Wufeng adventures

Staying at T-Life Hostel is the best way to discover Taichung a little deeper than just the city center. Local neighborhoods have so much more charm than the commercial buildings. But after you’ve seen what the surrounding Tung Hai area has to offer, how to get to know even more local suburban areas and their specialities? With a little luck, I say.

Before going to Taiwan my sister told me to meet her friend. It turned out that she lives in Taichung, so of course I had to keep the promise. And that is how I found myself on the back of the scooter cruising around the southern Wufeng district, somewhere I would have never ended up on my own!

Guang Fu New Village

First we took a look at the Guang Fu New Village. Its an old military village being rebuilt as a creative art space. Besides young artists, you can find some charming little restaurants in the area. We enjoyed a delicious & healthy meal and fresh bread at a local family restaurant by the street. The meal was completed with an accidental visit by my friend’s beer-brewing aeroplane-engineering cousin! The best neighborhood is the one with surprising encounters.

As the sun was about to set, we continued for the highest point in Wufeng. After some uphill scootering and hiking, the nearby hills gave us a spectacular sunset and a wide view over the whole city.

And then, it got very dark, but peaceful. What a better way to end the day at Wufeng than a warm evening under the autumn moonlight.

Sun setting over Taichung.
In the hills of Wufeng: dark, silent and beautiful.

Getting to Guang Fu New Village:

  1. Take BRT line 300 to 308 from Tung Hai Villa to Taichung Railway Station
  2. Change to bus line 201 towards Asia University Ando Museum
  3. Alight at Kengkou Village stop