Taoyuan City

Travel Guide
Taoyuan County featuring a city

This northern Taiwanese county is home to ancient cypress forests, sweeping views, unique local delicacies and a breathtaking treetop walk.

Most visitors to Taiwan begin their stay in Taoyuan County, as this is where the island's major international airport is located. Those who spend longer than just a stopover in the county, however, will be rewarded with a colorful tapestry of cultures, a thriving metropolis and magnificent natural surroundings.

Explore Taoyuan City, the county’s capital, visit a theme park, or spend some time getting to know the historic district of Dasi. Between the coast and the cities you’ll find ancient cypress forests, enormous reservoirs and many hiking areas to explore.

Head to Taoyuan City’s spectacular Jungli Night Market, where you'll find hundreds of stands selling food, handmade goods and fresh produce. Try local delicacies, such as smoked chicken or calamari rolls. Visit Dasi, just to the south of Taoyuan City, to see an interesting mix of European, Japanese and Chinese architectural styles in the township's Old Streets. While in Dasi, visit the Cihu Mausoleum, dedicated to Chiang Kai-shek, the Chinese military leader.

From Dasi, take the children to the Window On China Theme Park in nearby Longtan. It has traditional rides, models of iconic buildings from around the world and a water park in summer.

Taoyuan County is rich in natural beauty and eco-tourism is on the rise. The Shihmen Reservoir is one of the most spectacular attractions in the area. Eat at the local seafood restaurants lining its banks. In the Xiao Wulai Scenic Area you’ll find dense forests and fertile valleys. Walk above the trees on the Xiao Wulai Sky Walk, a pedestrian bridge that is suspended high in the air and takes you across the valley. Hike through the Dongyan Shan National Forest with views over Taipei to the east.

Though the county has an excellent system of buses and trains, renting a car at the airport or in the city allows you to explore the region at your own pace. Taoyuan County enjoys cooler temperatures than Taipei and in summer hiking is a popular activity with visitors.

Where to stay in Taoyuan City

Lido Forestry Spa Resort
Lido Forestry Spa Resort
3.5 out of 5
No.3, Dongsen Rd, Yangmei District, Taoyuan City
The price is ¥5,650 per night from Jan 28 to Jan 29
Located in the mountains, this family-friendly hotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Windows on China Theme Park, Leo Foo Village Theme Park, and Jungli Night Market. ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (192 reviews)
Overall nice resort, had a happy stay
"I stayed at this resort during the Lunar New Year in 2021. Overall it is a nice resort. The parking is off-site, but it is quite close by. Porter service is provided to the particular building we stayed. The amenities are great. The swimming pool is good and I had a great time playing table tennis ..."

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2021

Lido Forestry Spa Resort
Cloud Villa
Cloud Villa
3 out of 5
No. 88-1, Baleng, Fuxing District, Taoyuan City
The price is ¥8,930 per night from Feb 9 to Feb 10
Located in Fuxing District, this bed & breakfast is 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from Mid-Baling Sakura Trail and 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from Lala Mountain Nature Reserve. Baling ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (130 reviews)
"Amazing."

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2020

Cloud Villa
The Westin Tashee Resort, Taoyuan
The Westin Tashee Resort, Taoyuan
5 out of 5
No. 166 Rixin Road, Daxi District, Taoyuan City
The price is ¥26,546 per night from Feb 9 to Feb 10
This family-friendly Taoyuan City hotel is located in the mountains, within 3 mi (5 km) of Ta Shee Golf and Country Club and Daxi Old Street. Wuliao Jian and ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (580 reviews)
Pleasant but improvement needed
"Overall stay was pleasant, minor shortfalls …need a solution for mosquitoes even indoor facilities can find lots of mosquitoes and their phones are always not reachable."

Reviewed on Aug 29, 2021

The Westin Tashee Resort, Taoyuan
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Gloria Residence
Gloria Residence
4 out of 5
No.359, LinSen North Road, Taipei
The price is ¥12,360 per night from Jan 27 to Jan 28
This family-friendly Taipei aparthotel is located in the entertainment district, within a 15-minute walk of Lin-Sen Park and Ningxia Night Market. National Taipei ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (582 reviews)
Wonderful Stay
"Warm welcoming from FO Kevin, awesome room and very clean."

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2021

Gloria Residence
Itaipei Service Apartment
Itaipei Service Apartment
3.5 out of 5
1F, No.209, Sec.1, Civic Blvd, Taipei, Main Station, 209, Taipei, TPE
Located in Datong, this apartment building is steps from Q Square and Huayin Street. National Taiwan Museum is 0.6 mi (1 km) away. Beimen Station is 10 minutes ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (1,721 reviews)
Would definitely recommend to friends and family!
"Wonderful stay at iTaipei service apartment! The location was unbeatable, just above Taipei main station and Qsquare shopping centre. The mini kitchenette made it easy for quick breakfasts on those mornings that we couldn't wake up early enough. . Friendly front desk staff, security staff, and housekeeping ..."

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2020

Itaipei Service Apartment
American Village Resort
American Village Resort
3 out of 5
No. 2, Aly. 2, Ln. 61, Kaixuan Rd., Shilin Dist., Taipei
The price is ¥34,867 per night from Feb 15 to Feb 16
Located in Shilin, this aparthotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Qingtiangang Grassland, Yangmingshan National Park, and Shilin Night Market. National Palace Museum ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (16 reviews)
"整體表現都很優良,值得推薦"

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2021

American Village Resort
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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