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Taoyuan Tourism

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Daxi old town

Explore the century-old monuments and traditional industries of Daxi

A tour of ancient buildings on Daxi Old Street

A glance of the hundred-year-old glamor of Daxi Old Street from the ancient buildings

  • Daxi Old Street

    Daxi Old Street

    The current Daxi Old Street used to be an important inland port on Dahan River during Qing Dynasty and the Japanese colonial rule. The booming trade activities brought together many businesses here. The Old Street was built in an extravagant Baroque style and is now full of historic sites. Many visitors would visit Daxi Old Street to taste its traditional snacks such as Daxi dried tofu and peanut candy and try the traditional Taiwanese toys. The exquisite woodcraft and furniture here are popular among locals.

  • Lee Teng-fan’s Ancient Residence

    Lee Teng-fan’s Ancient Residence

    The national monument, Li Tengfang Mansion, symbolizes the developmental process of Han families in the Daxi area. The building is kept intact, especially the wood carvings in all corners of the ancient house. They are impressive in terms of both quantity and artistic quality. Today's Li Tengfang Mansion is part of Daxi Wood Art Ecomuseum. Daxi Learning Center guides children of all ages to experience the beauty of the ancient building through tours and games.

Cihu Daxi and the Chiang Family

A past military center turned into a beautiful trail that used to be exclusive to the President

  • Cihu Mausoleum

    Cihu Mausoleum

    Cihu was deeply loved by the late President Chiang Kai-shek because of its beautiful scenery. He designated this place as a Presidential Residence, which later became his resting place, known as the Cihu Mausoleum. You can visit the Memorial Sculpture Park, which houses nearly 300 bronze statues of Chiang Kai-shek, or stroll along the Cihu Trail. The well-coordinated changing of guard ceremony always grabs everyone's attention.

  • Back Cihu

    Back Cihu

    Back Cihu was once a military center for half a century. As a result, the rich ecology of Back Cihu and the surrounding woods has been completely preserved. You can walk in the dense Taiwan incense cedar forest along the trail and observe the wildlife. In May every year, Back Cihu is a well-known spot for viewing fireflies. You can also see the old command posts, bunkers, and offices from the early days, as well as other cultural relics and photos related to the Chiang family to find out more about their life trajectory.

The transformed traditional industries of Daxi

Learn about the cultural treasures of Daxi from its woodcraft and tea

  • Daxi Wood Art Ecomuseum

    Daxi Wood Art Ecomuseum

    There are a total of 11 buildings in the Daxi Wood Art Ecomuseum, telling the story of the century-old Daxi woodcraft industry. In addition to promoting this traditional industry through exhibitions and guided tours, there is a collection of exquisite works from master craftsmen. You can buy wood art products here or participate in a DIY workshop where you can learn to use woodcraft tools to create small wood art objects with your own hands.

  • Daxi Tea Factory

    Daxi Tea Factory

    Daxi Tea Factory witnessed the glorious past of Daxi's tea manufacturing industry. Integrating Taiwanese and Japanese architectural features, today's Daxi Tea Factory retains the old tea manufacturing buildings and antique equipment. There is also a tea reading room. You can enjoy tea and refreshments here, as well as buy your favorite tea leaves and tea bags for yourself or as a gift for others.

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