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Chiayi

Trip Planner Asia  /  Taiwan  /  Chiayi
(3.6/5 based on 500+ reviews for top 20 attractions)
Things to do: sightseeing, parks, museums
The provincial city in the county of the same name, Chiayi sits as the gateway to the national scenic mountain area of Alishan. A lively hub in the southwestern plains of Taiwan, Chiayi benefits with from a rich cultural heritage, with its history reaching back as far as 17th century Qing Dynasty. Home to the country annual Wind Music and Stone Carving Festivals, the town resonates with culture. Most visitors on a Chiayi vacation plan to make use of the mountain railway, starting from the city and travelling deep into the surrounding rugged mountain landscape. Find what you're looking for from your Chiayi holiday, by planning the whole thing with us using our handy Taiwan travel itinerary planner.
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Chiayi offers a wide range of accommodation to suit every budget. Concentrated downtown around the central train station, options include budget motels, high-rise complexes with panoramic views, and boutique upscale hotels. Head northeast along the central thoroughfare in front of the station toward Hinoki Village for some of city's most popular premium lodging. For those traveling on a budget, hostels are an option; you'll find them scattered across the city in prime locations positioned within convenient walking distance of Chiayi sightseeing.
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