A culture passed down from the ancients: a culture that transcends the ages
Tang Dynasty Emperor Taizong said “Looking into the histories you foresee the destiny of your nation.” For history and culture Taichung can compete with anywhere in Taiwan. Since ancient times Taichung has been an important cultural and economic center in central Taiwan and over the years the lands has seen its fortunes rise and fall only to rise again.
The historic sites and buildings that are left today tell us how the people of the past lived. These cultural relics and old buildings accumulated over time have a deep cultural significance and are truly fascinating. Taichung has the appearance of a modern city yet within it are preserved cultural sites that retain the flavor of the past. (more...)
Since it was opened in 1903 this has been an important Taichung landmark. The park has a manmade lake, pavilions, arched bridges and other landscape features as well as an outdoor stage, children’s playground, tennis courts and other recreational facilities, making it suitable for all the family. As the park is located in central Taichung and is easy to get to it is a popular family destination at weekends and holiday times. (more...)
Daijia Jenn Lann Temple is one of the most famous Matzu Temples in Taiwan. It has over 200 years of history. It is filled with pilgrims all year long. The inspection tour held in March every year has become a world-famous religious ceremony. It has attracted domestic and international tourists. It is a scenic spot that best represents Dajia. The violet jade Matzu of Jenn Lann Temple and the Golden Matzu in the basement of Matzu cultural museum are the treasures of the temple. Now, Matzu is considered one of the three treasures of Taichung. It is a scenic spot you must visit in Taichung. (more...)
In the Japanese colonial era the Office of the Governor-General was seated in Taichung Prefecture with jurisdiction over Taichung City, Changhua County and Nantou County. Taichung City was the seat of the prefectural office and had a number of government agencies and a large population, thus becoming the economic, political and cultural center of central Taiwan.
The building has a street corner style configuration, with the elaborate and historic main entrance at the corner. The two sides extend back like wings, intended to make the grand government building even more imposing. The building was listed as a historic building in 2002 and as a city designated historic site in 2006. After WW2 the building was the home of Taichung City Government and at present is used as the offices of the city’s Urban Development Bureau and Environmental Protection Bureau.
The Wufeng Lin Family House is the collective name given to the garden and residences in Wufeng, which consists primarily of the upper and lower house and the Lai Garden. At present the lower house is still being renovated.
Lai Garden, in which Ming-Tai Vocational High School is located, was built for his mother by juren imperial scholar Lin Wen-xianWenxian and became famous throughout Taiwan as the Lin Family Garden. In the years since it was first built in the Qing Dynasty the style of the buildings has changed considerably and, in the later period, new buildings and gardens that are a mix of Chinese, Western and Japanese styles appeared. (more...)