No. 369號, Minxin Rd, Minxiong Township, Chiayi County,
No. 101, Guangning St, West District, Chiayi City, Taiwan 600
Chiayi Art Museum
The Chiayi Art Museum is built upon the arts and culture characteristics of Chiayi, City of Paintings. Since the preparation period, it has been rooted in the "Preserving and promoting the value and glory of Chiayi, City of Paintings," "Incorporating creativity of aesthetics, art and culture into daily lives and education," "Enriching content of a cultural city in Chiayi" and diverse art development, shaping its important characteristics as an urban art museum.
No. 888, Gugong Blvd, Taibao City, Chiayi County, Taiwan 612
Southern Branch of the National Palace Museum
To achieve cultural equity between the northern and southern regions of Taiwan, and to enhance the cultural, educational, social and economic development in central and southern Taiwan, the Executive Yuan approved of the building of the Southern Branch of the National Palace Museum in Taibao, Chiayi County on December 15, 2004, setting the museum as “an Asian Art and Culture Museum”.。
The Taipei Campus and the Southern Branch complement each other and enjoy an equal status in the hope of being the cultural spotlights that ignite both the northern and southern Taiwan to achieve art and cultural equity.
Xiakengzai, Meishan Township, Chiayi County, Taiwan
Taiping Suspension Bridge
Taiping Suspension Bridge is a high-mountain scenic bridge. The 281-meter-long bridge strides across Taipingshan and Guishan at 1,000 meters above the sea level, making it the highest scenic bridge in Taiwan. On the bridge, one can enjoy views of Chiayi's sunset, seas of clouds and the famous Meshan 36 Corners. It even offers a bird's eye view of Chianan Plain and the Taiwan Strait. At night, light shows featuring rainbow colors are held—one color per day, such as red on Monday and orange on Tuesday, from 6p.m. to 10p.m.. On the hour, the light changes its rainbow colors slowly, making the bridge even more worth visiting at night.
Weekend and Holidays: 09:00-17:30
(Closed on Wednesdays)
600, Taiwan, Chiayi City, East District, Xiaoya Rd, 蘭潭 主壩、松慶宿舍
The Lantan is located in the neighborhood mountains near Chiayi City, three kilometers off downtown , called "red-hair pond" in old days. It was rumored that it was dug by the Dutch 300 years ago, so it is now called "Holland Lake."
605, Taiwan, Chiayi County, Alishan Township, 59號
Alishan National Forest Recreation Area
Alishan National Scenic Area is in central Taiwan. It's dominated by the Alishan Mountains, which feature cloud-ringed peaks and green valleys. The area is home to Tsou aboriginal villages, known for tea production. A narrow-gauge train, part of the Alishan Forest Railway, runs through high-altitude forests. The Giant Tree Plank Trail boardwalk winds past huge cypress trees, including the fallen Alishan Sacred Tree.
NCYU INSECT MUSEUM
The NCYU Insect Museum is one of the largest-scale museums of insects in Taiwan, featuring a wide display of insect specimens at home and abroad and exhibition venues such as the world-class Living Insect Zone and Butterfly Garden. In the book The Fifty Heavens to Visit with Your Children in Your Lifetime published by Han Yu International Culture Publisher, Lin Yao-Huang, a renowned expert on travel, recommends the Museum as one of the fifty must-go destinations for parents in Taiwan.
No. 420, Caixia Blvd, Dongshi Township, Chiayi County, Taiwan 614
Dongshi Fisherman's Wharf
Dongshi Fisherman's Wharf was conceptualized using the elements of “wind”, “sunlight”, “fish”, “boat”, “ocean” and “lighthouse”, creating a varied ocean style and reshaping the image of fisherman's wharf with a Dutch style. The most attractive feature of the wharf is definitely the row of colorful huts that resemble a foreign land. The vibrantly colored huts also house many merchants, enabling the visitors to have a whale of a time here.
Both the fresh seafood and beautiful sunset are the selling points of Dongshi Fisherman's Wharf, creating a unique theme. Currently, the main facilities include Oceanic Culture Museum, Specialty Museum, as well as a shopping district and the original infrastructures of the fisherman's wharf, which are combined to provide varied services.
The water park, which is popular among children, was also a recreational area near the sea. Through the exquisite skills of the craftsman, the lifelike sculptures of fishermen at work are the best representation of the local fishing village culture. The various installation arts also inject fun into the area through vibrant colors and rich imagination. Each corner is rich and fun.