Solo Female Travel in Taichung

Taichung, the second most populous city in Taiwan, located on the island's central-western coastline, boasts a rich blend of tradition and modernity. Known for being a hub of culture, Taichung is marked by a vibrant mix of contemporary architectural marvels like the National Taichung Theater and the significant historic landmarks including the iconic Taichung Park. It is renowned for its bustling night markets such as Fengjia, touted as Taiwan's largest night market, where tourists can indulge in a variety of local street foods. The city is equally famed for its unique Bubble Tea, making it a paradise for tea lovers. From the colorful Rainbow Village and its street art to the lush landscapes of Sun Moon Lake, Taichung invites its visitors to experience a slice of Taiwanese culture in all its glory.

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Is Taichung good for solo travel?


Safety:Very safe

Taichung is widely known to be a safe and hospitable city for solo female travelers. The crime rate is extremely low, and incidents targeting tourists are rare. The people in Taiwan are generally very helpful to foreigners and you will often find locals who are more than willing to lend you a helping hand. Public transportation is safe and reliable, so you can easily explore the city. Always exercise the usual precautions, of course, but in general, Taiwan is extremely welcoming to solo female travelers.


Taichung is relatively easy to navigate, particularly because of its established public transportation systems which include buses and a high speed rail line. English translations are also available which helps significantly. However, not everyone speaks or understands English, and signs can sometimes be confusing, hence requiring a bit more effort.
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Things to do:Interesting

Taichung, is an impressive blend of traditional and contemporary, hosting a fine blend of ancient temples, bustling markets and modern museums. Must-visits include the Rainbow Village, decorated by a veteran with magnificent graffiti and the National Theater and Concert Hall showcasing the city's contemporary architecture. The plethora of nature won't disappoint as well, with the stunning Sun Moon Lake and Fengjia Night Market, a food-lover's paradise. A 1-2 day exploration would leave any solo traveler with an enriching experience.


Taichung offers a gastronomic delight for a solo female traveler who loves to explore diverse and exotic cuisines. The culinary scene ranges from locally beloved street food to posh cultural gastronomies. The delicious bubble teas that have taken the world by storm come from this part of Taiwan. By exploring the local markets, one can taste a plethora of traditional dishes that are deeply embedded in the culture like braised pork rice, stinky tofu, and oyster omelette. Furthermore, the city has not left its vegetarians and vegans behind, offering an impressive array of vegetarian and vegan-friendly restaurants for plant-based diets. This makes Taichung a culinary heaven for food-loving travelers, promising a taste adventure at every dining opportunity.


Taichung is moderately budget-friendly. Accommodation, public transportation, and street food are economical and widely available. However, if you prefer to dine in restaurants or take part in higher-end touristic activities, costs can increase quickly. It's all about the choices you make on your trip.

Is Taichung worth visiting?

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The city doesn’t have much to do, but the university campus was nice. People were kind and helpful even if you don’t know the local language. The night market here is one of the best in this city. The weather is definitely better than in Taipei.

Posted: November 2, 2023
Things to do: 2/5Food: 4/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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In 2023 "safety /crime index "ranking of various countries, Taiwan ranked third among 142 countries and regions in the world, with a very low crime index. And Taichung was ranked first among cities nationwide in public security and happiness index by a Taiwanese magazine in 2023.

Posted: May 24, 2024
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