Taiwan, officially known as Taichung City, is a special community in the midwest of Taiwan. Discover the Taichung holidays and discover the best times and places to visit. sspan class="mw-headline" id="History">History[edit] The name of the town, situated in the Taichung Basin in the centre of Taiwan, was founded under Japan and became an important commercial and culture centre. Taichung was founded in Japan, because in the Qing dynasty there were only several villages and rice paddies in this area.

Located in the heart of the capital are the National Museum of Natural Science, the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, the National Taichung Theater, the National Library of Public Information and the National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra, as well as many major venues such as the historical Taichung Park, the Lin Family Gardens and many Buddhisttemple.

The Qing Dynasty took the Cheng kingdom (Kingdom of Tungning) out of West-Taiwan in 1682. The Zhuluo district was founded in 1684, comprising the undeveloped northerly two-thirds of Taiwan. Today's Taichung goes back to Toatun (Chinese: ??; pinyin: Dàd?n; Wade-Giles: In 1721 a military unit was set up near today's Taichung Park in Lan Ting-chen to reinforce Qing controls.

To the north of the town, on the Dajia River, a Native American uprising erupted in 1731 after Native American officials drafted in and forced them to work. In May 1732, the rebellion extended to the Changhua district headquarters before the Qing Force drove the insurgents into the hills.

1786 had another revolt against the Qing administration's Qing root in the Dali area. In 1887, when the Taiwanese provinces were proclaimed autonomous provinces, the Taiwanese administration planned to establish its headquarters in the central town of Toatun, also known as the headquarters of Taiwan Prefecture. For example, the town took the name "Taiwan-fu", which means "capital of Taiwan", from today's Tainan, who had occupied the name for more than 200 years.

Liu Ming-chuan, a member of the executive board of Ying Kung, was given leave to supervise the area' s further expansion, including the construction of a railroad due to its position in the interior of the town. In 1895, after China had been defeated in the Sino-Japanese War, Taiwan was transferred to Japan by the Treaty of Shimonoseki and its name altered to Taich? (Japanese: ??).

Attempts were made by the Japanese to make the capital the first "modern" region in Taiwan. By 1901, Taich? Ch? (???) was one of twenty municipalities founded on the isle. By 1904 the municipality Taich? had 6,423 inhabitants, and Taich? district had more than 207,000.

The Taich? Parc was finished in 1903. An old northern door marker is located in the new garden where it is now. Founded in 1908 along JiGuang Road between ZhongZheng and ChengGong streets, the first store on Taich? is still in use today. The station was finished and started operating in 1917,[13] and is still in use.

The City was formally proclaimed by the Imperial Japan in 1920, and Taich? City Hall was finished in 1924 after eleven years of work. The airport K?kan (????), today called Taichung Airport, was built during the reign of Japan. Between 1926 and 1945, the prefecture of Taich? included Taichung, Changhua County and Nantou County.

By the end of the Napoleonic Wars, Japan had surrendered Taiwan. For Taiwan, the early post-war period was a period of transitional and turbulent times. Taiwan's nationals had split into three groups, one of which was known as the Taichung Clique. By the end of the Second World war in 1945, Taiwan was taken over by the ROC, which was widely recognised as China.

Ever since the Kuomintang ROC regime was defeated and expelled from China's continental territory by the Chinese Communist Party in 1949, the ROC regime has exercised name control over only Taiwan and its neighbouring isles. It is a fact that Taiwan acts as an autonomous nation with the assistance of the United States, its closest ally.

1947 was the first mayor of Taichung County (including Taichung City) Lai Tien Shen. Even today his image is honoured in the Taichung Town Hall. Taiwan City is situated in the Taichung Basin[24] along the most important westerly coastline, which extends along the westerly coastline from the north of Taiwan to almost the tip of the south.

Located just above 24°N parallel, the town has a length of 120 degrees. Changhua County, Nantou County, Hualien County, Yilan County, Hsinchu County et Miaoli County. Central Mountain Range is located just off the town. Shallow coastlines predominate the southern countryside, which leads to Changhua County and Taiwan Strait in the western part.

It has a hot, humid, subtropical temperate zone (Köppen Cwa) adjacent to a temperate Mediterranean temperate zone, with an mean of 23.3°C (73.9°F) per year, with the highest temperatures of the year in July and August, and the lowest in January and February. Taichung City is one of the few (or only) Taiwanese towns where the mean low temperatures fall below 20°C all year round due to the intense radiation of the Taichung plains, and even most towns in the north of Taiwan, such as Taipei and Keelung, have an mean low of more than 20°C. The low temperatures in the north of the country are very low.

Source: "Population by cities and countries in Taiwan". Taichung's total populace in July 2017 was approximately 2,778,182. 29 ] There are slightly more women in the town ( 50. 97%) than men. According to Interior Ministry figures, the birth rates in Taichung was 1,165 per female in 2007.

In contrast to Taipei in the northern part, which is firmly in the Pan-Blue policy enclave, and the Kaohsiung and Tainan towns in the south, which are solid and pangreen, Taichung is much more even-tempered, with the blue downtown and green suburbs and countryside. 33 ] Likewise, the Kuomintang majorities in town councils are not as large as in other towns and are insignificant only if one rules out the Beitun district, which is solid pro-Kuomintang.

Due to the relatively modest position of the urban population, Taichung is much less prone to turmoil and violent politics than other major towns in the state. The Taichung legislature is a one-chamber municipal councillor with 46 members. Thus, none of the members of the constituency shall have an approximate voting power.

The Taichung region comprises 28 boroughs and 1 mountainous native borough. From a geographical point of view, this is the biggest area of the town, stretching from the northern to the north-eastern part - most areas of the town. The Taichung Folklore Park and the Morrison Academy also belong to this group. It is the smallest and most populous area of the town.

Here are the station Taichung, the Taichung Park and a large number of local companies in the city center. It is the neighborhood of the former sun cake store on Ziyou Road (???) and the location of most of Taichung's main shops. This is where the Taichung Central Department Store is situated.

Squatting the most southwesterly parts of the town. This area still has significant arable land, but since the opening of the high-speed railway in the neighbouring Wuri District, the number of inhabitants has increased. Currently, Nantun is best known for its high real estate value and costly, luxury terraces, which in turn have lured many large shopping malls into the neighboring areas of the Xitun District.

Situated between the Central and Beitun districts, it houses the National Taichung First Senior High School and Yizhong Street, one of the city's most famous malls. The National Museum of Natural Science, the Chungyou Department Store and the Zhongshan Hall are also located here. It stretches to the west of the town and houses the universities of Feng Chia and Tunghai.

This is also the site of many new, trendy downtown malls and the fastest growing area. Taichung Industrial Park, World Trade Center and Chaoma Bus Station, an important entry point from the town. The most important are Idee, Shinkong Mitsukoshi, Top and Tiger malls.

New Town Hall is situated on the east outskirts of this part of town on the large Taichung Port (Taizhonggang) Road. Southern (??): Situated in the most southern part of the town, it houses the National Chung Hsing University and Taichung Industrial High School. In the West District are the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts and the Municipal Cultural Center.

The old Taichung Town Hall is here, as is the National Taichung University. Sogo department stores are located in the north part of the area. Taiwan has a pulsating, diversified business community that includes local companies, small families and small plants, large industries and a flourishing trade area. The Xitun County is home to the Taichung area.

The Taichung World Fair Center is the emblematic centre of the area, where various fairs and expositions are organized throughout the year. The largest part of Taichung's production facility is located in this area, the area of the city of Taichung closest to the harbour. The northeastern part of the Xitun District is home to a science-based industry area.

Increasing Taichung wealth has led to the expansion of high-end retailing, [quoting required] with the opening of massively high-end shopping malls, and the building of several luxury condominiums in the fast evolving areas near a recently built federal administration building as well as the expansion of high-end neighbourhoods in the Beitun District.

Taichung has two railway lines in tandem, one is the Mountain Line, which runs through inland metropolitan areas, and the other is the Coast Line, which runs through countryside nearer the river bank. The Taichung TRA railway depot is on Jianguo Road (???). It has a small plaza in front of the train depot, and many coach operators have train depots within a three minutes walking distance of the train depot.

The Taichung TRA railway terminal is on the Taiwan Railway Administration Mountain Line, which divides from the coastline of Changhua Municipality in the southern part of Taichung to Jhunan near Hsinchu in the norther. Within the Taichung perimeter there are two other suburban railway yards. You are Taiyuan and Daqing in the Beitun District and Daqing in the Southern District respectively.

New Taiwan High Speed Rail has recently been finished and will take you to Taipei and Kaohsiung in 90mins. THSR Taichung station is in Wuri and is serviced by both commuter train and free shuttles to the town. Situated on the Taichung Port coastline in Taichung Town, Taichung Port is the second biggest freight terminal on the islands, able to handle containers.

Although it is the second biggest harbour on the Taiwanese islands, there are no passengers ferries and the harbour is blocked for unauthorised people. In contrast to other large towns, Taichung has no highway that crosses the town. Taiwan Boulevard (????), which can come to a standstill not only during peak hours, but also at the weekend or in the evening, as many of the most famous malls and cinemas are on this route.

Midtown is approximately a raster with Ziyou Road (???) and Sanmin Road (???) heading south west to the north east, while Zhongzheng Road (???) and Linsen Road (???) run north west from the centre of the town, in parallel to the narrower one-way streets that also run the raster.

Among these are Taiwan Boulevard (????), Wuquan West Road (????), Beitun Road (???), Taiyuan Road (???), Hanxi Road (???), Guoguang Road (???), Zhongqing Road (???), Wuquan South Road (????) and Wenxin South Road (????). Despite the fact that Taichung has recently made Hanyu Pinyin the town' s formal romanisation system, there are many traces of earlier romanisations, while a large number of smaller crossings have no romanisation at all.

Navigating Taichung is very hard for those who cannot do it. The Taichung is equipped with a sophisticated coach system. The name of the stop is given in two different language versions on all busses, English and Mandarin. At present, the town has no kind of S-Bahn, although a communal MRT system is currently being built, with the Wuri-Beitun line planned for Q4-2018.

37 ] For a brief while, the municipality was operating a high-speed coach system, the BRT Blue Line, which runs across Taiwan Boulevard. Hinged busses with a special track were used, a premiere in Taiwan. The National Highway No. 1 runs through the west part of Taichung inner center and has five junctions.

Houli District (???) is the most northerly, Fengyuan District (???) the second largest, Xitun District (??? and ????) the next two, Nantun District (????) and Dadu District (???) the most southerly. There is also an intersection with the national road No. 4 in the district Shengang. It has four junctions, the first in Dajia County (???), the next in Shalu County (???), the second in Longjing County (???) and the most northern in Wuri County (???).

Taichung's only fully enclosed road is the No. 4 road, which connects the Fengyuan, Shengang and Qingshui counties (from east to west) and has two intersections, one with the No. 1 motorway and the other with the No. 3 motorway. Tachung-Changhua Expressway (??????,) is the major section of Provincial Highway No. 74, which leads from the northwest town of Taichung to the north part of Changhua Town, just south of Taichung.

It is not directly connected to this motorway, but has a junction with the National Road No. 3 (????) in the Wuri District, where you can reach it in a few min. Taiwan Nantou Hwy (????), also known as Provincial Hwy No. 63, leads from Dali District to Nantou County.

Wuquan South Road is the main road for you. Although there is no connection directly to the National Hwy No. 3, one can get off in Wufeng and after approximately two min. on country lanes one can reach the motorway easy. Taichung is the third and newest Taiwan' s major global hub.

Taichung International Airport's civil air base is situated at the west end of Ching Chuan Kang Air Base (CCK), about 20 kilometres from Taichung City city centre. Zhongqing Rd (Provincial Rd. 10) is the major street connecting Taichung to the international airports. In Taichung City its inhabitants have a wide spectrum of education possibilities.

Taichung offers from kindergarten to college, from kindergarten to college, almost every need can be met, from bi-lingual kindergarten to higher educational institutions, both publicly and privately. Taiwanchung is in the midst of deploying Hanyu Pinyin on traffic signals throughout the town. Unlike Taipei, which uses a capitals character at the beginning of each word, Taichung uses the default Hanyu Pinyin shape on roadsigns that have been built in recent years.

National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts is home to the world's finest selection of art from Taiwan. The National Museum of Natural Science is known as " the Museums of Taiwan" together with the National Palace Museum in Taipei and the National Science and Technology Museum in Kaohsiung. Covering 89,000 square meters, the museum is a six-story building with the Space IMAX Theater, Science Center, Life Science Hall, Chinese Science Hall, Global Environment Hall and Botanical Garden, with the exception of the Earthquake Museum in Wufong, which is devoted to seismic training and is only 10 km eastern of the NMNS headquarters building.

Municipal cultural center Taichung: Municipal Cultural Center is situated on Yingcai Road on a plot next to the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts. The Taichung Folklore Park: It is a place devoted to the presentation of a more ancient way of living in Taiwan. Included is a mix of authentically replicated and replicated structures and roads to create a more rural Taiwan.

Earthquake 921 Taiwan Museum: You will find this musuem in the district of Wufeng. The Earthquake Memorial became the 921 Earthquake Memorial of Taiwan on February 13, 2001 with the reconstruction of Kwangfu Junior High at its current location. The Asia University Museum of Modern Art (?????????): This collection is housed at Asia University in the Wufeng district.

Dr. Tsai presented the planned projects on 4 May 2007 and formally asked Mr. Tadao Ando to develop an Asia University Kunstmuseum. Therefore, the primary aim of Tadao Ando's invitation to decorate the Museo was to train the pupils and give them the possibility to make contacts with works of the world' most famous artists.

It offers various and stunning exhibits of oriental arts and contemporary arts. Initially located in Dali, Taichung County was constructed during the Qing Dynasty and later relocated to Taichung Town. You can find a temple in the whole town of Taichung. Whilst many of them are more recent, others are historical and point to the evolving trends in Taichung's past.

The Fengjia Nightspot - adjoining the Feng Chia University. Taiwan's best nightspot. The Yizhong Street is situated in the North District, near Taichung Park. This is one of the most beloved Taichung markets at this time. The Zhong Hua Nightside Fair - is situated in the middle of the Central District, along the ZhongHua (Jung Hua) Road.

The Zhong Xiao Nightspot - situated just South of Taichung Railway Station around the crossroads of the streets ZhongXiao, Taichung and GuoGuang. The Donghai Nightspot - is situated on the west side of Xitun, near the Longjing-Boundary. The Hanxi Midnight Markets - A large midnight exchange situated on Hanxi East Road Section 1 in the East District.

Tachung has a renowned heat source, Guguan, which is situated in the district of Heping. Taipei has a big monastery named Taipei Monastery. Constructed in 1951, the Nantun is Taiwan's fourth largest and is situated in the district of Nantun. This is Zhongshan Hall: The Zhongshan Hall is a favourite location for a wide range of productions, among them plays of musicals, operas, ballets, dances, theatre and other music.

Taichung Jazz Festival is an annual festival that lasts until October. There is a wide range of performances at various locations throughout the town. Every year Taichung organizes two street racing events. ING Marathon 10K Prep Racing Ceremony occurs every year in September in the Metropolitan Park. The former North Shore city merged with Auckland on November 1, 2010.

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