"The City of Chang-hua" Changhua by Kurtdhis

Changhua Travel Guide: 22 reviews and 83 photos

Changhua is known as "the grain store of Taiwan." Surrounded by mountains to the north, south and east, the city faces the Taiwan Straits to the west. The area enjoys a mild climate with adequate rain to make it an excellent agricultural base. Changhua's flower and shrub industry is particularly well developed.

This 22-meter statue of the Buddha is the main attraction at the Bagua Mountain Scenic Area. Two huge stone lions guard the Buddha. To the left of the Buddha is an aquarium, behind it is the Big Buddha hall, behind which lie two eight-story tall pagodas from the top of which the whole of Changhua can be seen.

Changhua County is located in the center of Taiwan. It is a part of Changnan Plain. Changhua is well known for its fertile soil and it is called "Granary of Taiwan". The population is 1.21 million and the area is 1,074 square kilometers.
In 1700s, Lugang was the major political and economic town. There is an old saying "I-Fu, Erh-Lu, San-Mengchia" (Tainan first, Lukang second, and Taipei third), which represents the importance of Changhua. Since then, Changhua has become the political center of central Taiwan.

Changhua County has varied crops. Also, the scenic views of mountain and historical architecture make Changhua County an attractive resort.

Furthermore, Dadu River has rich ecological sources and attracts families to come here in weekends. Most important of all, Changhua is well known for its local foods. People come here to enjoy the delicious foods. Also, the productive agriculture brings Changhua various fruits, florist. All of these resources make Changhua County a precious place to visit.

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  • Last visit to Changhua: Dec 2002
  • Intro Updated Jan 13, 2004
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  • Oct 24, 2007 at 8:06 PM

    If the Taiwan Hotel is the one across from the police station, it is too loud (motorcycles at night). I stayed there in 2000. The Noble Hotel (other side of town) was quieter, although the rooms were smaller. I wouldn't rate either more than 2 stars.

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    Dec 16, 2003 at 8:23 AM

    Your conversational narration is excellent. Easy to follow, so thorough, lots of valuable details, enthusiasm, and helpful. Travelers appreciate this kind of narration. Night life tips are outstanding.

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    Nov 4, 2003 at 7:54 AM

    Hi Graham great nite life tips ............................Ken

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    Apr 22, 2003 at 9:36 AM

    I used to vist RT Mart at Yuanlin for lunch when I had a business trip around Changhua but I've never been to Carrefor there. I only visited Carrefor in Taipei and Hsinchu because some Carrefore stores need membership though it is easy to apply on site.

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    Jan 12, 2003 at 1:34 AM

    Dancing and shopping, fun town.

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    Jan 11, 2003 at 9:27 PM

    No, there is a store in Taichung, not far away that sells most foreign articles including Tobasco Sauce!


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