Taiwan Itinerary Day 2 (8D7N) — Taichung: 彩虹眷村,東海大學,心之芳庭,中社花市, 后豐鐵馬道,一中街商圈夜市

We ventured quite a bit and covered these places on our full day in 台中. We booked a driver for NT$2,300 and started the trip from 第二市场.

– No. 2 market place 第二市场

– Rainbow Village 彩虹眷村

– Tunghai University 東海大學

– Dakeng Lovers Bridge 大坑情人桥

– Mon Coeur 心之芳庭

– Zhongshe Flower 中社花市

– 后豐鐵馬道

– Yi Zhong Night Market and street 一中街商圈夜市

This is Rainbow Village 彩虹眷村, a small cultural village with murals drawn by Mr Huang – we managed to see him there too and i snapped a shot with him. Gave him some money for sustaining this work of art and to maintain the place. It’s worth going if you like art, and want something else besides eating and going to mainstream places.

Address: 408, Taichung City, Nantun District, 春安路 56巷 25 号

东海大学 has a little iconic chapel in the school where tourist visit to take pictures, i think a 10-15 minutes is good enough, worthy to check it out if you’re nearby!

Address: No. 1727, Section 4, Taiwan Boulevard, Xitun District, Taichung City 407

The Dakeng Lover’s Bridge (大坑情人桥) is a scenic spot, the pink bridge has a glass bottom. It attracts lovers and photographers. Be it day or night, many like to pop by to check out the view. I heard in the night, the reflection of the bridge will form a heart shape!

Address: 406, Taichung City, Beitun District, 部子路366号

Mon coeur 心之方庭 is a really cute place with lots of spots for photo taking and it seems to be popular among couples, a lot of people do their wedding shoot and solemnisation here as well. “Mon Coeur” is in French, it means “My Heart”.

Entry fee is NT$200, with NT$150 in the form of tokens where you can use it to offset food or merchandise. Otherwise you can visit after 18:30, entry is free.

Address: No. 1 Fangting Road, Beitun District, Taichung City 406 Taiwan.

Flower dreams, it’s really magical to be surrounded by so many beautiful and lovely flowers! They have plenty of photo taking spots, and corners with different kinds of flowers. I particularly liked the lavender and sunflowers one. I would say this place is worth going, we spent about 2 hours here.

There’s also a small bee farm at the end of the flower market, get a drink to quench your thirst! One bottle is NT$50.

Entry is NT$120.

Address: No.469-13 Sanfeng Road, Houli District, Taichung, Taiwan

If you like scenery / sight seeing and also cycling — you should totally take this bike trail. Besides that, if you’re there at the right hour, you get to see the sun set.

While on the trail, you will see the an abandon blue old railway train and also an area where you can take pictures with the 3D mural walls.

Address: Sec. 2 Fengshi Road, Fengyuan District, Taichung, Taiwan

Night markets are always close to the hearts of Taiwanese, they have so many night markets and i do enjoy visiting them! It’s like you get to eat all kinds of food at a go, street food over a real meal, anytime!

We got to try many varieties of food, not comparable to the “Pasar Malam” in Singapore. Of course, they each have their own beauty.

While you’re there, walk by the 一宗街 for some shopping.

Address: 一宗夜市 Yi Zhong Street, North District, Taichung City, 404

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