* Pick up and drop off wherever you like
Pick up in the morning by private car with English Speaking licensed Guide/Driver at your hotel or HSR Station in Taichung.
First stop will be the Taichung Literature Museum: the Taichung Literature Museum used to be police quarters, which were built in 1932 during the Japanese colonial period. It consists of six buildings, which are used for permanent exhibitions, themed exhibitions, children’s literature, workshops and lectures, themed dining area, and administration.
The Taichung second market, built in 1917 is divided in 6 sections each of the section was dedicated to a category. It’s hexagonal design make it very special ( and easy to get lost! ) in alternative visit the Taichung Prefectural Hall – built in European style – served as Taichung City Hall for decades.
Visit to Miyahara, a red-brick architecture built by Miyahara Takeo, a Japanese ophthalmology doctor in 1927. It was the largest ophthalmology clinic in Taichung during the Japanese colonial period. Today is an elegant place with several pastry businesses, wonderfully restored the building is a place full of history and wonder.
Take the road to visit the 921 Earthquake Museum. At 01:47 in the morning on September 21, 1999, Taiwan experienced its largest earthquake in 100 years.
Unfortunately, the earthquake not only flattened houses across a large area of central Taiwan, but also revealed a clear lack of experience and prevention. It also showed that no one was ready for such a disaster.
From this concept was born the “earthquake museum” of Taichung – 921 Earthquake Museum of Taiwan – with the aim to educate people and prepare them to deal with emergencies.
Tour will end with the Taichung National Theater, visit the theater and the futuristic roof. The theater is designed by Japanese architect Toyo Ito. Using the concept of the primitive caves and holes, Toyo Ito designed the world’s first and only Sound Cave Curved Wall for the National Taichung Theater. There are no vertical and horizontal structures and it’s the world’s first curve surfaced hanging structure architect.