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Posted Date:2021/08/13 4034


The ASEAN Plaza nearby Taichung Railway Station was originally the First Public Market in the Japanese colonial period. The soaring buildings were indicators of a once prosperous shopping district. Today, it is transformed into a cultural hub featuring an integration of ASEAN culture and local Taiwanese culture.
It has an underground parking lot, boutique clothing stores, foot court, movie theater, KTV, billiard pool, western-style restaurants, etc. Since it also has an abundance of Southeast Asian food vendors and stores, it is where migrant workers like to gather and hang out. Thus, it is nicknamed Little Southeast Asia.
A visit to the ASEAN Plaza would feel like a trip to Southeast Asia not only because of the unique shopping experience, but also of the Vietnamese coffee, satay, fried bananas and other Southeast Asian delicacies available in this exotic area in downtown Taichung.


No.135, Luchuan W. St., Central Dist., Taichung City

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Traveler rating:4 16 comments Write a Review

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  2. 2 Couples
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  • F6420SKthomass

    Trip Type:

    Friends getaway

    Never go there agsin

    Traveler rating:1 2020-08

    Me and my friend was threatened with tazers and a bat trying to go to a Vietnamese bar, also we were denied Acess to a Indonesian bar,,, maybe because we are Europeans
  • Simon W

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    ASEAN Square next to old train station

    Traveler rating:4 2018-10

    This is an old shopping center now cater for foreign workers in Taichung. Store keepers here speak Bahasa, Vietnamese, Tagalog and Thai. The products here cater for the foreign worker crowd. Mostly...
  • Horlicks88

    Trip Type:

    Solo travel

    Small mall

    Traveler rating:3 2018-03

    The mall is run down and looks very dirty. Mainly clothing, shoes, phone accessories. There is lots of foreign workers shop there. Has Vietnamese grocery and food on ground floor.
  • 943kbc

    Trip Type:

    Friends getaway

    It's okay for souvenirs, but kind of run down

    Traveler rating:3 2017-05

    Located near the Taichung train station, this mall is kind of like an indoor flea market or an indoor day market. It is sort of run down and the choices are limited, but if you have the time you...
  • Travel807128

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    Traveler rating:4 2020-02


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