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One-day trip to the coast

Posted Date:2018-04-27 687
In addition to the metropolitan area, the coastal area of Taichung is definitely worth visiting as well. Both Wuqi Coastal Line and Qingshui Coastal Line are known for distinct local culture and history, awaiting visitors to explore a different side of Taichung.
One-day trip to the coast
Wuqi Seaside Routes
Suggested Routes: Meiren Village Wall PaintingsTaichung City Seaport Art CenterWuqi Fisherman's WharfGaomei Wetland→Aofengshan Observatory

Meiren Village Wall Paintings
A trip to the 60s
It only take a 5-minute walk to arrive at Meiren Village Wall Paintings from Shalu Railway Station. Retrospective illustrations are elaborately painted on variegated walls with a touch of local culture and history. The day-to-day scenes of the 60s in Taiwan are recreated in illustrations of Haimao (Black Cat) Pub, the exquisite cheongsam store, etc.
One-day trip to the coast
Meiren Village Wall Paintings
Address: Zhongzheng Street Mei Xiu Lane No. 1, Shalu Dist., Taichung City

Taichung City Seaport Art Center
Minnan styled art center
Taichung City Seaport Art Center features small bridges and flowing water in its outdoor plaza. The elegant minnan-style architectures that surround also attract tourists with cameras. If you happen to be starving after enjoying the exhibitions at the art center, you can easily grab some traditional snacks in the area. Qingshui Military Dependents' Village is also a great place to visit.
One-day trip to the coast
Taichung City Seaport Art Center
Open Time: [Hall]Tuesdays to Sundays 09:00-17:30, Closed on Mondays.
Visiting Information: Free
Official Website: http://www.tcsac.gov.tw/English/Content/AboutUs.aspx
TEL: +886-4-26274568
Address: No.21, Zhongzhen Rd., Qingshui Dist., Taichung City

Wuqi Fisherman's Wharf
Seafood paradise
As a tourist fish market of a considerable scale in Central Taiwan, Wuqi Fisherman's Wharf boasts an abundance of seafood and a wide variety of delicious seafood snacks. Once you step into the fish market, you will be greeted with spirited cries of the vendors selling fresh and delicious seafood.
One-day trip to the coast
Wuqi Fisherman's Wharf
Open Time: 09:00-20:00
TEL: +886-4-26571586
Address: No.30, Beiti Rd., Qingshui Dist., Taichung City

Gaomei Wetland & Gaomei Wetland Scenic Bridge
Gorgeous sunset viewing location
A trip to the coastal area of Taichung will be incomplete without a visit to Gaomei Wetland, a great natural museum where visitors can closely observe creatures of the intertidal zone. It is also a great location to appreciate gorgeous sunset views.
One-day trip to the coast
Another renowned picture-perfect attraction nearby is the Gaomei Wetland Scenic Bridge, which is a popular location on Instagram.
One-day trip to the coast
Gaomei Wetland
TEL: +886-4-26565810
Address: Gaomei Wetland, Qingshui Dist., Taichung City

Gaomei Wetland Scenic Bridge
Address: No.789, Gaomei Rd., Qingshui Dist., Taichung City

Aofengshan Observatory
Night views of the coastal Taichung
Aofengshan Observatory sits at the highest point in Aofengshan Park, a great hiking destination. What’s even better, it has one of the most stunning night views of Taichung.
One-day trip to the coast
Aofengshan Yudai Bridge turns into a sparkling attraction at night which further enhances the popularity of this great night view spot.
One-day trip to the coast
Aofengshan Observatory
Address: Aofeng Rd., Qingshui Dist., Taichung City

Qingshui Sea-side Routes
Suggested Routes: Qingshui Railway Station → Qingshui Public School Japanese-style Dormitories → Qingshui Military Dependents’ Village Cultural Park → Sergeant’s Handmade Noodles →Zhao Family Mansion

Qingshui Public School Japanese-style Dormitories
The one and only historic elementary school in Taiwan that is both an educational and cultural heritage
It takes only 5 to 10 minutes to walk from Qingshui Railway Station to Qingshui Elementary School where you will find a pillared hallway, British-style red-brick walls and wooden Japanese-style dormitories built in the Japanese colonial rule. If you are interested in exploring more of the historic elementary school, make sure you visit after school hours.
One-day trip to the coast【Source: Cultural Heritage Department of Taichung City —Qingshui Public School Japanese-style Dormitories】

Qingshui Public School Japanese-style Dormitories
Open Time: Mondays to Fridays 06:00-07:00,16:30-20:00;Saturdays to Sundays 06:00-21:00
Visiting Information: Free,Closed on school times
TEL: +886-4-26222004
Address: No.59, Zhennan St., Qingshui Dist., Taichung City

Qingshui Military Dependents’ Village Cultural Park
Old village revitalized
Located right across Taichung City Seaport Art Center, Qingsui Military Dependents’ Village Cultural Park features historic houses and beautiful window grills. In addition to art installations, it is revitalized with occasional art exhibitions and pop-up markets that draw visitors on weekends.
One-day trip to the coast
Other than the renowned Qingshui rice cakes, Sergeant’s Handmade Noodles nearby Qingshui Military Dependents’ Village Cultural Park is a highly recommended dish as well. The thickness of the noodles varies since it is handmade. Drizzled with a specialty sauce mixed with fried garlic, the incredible taste of this simple-looking local dish will definitely linger for the longest you have experienced.

Qingshui Military Dependents’ Village Cultural Park
Open Time: Tuesdays to Sundays 10:00-17:00, closed on National Holidays
Visiting Information: Free
TEL: +886-4-26274568
Address: No.41, Xinyi Ln., Zhongshe Rd., Qingshui Dist., Taichung City

Sergeant’s Handmade Noodles
Open Time: 06:00-13:00, closed on Wednesdays
TEL: +886-4-26266618
Address: No.5-37, Zhongshe Rd., Qingshui Dist., Taichung City

Zhao Family Mansion
Blooming lotus garden in summer
Located at the foot of Aofengshan mountain, the Zhao Family Mansion is of 100-year-old history. Its lotus garden comes into full bloom upon summer’s arrival. The scene of beautiful lotuses gently swinging in the breeze with the century-old historic house as backdrop makes it a popular summer outing destination among lotus admirers.
One-day trip to the coast
Zhao Family Mansion
Address: No.476, Zhongshan Rd., Qingshui Dist., Taichung City

Popular Instagram worthy locations in 2017
If you are looking for more attractions to visit, here are a few more highly recommended Instagram worthy spots in Dadu and Qingshui District: The Mediterranean-style Lishui Harbor and the petite yet exquisite Jhueifen Railway Station.

Lishui Harbor
Open Time: Open all days
Address: No.27-28, Sangang Rd., Longjing Dist., Taichung City
One-day trip to the coast
Zhueifen Station
Visiting Information: Free
Address: No.13, Zhuifen St., Dadu Dist., Taichung City
TEL: +886-4- 26933106
One-day trip to the coast
Cingshuei Ghost Cave
Visiting Information: Closed from 2017/1/1
Address: North side of Aofeng Mount Sports Park
One-day trip to the coast
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