5 theme parks to visit in Taiwan
Many people would not have considered visiting theme parks as their top itinerary when traveling in Taiwan. In fact, one would be surprised to know there are approximately 24 theme parks in Taiwan. There are actually quite a few interesting and notable theme parks worth visiting for families and backpackers. Though not well known and popular at the international level, Taiwan’s theme parks are certainly one of the few pit stops worth checking when traveling to Taiwan.
Here’s five theme parks to recommend you when you travel to Taiwan.
Lih Pao Land
With the aim to create a leisure resort with international standards, Lih Pao land wants to integrate education, shopping, entertainment and leisure activities together. They offer a variety of recreation activities for all tourists, and build a healthy leisure environment with family travel trends.
Located in Taichung, Taiwan, Lih Pao Land currently has two roller coasters, including Gravity Max, the world’s first coaster to feature a true 90-degree drop and the world’s only tilt coaster. Besides Gravity Max, Discovery World has several themed areas with varied attractions, such as the Mine Express roller coaster, the Hook (a pirate ship ride), and the Wild Flume Adventure, a reversing log flume attraction.
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Address: No.8, Fude Rd., Houli Dist., Taichung City 421, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
LeoFoo Village is the First Fantasy World in Asia that combines both amusement Park and Safari. Located in Hsinchu County, Taiwan, Leofoo Village Theme Park has four theme areas, “Wild West”, “South Pacific”, “Arabian Kingdom” and “African Safari”. Other than more than 30 thrilling roller coasters teenagers love to challenge and the wild animal zoo that’s suitable for the whole family, Leofoo Village also has musical water shows, large parades and other magnificent dancing shows which enables Leofoo Village to become the best location for traveling and shooting place for Taiwan movies and TV shows. Make sure you take the bus to endangered safari region. The ferocious lions and playful baboons are a rare sight to keep.
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Address: No. 60, Gongzihgou, Ren-an Village, Guansi Township, Hsinchu County 306,Taiwan (R.O.C.)
The Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village
Since the first opening in July 1986, Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village has earned popularity with its aboriginal culture and lush forest and beautiful European Gardens. An amusement park and other entertainment attractions have been added to the Village since 1992. Today, the large number of completed attractions ensure the position of Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village as a highly competitive and leading edge theme park in Taiwan. Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village has worked consistently and successfully upgrade its services and facilities. Such efforts have won numerous honors for the Village, including “Premium Award theme park”, from government tourism bureau.
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Address: No. 45, Jintian Lane, Dalin Village, Yuchih Township, Nantou County 555, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
Window on China
A dream to create a magical kingdom, Window On China Theme Park opened on July 7th, 1984. Founder and chairman Chu Chung-hung had been traveling overseas when he came across miniature models of landmark buildings. At that time, he wanted to have a dedicated miniature buildings theme park in Taiwan as well. Upon his return to Taiwan, he recruited professional model makers to make his dream come true. Together they built the Window on China containing major landmarks from around the world. It was not an easy journey. The team had to crack their brains and overcome many difficulties to create the world-class theme park and tourist destination we see today. The miniature structures of Great Wall of China and Forbidden City are a must see.
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Address: No. 891, Gaoyuan Rd., Longtan Township, Taoyuan County 325, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
Atayal Resort is located between Nantou County’s Ren’ai and Guoxing Townships. It is known in Taiwan and internationally as a premier theme park for its diverse recreation facilities and rich cultural resources. In addition, the Baroque-style Palace Hotel and the casual and comfortable vacation log cabins are also found there.
The Atayal Resort features the rich cultures of the Sediq and Atayal tribes. The accuracy of the Sediq architecture—“Seediq – Bale History” movie scenes were filmed there, and the wonderful aboriginal dance performances are quite impressive. In addition, there is a skywalk located 500 meters above sea level where you can have a birds-eye-view of the whole resort, and experience a one-of-a-kind thrill. The unique natural environment and ecological landscape allow you to enjoy the beauty of nature at its best.
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No.56-2, Beiyuan Rd., Guoxing Township, Nantou County 544, Taiwan (R.O.C.)