Most Livable City in Taiwan
Taichung is the second largest city in Taiwan, located in central Taiwan on the west coast of the main island. Taichung is a blend of traditional and modern with global outlook. It is a vibrant city with modern infrastructure and reasonable costs of living. A CNN report in 2016 names Taichung the most livable city in Taiwan. Mild climate, laidback lifestyle, arts and culture activities, cultural and creative markets, parks and green lanes, diverse cuisines and eats, all of which make Taichung the top choice for Taiwanese locals and foreign residents and visitors. If you prefer outdoor activities, beautiful beaches and mountains are all within one-hour reach.
Easy-to-Access Location & Transportation
Taichung, located in central Taiwan, has the advantage of connecting North and South of Taiwan in an easy distance of less than one hour by High Speed Rail. Several airlines fly directly to Taichung International Airport from Hong Kong, several locations in Mainland China and other countries in Asia. Taichung does not have a subway system but it has an extensive bus network with useful online trip planner. In addition to air transport and high speed rail, one can also take highway buses and trains for outbound transportation.
Taichung City, like most other Taiwan's cities, is convenient for residents and visitors alike. Shopping is easy. Food is everywhere. There are leisure and sport activities for everyone. Feng Chia University's main campus is located right next to the shopping districts of Feng Chia Night Market and is very close to one of the biggest bus hubs of Taichung. According to a recent online poll, Feng Chia University is placed number 1 in terms of its location for living among all universities in Taiwan.
Arts & Culture
Taichung has a more laidback lifestyle. It has large arts & culture centers like the National Taichung Theater and the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts. Other interesting areas to explore include Calligraphy Greenway, a green corridor well laid with trees on both sides, linking National Museum of Natural Science to National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts. It is an open space dedicated to arts and culture, and visitors can stroll around to see the many installation art pieces, street performances, exotic restaurants. In the narrow alleyways charming coffee shops and creative boutiques are there for you to discover. Calligraphy Greenway gives you a chance to see the sparks flying between the old and new Taichung.
Taichung City organizes many events and activities for residents and visitors to enjoy. Annual "Taichung Mazu International Festival" and the popular "Taichung Jazz Festival" always attract tens of thousands of people to Taichung. In 2018, the City Government of Taichung will host the "Taichung World Flora Exposition", hoping to further improve the city's infrastructure for transportation, economics, tourism, culture, etc.
First-Rate Medical Care System
Taiwan's medical care and health insurance system has been highly rated in the globe. In recent years, international media like National Geographic, The New York Times, TIME Magazine and CNN have reported on Taiwan's medial achievements and health care system. TheRichest ranks Taiwan #1 among the "Top 10 Best Health Care Systems in the World."
Rapid Developing Science Park
One of the fastest growing science parks – the Central Taiwan Science Park, is located right here in Taichung. It has won the international praise as being the "Golden Valley at the base of the Dadu Mountain." Within a 20km radius, the science park includes the most intensive precision machinery industry on the island, along with several other essential industries, such as nanomaterial, biotechnology, communications, photonics, integrated circuits and green energy. Through the wide range of potential vocational experiences at your grasp, Taichung offers a variety of opportunities for personal growth and career achievement.