AN INSPIRATIONAL ART ADVENTURE
A 2 DAY 1 NIGHT GROUP TOUR
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NATIONAL TAICHUNG THEATER
National Taichung Theater is like a 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.
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.
VVG FOOD PLAY
VVG FOOD PLAY is a must go restaurant inside National Taichung Theater, which integrates creative art with food ingredients so as to present a satisfying French-style feast.
TAICHUNG LITERATURE MUSEUM
Taichung Literature Museum is a heritage revitalization project. It was a cluster of Japanese officer’s dormitory back in the Japanese colonization in the 19th century.
There are six main buildings including one for the sheriff. Taichung city government found the site and started the revitalization project in 2010, and considered the prosperous literature atmosphere in the west district, the government decided to turn the old time dormitory into a literature museum to both honors the literature contribution of local artists and to promote literature in Taichung.
Lin, Chih-Chu Memorial
Lin, Chih-Chu Memorial is a typical Japanese-style dormitory. Here you can not only feel the charm of this historical house but also have a look at those art pieces of Mr. Lin, Father of Nihonga in Taiwan.
Hundred-year-old Zhai-Xing Mansion, also called Tanzih Lin’s House, was constructed by General Ji-Zhong, Lin during the Qing Colonial Period.
Built by building materials transported from Fujian, this four-section compound looks extremely exquisite. Those wooden sculptures, stone carvings, potteries are all masterpieces of Chinese traditional art.
Taichung Park is the oldest park in Taichung City. It features many pretty landscapes, such an artificial lake, pavilion, arch bridge, etc.
There are also lots of recreational equipment, like the outdoor stadium, playground, and tennis court. Some extraordinary European-style building and Houxing Pavilion were constructed in 1908 for celebrating the launch of the Taiwan Railway stretching from north to south in Taiwan.
The Lin Hotel Taichung
Apart from a gold-medal worthy gastronomic experience, visitors of ZheJuan Mengtian can also enjoy the well-designed colorful garden.
SANYI STATION PATH OF RAILWAY TUNNELS
A series of 4 tunnels connected by a single railway track provide a nice walk.
This site is a secret scenic spot shared among Taiwanese railway enthusiasts, especially during special occasions when the Old Mountain Line is revived with sightseeing steam trains.
REMAINS OF LONGTENG BRIDGE
Longteng Bridge was built in 1905 during Japanese Colonial Period. Many earthquake-proof features were incorporated in its design, such as using red bricks and granite instead of the conventional concrete foundations.
However, the Longteng Bridge couldn’t survive the Guandao Earthquake in 1935 and was severed again at 921 Earthquake in 1999. The site is now a top tourist attraction both for its simple beauty and a memorial to the two major earthquakes.
DAY 1：Longteng Bridge/Sanyi Station Path of Railway Tunnels/Houfong Bikeway/National Taichung Theater/Calligraphy Greenway
07:00 Gather up at Exit no.2 of Taipei Metro Zhongxiao Fuxing Station, and board the comfortable tour bus that will accompany your trip.
07:30 Enjoy a delicious breakfast on board. Fuhang Soy Milk is a renowned eatery that attracts a scary-long queue every day. You will also receive the Tour System headphones and a complimentary L’OCCITANE toiletry set. (On Mondays Fuhang Soy Milk is not open, so you will receive breakfast from Mos Burger instead.)
09:30 Longteng Bridge: most tourists visit the northern section of the ruins of Longteng Bridge, but there is a southern section that very few know about! We will lead you to this secret location that has beautifully become one with nature.
10:30 On Sanyi Station Path of Railway Tunnels, we walk along the old railway tracks and listen to interesting stories of the past.
12:00 Zhejuan Mengtian is a picturesque B&B owned by an award winning Hakka-cuisine chef, the dishes served here are authentic and delicious.
14:10 After lunch, we leisurely ride a bike along Houfong Bikeway and indulge in the surrounding beautiful views.
16:30 National Taichung Theater, a spectacular world-class performance and exhibition facility, is designed by the well-known Japanese architect, Toyo, Ito. The whole architecture consists 58 curved-wall units, which actually impresses every visitor with great admiration. Distinctive views between day and night are also intriguing. Learn More
17:30 Dinner at VVG FOOD PLAY, a must go restaurant inside National Taichung Theater. It integrates creative art with food ingredients so as to present a satisfying French-style feast.
19:00 Visit Calligraphy Greenway with a tour guide.
21:00 Check in at high-ranking The Lin Hotel Taichung and dress up for the upcoming incredible opera.
DAY 2：Zhai-Xing Mansion/Taichung Literature Museum/Lin, Chih-Chu Memorial/Taichung Park/National Museum of Nature Science
07:00 Enjoy a breakfast at the hotel.
09:00 Visit hundred-year-old Zhai-Xing Mansion and indulge in the exquisite masterpiece of Chinese traditional art.
10:30 Taichung Literature Museum was originally Japanese officer’s dormitory back in the Japanese colonization and then restored to be a heritage revitalization.
11:40 Lin, Chih-Chu Memorial is a typical Japanese-style dormitory. Here you can not only feel the charm of this historical house but also have a look at those art pieces of Mr. Lin, Father of Nihonga in Taiwan.
12:30 Savor a variety of delectable shrimp cuisine at Yiding Shrimp Restaurant.
14:30 Take a visit at Taichung Park, the oldest park in Taichung City. Pretty landscapes, artificial lake, pavilion, and Chinese or Japanese style bridges will give you a leisure afternoon.
15:50 Have an adventure inside National Museum of Nature Science with a tour guide.
16:20 Enjoy The National Museum of Natural Science’s IMAX Space Theater. The spacious screen and advanced facility of this theater will bring you a stunning experience.
18:00 Dinner at Du Hsiao Yueh, their Ta-a noodle is a must have that has been reported by numerous publications worldwide.
20:00 Depart for Taipei by High-Speed Rail
21:00 Arrive at Taipei
● On special circumstances, dining and lodging location might be changed into a different place of the same value.
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