kokei photography | Taichung 台中

Over the past 2 years, Taichung had become my home away from home. It was my primary stop for my work travels in Taiwan, and it quickly became a familiar city when I would so often return. I almost exclusively stayed at the Millennium Vee hotel for daily work operations and branch out at different Airbnbs during my weekend photography excursions.

The Millennium Vee is now one of the my favorite hotels of all time. The staff are extremely professional and cordial, the interior is kept super clean, and the food is fresh and delicious. If only I were paid by the hotel to say such great things about them!

Unfortunately, I don't have a lot of photos of Taichung city, since most of my hours there are spent working in an office or commuting to different vendors. Here are some recommendations, though, should you ever visit:

Taiwan is known for its pineapple cakes, and my favorite place to pick some up in Taichung is at Dawn Cake. I love their #17 cakes, which are a bit sweeter than the usual tart cakes. The brand's interior design and packaging are superb too, making them feel like that much more of a gift when receiving some.

If you're up for some ice cream, Miyahara is the place to go. Established in an old, brick ophthalmology clinic from Japan's occupation of Taiwan, the shop continues the theme by wearing traditional doctors and nurses outfits. Stop by and try a wide range of ice creams, with twenty or so variations of coffee and cacao, and even pick up some Dawn Cake pastries since they're located there too.

You can slow things down at a traditional tea house, Wu Wei Tsao Tang (or Cottage of Inaction). It's a quiet, shaded tea house in the middle of the bustling city. You might miss it if you aren't looking for the entrance at the corner of a walled off block. Inside, you'll find calming green foliage over a large koi pond. Recharge with a hot cup of Oolong before continuing your journey.

Categories & Keywords
Category:Travel and Places
Subcategory Detail:Taiwan
Keywords:art, city, hotels, interiordesign, parks, scenic, taichung, teahouses, tourism, traditional, travel, 台中, 台湾