Taichung - Purple Lavender
In addition to Taiwan's biggest night market, Fengjia, many tourists come to Taichung for Lavender Cottage, Xinshe Castle, Carton King, and Miyahara. One of the earliest and most successful gardens in Taiwan, Lavender Cottage boasts purple lavender-themed romantic atmosphere as well as pleasant service and delicious meals. As a result, lots of couples and families flock here to take photos even though the garden is located deep in the mountains. Encouraged by the successful garden, idyllic Xinshe Castle opened shortly afterwards, featuring an artificial waterfall, a scenic pond, as well as a western manor and winery, making it a popular spot among photo-taking newly-weds. In Carton King, apart from the main structure of the building, almost everything you see are made of paper. From the outdoor animal statues and Taipei 101 model, to the indoor dining tables and chairs, everything—included a beverage container—is paper made. Last but not least, visit Miyahara, but not for an eye examination in the former eye clinic under Japanese Colonial Era. Now rented and renovated by Dawncake, Miyahara is the most popular ice cream shop in front of Taichung TRA train station. The dreamy interior in Miyahara shares striking similarity to the scenes in Harry Potter.