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The Best Guided Tours Around Taichung

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Updated: 21 March 2018
Taichung has been growing in popularity of late and now welcomes thousands of tourists each weekend. There are plenty of things to see and do in this east coast city, but if you’re in the area for a short break, then perhaps it’s best to take advantage of a private tour and learn a little local history while taking in the sights.

Cycling tour of the city

The public bike service in Taichung provides tourists with the perfect opportunity to see this wonderful city from the saddle. With hundreds of stations around the city, there’s no need to worry about finding a bike. However, to get the most out of a day’s riding, a private tour is the best option.

iBike Tour starts off at 8:30am and takes in some of the most popular tourist destinations in the city. Starting at Maple Valley Park, the tour continues to National Taichung Theater, Calligraphy Greenway, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Natural Way Six Arts Cultural Center, Old Taichung City Hall, and Old Taichung Train Station. And to finish off the tour, riders each get a cup of the country’s unofficial national drink, Pearl Milk Tea.

Walking tour of the city

TC Time Walk is an interesting walking tour of the city that takes in some of the most interesting areas that you won’t necessarily find in the guidebooks. With a local guide who knows everything there is to know about the city, walkers head to Old Taichung Train Station and take a course that brings them to local sweet shops, sha