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Taichung is located in the west-central part of the island of Taiwan. The city is home to many manufacturers and in recent years has experienced rapid growth in the diversity of its cultural offerings.

Among the activities to catch when visiting Taichung: the world-class science museum and hiking in the nearby hills. The National Museum of Natural Science is a very large and elaborate science themed museum, actually composed of seven museums in one. Its Science Center features a huge assortment of "hands-on" exhibits that demonstrate scientific principles. The separate Life Sciences section is also very large.

There's also a large botanical garden with an impressive greenhouse and a giant mosquito, an earthquake museum, greenhouse, global cultures and global environment museums, as well as theaters. DaKeng in BeiTun District has several hiking paths along elevated wooden walkways. Trails are connected and some loop to connect with other trails. Trail #5 leads to the highest point in Taichung City.

There are also many famous night markets that provide night-time excitement. Here you can enjoy delicious food and drink, and find cheap and interesting items for sale. These include the ChungHwa night market, the Feng-Chia university night market, the Tung-Hai university night market, and the Chung-Shiao night market.

With a proliferation of noodle shops and street vendors peddling anything from the exotic to common household dishes, there is no lack of choice for enjoying local delicacies. Walking through streets of taichung one can locate exotic cuisines like Indian, Japanese and Indonesian.


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