pick activity and make agricultural products. Besides Lin Leisure farm also aims to introduce agricultural related knowledge including farm management and farm resources to tourists. Moreover, Lin Leisure farm also provides jam making classes for tourists to experience home making jam.

    5.【Yu Gardening workshop】: Yu Garden sells different types of potted plants and flowers. For four seasons, they have different types of seeds for grass flowers, indoor plants, tree species for garden and etc. Tourists can pay for the courses to learn how to make their own potted plants and flowers.

    6.【Spring flower farm & Green tea shop】: The spring flower farm uses greenhouse to develop flowers and plants. So the greenhouse could have variety of plants and flowers no matter what kind of season it is. Tourists are welcome to come to the farm to appreciate the scenery and also take pictures. Besides, tourists could also make reservation to try DIY of cactus plant, and then have tea break on Green tea shop.

    7.【Hsu Port wet land】: Hsu Port wetland is very important natural resources in Taiwan. Here, you could see intertidal zone, windbreak forest , fishing pool, paddy fields. With the difference between high and low tide, this area provides a great environment for birds to stay, relax and seek for their foods. Tourists can be here for bird watching and eco education.

    8.【Yong-an Fish Harbor 】: This harbor is very famous for its leisure function in north park of Taiwan. Its unique scenery draws the attention of tourists and also make it become a popular spot for movie shooting. On the north part of entrance, there is a rainbow looked bridge, which is also the landmark for that area. The scenery is much more attractive during the night time compared to the day time.
  • Contact Information
  • 曾冬鈺、戴淑敏
    TEL(O):033507001 ext 5095/3332

Route 7

Yingge Ceramic Art Tour

Tour Buddy Service Group:Ming Chuan University

  • Tour Team Profile
  • The team members are the students from department of leisure and recreation management, and travel and tourism program of International college. We are well-trained with professional interpretation skill in using Chinese and English. Moreover, we have passion and carry great spirt to serve the tourists. The volunteers include Taiwanese students and also foreigner students. The mentors are Dr.Lo, Dr.Ma, and Dr.Lin who own professional tour guide license, and also have experience of being an interpretation volunteers at tourism attraction sites. Besides Department of Leisure and Recreation Management also executed the operation matters of traveler information center of Taoyuan train station for several years.
  • Tour Line
  • Yingge Ceramic Art Tour
  • Itinerary
  • Yingge Youth Travel Spot-> Yingge Ceramic Museum-> The Shu's Pottery DIY ->Yingge Old Street->Yingge Train Station
  • Meeting place
  • Yingge Train Station
  • Tour Highlights
  • 1.【Yingge Youth Travel Spot】: Here visitors can learn the life in the pottery town. An operating kiln is on display with which visitors can learn the pottery making process such as how to control the temperature and fire. A DIY program lets visitors make their own bread using kiln. Optional environmental educational program and cycling tour are also available.

    2.【Yingge Ceramic Museum】: New Taipei City Yingge Ceramics Museum opened on November 26, 2000 and is Taiwan's first ceramics-themed museum. It is dedicated to the research, curation, preservation, and maintenance of Taiwan's ceramics culture and art while performing work in exhibition and education. The Museum actively engages in international exchange by inviting international resident artists, joining the Smithsonian Institution, and becoming reciprocal museums with museums in Germany and Spain. Yingge Ceramics Museum is committed to bringing the beauty of Taiwan's ceramics to the world and showcasing the energy of Taiwan's ceramics culture and ceramic art.

    3.【The Shu's Pottery】: The next stop is the famous wheel thrown pottery making experience at the Shu's Pottery, which is a company that has been in the ceramic business since 1926. Visitors can tour the founder's memorial and museum to learn the history and development of the ceramic craft industry as well as appreciate past products made by this company. Visitors can also sign up for pottery throwing experience to make their own souvenir for the trip.

    4.【Yingge Old Street】: The last stop of the trip is the Yingge Old Street. With the history of ceramic craft dating back 200 years ago and sources of clay coming from the nearby region, Yingge is the mecca of ceramic and pottery production in Taiwan. Nowadays, many shops displaying various ceramic art and craft lining the Yingge Old Street, giving the town the nickname “Jingdezhen of Taiwan.”(Jingdezhen is the most famous ceramic town of China)
  • Contact Information
  • 曾冬鈺、戴淑敏
    TEL(O):033507001 ext 5095/3332

Route 8

Discover the Glamour of Taipei

Tour Buddy Service Group:Ming Chuan University

  • Tour Team Profile
  • The team members are the students from department of leisure and recreation management, and travel and tourism program of International college. We are well-trained with professional interpretation skill in using Chinese and English. Moreover, we have passion and carry great spirt to serve the tourists. The volunteers include Taiwanese students and also foreigner students. The mentors are Dr.Lo, Dr.Ma, and Dr.Lin who own professional tour guide license, and also have experience of being an interpretation volunteers at tourism attraction sites. Besides Department of Leisure and Recreation Management also executed the operation matters of traveler information center of Taoyuan train station for several years.
  • Tour Line
  • Discover the Glamour of Taipei
  • Itinerary
  • Songshan Cultural and Creative Park > CKS Memorial Hall > Presidential Square > Ximen Red House > Lungshan Temple of Manka> Taipei 101
  • Tour Highlights
  • 1.【Songshan Cultural and Creative Park】: Initially constructed in 1937 as a tobacco factory, the Songshan Cultural and Creative Park is a multifunctional park in Taipei. In 2001, the Taipei City Government converted it into a park comprising city-designated historic sites, historical structures and architectural highlights. The park provides a public platform for designers and cultural & creative businesses, as well as a venue for performances and exhibitions.

    2.【CKS Memorial Hall 】: The Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall is a monument for former ROC President Chiang Kai-shek. Surrounded by a park, the memorial hall has become a landmark of Taipei City.Besides the memorial hall, the area includes National Concert Hall and the National Theater. Enriched with the beauty of traditional Chinese gardens with beautiful flowers, and plants, the park became Taipei's site of choice for mass gatherings.

    3.【Presidential Square】: Built in 1919, the Presidential Office Building is the office of the President of the Republic of China. This Baroque-style building is a symbol of the ROC Government and a famous historical landmark in downtown Taipei.

    4.【Ximen Red House 】: Built in 1908, Ximen Red House, a Western-style red-brick octagonal structure, was originally a theater in 1945. The Ximen Red House has established itself as a major location for the development of cultural and creative industry in Taipei. The building houses café, several independent shops and theater for live performances. It is accessible within walking distance west from Ximen Station of the Taipei Metro.

    5.【Lungshan Temple of Manka】: Lungshan Temple is a Buddhist temple in Wanhua District. Built in 1738, the temple served as a place of worship and a gathering place for the local people. Longshan Temple is now recognized as a Tier-second national historical site of Taiwan, being one of most famous temples in Taipei.

    6.【Taipei 101】: Designed by Chinese architecture C.Y. Lee, Taipei 101 is a landmark skyscraper that claimed the title of world's tallest building when it first built in 2004. It 101 measures 509 m (1,670 ft) high, making it the first skyscraper in the world to break the half-kilometer mark in height. Its shopping mall and its 89 floor observation desk draws visitors from all over the world. Taipei 101's New Year's Eve fireworks display is a one of the most important events in Taiwan every year.
  • Contact Information
  • 曾冬鈺、戴淑敏
    TEL(O):033507001 ext 5095/3332

Route 9

Travel In Golden Town

Tour Buddy Service Group:National United University

  • Tour Team Profile
  • NUU Culture Tourism Industry Department
  • Tour Line
  • Travel In Golden Town
  • Itinerary
  • Miaoli train station(8:30)->Taiwan soap story land DIY(8:50-9:50)->Wuguu cultural village (10:00-11:30)->Tzao-juang restaurant(11:40-12:50)->Chuanglong farm(13:00-16:00)->Go home(16:30)
  • Meeting place
  • Miaoli train station
  • Tour Highlights
  • 1.Taiwan soap story land DIY:In order to inheriting the old soap brand "Yan Chun", which held for more than sixty years. They insist three spirits:”Simple, Clean, and Relief “.“Simple” is not minimum but a kind of simple happiness. “Clean” means the soap soul is injected a natural element.“Relief” emphasizes making every piece of soap best. They don’t think soaps are just daily supplies but a symbol of loving ourselves. In this Taiwan soap story land, you can create a special soap for yourself, and find their mind.

    2.Wuguu cultural village:Although the development of ceramics in Kungkuan township are slower than Yingge township. However, in 1980 years, they grow up rapidly, and create a higher export. Therefore, Kungkuan Township earned the name "Ceramics Town" which is primary to make ceramic decorations. "In the past Taiwan gave the best grain to the Emperor of Japan, now to the Taiwan residents." Respect for all things, and cherish the grain is the origin of the Wuguu Cultural Village. In here, you can see wonderful ceramic lives.

    3.Chuanglong farm:Thanks to the ancestors dig Chuanglong Canal which supply crop irrigation that cause Taiwan have high quality of jujubes (red dates), mustard cabbage, taro, and grain. Moreover, the waterproof panel is a good helper. Because of it, the crops can get better moisture. We can experience vegetable harvesting, have a tour in farm, and painting waterproof panels to cherish the water and ancestors.

Route 10

Fun to Houlung

Tour Buddy Service Group:National United University

  • Tour Team Profile
  • NUU Culture Tourism Industry Department
  • Tour Line
  • Fun to Houlung
  • Itinerary
  • Miaoli train station(9:00)->Hakka Round House(9:15-10:20)->Tongxing old street(10:35-11:20)->Gong-si-liao port (11:25-12:00)->Taiwan water buffalo restaruant(12:05-13:00)->Taiyen museum(13:15-15:00)->Cape of good hope (15:15-16:00)->Go home(16:30)
  • Meeting place
  • Miaoli train station
  • Tour Highlights
  • 1.Hakka Round House : Hakka Round House is an imitation from Fujian Tulou "Zhencheng Earth Building", which is considered the world's unique large-scale residential. It not only represents traditional Chinese residential treasure but also ranked in the World Heritage. It has a Hakka impression when seeing Tulou. So, the Miaoli County government wishes carrying and inheriting the Hakka culture through Hakka Round House.

    2.Tongxing Old Street : Tongxing Old Street is the earliest street in Houlung Township. Once it is a goods distribution center and business activities are flourish. There is a ditch at the east of Tong Guang elementary school where Pingpu women used to washing their clothes. Thus, Tongxing Old Street has a old name: "Fan Po Gou Lane". Tongxing means they have the same feeling and relationship just like the "Hope as two tangled trees".Now with the Houlung Wan Inn set up, they wish they can reach the goal "One person, One hundred visits".

    3.Gong-si-liao harbor : Gong-si-liao harbor once had a vessel trade with China. Because there was a trade company built beside the harbor, this place was named "Gong-si-liao", and the train station called “Gong-si-liao station”. Afterwards, the harbor gradually declined result of sand siltation, and together with the Tongxing old street become a history.

    4.Taiyen museum : Taiyen museum is the only factory to make edible salt in Taiwan. To enhance the salt quality of people, government.introduce Japan's advanced salt method to replace Taiwan's traditional sunburn method. In 2011, they build Taiyen museum to show visitors high technology method of making salt and the enterprise manager culture.

    5.Cape of good hope : When fishing boat enter Gong-si-liao harbor, they see the hilly platform at the coastline just like the half of sky height. At the top of hill, there are many house built by farmer, that’s why we call it “ban tian liao”.Later the locals feel that the terrain here is like Africa's Cape of Good Hope, so they give another name-"Cape of Good Hope". During the period of martial law, this was an important military place which set up many forts. After the Martial Law, this place established a wind power station and became a tourist attraction.

Route 11

A 4-hour tour at a 79-year-old vocational high School/ Yummy Treats, Jaunty Mood

Tour Buddy Service Group:Tao-Yuan Agricultural & Industrial Senior High School

  • Tour Team Profile
  • Our Tour Buddy is composed of students from Tao-Yuan Agricultural & Industrial Senior High School. They are warmhearted English speakers.
  • Tour Line
  • A 4-hour tour at a 79-year-old vocational high School/ Yummy Treats, Jaunty Mood
  • Itinerary
  • 1.10:20-11:00 An Introduction to a vocational high school in Taiwan->11:00 -11:50 A cultural campus tour, including Chinese Stone Rubbings and a historical Japanese buildings introduction. 11:50 -12:40-> Lunch.13:10-14:30-> Vocational High school courses experience:1. Department of Horticulture: flora ring making DIY / 2. Department of Power Mechanical Engineering: Stackers operation.14:30 Farewell
    2. 9:00 Saying Zao An with local treats.-> 9:30 Hutou Mt. Trekking:Morning markets->12:00 Saying Wu An in Taoyuan Martyrs'->13:30 Taoyuan Martyrs' Shrine: The architectural wonders
  • Meeting place
  • The Affiliated Tao-Yuan Agricultural & Industrial Senior High School of National Taipei University of Technology
  • Tour Highlights
  • 1. Local treats: The juicy steaming fried buns fill your day with sensory pleasure.
    2. Hutou Mountain: Morning markets and flower markets take you to the heart of local culture.
    3. Taoyuan Martyrs' Shrine: The shrine tells you a story of lives in Japanese Imperialism with its delicate designs.

Middle Taiwan

Route 1

The Heart of Taiwan – Sparkling Taichung

Tour Buddy Service Group:Mingdao High School

  • Tour Team Profile
  • Mingdao Tour Buddy
  • Tour Line
  • The Heart of Taiwan – Sparkling Taichung
  • Itinerary
  • Route one:
    TaichungHSR> Wanhe Temple > Ton Lon Temple > National Taichung Theater > Calligraphy Greenway >Taichung HSR

    Route two:
    TaichungHSR> Tunghai University> Sun Cake museum> Taichung Literature museum > Miyahara> TaichungHSR
  • Meeting place
  • 1.Taichung HSR / Taichung HSR
    2.Taichung HSR / Taichung Station or TaichungHSR
  • Tour Highlights
  • 1. Wanhe Temple:Taichung Wanhe Temple is one of the most ancient temples in Chinese culture and brings with many legendary stories for more than three hundred years. Wanhe Temple is a level-3 historic monument and a national treasure.
    Wanhe Temple worships the holy mother, who is more commonly known as Mazu or the big old mother from Meizhou. It was said that in 1684, Guo Zhang, a military commander from Zhejiang, went to Meizhou and asked Mazu for her blessing and protection over Zhang's expedition to Taiwan. Zhang and his company began their journey from Meizhou and arrived Nantun, Taichung. Nantun's reclamation began since then.
    The big old mother settled in Nantun. At first, only a small shrine was built for its followers to pray, worship, and give their offerings. Their wishes often were answered and the locals suggested building a temple. The construction project was funded and led by many local worthies in the following names: Zhang, Liao, Jian, Jiang, Liu, Huang, He, Lai, Yang, Dai, Chen, and Lin. In 1726, the large temple was completed and named Wanhe Temple. The word "Wanhe" means by worshipping.
    Mazu that she will bless all peoples and that "everyone together" making their hometown a better place.

    2.Ton Lon Temple:The visit Wu Shi team was established in 1985. And now it has become one of famous Wu Shi teams in Taiwan, Mr. Chiang has been the leader of Wu Shi team since 1992, Hemade this team more creative and bring new dragon & lion dance to the audience. The team members are diligent in precticing Wu Shi and martial arts, hoping to make traditional arts become popular again.

    3.National Taichung Theater:The National Taichung Theater is not just a building that houses the opera. The entire architecture itself is an opera. One can feel the flow of air, sound and light not only in the foyer, but within the restaurant, sky garden and everywhere else in the building. One feels overwhelmed by the grandeur of a cosmic brilliance coming out of the architecture.

    4. Calligraphy Greenway:The band-shaped city space that is Green Park Road connects the National Museum of Natural Science, Citizens’ Plaza, CMP Park Lane, an arts space, the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts and a food-selling street. The atmosphere changes with each different activity; sometimes bustling, sometimes tranquil, the space is sometimes full, and sometimes empty, giving the area a natural harmony and flow like that of grass script calligraphy. As the design was based on the concept of finding the way to write ‘grass script’ calligraphy, it is also known as the Calligraphy Greenway.

    5. Tunghai University:This campus is the most attractive one of all the universities in Taiwan. The buildings on the campus are modeled after the architectural style of the Tang dynasty. However, the landmark of Tunghai University is the church designed by I.M. Pei.

    6. Sun Cake museum:The sun cake museum is a well preserved building for over hunder years. quan an hall, which was called in the time of Japanese. Occupation, was use as pharmacy, selling medicines and articles for daily use. Nowadays, the old building is brilliant with redoesigned, and combining with traditional pastry industry. Now it is a place thaat worthy to visit.

    7.Taichung Literature museum:Since the Japanese colonial period, Taichung has been the hub of literary activities in Taiwan. It was a stronghold for many literary organizations, including the pioneering Li Society and Taiwan Literature Society (traditional literature), Taiwan Literature and Arts League and its publications (modern literature), and the Taiwanese Cultural Association led by Hsien-tang Lin. In downtown Taichung, the Central Bookstore was both a base for literatures and artists and a place where new cultures were disseminated. After World War II, nativist literary organizations, such as the Silver Bell Society and Li Poetry Society, also set roots and thrived in Taichung. These facts fully demonstrate the glorious tradition and important role of Taichung as the center for the development of literature in Taiwan, thus giving it the reputation as a cultural city.

    8. Miyahara:In the early 1900s, the Janese government modernized Taichung’s core, Today, the city’s lush gueenery, riverbanks adorned with willow trees, coupled with early Japanese influences have earned the label: Little Kyoto. Historic bulidings display the skill of artisans and their cragts: the barrer has 20 characters exhibiting the skill and style of cochin, the display wall artwork incorporates the Taivanese plum flower(which adorns the Miyahara Ice Cream), joints, Even the ceiling design design above the book towers incorporates the Chinese symbol for ‘twice-blessed’ designed using the paper cut style, which suggests that in looking up that you might join the building in being blessed.

Route 2

The eye has to Travel:Jaunt to Jhong-Xing New Village Cultural Experiences

Tour Buddy Service Group:Chung Chou University of Science and Technology

  • Tour Team Profile
  • By the Chung Chou University of Science and Technology/Department of Tourism and Leisure Management (CCUT/DTLM), University Circle Forest Interpretive Research Society(UCFIRS), Association of Jhong-Xing New Village Literature, History and Innovation
    (AJXNVLHI), Taiwan Sa-Yu Society of Arts(TSUSA) set the Project team, basic frameworks as follows:
    Captain:
    Chung,Chii-day(CCUT/DTLM)
    Vice Captain:
    Wang,Yan-Huang(TSUSA)
    Instructor:
    Zhang Ying-Wen(CCUT/UCFIRS)
    Song,Tian-Han(CCUT/DTLM)
    Liao,Wei-Shi(AJXNVLHI)
    Lian,Xiu-Hua (AJXNVLHI)
  • Tour Line
  • The eye has to Travel:Jaunt to Jhong-Xing New Village Cultural Experiences
  • Itinerary
  • 1.Mountain road: Ye-Lin Avenue Jhong-Xing arches set - Taiwan provincial government building - mountain road - Hushan third order triangulation points - 31st warehouse - Tiger Mountain shelter - Chung Hsing Hall - Reel Creek Park - Taiwan's historical and cultural Park ( trail route)

    2.Bodhi road:Ye-Lin Avenue Jhong-Xing arches set-Taiwan Provincial Information Hall-Ying-Bei-Li activity center – Cheng-Yuan old Chun-Botanical gardens – Advanced Research Park - Taiwan's historical and cultural parks - Local Studies Institute -Small Dome - Chung Hsing Hall - Old camphor tree - Taiwan Provincial Government - Ye-Lin Avenue Jhong-Xing arches set (Biking route)

    3.Jhong-Xing New Village: Jhong-Xing New Village is located in Taiwan Nantou, is post-war Taiwanese first design new town, used to be the Taiwan Provincial Government located. Jaunt to Jhong-Xing New Village Cultural Experiences tour not only witness Nantou 300 years development history, while also memory 1957-1998 cold war period Taiwan second administrative center of history elegance, currently has been as a cultural landscape save district, meter has monuments 1 , and history building 11 , Planning of two routes:(1) mountain trail:Walk along mountains road weave , enjoy the first generation Taiwan new town of space idea,quite similar to air force fighter F-84 Jhong-Xing Hall design reasons, arrived in Taiwan's history and Culture Park to visit the Museum of Taiwan history; (2) bike route: Bike along the Bodhi Avenue called religious Avenue, enjoy the village history, ancient and modern encounter here, while also will stop in has 180 years history of into source ancient Chun-Yun waterway understand 「waterway how through roadway」,Biking in High Research Park-Taiwan's High-Tech Research and Development Park will come to fruition in the future. Through stop-and-go free of slow travel in this summer time , is the most worthy to have fun.
  • Meeting place
  • Jhong-Xing New Village Bus Transfer Station

Route 3

Taichung Art and Culture Route

Tour Buddy Service Group:National Taiwan University of Sport

  • Tour Team Profile
  • Composed of students from National Taiwan University of Sports, the team is made up of people that specialize in all kinds of sports. Be it climbing mountains, biking, or river trekking, we have experts to guide you. Our tour buddies are lively and keen on receiving backpackers and tourists from all over the world.
  • Tour Line
  • Taichung Art and Culture Route
  • Itinerary
  • Route 1 : 1. Taichung train station ->2. Taichung Literary Park ->3. Fifth market local dishes ->4. Painted Animation Lane ->5. Natural Way Six Arts Cultural Center->6. Miyahara ->7. Warehouse No. 20
    Route 2 : 1. Taichung train station ->2. Dakang trails ->3. dessert of taro balls
  • Meeting place
  • Taichung train station
  • Tour Highlights
  • 1.Taichung train station : Taichung train station is the biggest station in central Taiwan. This station was built during the period of Japanese rule. The station was first opened in 1906; the current train station was renovated in 1917. It is a Baroque-style building with a bronze roof and gable ends. It is also a category two historic building.

    2.Taichung Literary Park : Taichung Literary Park used to be police dormitories during the period of Japanese rule. The City Government restored the old dormitories and turned them into Taichung Literary Museum. The park has a delightful ambiance and provides tourists a place to savor the beauty of literature.

    3.The Fifth market : The fifth market is a place where tourists can try many local snack foods. Oyster porridge, sweet frozen taro, handmade plum ice, oyster vermicelli, black tea ice, etc.

    4.The Comic Lane : The idea of painting comic characters on the walls came from the owner of a motorcycle shop. The lane features many popular heroes from Japanese animations. It turns an ordinary alley into an attraction for animation fans.

    5.Natural Way Six Arts Cultural Center : Natural Way Six Arts Cultural Center used to be a compound for Taichung criminal law enforcement officers to practice kendo and judo. After years of restoration, the area is now an enchanting place where cultural activities such as tea-making, archery, and kendo practice are held.

    6.Miyahara : Built in 1927, the building was once an eye clinic owned by a Japanese Ophthalmologist. It was the largest ophthalmic clinic in Taichung during the period of Japanese rule. Outside, the brick wall and the old archway were kept, and inside retro interior design creates a nostalgic feeling.

    7.Warehouse No. 20 : Originally used for transportation and shipment, the old railway warehouses (from No. 20 to No. 26) were transformed in 1998 into a place for culture and art exchange, creating a new landmark for art in Taichung. Warehouse No. 20 consists of exhibition area, theatres, cafes, and space for artists to work.

    8.Dakeng scenic area : Dakeng scenic area is a place where people in Taichung go to escape the hustle and bustle of city life. Hiking in the Dakeng area can be fun. There is a variety of trails in Dakeng, Each with their own features. Trail one to five are out west, and climb Tou ke Mountain. They can give you good exercise, and offer outstanding views. Trail six to ten are to the north Song Zou and Dong Shan Roads. They are shorter and less steep than trails one to five; they also offer spectacular views of the whole Taichung Basin. So choose a trail that suits you and let’s explore nature together.
  • Contact Information
  • 林佳儀
    TEL(O):(04)22213108 #2076
    TEL(M):0952-258-910

Route 4

Taichung City Cultural One Day Tour

Tour Buddy Service Group:Washington High School

  • Tour Team Profile
  • Washington High School Tour Buddy Team : Through recruitment and interviews in Washington High School, we choose the top 20 students who are not only passionate but also have excellent English ability. Students will have a series of courses in Language Training, Public Speaking, and Tour Guiding. During the courses, students will have to search for Taichung travel information and come up with 2 sightseeing routes. Students will also have the chance to be the tour buddy for young travelers who visit Taiwan.
  • Tour Line
  • Taichung City Cultural One Day Tour
  • Itinerary
  • Route 1: Maple Garden→Calligraphy Greenway→Miyahara Eye Hospital→Natural Way Six Arts Cultural Center
    Route 2: 921 Earthquake Memorial Park→Dakeng Scenic Area (Trail No. 9)→Taiping TouBienKeng→Taiping Old Agricultural Museum
  • Meeting place
  • Route 1: Meeting Point: Maple Garden
    Last Stop: Natural Way Six Arts Cultural Center

    Route 2: Meeting Point: Maple Garden
    Last Stop: Miyahara Eye Hospita
  • Tour Highlights
  • 1.Maple Garden : The Maple Garden is located on the corner of Taiwan Boulevard and Henan Road in Taichung City. It is a unique U-shaped recreational greenland for the city residents. No matter which season it is, walking in the Maple Garden is a visual enjoyment! It has an area of 3 hectares, and contains a lake, red trees, green grass, and observatory bridge. It is a great place for talking a walk, going on a date, and exercising. During the day, there is comforting greenness, and at night, it is filled with sleepless lighting. It has only been opened for half a year, and has rapidly become one of the most famous scenic spots in Taichung.

    2.Calligraphy Greenway:Calligraphy Greenway comes in 3.6 kilometers, ranging north from National Museum of Natural Science to National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts in the south. It’s an urban space structure shaped in a long and wide stripe. Along the stripped space, National Museum of Natural Science, Civil Square, Park Lane by CMP, gallery space, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, and food court are gathered here to offer a variety of merry events, activities, etc., upbeat spirits, fun in all forms. That’s why this urban space is named Calligraphy Greenway owing to the atmosphere, tempo, and movement of those events within it are free, flexible that’s just like the cursive writing of Chinese calligraphy.

    3.Miyahara Eye Hospital:Miyahara Eye Hospital is a Red-Brick Architecture built in 1927 which is nearby LuChuan Canal and Taichung Train Station. It was the biggest eye clinic in Taichung during the Japanese colonial period. Miyahara eye hospital has been damaged over the years, most recently by the devastating earthquake in 1999. After one and a half year of construction by two architects and the expert of architecture conservation in Dawncake group, it has become the current appearance. When people walk into the store, the decoration of Imitation retro library let person to find the ingenuity and the inspiration of history. It is really a historical building worth to visiting.

    4.Natural Way Six Arts Cultural Center:Natural Way Six Arts Cultural Center is located in No.33, Linsen Rd., West Dist., Taichung City 403, Taiwan (R.O.C.), built in 1937. It used for police and law enforcement officers to practice kendo and judo. It is a historical building since established. The architecture include Wei-He Hall (the main building of Martial Arts Compound of the Taichung Criminal Law Enforcement Office), Dao-Ho Cultural Salon, Xin-Xing Hall, Chuan-Xi Hall, and the Big Tree Theater (the outdoor stage area and garden).

    5. 921 Earthquake Memorial Park:Taiping district was serious damaged by the earthquake on September 21, 1999. In the wake of the 921 disaster, the local government decided to build a 921 Earthquake Memorial Park. There are 3 areas, children’s playground, skating rink, and grass square. Parents usually take their children to fly kites, and go ice skating. It is a great place for locals to enjoy their leisure time.

    6.Dakeng Scenic Area (Trail No. 9):Dakeng Scenic Area is located in the Touke Mountain Range in Beitun District, Taichung City. The name "Dakeng" means the "great depression," a reference to a 350-meter-wide valley here. The first Chinese residents here were mostly Hakka immigrants. But before them, Dakeng was settled by Pingpu aboriginals. Over 30 species of deciduous trees grow here. During the dry season, their leaves turn a golden hue, creating a sight that rivals the fall colors of Aowanda and adding to the area's popularity as a natural retreat.

    7.Taiping Old Agricultural Museum:It was opened on October 17, 2010. It is located at top of the Chelungpu Dingping Park. It exhibits Taiwanese antiquities, which are landlord Mr. Zhang Youji’s valuable collection. In order to maintain Taiwanese cultural heritage and enable the community to understand ancestors' intelligence, now it has been donated to Taiping District Office in Taichung City. The main structure of the museum is three-section compound. It has 10 themed areas (Ancestor gods Hall display area, living room and bedroom, bridal trousseau items and kitchen, and agricultural tools display area. Also, there are herb store and grocery store) Because there are too many ancient cultural antiquities, it takes turns to display. This is a good place which makes people to cherish ancient folklore and Taiwanese culture. Moreover, there are 10 fifteen-meter-tall maple trees in Dingping park. The leaves change colors by different seasons, picturing beautiful and attractive views of this antique museum.

Southern Taiwan

Route 1

Visiting lovely coast of Tainan-eco tourism and Visiting the historical monuments in Tainan- historical and cultural tours

Tour Buddy Service Group:TAIWAN SHOUFU UNIVERSITY

  • Tour Team Profile
  • The Tour Buddy service group of Taiwan Shoufu University is made up by a group of students who are energetic, enthusiastic, and hospitable and interested in being tour guides. They aim to meet more new friends and make visitors feel at home.
  • Tour Line
  • Route 1:Visiting lovely coast of Tainan-eco tourism.
    Route 2:Visiting the historical monuments in Tainan- historical and cultural tours.
  • Itinerary
  • 1. Hsinying Travel service center →Nankunshen Daitian Temple→Belmen Visitor Center, Beimen Crystal Church→Beimen Jingzaijiao Tile-paved Salt Fields→Jiangiun Fishing Harbor→Qigu Lagoon→Black-faced Spoonbill Ecology Exhibition Hall

    2. Tainan train station→Official god of war temple (Grade one historical site) →Official Mazu temple→Chih Kan Tower→Gourmet in Yung Le market→Yen Ping Chun Wang Temple→Confucius Temple→Guohua street cultural market.
  • Meeting place
  • Route 1 : Hsinying train station
    Route 2 : Tainan train station
  • Tour Highlights
  • 1. Both Taijiang National Park and Southwest Coast National Scenic Area are located in Tainan Coast where visitors can observe religious and historical humanism, eco-environment, fresh seafood, and even wedding photo shooting base. Various activities can be experienced such as pilgrimage procession, salt-making, lagoon rafting, and oyster BBQ as well as Black-faced Spoonbill watching from September to March.

    2. Tainan city was the political and economic center of the island in the early times. Many historical relics have been preserved in this city. The trip includes official god of war temple (the three star site in Le Guide Michelin), Chih Kan Tower (once the political center of the island), and the Confucius temple (the first academy in Taiwan). Local delicacies will also be arranged such as bowl rice cake, spring roll, oyster pan cake and so on.

Route 2

Tainan Creative Life Youth Travel-The Only and Unique

Tour Buddy Service Group:Southern Taiwan University of science and technology

  • Tour Team Profile
  • STUST Tour Buddy Service Team (STBST)
  • Tour Line
  • Tainan Creative Life Youth Travel-The Only and Unique
  • Itinerary
  • Tainan Cultural and Creative ParkOld Tainan Magistrate
    ResidenceGuangfuhaoChin Men TheaterTaicheng Fruit
    ShopZhen Xing Shoes Store Tainan Cultural and Creative Park
  • Meeting place
  • Tainan Cultural and Creative Park
  • Tour Highlights
  • 1.Authority- Old Tainan Magistrate Residence : The Former Old Tainan Magistrate Residence was built in 1900.Now it is a Tainan City Municipal Historic Site. The building servedas residence for the local Governor, as well a Royal Residence whenthe Japanese Imperial Family members came to visit.

    2.Fashion- Guangfuhao : Taiwanese Designers create "Guangfuhao", a new image fortraditional industry.We have fashion factor into our bags design,meantime set up store and on-line shop channel. We hope consumer can shop at our store to support this traditional industry.

    3.Art-Chin Men Theater : Chin Men Theater: Inspiration for the Movie Industry of the 60’s.Chin Men has experienced prosperity and decline since the 1950s. It is the best known second-run movie theater in Taiwan, and also the one and only cinema still using hand-painted movie billboards. The overall building and the well-preserved items inside the theater make it not so much a cinema as a movie museum.

    4.Ancient- Zhen Xing Shoes Store : It is said that both tomato and mango were once called the “fruits of love”, their sweet and sour taste represent the feeling of falling in love. The fruits in Taicheng Fruit Shop are all chosen by the owner.himself so that their freshness and sweetness are guaranteed.

    5.Delicious- Taicheng Fruit Shop : Bathing under the setting sun are a row of organized wooden clogs, which give you a feeling of nostalgia in contrast to the modern background settings and street views. Here at Tainan’s Ximen Circle, a shoe store called Zhen Xing has operated for almost a century, showing the good times and bad times of their ancestors.

Route 3

Tainan Creative Life Youth Travel-The Only and Unique

Tour Buddy Service Group:Southern Taiwan University of science and technology

  • Tour Team Profile
  • STUST Tour Buddy Service Team (STBST)
  • Tour Line
  • Tainan Creative Life Youth Travel-The Only and Unique
  • Itinerary
  • Tainan Cultural and Creative ParkOld Tainan Magistrate
    Residence Guangfuhao Chin Men TheaterTaicheng Fruit
    Shop Zhen Xing Shoes Store Tainan Cultural and Creative Park
  • Meeting place
  • Tainan Cultural and Creative Park
  • Tour Highlights
  • 1.Authority- Old Tainan Magistrate Residence : The Former Old Tainan Magistrate Residence was built in 1900.Now it is a Tainan City Municipal Historic Site. The building servedas residence for the local Governor, as well a Royal Residence whenthe Japanese Imperial Family members came to visit.

    2.Fashion- Guangfuhao : Taiwanese Designers create "Guangfuhao", a new image fortraditional industry. We have fashion factor into our bags design,meantime set up store and on-line shop channel. We hope consumer can shop at our store to support this traditional industry.

    3.Art-Chin Men Theater : Chin Men Theater: Inspiration for the Movie Industry of the 60’s.Chin Men has experienced prosperity and decline since the 1950s. It is the best known second-run movie theater in Taiwan, and also the one and only cinema still using hand-painted movie billboards. The overall building and the well-preserved items inside the theater make it not so much a cinema as a movie museum.

    4.Ancient- Zhen Xing Shoes Store : It is said that both tomato and mango were once called the “fruits of love”, their sweet and sour taste represent the feeling of falling in love. The fruits in Taicheng Fruit Shop are all chosen by the owner.himself so that their freshness and sweetness are guaranteed.

    5.Delicious- Taicheng Fruit Shop : Bathing under the setting sun are a row of organized wooden clogs, which give you a feeling of nostalgia in contrast to the modern background settings and street views. Here at Tainan’s Ximen Circle, a shoe store called Zhen Xing has operated for almost a century, showing the good times and bad times of their ancestors.

Route 4

Spectacular Kaohsiung-Old and New

Tour Buddy Service Group:樹德科技大學

  • Tour Team Profile
  • Our team members come from the faculty and student volunteers of Shu-Te University. We are passionate about the rich and amazing history of Kaohsiung. We look forward to taking a day trip with us, strolling the city of Kaohsiung, and discover the historical sites and the spectacular scnenaries of the Kaohsiung ports.
  • Tour Line
  • Spectacular Kaohsiung-Old and New
  • Itinerary
  • Trip 1: Feng-Shan(Fong-Yi Academy , City God Temple, Cao-Gong Shrine, Battery site)-> Lunch break-> , Two Goddesses Temple, Supreme Deity Temple, Long-Shan Temple-> Hamasen District-> Xi-Zi-Wan Bay)

    Trip 2: Hamasen District-> Takao Railway Museum-> Lunch break-> Pier 2 Art Center-> Qi-Jin Historic District(James Laidlaw Maxwell Memorial Bike Trail, Qi-Hou Battery, Qi-Jin Beach)

    Trip 3: Kaohsiung Holy Rosary Basilica-> First Land God Temple-> British Consulate-> Hamasen Dai-Tien Temple-> Lunch break -> Fo Guanf Shan
  • Meeting place
  • Kaohsiung Main Station
  • Tour Highlights
  • 1.Fong-Shan:Old Fong-Shan was one of the earliest development of Taiwan. During the Qing dynasty, Fong-Shan was developed as one of three counties of Taiwan. The township location of Fong-Shan made it populated and prosperous due to its pathway to Pingtung.
    Over the past two hundred years since it was made the official county capital, Fong-Shan preserve the old time atmosphere very well, it is famous for its old food vendors and traditional appliances and manufacturing. Come explore this southern township, just within a few easy subway ride’s time.

    2.Fong-Yi Academy:Founded in 1841, this academy was abandoned for some time until the renovation and opening recently. It is the largest academy of its kind in Taiwan. On campus, tourists can observe nineteenth century academic architecture such as lecture halls, dormitory and shrines. There are many sculptures here to show reenactment of the campus life back in time. So modern day students may have a close look on how people studied and subsequently made a career in the Qing dynasty. Students these day may also pray for good fortune in taking exams in the shrines here. Good luck to all of you students!

    3.Battery sites:Originally there were six batteries built to protect the town, currently there are three battery sites remain and open to the public. Fong-Shan county capital faces the Fong-Shan River joining Qien-Zhen River into the bay and ocean, therefore the corners of the township are well guarded by batteries.

    4.Long-Shan Temple:Taiwan has three famous Long-Shan Temples, the ones in Taipei City and LuKang Township, and the one in Fong-Shan. From its rich historic artifacts, there is one plaque that dates back to the 1760s, Qien-Long emperor’s time, therefore its history is at least 250 years old. The temple preserve architecture splendor artistic woodcarving, Not only for worship, Long-Shan Temple is always a favorite tourist attraction.

    5.City God Temple:The Cheng-Huang god in Chinese ancient religion practice is the god who documents people’s lifetime and conducts justice. He is the guardian of a town or larger scale city. So people believe in doing good during their life and when they have trouble, they turn to god for justice and answers too. At the temple, we can actually experience the rituals and ceremonies of the Dao-Jiao religion, and maybe you would like to personally ask a trouble matter and listen to what the god has to tell you? It is a fun experience and many people still do so in modern time.

    6.Takao Railway Museum:This part of town in Kaohsiung witnessed the city’s early development. At the beginning of the twentieth century, it was the railway that connected places and transported goods around Taiwan. Takao Station had moved locations through history, and until the station stopped operation in 2008, the station had been the largest cargo station.

    7.Hamasen:Hamasen is a district that was developed and populated during the Kaohsiung Port development. Japanese colonial time, the sugar business was very profitable, and it made the Japanese government to build a modern Kaohsiung Port to make transportation most convenient. Hamasen being close to the railway and port, has flourished as the financial district and downtown of the city. It may not look very busy and polished today, but through our guided tour, you can picture its glorious past.

    8.Pier 2 Art Center:Pier 2 has transformed from quiet old warehouses to chic art exhibition area. It is a cluster of warehouse that house individual art galleries, theatres, shops, and outdoor environmental arts. Kaohsiung citizens enjoy coming here to seek new ideas and watch people.

    9.Qi-Jin:This is the earliest fisherman’s settlement in Kaohsiung. In fact, on old maps, this location used to be called the Kaohsiung old name, Takao. Qi-Jin is the perfect place to learn about the interesting history of 19th century missionary that brought western medicine and church to Taiwan. The view to the port entrance is most fantastic!

    10.Fo Guang Shan:The world famous Fo Guang Shan is a Monestary and a Museum. Regular art exhibitions go year round. Tourist can join the monks and nuns for a taste of Buddhist lifestyle, such as listening to Buddhism teachings or tasting delicious and healthy vegetarian meals. You don’t need to be religious to experience the beauty and serenity.

Route 5

Buddha Hometown! New Festival for Culture

Tour Buddy Service Group:Fortune Institute of Technology

  • Tour Team Profile
  • Fortune Tour Buddy Team
  • Tour Line
  • Buddha Hometown! New Festival for Culture
  • Itinerary
  • Route 1: MRT Dadong Station→Fongshan Longshan Buddhist Temple→ Fongyi Tutorial Academy →Sanlong and Liuqiu community biking trails →Village scenery at Sanlong and Liuqiu community→MRT Daliao Station
    Route 2: Buddha Museum →Trips for 100th anniversary Old Railroad Bridge → Old Railroad Bridge Wetland Park
  • Meeting place
  • Route 1: MRT Dadong Station/ MRT Daliao Station
    Route 2: Buddha Museum/ Old Railroad Bridge
  • Tour Highlights
  • Kaohsiung City Dadong Arts Center:The Da Dong Art Center is positioned as a multi-functional art space. It boasts multi-purpose performance halls, commercial creative art space for exhibitions and an unique art library. Boasts multifunctional infrastructure and equipment to support a diverse array of events such as theatre, visual musical performances and meetings etc.

    Fongshan Longshan Buddhist Temple:The temple having been standing for over 300 years, Fongshan Longshan Temple is the second-oldest of Taiwan's 5 Longshan Temples.

    Flying Square:Flying Square is the Soho Area of the Kaohsiung County, full of freedom, creation, and arts. Flying Square, named after the idea of Fongshan City flying over the clouds, is a square .with freedom and liberation. After numerous constructions, the nearby environment turns into a peaceful and quiet area.

    Fongyi Tutorial Academy:Fongyi Tutorial Academy was the most comprehensive tutorial academy during the Cing Dynasty. Fongyi Tutorial Academy has one old red-brick cottage, with very vague print of “Deng-Yun Road” on the gate. Fong-yi Tutorial Academy is listed as 3rd Grade historical site. These historical sites are worthy of visit.

    Sanlong community in Kaohsiung City:Sanlong community is a great place to see some traditional Taiwanese agricultural scenery. For people who want to experience the local framer’s lifestyle in Taiwan, you can notice a lot of features, including farm work, traditional farming tools, Chinese style residence, and local temple in Sanlong community.If you need a break from the hustle and bustle of the city, then it might be a good idea to visit Sanlong community. It has good-view biking trails around the community. Biking is a great way to appreciate the area’s natural agricultural beauty.

    Buddha Museum:Buddha Museum which located in Kaohsiung is an impressive architecture combining traditional and modern forms. Buddha Museum is a place of culture and education. Buddha Museum had the mission including improvement of life education, promotion of environmental protection, cross-straits cultural exchange, and reserves of human wisdom and history. We can see the beautiful views including Lao-Nong River, Central Mountain Range, and Cable-stayed Bridge from Buddha Museum.

    Old Railroad Bridge Wetland Park:Old Railroad Bridge Wetland Park provides a good habitat for wildlife. There are a variety of animal and plant species inside the park. It becomes one of the best outdoor education and ecotourism sites in Kaohsiung-Pingtung area. There is also the old railway bridge. The ruins of the old railway bridge are now a class two national historical monument of Taiwan.
  • Contact Information
  • Shih Chin Tai
    Tel:07-788-9888#6142
    e-mail:sctai@fotech.edu.tw
    Fax:07-7889777