Taichung Hospital

Taichung Hospital
Department of Health
Executive Yuan, R.O.C.
Address: No.199, Sec. 1, Sanmin Rd.,
West District, Taichung City
TEL : (04)22294411
The international medical & health cooperation has become more and
more popular than ever in Taiwan. Taichung Hospital, acting as a leading
role among the hospitals of Department of Health, always devotes itself to
these affairs. Until now, we have many experiences to accommodate
foreign medical professionals in different countries all over the world in
past few years. And as a consequence, we find out that it's necessary to
offer more information about Taiwan to our sincerely friends.
Taichung Hospital is honor to compile this handbook introducing the
lovely country, Taiwan, and the details about daily lives. So that it can help
our friends to get some fundamental ideas about Taiwan and Taichung
Hospital before their coming to Taiwan. We truly wish they can enjoy the
lives in Taiwan by reading this handbook and feel the warm heart of
Taiwanese people.
Discover Taiwan
Introduction ...................................................................................................P. 1
Economy..........................................................................................................P. 3
Climate ............................................................................................................P. 4
Religeon ..........................................................................................................P. 5
Festivals .........................................................................................................P. 6
Transportation ..............................................................................................P. 9
Travel Suggestions
North ..............................................................................................................P. 10
South ..............................................................................................................P. 12
East .................................................................................................................P. 14
Central ...........................................................................................................P. 15
Central Taiwan--Taichung
Taichung Introduction ...............................................................................P. 16
Taichung Hospital introduction ..............................................................P. 16
Living in Taichung ......................................................................................P. 18
Taichung Tour Map and Disrict Guide .................................................P. 19
Central District .............................................................................P. 20
East District ...................................................................................P. 22
North District ................................................................................P. 23
Beitun District ...............................................................................P. 26
West District ..................................................................................P. 28
Situn District .................................................................................P. 30
Nantun District ..............................................................................P. 33
Website .........................................................................................................P. 34
Taichung Chinese and English Noums.................................................P. 35
Taiwanese Food Translation ..................................................................P. 36
Speak Mandarin-Practical Chinese ......................................................P. 39
Memorandum ..................................................................................................P. 45
Personal Information .............................................................................P. 47
Discover Taiwan(中華民國 台灣)
Area :36,000 square kilometers
Population: 23 million
Capital : Taipei City
Language : Mandarin/Taiwanese/Hakka
Religion : Buddhism/Taoism/Christianity/Islam
President : Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九)
Electrical Plugs : 110V60Hz
Time Zone : GMT/UTC +8
Country Dialing Code : +886
National Day: 10th October (Double tenth day)
Taiwan's total land area is only about 36,000
square kilometers; it is shaped like a tobacco leaf that
is narrow at both ends. It lies off the southeastern
coast of the mainland Asia, across the Taiwan Strait
from Mainland China-- a solitary island on the western
edge of the Pacific Ocean. To the north lies Japan; to
the south is the Philippines. Many airlines fly to
Taiwan, helping make it the perfect travel destination.
Taiwan lies on the western edge of the Pacific
"rim of fire," and continuous tectonic movements have
created majestic peaks, rolling hills and plains, basins,
coastlines, and other wonders. Taiwan sees climates
of many types: tropical, sub-tropical, and temperate,
providing clear differentiation between the different seasons. There are about 18,400
species of wildlife on the island, with more than 20% belonging to rare or endangered
species; among these are the land-locked salmon, Taiwan mountain goat, Formosan rock
monkey, Formosan black bear, blue magpie, Mikado pheasant, Hsuehshan grass lizard,
and many more.
The government has established 7 national
parks and 13 national scenic areas to preserve
Taiwan's best natural ecological environment and
cultural sites. Take a hike in the splendor and
sheer heights of the cliffs at Taroko Gorge; take a
ride on the Alishan train--one of only three
mountain railways in the world--and experience the
breathtaking sunrise and sea of clouds; hike up to the summit of Northeast Asia's highest
peak, Jade Mountain. You can also soak up the sun in Kending, Asia's version of Hawaii;
stand at the edge of Sun Moon Lake; traipse through the East Rift Valley; or visit the
offshore islands of Kinmen and Penghu. It's fun in capital letters as well as an awesome
journey of natural discovery!
The cultural aspects are also not to be missed. The blending of
Hakka, Taiwanese, indigenous people and mainland Chinese
cultures has produced a rich plethora of cultural and social color.
Whether it is religion, architecture, language, living habits, or food,
it's just one big exciting melting pot! Food is the best representative
of this cultural mixing and matching. Aside from cuisines from
different parts of the mainland such as Zhejiang, Hunan, Guangdong,
Yunnan, Shanghai, Beijing, Sichuan, and others, there is also the
local Taiwanese cuisine as well as the local delicacies of each area.
Economy 經濟
After the 1980s, Taiwan's economy began to stabilize. It eventually became one of the
Four Asian Tigers as a dynamic capitalist economy. Taiwan was able to join the World Trade
Organization in 2002.Taiwan is the world's largest supplier of contract computer chip
manufacturing (foundry services) and is a leading LCD panel manufacturer, DRAM computer
memory, networking equipment, and consumer electronics designer and manufacturer.
Imports are dominated by raw materials and capital goods, which account for more than 90%
of the total. Taiwan imports most of its energy needs. The United States is Taiwan's third
largest trading partner, taking 15% of Taiwan's exports and supplying 10.9% of its imports.
Mainland China has recently become Taiwan's largest import and export partner. In 2006, the
Mainland accounted for 22.5% and 11.9% of Taiwan's exports and imports respectively
(excluding Hong Kong). This figure is growing rapidly as both economies become ever more
interdependent. Imports from Mainland China consist mostly of agricultural and industrial raw
materials. Exports to the United States are mainly electronics and consumer goods. As
Taiwan's per capita income level has risen, demand for imported, high-quality consumer
goods has increased. Taiwan's 2002 trade surplus with the United States was $8.7 billion.
Facing rising costs at home, in the late
1980s Taiwan's manufacturing industries began
to move their production bases overseas. Initially,
most relocated to countries in South-east Asia,
but since Taiwan's government began to ease
restrictions on cross-Strait economic ties in the
early 1990s, China has become an increasingly
important investment location. Since the late
1990s high-technology firms have joined their
more traditional counterparts in shifting capacity
to mainland China, a trend that appeared to accelerate after the Taiwan government further
loosened restrictions on investment in China in 2001.
Industrial production is concentrated in the two largest cities: Taipei in the north and
Kaohsiung in the south. The cradle of Taiwan's information technology (IT) hardware industry
is the government's Hsinchu Science-based Industrial Park (HSIP), south-west of Taipei,
which opened in 1980, and has been expanded several times since then. In the first ten
months of 2003 the 361 firms in HSIP achieved sales of NT$683.4bn (US$20.6bn). In the late
1990s the government established a second high-tech park in Tainan in the south; a third is
currently under construction near the central city of Taichung—the site was selected in
October 2001.
Climate 氣候
If you are from a high-latitude country, you can
leave your winter coat behind when coming to Taiwan
and indulge in the pleasant warmth of the sun. If you'd
rather experience the carefree sensation of healthy
beads of sweat running down your forehead, then you
should visit the beach at Kenting (墾丁) in southern
Taiwan where it is summer all year round.
Don't worry too much about getting burnt by the
dazzling sun; the island of Taiwan is located in the
subtropical climate zone, and the sun is not as stinging
hot as it seems bright. Furthermore, the island is
surrounded by oceans; and the ocean breezes, which
are the reason for Taiwan's humid weather, will surely
make you completely forget the dry cold back home. If
you are from a low-latitude country, you will certainly
revel in the nice warmth of Taiwan's sun. Because of the coolness that hangs in the air, it is a
welcoming change from the simmering heat of your native country. You can do some hiking in
the mountains, surrounding yourself with the beautiful trees of the forest while inhaling some
of that pure and fresh air that blows on the island of Taiwan.
Taiwan enjoys warm weather all year round.
The strongest fluctuations in weather conditions
are during spring and winter, while during
summer and autumn the weather is relatively
stable. Taiwan is extremely suitable for traveling,
as the annual average temperature is a
comfortable 22 degrees Celsius with lowest
temperatures ranging from 12 to 17 degrees
Celsius (54-63 Fahrenheit). Therefore, with the
exception of a few mountain areas where some
traces of snow can be found during winter, no
snow can be seen throughout Taiwan. When summer is about to dismiss spring (March to
May), continuously drizzling rain will sometimes fall on Taiwan. When visiting Taiwan during
this period, remember to carry an umbrella at all times; because although it might seem
romantic to have a stroll in the rain, it is no fun to travel when you're soaking wet.
During the summer (June to August) typhoons sometimes reach the island. During this period
we suggest you keep an eye on weather reports, because during typhoon weather the roaring
waves at the coast are not to be regarded as one of Taiwan's tourist scenes. During autumn
(September to October) you can wholeheartedly enjoy the cool and soothing weather, while
Taiwan's relatively warm and short winter (November to February) is the time for you to
admire the beautifully colored maple trees. The cold fronts that reach Taiwan sporadically are
greatly favored by the island's hot spring lovers.
In short, Taiwan, where it always seems to be spring, is your perfect travel destination!
Taiwan is highly diversified in terms of
religious faith, with the practice of Buddhism,
Daoism, Christianity, Mormonism, the
Unification Church, Islam, and Hinduism, as
well as native sects such as Yiguandao and
The island not only respects traditional
faiths but also opens its arms to other types of religious thought from the outside. For the most
part, the traditional religions practiced in Taiwan are Buddhism, Daoism, and folk religions;
except for a small number of purely Buddhist temples, however, most of the island's traditional
places of worship combine all three traditions. Daoism is China's native religion, and many of
its gods are deified persons who actually lived in the past and made important contributions to
society. Guan Gong, the God of War, is a classic example of this; in history he was Guan Yu,
a famous general of the Three Kingdoms period. Daoism came to Taiwan in the 17th century,
but it was suppressed during the period of Japanese occupation (1895-1945) because of its
embodiment of the spirit of Chinese culture. During those years the adherents of Daoism had
to worship their gods surreptitiously in Buddhist temples, and after the island was restored to
Chinese rule the convergence of these two religions continued. Today all sorts of different
kinds of deities are worshipped in the same temple, forming one of the unique features of
religion in Taiwan.
Confucius(孔子) is another important part of religious thinking in Taiwan.
Confucius was China's most famous and beloved teacher, advocating the
practice of rituals and the worship of ancestors. The Emperor Yuan of the
Western Han Dynasty (207 B.C. - A.D. 24) built the first shrine dedicated to
Confucius, and after that many more temples were constructed as a mark of
respect to the Sage. External religions first arrived on the island in the early
part of the 17th century, when Catholicism and Protestantism were introduced
by Spanish and Dutch missionaries. Presbyterianism is perhaps the Protestant
branch of Christianity that has played the most prominent role in Taiwan's
Festivals 節慶
Lunar Calendar
There are two calendars in use in Taiwan. One is the Gregorian or solar calendar, which
westerns are familiar with; the other is the Chinese lunar calendar. The two calendars do not
correspond with each other because a lunar month is slightly shorter than a solar month. To
keep the two calendars in harmony, the Chinese add an extra month to the lunar calendar
every 30 months, essentially creating a lunar leap year. Thus, the Chinese lunar New
Year—the most important holiday—can fall anywhere between 21 January and 28 February
on the Gregorian calendar.
Celebrating the Traditional Way in Modern Times
The major holiday activities in Taiwan can be
divided into folk celebrations and aboriginal rituals.
Taiwan has three major Chinese holidays, namely the
Spring Festival (Chinese New Year), Dragon Boat
Festival, and Mid-Autumn Festival; many others,
including the burning of the plague god boat at
Donggang(東港), the Dajia(大甲) pilgrimage with the
goddess Mazu(媽祖), are local festivals. Although each
celebration has a unique history, most are held to solicit
peace and good fortune, and to petition the gods to
protect the public from disease, natural disasters, and the like. Aside from the worship of gods
and ancestors, most of the activities include the carrying of
divine palanquins, stilt-walking, martial-arts performances,
drum and flower dances, lion and dragon dances, and other
temple activities, adding color and drama to these
traditional festivities.
Aside from these celebrations, the various aboriginal
tribes of Taiwan, also hold celebrations to pray for a
bountiful harvest and abundant catch. Some primary
examples include the harvest festivals, ancestral
festivities, and hunting ceremonies, all of which exhibit
great reverence for the spirits. There are 13 aboriginal
tribes in Taiwan, and the differences in their customs
and traditions heighten the mystery they hold for us.
Chinese New Year
First day to fifteenth day of the first lunar month
The Spring Festival, of Chinese New Year, is
celebrated from the first day to the fifth day of the first
lunar month. People refer to this festival as "passing the
year," which means shooing out the old and welcoming
in the new; it is considered the most important Chinese
holiday of the year. There are a number of related
customs and traditions that go along with the festival.
Normally, on the 23rd or 24th day of the last month,
people sacrifice to the Hearth God and send him off on his annual journey to Heaven; this
signals the start of the Chinese New Year holidays.
On Chinese New Year's Eve, families complete their
spring cleaning signifying the sweeping away of misfortunes
of the previous year. After the spring cleaning, a New Year's
cake is made (the cake is a symbol of "reaching new
heights"). The 29th day of the final lunar month is when
families stick up spring couplets and New Year prints on
their doors and windows to bring good luck. On the 30th day
of the last month, families gather together for a New Year's
meal, called the "Gathering around the Stove." Adults then
give the younger members of the family, particularly children,
red envelopes with cash inside. This monetary gift is thought
to bring peace and good fortune to the recipient. Then there is the "Keeping of the Year,"
which is seeing the old year out and the New Year in by staying up on New Year's Eve. This
starts after the family has finished eating the New Year's Eve dinner. Once the clock strikes
midnight, firecrackers are exploded to welcome the arrival of the New Year.
Chinese New Year also includes the practice of going around to friends and relatives to
offer New Year greetings on the 1st day of the year, going to the home of the wife's family on
the 2nd, welcoming the God of Wealth on the 4th, and
Dragon Boat Festival
Fifteenth day of the fifth lunar month
Together with Chinese New Year and the
Mid-Autumn Moon Festival, the Dragon Boat Festival is
one of Taiwan's three major annual holidays. Because of
its origins and customs, it is closely related to the
remembrance of Cyuyuan(屈原), a poet who lived during
the Warring States Period; that is why, from ancient times,
people have also referred to the Dragon Boat Festival as the" Poet's Festival."
At the time of the Dragon Boat Festival, the most common
customs are holding dragon boat races and eating glutinous rice
dumplings called zongzih(粽子). Legend has it that when the
poet Cyuyuan(屈原) jumped to his death into the Miluo River(汨
羅江), the local people rowed their boats to and fro in search of
him; later, this slowly evolved into the dragon boat races. Today,
dragon boat races are a popular activity famous both in Taiwan
and abroad; most local areas of the island hold their own races.
Each year, there is an international dragon boat race with teams from Taiwan and abroad
The practice of making zongzih(粽子) came from the people who were to save
Cyuyuan(屈原) from the fate of being eaten by the fish. The people stuffed rice into bamboo
sections and threw them into the river to feed the fish; today, the dumplings are wrapped in
leaves and eaten by people.
Mid-Autumn Festival
Fifteenth day of the eighth lunar month
The Mid-Autumn Festival is also called the Moon Festival,
and it is a holiday with a most romantic atmosphere. Because
this holiday occurs during the autumn, at a time when harvest
season is over, people in earlier days chose this day to make
offerings and thank the gods for the bounty of the year. This
became a time for families to get together. The most familiar
myth concerning this festival is that of Chang-er(嫦娥) flying to
the moon after secretly drinking her husband's elixir of life. Aside
from this, there are also tales of the Jade Rabbit (玉兔)and "Wu
chopping down the cinnamon tree."(吳剛伐桂)
Because most of the activities held during this
holiday are related to the moon, it has come to be
known as moon day. Important activities at this time
include the eating of moon cakes, which symbolize unity
and togetherness; strolling under the full moon; and
eating pomelos(文旦;柚子), since the Chinese term for
pomelo sounds like "care and protection." As for the
barbecues that are held on this holiday, the custom is a
recent one in which families and friends get together
and enjoy a meal.
Transportation is highly convenient in Taiwan, for both
international and domestic travel.
Airlines(飛機): Taiwan's international air routes are served by
34 airlines that fly to 56 major cities throughout the world. Four
carriers operate domestic routes that reach to all of the island's
main cities and offshore islands.
Bus(客運): Scheduled buses run from the airports to all major cities. Island-wide and regional
bus companies also operate inter-city services that cover the whole island. Tour bus
operators offer buses for charter.
MRT(捷運): There are MRT systems in Taipei City and
Kaohsiung City. The Taipei MRT has eight routes and the
Kaohsiung MRT has two routes. The Kaohsiung MRT also links
with the Taiwan High Speed Rail (THSR) and Taiwan Railway
lines, and provides service to Kaohsiung International Airport.
Taiwan High Speed Railway(高鐵): The THSR covers 345 kilometers, connecting Taipei and
Zuoying on the northern edge of Kaohsiung, passing through ten counties, Taiwan's four
biggest cities, and 77 townships en route. There are eight stations
already constructed along the line: Taipei, Banciao, Taoyuan,
Hsinchu, Taichung, Chiayi, Tainan, and Zuoying. A further four
stations, Nangan, Miaoli, Changhua, and Yunlin, are to be opened HSR
Railway(台鐵): Trains on the round-the-island rail network provide extremely convenient
services. Tickets may be purchased three days in advance.
Car rental(租車): Cars can be rented at service counters in major airports as well as
downtown locations. They may also be rented at international and tourist-class hotels, as well
as from taxi companies.
Marine transport(水運): International passenger ships call at Keelung, Kaohsiung, and
Hualien harbors. Passenger ships also support the airlines in offering passenger services
between Taiwan and outer islands, including Kinmen and Matsu.
Travel Suggestions
There's so much to see in Taiwan, but some sites stand out for providing a
representative taste of all the island has to offer. The Taiwan Tourism Bureau has
designated eight of these must-see destinations as Flagship Sites, ranged from the modern
to the classical, with something for romantics, art buffs, nature lovers and the shopper within.
They also showcase the scenic diversity and season charms waiting to be discovered.
Taipei 101
Address: No.45, Shihfu Rd., Sinyi District, Taipei City
Taipei 101 is the tallest building in the world, with a mass of shops
on the lower floors, incorporating many top brands under the LVMH
group, such as Louis Vuitton, Dior, Celine, etc. Towering 508 meters
over Taipei's bustling Xinyi (Sinyi) commercial area, its fourth floor
houses the Page One bookstore from Singapore, with the
highest-roofed coffee house in Taipei and many fine restaurants. Its
postmodern style combines both Asian and international modern and
traditional elements. Its safety features enable it to withstand typhoons
and earthquakes. Fireworks launched from Taipei 101 feature
prominently in international New Year's Eve broadcasts, and the
landmark appears frequently in films, television shows, print publications, anime media,
games, and other elements of popular culture.
Taipei 101 features an Indoor Observatory (89th floor)
and an Outdoor Observatory (91st floor), which is the
world’s largest exposed wind damper, weighing 660
metric tons. Both offer 360-degree views and attract
visitors from around the world. It has audio guide in eight
languages, high-power binoculars, drinks bar, gift shop,
and image services. Greetings From Sky ~ the tallest
building’s mail boxes for visitors to send their best wishes
to families, lovers, and friends.
National Palace Museum
Address: No.221, Sec. 2,
Jhihshan Rd., Shihlin District,
The National Palace
Museum houses the world's
largest collection of priceless
Chinese art treasures, one
which spans China's nearly
5,000-year history. It ranks as
one of the four best museums in
the world, in a class with the
Louvre, the British Museum and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
The National Palace Museum main artifacts categories are:
Bronze、Painting、Jades、Ceramics、Calligraphy、Rare Books
Most of the museum's 620,000 art objects were part of the
Chinese imperial collection. Some of the oldest artifacts in the
collection of the museum are pieces of prehistoric pottery over
5,000 years old. The vast majority of these art objects are from the
private collection of China's emperors, which began over 1,000
years ago in the early Sung dynasty.
Regular Admission: NTD 160
No.1, Lane 28, Jhongjheng Rd., Danshuei Township,
Taipei County
Fort San Domingo, located on the hilltop overlooking
the estuary of Danshui River, was established by
Spanish in 1628. In 1642, the Dutch moved up from
southern Taiwan, drove away the Spanish, and built
“Fort Antonio” near the ruin of Fort San
Domingo. Since the local inhabitants in Danshui at that time referred the Dutch as red hairs,
the fort was nicknamed as the “Hong Mao Chen”, meaning the fortress of red-haired
people. As a record of the Spanish occupation, we now inherit the name to represent the
historical site.The main structure of Fort Antonio is a two story square building. The sturdy and
deep foundation, and thick walls with the mix of stones and bricks provide the fort strong and
effective fortification. Following the opium war, Danshui harbor was open for commercial
use. The British government leased the fort from the Qing government as their
consulate. Some modifications were made accordingly for the consul business.
To accommodate the need of consul and consul’s family, the consul’s residence was
added later on the east side of the fort. The Victoria
period style building stands with its red bricks, verandas,
and 4-sided steep roof, providing a warm and delicate
atmosphere, which softens the mean military purpose of
the fort. The blending of the two different ambiences
painted the green hill with unique and balanced beauty.
The fort is open to the public Tuesday – Sunday, 9am –
5pm, at an entrance cost of NT$60 (adults) NT$40
(Students). Fort San Domingo is also about 15 minutes on foot from Hobe Fort and one can
buy combination tickets that give admission to both forts.
Alishan Forest Railway
Address: Alishan Township, Chiayi
Construction of the Alishan Forest Railway was
commenced in 1899 by the Japanese. Intended to
transport logs down the mountain, it has a 762mm
gauge, a gradient of 6.25%, and a minimum
turning radius of 40 meters. The railway climbs
from 30 meters above sea level to 2,216 meters,
has 49 tunnels and 77 bridges, and passes
through a cross-section of climates and terrain
From Chia-I, the railway travels along relatively flat terrain for 14.2 kilometers before
beginning the long climb, corkscrewing around Mt. Duli, climbing 200 meters over a distance
of five kilometers. From here it zigzags up the mountain, reversing direction at each new
section of line as it gradually ascends Alishan.
Mount Ali is very famous for the sunrise
view and the cloud ocean. The clouds are so
dense and thick that the mountaintops appear
like islands on the cloud ocean. The best time
to watch the cloud season is autumn. In
addition, the Mt. Ali Rail is also very famous
because it is one of the three mountain rails in
the world.
Yushan National Park
Address: No.118, Taiping Lane, Tongfu
Village, Sinyi Township, Nantou County (New
Central Cross-Island Highway - Tataka Visitor
Yushan is the centerpiece of the Yushan National
Park, which covers a total of 105,490 hectares including
large sections of the Central Mountain Range. The park
encompasses a variety of habitats ranging from
broadleaf forest at lower altitudes to mixed forest,
coniferous forest, bamboo, and finally, at the highest elevations, waist-high arrow bamboo,
clumps of conifers, and bare rocky outcrops. Flowers include azaleas, which abound in spring,
and a wide variety of colorful alpine blossoms.
The park is home to a large variety of birds, mammals,
reptiles, amphibians, and butterflies. In the past, many of
these species became endangered due to over-hunting;
but with the establishment of the Yushan National Park,
they are gradually making a comeback. Larger mammals
such as the black bear, sambar deer, Taiwan macaque,
and serows (a type of goat antelope) can sometimes be
Love River/Love River Sightseeing Boat
Address: Jhongjheng Bridge, the end of
Jhongjheng 4th Rd., Kaohsiung City
Almost all big cities have a beautiful river passed
by, this is specially true in Kaohsiung. Love River
lies across Kaohsiung for times of sunrises and
sunsets. The river was also called Kaohsiung
Canal. After restoration of Taiwan, the riverbanks
were beautified with greenery works and
developed to be park areas, decorated with pillars
chained with iron rope. The area becomes a romantic place for lovers to date with each
other; therefore, the river was reputed as Love River.
On the banks, a number of parks and green lands were developed and constructed with a
very long bicycle way. You may wander relaxedly on the pathways of the banks, admiring
the pleasant landscape and enjoying the gentle touch of breeze.
Love River Sightseeing Boat
At night, lights sparkle on Love River. Everyday from
4:00-11:00, visitors can take the boats on the east and
west coast to look at the romantic and charming sights of
Love River. Then, you might like to enjoy drinking coffee
at cafes of different moods, such as cafe literary and art
squares over River Mambo and olden Love River. It is
nice to enjoy the aromatic coffee and listen to the music
with different moods and tempos, allowing the leisure of
the harbor city to relax your body and soul.
Kenting National Park
Address: No.596, Kenting Road,
Hengchun Township, Pingtung County
The centerpiece of the Hengchun Peninsula
is Kenting National Park, Taiwan's only tropical
national park. Established in 1982, Kenting
National Park covers a total area of 33,268
hectares of land and maritime environments.
This is Taiwan's most densely populated
national park, and it includes large stretches of
agricultural land's providing visitors with a view of typical Taiwanese rural life. In addition, the
national park includes mountains, forests, pasture,
lakes, sand dunes, beaches, and coral reefs imply
everything you could desire when you want to get up
front and personal with Mother Nature. Kenting
National Park presents the natural charms of land and
sea at Taiwan's southern tip. Scenic coastlines, coral
reefs, soft golden beaches and subtropical warmth
make this a popular winter escape for people and
birds alike.
Taroko National Park
Address: No.291, Fushih, Fushih Village,
Sioulin Township, Hualien County
Taroko is the second largest national park in
Taiwan and famous for its spectacular mountains
and marble canyons. Cliffs and canyons stretch
along Li Wu River. Four million years ago, the
island of Taiwan was formed by the collision of
plates. After millions of years of wind erosion, the
marble rocks were exposed and cut by Li Wu River,
creating impressive grand canyons. From Tsing
Shui to Nan Hu Peak, the drop height is 3,742
meters. Such special geography has also bred
special flora and fauna in this area. The
waterfalls characterized Taroko National Park and the most famous ones are Pai Yang
Waterfall, Yin Tai Waterfall, Chang Chun Waterfall, and Lu Shui Waterfall. Yen Tze Kou and
Chiu Chu Tung are the most impressive natural scenes in
Taroko and the canyons here are the narrowest. Tourists
can appreciate the natural beauty along the tour track.
Swallows nest on the cliff, chirping and flying back forth.
The Taroko monumental is designed in Chinese style
and Chang Chun Temple is to remember those who
sacrificed their lives for building the central highway. With
its dramatic marble-faced walls, Taroko Gorge has earned
its place as one of the world's greatest natural wonders.
Visitors can also experience the beauty of the local Atayal
and Amis aboriginal cultures.
Sun Moon Lake National Scenic Area
Address: No.136, Jhongsing Rd., Yuchih
Township, Nantou County
The Sun Moon Lake, located in the middle of Taiwan,
with an elevation of 748 meters above sea level, is
the only natural big lake in Taiwan. The southern
part of La Lu Island is shaped like a new moon, and
the northern part is shaped like a sun; hence the
name Sun Moon Lake.
Scenic resources
The most famous sights around Sun Moon Lake are the Lalu
Island, the Syuentzang Temple, the Tsen Pagoda, and the
Wenwu Temple and so on. The natural forests bordering these
roads are good places for bird watching. There are a lot of birds
that live on the mid-elevation, such as the Grey-cheeked
Fulvetta, Gray Tree Pie, Bamboo Partridge, Muller's Barbet,
and the Black Bulbul. The Shao Clan is the earliest clan that
lived in the Sun Moon Lake region. The Harvest Festival,
Sowing Festival and their special handicraft fair every year, as
well as their articles have helped to preserve the particular
culture of the Sun Moon Lake region.
Central Taiwan-- Taichung
Taiwan's third biggest city, Taichung enjoys
a mild year-round climate with an average
temperature of 22.4 degrees centigrade.
The city has prospered in recent times, and
it now claims to be the heart of the island’s
small and medium-size manufacturing
industries. The Taichung Industrial Zone is
the island’s second largest, as is its port.
The city has also long enjoyed a reputation
as an educational and cultural centre.
Many locals praise Taichung as having the
best climate in Taiwan, and though you
might not agree during the steamy summers,
this part of Taiwan is much drier than rainy Taipei and not so stinking hot as Kaohsiung. There
are many universities in Taichung and it’s a good place for the study of Chinese—many
expats are here for that reason. For tourists, the city offers a few attractions such as museums,
some enormous shopping centers and a great nightlife. Taichung is also a major jumping-off
point for trips into the spectacular Central Mountain Range.
About Taichung Hospital
Found in 1894 as Taichung Hospital of Consul Office
during the Japanese occupation of Taiwan
November 25, 1945 Provincial Taichung Hospital,
December 1, 1997 new building completed
July 1, 1999 Taichung Hospital, Department of Health,
Executive Yuan
Filled with appreciation for the past 114 years
Taichung Hospital is more than 100 years old.
Abundant and valuable resources have accumulated
over its long history. In addition to the conservation of
its culture of simplicity, diligence and courtesy, it has
been endeavoring to absorb new management
concepts and practices while providing various quality
management activities to better meet patient’s needs.
To facilitate the utilization of medical resources in the
public sector as well as the mutual support between local public healthcare institutes, a
regional alliance with Fongyuan Hospital, Changhwa Hospital, Nantou Hospital, Yuli Hospital,
Tsaotun Psychiatric Center, Hualien Hospital and Taitung Hospital has been formed. Taichung
Hospital has the most complete medical team to provide around-the-clock, on-call duty and
offer the best-quality and fastest medical services. In addition to general outpatient clinics,
emergency care and hospitalization, our hospital is also equipped with Burn Center, Cosmetic
Treatment Center, Lithotripsy Center, VIP Health Examination Center, Hope-Sun Tumor
Center, Woman Health Center, Child Delayed Development & Autism Early Treatment Center,
Long-Term Nursing Care Center (including nursing home, home care, preparation on
discharge, palliative care, general care, dementia care etc.), acute psychiatric wards, thoracic
care wards and negative air pressure isolation ward and aborigine rehabilitation wards etc.
Taichung Hospital Organization
Living in Taichung
Dining in Taichung
Taiwan can be termed a melting pot of all the great
culinary traditions, both Chinese and foreign. In any
town, city, or village on the island, of course Taichung
City is one of the great places, it is said, there are a
snack shop within three steps and a large restaurant
within five, making dining in Taiwan a matter of the
utmost convenience. All of China's regional culinary
styles are available, from those of Beijing, the north to
those of Hunan, Guangdong and Taiwan in the south.
You can also find restaurants in Taichung that serve the cuisine of other countries throughout
the world, including the United States, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Korea, Thailand and
India, among others. The famous international fast-food and restaurant chain--McDonald's,
KFC, Pizza Hut, and others--also have outlets scattered all over the main cities. Taichung also
offers its own unique types of restaurant, such as vegetarian, "improved" hot pot (including
medicinal hot pot), and local snacks, that offer a native Taiwanese
Taiwan has for many years been home to
numerous institutions devoted to the study of the
Mandarin Chinese Language. Perhaps this is one
reason why the number of international students
coming to Taiwan for all levels of language study has
been steadily increasing. Students find that in
addition to being able to enjoy the benefits of
language training facilities, there is much to be learned from experiencing the blend of
tradition and modernity found in Taiwan. The fact that Taiwan’s economy was opened to other
countries decades ago means that the thinking, while remaining traditional, is also to some
extent international. The “High Quality” of teaching and environments is the promise we can
give to each student who chooses Taiwan to learn Mandarin Chinese.
For decades, Taichung has been one of Taiwan's main centers for international students
seeking to learn the Chinese and Taiwanese languages, or about Chinese culture. An ideal
combination of high quality of life, low cost of living, good climate and environment, and
excellent local educational programs make the city an ideal place to study. Building on that
reputation, Taichung today has a wide range of educational options, including language and
Chinese cultural programs at Feng Chia University, Tunghai University, Providence University,
Overseas Chinese Institute of Technology, and Taipei Language Institute's Taichung Center.
Taichung City Tour Map
http://travel.tccg.gov.tw/english/08/index.aspTaichung City Tour Map
Taichung—Central District
Great places to shop
Jiguang Street 繼光街商圈
Address: JiGuang Street crosses the main Central District thoroughfare
of ZhongZheng Road near the railroad station.
As the longest pedestrian street in Taichung with cloth shops, handicraft shops,
JiGuang Siang Siang Fried Chicken, Sweet Bean Shaved Ice and so on. Jiguang
Street is also a must-visit for Japanophiles.
Electronic Bazaar 電子街商圈
Address: Electronics Street is a cross-shaped intersection of narrow
alleys in Central District's old downtown area.
Lots of electrical and electronic shops gather here. With a strategy of limiting
Electronic profit on each sale to create high sales volume, the shops here wish to
turn Bazaar into an international center of electrical/electronic technology.
Taichung—Central District
Traditional Cuisine
Chunghwa Night Market 中華夜市
Address: Gonyuan Rd., Chinghwa Rd., and Dachen St.
With a long history and wide range of choices, from spring rolls, rice cakes, fried
oyster omelet, dumplings to shushi, you can find just about anything here.
Second Traditional Market 第二傳統市場
Address:No.87, SanMin Road, Sec 2, ZhongDun Li, Central District, Taichung
On the corner of SanMin Road and ZhongCheng Road, the Second Market is one of
the more popular traditional markets in Taichung City. Open from 5am till 10pm everyday.
Fresh vegetables, meat, fish and other types of food are available, along with cooked
food stalls that are very popular amongst the locals. Like most other traditional markets
in the city, you will also find clothing, accessories and other daily items for sale here.
Great places to go
Taichung Railway Station 台中火車站
Address: No.172, Jianguo Rd., Central District, Taichung
Imitate the architecture style of railway station in the western Renaissance and
the roof in the center has a splendid clock tower on it. With a history of 100 years,
this old station is still there greeting arriving visitors as well as returning residents.
Liuyuan Church 柳原教會
Address: No. 119, Singjhong St., Taichung
The oldest church in Taichung, its old building was built according to the style of
Presbyterian churches in England during the period when Taiwan was colonized by
Japan. The European style with rich Gothic and Baroque elements, such as red
bricks, arched windows and a steeple, is rarely seen in Taiwan.
Taichung City Government 台中市政府
Address: No. 99, Miquan Rd., Taichung
A masterpiece of Baroque style, the building of Taichung City Government was
built during Japanese period and has been preserved perfectly. Every brick of it
has witnessed the hist ory of Taichung.
Taichung—East District
Great places to shop
Taichung Central (De An )Department Store 德安購物中心
Address: No.186, Sec. 4, Fuxing Rd., East District, Taichung
Taichung Central is located in the Old Downtown area on FuXing Road,
behind the Taichung Railroad Station. This mall has 17 above-ground and
basement levels with about 300 shops, restaurants and other est ablishments.
Larger tenants include a French Carrefour hypermarket, a Warner Village
cinema complex, a World Gym fitness center, Club Sega amusement arcade,
and large 24-hour Aztec Internet cafe. There is also a food court and multi-level parking lot in the basement.
Taichung Central's large indoor plaza is the site of frequent sales promotions and other events.
Stock 20 20 號倉庫
Address: No.6-1, Lane 37, Sec. 4, Fuxing Rd., East District, Taichung
Stock 20 is one of Taichung's newer art venues and was an unprecedented
new venture for the central government's Council of Cultural Affairs, to turn old
Taiwan Railroad Administration warehouses into artistic spaces. Stock 20's
name comes from this fact and the spacious building is located within the
Taichung Railroad Station complex, just south of the station, across the railroad tracks. The gallery provides
exhibition space for regular modern and installation art displays, and includes a cafe. Adjacent converted
warehouses serve as performance spaces and local and foreign artists' studios, which are often open to the public.
Taichung—North District
Traditional Cuisine
Yijhong Street Business District 一中街商圈
Address: Intersection of Yijihong St. and Yucai St.
Youth, inexpensive and characteristic, many stall dishes started to be known from
this district. Hao Da chicken steak, sausage wrapped in a sticky rice roll, red bean
cake and Fengren shaved ice etc. It does not cost you a lot to enjoy deliciousness.
It is also a good place to do clothes shopping.
Great places to shop
Chang Yo Department Store 中友百貨公司
Address: No. 161, Sec. 3, Sanming Road, Taichung
Chung Yo has the entire 'old' downtown area to itself, evidently to its advantage.
The store take a unique approach of using three separate, huge buildings connected
on various floors by catwalks. This makes for plenty of exploration and almost
mall-like experiences, where a variety of services are provided, like foreign currency
Taichung—North District
Tianjin Road District 天津路商圈
Address: Along all Tianjin Road and nearby streets
Tianjin Road is packed with nearly 300 clothes shops. You can find the most
fashionable items of Japanese, Korean and Hong Kong style here. It has
become the center of clothes shopping in Taichung.
Great places to go
Confucius Temple 孔廟
Address: No.30, Sec. 2, Shuangshi Rd., Taichung
Confucian temple is a temple devoted to the memory of Confucius and
the sages and philosophers of Confucianism. Taichung is a center of
learning and culture, and is also the political hub of Taiwan. Of course, we
can not lack a Confucius temple. Confucius illuminated human relationships,
established enduring institutions, encouraged piety and self-cultivation, and served as a paragon
of virtue for countless generations.
Taichung Park 台中公園
Address: No. 37-1, Gongyuan Rd., Taichung
With a history of 100 years, the Park is many Taichung citizens’
childhood memory. The lake pavilion inside the Park was built to celebrate
the start of service along the entire North-South railway in Taiwan and has
become a landmark in the county.
National Taichung Library 國立台中圖書館
Address: No. 291-3, Jingwu Road, Taichung
Established in 1923, the National Taichung Library has always been a
palace of spiritual nourishment for the citizens of Taichung. The services
for readers include the acquisition, rearrangement and collection of books,
the establishment of an efficient reference system and digitalized
resources, and audio-visual materials.
Besides, the Library holds educational activities, and seeks to strengthen exchange and
cooperation among local public school libraries. In recent years, the Library has been putting a lot of
efforts on digitalization. For foreigners, overseas Chinese and people of Mainland China, please
produce the original copy of passport or short-stay permit for application of library card.
Taichung—North District
Great places to go
Bao-que Temple 寶覺寺
Address: No.140, Jianxing Rd., North District, Taichung
The Maitreya Buddha is not very popularly worshipped in China in general or
in Taiwan in particular. In Taiwan there are only four Buddhist temples enshrining
him as the major Buddha. The Bao-que temple or Treasure Cognition temple in
Taichung has Taiwan's largest Laughing Buddha image, with his shaven head touching the ceiling of his hall.
National Museum of Natural Science 國立自然科學博物館
Address: No.1, Guanqian Rd.,
The first museum that aims at
promoting science education in
Taiwan, NMNS has a Science center,
Space theater, Life Science Hall, Chinese Science Hall, and
Global Environment Hall. The botanical garden in the back of
NMNS boasts about 750 types of plants.
Taichung—Beitun District
Great places to go
Folklore Park 民俗公園
Address: No.73, Sec.2, Lyushun Rd., Taichung
As the first folklore park in Taiwan, with traditional southern Fukien architecture
style found in the end of Ching Dynasty, the Park provides visitors with a chance
to experience old-time life style by folklore shows, handcraft items and traditional
Discover Nature
Dakeng Scenic Area 大坑風景區
Address: Interchange from National Highway No.1, turn left when
reach Wunsin Road and straight to connect to Dongshan Road.
Beyond a doubt, DaKen is one of the most important recreational and tourist
areas in Taichung. This scenic rural area, with its rolling forested hills and hiking
trails, has become a regular destination for many residents and visitors. There
are altogether eight hiking trails in this scenic area. Trails one through five are considered to be on the
"difficult" level as they are very steep. Trails six to eight can still be a challenge to those who are not
accustomed to hiking. All of them provide great views of Taichung city.
Nature Ecology: Fireflies, rhesus monkeys, and the densest golden deciduous forest in Taiwan.
9 Hiking Paths: There are 9 hiking paths in total, each of a different
difficulty and scenery.
Good Food: Try our native chicken, bamboo shoot, orange and
Outdoor Activities: Golf courses, B.B.Q. and picnic areas, fitness
playgrounds and recreational farms provide you with all kinds of
Take Buses No.1, 2 ,8 15, 16, 21, 31, and 68.(No.66 is a Dakeng circular route bus.)
It is recommended to bring maps (available at the Taichung City Government Tourist Section of
Taichung Train Station) with you. And children may find these tracks to be too difficult.
DaKeng Trail Map
Taichung—West District
Great places to shop
Fine Arts Parkway 美術園道
Address: In front of National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Wuquan
W. 3 Street and Wuqan W. 4th Street are lined on both sides with
restaurants and cafés. Each welcomes the diners with its unique architecture
style, interior design and characteristic cuisines.
NOVA Mall NOVA 資訊廣場
Address: located in the ZhongGang Road commercial district, on
the corner of YingCai (Ying Tsai) and GongYi roads.
NOVA is part of a nation-wide chain of malls which focus on selling
computer/information-related products. There are dozens of shops here
selling local and international brands of computers, computer periphals,
mobile phones and a wide variety of other hardware and software. Other
services here include a computer repair center.
Taichung—West District
Great places to eat
Gongyi Road 公益路商圈
From spicy hotpot, fat mutton hotpot, rotating sushi bar, fine Japanese
gastronomy, Hakka stir-fried dishes, local Taiwanese dishes to tea houses.
Gongyi Road is certainly the road of good food in Taichung.
The Fifth Traditional Market 第五市場
Address: No.9, Daming St., West District, Taichung (the whole
traditional market also extend to nearby street as Lecyun St. and Zizhi st.)
The Fifth Market collects many kinds of food and stuff which stands an important
place for citizens to purchase. That is why it is also called as the fifth traditional
department store. The specialists are Steamed buns, flour rice noodle, mochi( a
Great places to go
kind of potato dissert) and so on.
National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts 國立台灣美術館
Address: No.2, Sec.1, Wuqan West Rd., Taichung
Next to Taichung City Cultural Affairs Bureau with National Museum of
Natural Science situated on its north, the three in stitutes are connected to
each other by Green Parkway and from the most artistic area for recreation.
JinGuo Boulevard 經國園道
Address: No.600, Yingcai Rd., Taichung
This attractive tree and sculpture lined parkway is one of Taichung's most
attractive features, stretching 1.3 kilometers through the heart of the ZhongGang Road commercial district and linking the city 's two largest museums.
The parkway also has outdoor venues for musical performances and is occasionally used for large-scale
public festivities and events.
On its northern end, the boulevard starts at the National Museum of Natural
Science's park grounds and continues southward, crossing ZhongGang Road,
section 1. Further down, it crosses GongYi Road to the Peoples' Square, a city
block of open grass. Just southeast of the square, the parkway continues
southward alongside YingCai (YingTsai) Road until it meets the park grounds
surrounding the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts and adjacent Taichung Municipal cultural Center.
Taichung—Situn District
Great places to shop
Jinfming Dalong District 精明大隆商圈
Address: JingMing 1st Street is conveniently located in the heart of
Taichung's "Little Europe" neighborhood, not far from JingCheng Road and
TaiZhongGang Road, section 2.
This is a European style district with small elegant shops that fine clothes,
jewelries, art works, décor accessories and quality gifts. Shop owners attentively
create an exotic atmosphere for shoppers to enjoy.
SOGO Department Store SOGO 百貨公司
Address: Located in the heart of the ZhongGang Road commecial
district, on the corner of ZhongGang and MeiCun (Meitsun) roads
Taichung's Guang San SOGO Department Store is a part of the global
Japanese SOGO chain. SOGO was the second of Taichung's mega-department
stores to open. The unmistakable, white building has 18 above-ground and 1
basement level of retail space, plus several basement parking levels. Inside are
hundreds of brand-name vendors selling thousands of products, including a
bookstore and supermarket. There is also a food court and number of restaurants, cafes and teahouses.
Taichung—Situn District
Great places to eat
JingMing Business District 精明商圈
Address: JingMing 1st Street is conveniently located in the heart of
Taichung's "Little Europe" neighborhood, not far from JingCheng Road
and ZhongGang Road, section 2.
Exotic restaurants and characteristic cafés are everywhere to be seen in
Jingming Business District. Many of them have a foreign chef and both their
cuisine and interior design are of European or American style.
Traditional Cuisine
Feng Chia Night Market 逢甲夜市
Address: Fusing Rd., Wunhua
Rd., and Fongjia Rd., close to
Feng Chia University.
Full of
youth and life, this night market is a
must-see for tourists. Octopus balls, oden, crispy crepe, roast
potato, etc. Venders here always have new ideas.
Great places to go
Metropolitan Park 台中都會公園
Address: Taichung Metropolitan Park is best reached by vehicle via
TaiZhongGang Road, section 3, or Xitun (Hsitun) Road. The park administration
office and entrance is located at 30-3, XiPing (Hsiping) Road, Xitun District,
and may be contacted at (04) 2461-2483. There is no admission fee.
Take Bus No.88 (On weekends, the final stop is the park while on weekdays Yuandong Street and you need
to walk for a short distance.)
Taiwan's largest metropolitan park sits astride the Taichung city/county
line on top of Dadu Mountain, which separates the city from the western
coast. This scenic location provides a panoramic eastward view of the
entire city and Central Mountain Range, and westward view of the coast.
The 88-hectare park includes a wide variety of walking paths, ponds, an
acacia forest with a variety of wildlife, grassy areas, a giant sundial,
stargazing guides, outdoor performance areas, a Tourist Service Center,
and parking lot for 400 vehicles. The nearby Donghai Art Street has all kinds of shops and cafés.
Taichung—Situn District
Great places to eat
Municipal Business District 市政商圈
Three big department stores have encouraged shopping in this area. Except
restaurants inside those department stores, most restaurants here adopt
spacious architecture design to create a stylish and relaxing atmosphere and
attract dinners.
Great places to go
The Luce Chapel 東海大學路思義教堂
Address: No.181, Sec. 3, Zhonggang Rd., Taichung
Designed by the well-known Chinese –American architecture I M Pei, the
chapel is consisted of four 3D curved roof surfaces as if an upside down boat
bottom. Every Christmas, crowds flood in for the final countdown bell rings in
front of the Chapel.
Taichung—Nantun District
Great places to go
Taichung Mosque 台中清真寺
Address: No.457, Dadun S. Rd., Nantun District, Taichung City
408, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
The presence of Islam and Muslims in Taiwan is not very old. Around 1949
thousands of Muslims from all parts of Mainland China migrated to Taiwan in
company with the Nationalist government. In addition to the Taipei Grand
Mosque, there are even more mosques in all the major cities of Taiwan. They are Taipei Culture Mosque,
Long Grand Mosque, Taichung Mosque, Tainan Mosque and Kaohsiung Mosque. These mosques are
important places for native and expatriate Muslims for praying and social gatherings. Other activities such
as weddings and teachings also take place in these mosques.
Fengle Sculpture Park 豐樂雕塑公園
Address: At the intersection of Xiangxin S. Rd. and Wunxin S.
5 Rd., Taichung
The tall bridge in center of lake has become a landmark of the Park. On the
lawn, pieces of sculpture work from previous eventful exhibitions record
tracks of the city. The outdoor café also provide with a place to relax.
Taiwan Travel Information
Central Weather Bureau 中央氣象局 http://www.cwb.gov.tw/
Department of Health 衛生署 http://www.doh.gov.tw/EN2006/index_EN.aspx
Ministry of Foreign Affairs 外交部 http://www.mofa.gov.tw/webapp/mp.asp?mp=6
Ministry of Transportation and Communication 交通部
National Scenic Areas 國家風景區 http://info.taiwan.net.tw/NSA2006/0717/index.html
Taiwan Government Information office 台灣新聞處 http://www.gio.gov.tw/mp.asp?mp=807
Tourist Bureau, Taiwan 台灣觀光資訊網 http://taiwan.net.tw/
Travel Service Center 觀光局旅遊服務中心 http://admin.taiwan.net.tw/auser/H/tisc/tourinfo/index.htm
Living in Taiwan
Holidays and Festivals in Taiwan 台灣節慶 http://www.gio.gov.tw/info/festival_c/index_c.htm
Information for Foreigners 外國人在台生活服務諮詢服務網 http://iff.immigration.gov.tw/front/index.php
Study in Taiwan 外國人在台灣學中文 http://www.studyintaiwan.org/index.php
Taiwan Culture 台灣文化 http://www.culture.tw/
Taiwan Fun http://www.taiwanfun.com/
Taiwan Gourmet Food 台灣美食 http://en.tw-food.com.tw/
Taiwan Ho http://www.taiwanho.com/
Teaching English and Living in Taiwan http://www.tealit.com/
Teaching English ESL DEWEY http://www.esldewey.com.tw/
Taiwan Youth Hotel http://www.yh.org.tw/html/eng_hostel1.htm#Taichung
Youth Travel in Taiwan 青年探索台灣 http://tour.youthtravel.tw/web/index.php
Speak Mandarin in Five Hundreds Words 五百字說華語
E-Learning HuaYu of Taiwan 全球華文網 http://www.huayuworld.org/joomla1012/index.php
Language School 語文學苑 http://school.huayuworld.org/moodle/course/view.php?id=17
Living in Taichung
Culture Bureau of Taichung 台中市文化局 http://www.tccgc.gov.tw/
Department of Transportation, Taichung City Government 台中市政府交通處
Taichung Bus Route 台中市公車動態路線圖 http://citybus.tccg.gov.tw
Taichung City Government 台中市政府 http://english.tccg.gov.tw/
Taichung Traveling Net 台中觀光旅遊網 http://travel.tccg.gov.tw/english/home.asp
Taichung Chinese and English Noums
Important Roads, Parkways & Boulevards
JianXing Parkway
MeiChuan Parkway
JingGuo Parkway
WuQuan Parkway
ChongLun Parkway
ZhongMing Parkway
XingDa Parkway
ShuangShi Parkway
TaiZhongGang Road
YiZhong Street
BeiTun Road
DaDun Road
DaYa Road
FuXing Road
GongYi Road
HeNan Road
HuanZhong Road
JianXing Road
JingCheng Road
JinHua Road
LiMing Road
MeiCun Road
MinQuan Road
MinSheng Road
ShiZheng Road
WenXin Road
WuQuan Road
XiTun Road
YingCai Road
ZhongMing Road
ZhongQing Road
ZhongShan Road
(old: YiChung Street)
JinHua North Road
(Alt: Taichung Harbour Road)
ZhongZhang Expressway
ZiYou Road
Taiwanese Food Translation
【肉類】 Meat
牛:Cattle; Beef
蝦:Shrimp; Prawn 羊:Goat; Sheep
豬(肉):Pork; Meat 蚵:Oyster
【早點】 Breakfast
中文 Chinese
英文 English
中文 Chinese
英文 English
Clay oven rolls
Egg cakes
Fried bread stick
100-year egg
Fried leek dumplings
Salted duck egg
Boiled dumplings
Soybean milk
Steamed dumplings
Rice & peanut milk
Steamed buns
Soup Dumpling
Steamed sandwich
Meat Dumpling
Rice and vegetable roll
Prawn Dumpling
中文 Chinese
英文 English
中文 Chinese
英文 English
Rice porridge
Sticky rice
Plain white rice
Fried rice with egg
Fried Sticky rice
Sweet potato porridge
Braised pork rice
Pork knuckle rice
【湯類】 Soup
中文 Chinese
英文 English
中文 Chinese
英文 English
Fish ball soup
Cream of corn soup
Meat ball soup
Wonton soup
Egg & vegetable soup
Pork intestine soup
Clams soup
Squid soup
Oyster soup
Pork stew soup
Seaweed soup
Squid stew soup
Hot & sour soup
Taiwanese Food Translation
【麵類】 Noodles
中文 Chinese
英文 English
中文 Chinese
英文 English
Wonton & noodles
Sesame paste noodles
Spicy hot noodles
Flat noodles
Sliced noodles
Rice noodles
Duck with noodles
Fried rice noodles
Beef Noodle
Green bean noodle
Eel noodles
Goose with noodles
Seafood noodles
Oyster thin noodles
Pork , pickled mustard
green noodles
Fried noodles
【冰類】I c e
中文 Chinese
英文 English
中文 Chinese
英文 English
Mein mein ice
Eight treasures ice
Oatmeal ice
Tofu pudding
Sweet potato ice
Red bean with milk ice
【點心】 S n a c k s
中文 Chinese
英文 English
中文 Chinese
英文 English
Oyster omelet
Bean paste cake
Fried white radish cake
Stinky tofu
Pig's blood cake
Oily tofu
Taro cake
Spicy hot tofu
Pyramid dumplings
Salty Crisp Chicken
Taiwanese Meatballs
Prawn cracker
Rice-meat dumplings
Shrimp balls
Sticky rice cakes
Rice tube pudding
Dried tofu
Salty rice pudding
Pearl Milk Tea
Spring rolls
Spring onion pancake
Chicken rolls
Red bean cake
Chicken feet
Taiwanese Food Translation
【甜點】Sweet food
中文 Chinese
英文 English
中文 Chinese
Vegetarian gelatin
Tomatoes on sugar
英文 English
Longevity Peaches
Sticky rice sesame balls
Fried Dough Twist
中文 Chinese
英文 English
Water spinach
中文 Chinese
英文 English
Bitter squash
Green beans
Lotus root
Sweet potato
Brown rice
Red bens
Sweet potato's leaf
Job's tears
Speak Mandarin – Practical Chinese
I'm fine.
Good morning
Thank you.
good-bye, see you later
nín hǎo
wǒ hěn hǎo
zǎo an
xiè xie nǐ
zài - jiàn
I'm sorry. Excuse me.
What is his name?
My name is Brad Pitt.
我 叫 布萊德彼特
dùi - bù - qǐ
tā - jiào - shé - me - míng - zì
wǒ - jiào Brad Pitt
Pleased to meet you.
He is my good friend.
What did he say?
hěn – gāo - xìng - rèn – shì - nǐ
tā - shì - wǒ - de - hǎo - péng - yǒu
tā - shuō - shé - me
I can't speak Chinese.
我 不 會 說中文 。
It won't matter.
Please speak a little more slowly.
wǒ - hùi - bú - hùi - shuō - zhōng
méi - guān - xì
qǐng - nǐ - shuō - màn - yì - diǎn
Query- What Is This?
What is this?
What is that?
Please repeat one more time.
zhè - shì - shé - me
nà - shì - shé - me
qǐng - nǐ - zài - shuō - yí - cì
This is a Chinese book.
What does this sentence mean?
zhè - shì - běn - zhōng - wén - shū
zhè - jù - huà - shì - shé - me - yì - si
Where is the restroom?
請問洗 手間在 那裡?
What are you laughing at?
qǐng - wèn - xǐ - shǒu - jiān - zài - nǎ - lǐ
nǐ - xiào - shé - me
Speak Mandarin – Practical Chinese
Query- How Many?
Do you have a book?
a few
I have twelve students.
nǐ – yǒu - shū - ma
jǐ -ge
wǒ - yǒu - shí - èr - ge - xué - shēng
wǒ- men
One 一(yī)
Two 二(èr) Three 三
Four 四(sì) Five 五(wǔ)
Six 六(lìu)
Seven 七(qī) Eight 八(bā) Nine 九(jǐu) Ten 十(shí)
Twenty 二十
(èr -shí)
Thirty 三十
(sān -shí )
Forty 四十
(sì -shí )
Fifty 五十
(wǔ -shí )
Hundred 百
Thousand 千
Ten thousand 萬 Zero 零
Query- Make A Telephone Call
What's your telephone number?
Who are you calling?
nǐ - de - diàn - huà - hào - mǎ - shì - jǐ - hào
nǐ - yào - gěi - shéi - dǎ - diàn - huà
His phone number is 3 6 4 8 9 2 1 .
他的電話號碼是 3642921
tā - de - diàn - huà - hào - mǎ - shì - san - lìu - sìh - ba - jiǒu - èr - yī
Speak Mandarin – Practical Chinese
electricity, electric
diàn - huà
diàn - nǎo
diàn - shì
diàn - yǐng
Query- How Much is it?
Excuse me. How much is it?
Is this book expensive?
qǐng - wèn - zhè - ge - duō - shǎo - qián
zhè - běn - shū - gùi -bú - gùi
Five thousand three hundred and forty dollars
This book is very expensive.
wǔ - qiān - sān - bǎi - sì - shí - kuài - qián
zhè - běn - shū - hěn - gùi
塊 kuài
元 yuán
May I ask, please?
pián - yí
cǐng -wùn
Query- What Do you Want to Buy?
What do you want to buy?
I want to buy pens.
What do you sell?
nǐ - yào - mǎi - shé - me
wǒ - yào – mǎi - bǐ
nǐ - men - mài - shé - me
What brand would you buy?
trousers, pants
nǐ - yào - mǎi - shé - me - pái - zi - de
xié - zi
kù - zi
Some are giving a 20% discount, some 40%
yǒu - de - dǎ - bā - zhé - yǒu - de - dǎ - lìu - zhé
yī - fú
wà - zi
Speak Mandarin – Practical Chinese
Query- Where Can We Buy Them?
Where can we buy them?
I don't know.
dào - nǎ - lǐ - mǎi - ne
wǒ - bù - zhī - dào
zhī - dào
Sir, can you tell me how I can get to the First National Bank?
rank, order
xiān - shēng - qǐng - wèn - dào - dì - yī - yín - háng - zěn - me - zǒu
direction, turn to
turn in another direction
dì - yī
dì - èr
dì - sān
zhuǎn - wān
Turn to the right first. Turn left at the first intersection.
nǐ - xiān - xiàng - yòu - zǒu - dào - shí - zì - lù - kǒu - zuǒ - zhuǎn
Then walk two blocks,
rán - hòu - zài - zǒu - guò - liǎng - ge - hóng - lyù - dēng
turn to the left
turn to the right
zuǒ - zhuǎn
yòu - zhuǎn
and you'll be at Zhong-shan North Road.
left hand
jiù - dào - zhōng - shān - běi - lù - le
zuǒ - shǒu
Yes, it's right in front of a department store.
right hand
shì - de - zài - yì - jiā - bǎi - huò - gōng - sī - dùi - miàn
yòu - shǒu
Speak Mandarin – Practical Chinese
Query- What Time Is It?
What time is it now?
2:00 pm
下午 兩點
8:10 am
xiàn - zài - jǐ - diǎn - le
xià - wǔ - liǎng - diǎn
shàng - wǔ - bā - diǎn
point o'clock
shí jiān
měi - tiān
the day after tomorrow
zuó - tiān
jīn - tiān
míng – tiān
hòu - tiān
Will you be free tomorrow afternoon?
míng - tiān - xià - wǔ - nǐ - yǒu - kòng - ma
shàng - wǔ
zhōng - wǔ
xià - wǔ
xīng – qí
xīng - qí - yī (lǐ - bài - yī)
xīng - qí - èr (lǐ - bài - èr)
xīng - qí - sān(lǐ - bài - sān)
xīng - qí - sì (lǐ - bài - sì)
xīng - qí - wǔ (lǐ - bài - wǔ)
xīng - qí - lìu (lǐ - bài - lìu )
xīng - qí - rì(lǐ - bài - rì)
xīng - qí - tiān(lǐ - bài - tiān)
Speak Mandarin – Practical Chinese
Query- What Day Is Today?
What is the date today?
Today is April 16.
jīn - tiān - shì - jǐ - yuè - jǐ - hào
jīn - tiān - shì - sì - yuè - shí - lìu -
yī - yuè
one month
一 個月
one year
yí - ge - yuè
yì - nián
Query- What Do You Like/Want ?
Do you like to sing?
nǐ - xǐ - bù - xǐ - huān - chàng - gē
xǐ - huān
I am interested in learning Chinese.
我 對學中文 很有興 趣 。
to be interested in
wǒ - dùi - xué - zhōng - wén - hěn - yǒu - xìng - qù
xìng - qù
What do you want to eat for lunch?
中 午你想吃什麼?
food, meal, cooked rice
zhōng - wǔ - nǐ - iǎng - chī - shé - me
Have you eaten your meal?
nǐ - chī - guò - fàn - le - ma
zǎo - fàn
zhōng - fàn
wǎn - fàn
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