10 Things to Do in Chiayi That You Shouldn't Miss

July 20, 2017 Marissa Gamble

Chiayi, officially known as Chiayi City (Chinese: 嘉義市; pinyin: Jiāyì Shì; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Ka-gī-chhī) and sometimes as Chia-I, is a provincial city located in the plains of southwestern Taiwan. Formerly called Kagee during the late Qing dynasty and Kagi during the Japanese era (Chinese and Japanese: 嘉義), its historical name is Tirosen.
Restaurants in Chiayi

1. Alishan Linye Village & Huiyisenghuo Village

Beimen Street, Chiayi City, Chiayi 600, Taiwan +886 5 229 4593
Excellent
35%
Good
47%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 184 reviews

Alishan Linye Village & Huiyisenghuo Village

Reviewed By webtravel

The reproductions of historical buildings (dormitory of forestry options in early 1900s) are probably authentic. Almost all are used as shopping or eating opportunités. The Museum is very small. Worth a visit if you are not familiar with this part of Taiwan history.

2. The Hinoki Village

No. 1, Linsen E. Rd., East Dist., Chiayi 600, Taiwan +886 5 276 1601
Excellent
30%
Good
49%
Satisfactory
19%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 157 reviews

The Hinoki Village

Reviewed By David B - Rayong, Thailand

Hinoki Village, near Chiaya City, was built by the Japanese when Formosa (modern day Taiwan) was a Japanese colony. The renovated and sometimes reconstructed wooden buildings are of interest to anyone into architecture and Japanese history.
But this "Old Village" is now a "Modern Tourist Rip Off".
The shops are full of tawdry tourist souvenirs and rip-off prices and the restaurants and cafes offer food and refreshments that are similarly handsomely prices.
Despite this, it seems very popular, at least on the day we visited when it was almost crowded out.

3. Chiayi Park

Zhongshan Road, Shidong District, Chiayi, Taiwan +886 5 225 4321
Excellent
51%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 96 reviews

Chiayi Park

Reviewed By salemnobody - Thailand

"Today" (Nov. 13th) I visited; Chiayi Park which also includes, beside the park & Chiayi Tower, also known as Sun-shooting Tower,
Chiayi Metropolitian Forest, Chiayi Arboretum & Shanzihding Botanical Garden. It also includes a Confucian Temple & a
Relics Museum which I will see later. I spent a good four hours wandering around here amongst Taiwanese walkers & I'm not done.
A myth of the Sun-shooting Tower is;
John loves botanical Gardens. He prefers flowers, conifers & evergreens. Seen here (in the photos) are an un-named evergreen,
a few tree flowers, green leaves, hoop pines (member of the Araucaria family, which I love them all) & garden views.

4. Alishan Forest Railway Garage Park

No. 1, Linsen W. Rd., East Dist., Chiayi, Taiwan +886 800 003 096
Excellent
32%
Good
52%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 71 reviews

Alishan Forest Railway Garage Park

Reviewed By Lulu_21xx - Shah Alam, Malaysia

It is located etween Zhongxiao Road and Wenhua Road.
If you are a railroad fan, a visit here will certainly make for a rewarding experience.
Here you will find a garage, repair facilities and a car wash, where, parked in the garage is a collection of every sort of train and equipment imaginable.

5. Bei Men Yi

No. 428, Gonghe Rd, Chiayi, Taiwan
Excellent
33%
Good
57%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 48 reviews

Bei Men Yi

Reviewed By yjmh - Taipei

There are many nice artistic installations and gatherings in this nicely reconstructed historic architecture. It was the northern train station built in 1912 and recently being restored into a venue for all sorts of activities.

6. Yujheng Museum

No. 140, Weixin Rd., East Dist, Chiayi, Taiwan +886 5 278 9242
Excellent
54%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 47 reviews

Yujheng Museum

Reviewed By Dropship A

I have added the photo of the hours the tour runs. The guide is in English she seems to speak good English when needed but mainly the tourists are all Chinese. Good insight of the old days prisons in chiayi. The tour goods into good depth of all aspects of the prison allow at least one hour for this tour. There is no shops or drinks at this location and it is walking distance from the village only two blocks away.

7. Chiayi Station

No.168 Gaotie West Road, Taibao City, Chiayi, Taiwan +886 5 310 7000
Excellent
17%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
35%
Poor
3%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 98 reviews

Chiayi Station

Reviewed By IveeLim

Would have given chiayi train cum bus stations 5 stars if not because of the constant harassment from the old ladies who really followed you to the ticketing queue trying too hard to convince people to car pool in their taxis. The staff at the counters were professional and knowledge. After hearing our itinerary plan, they further advised us on the route and timing to meet our needs. We arrived at chiayi too early to check so whiled away the time at the cinema and McDonald a few steps away from the station

8. Chiayi Sherih Tower

No. 46, Gongyuan St, Chiayi, Taiwan
Excellent
18%
Good
47%
Satisfactory
35%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 48 reviews

Chiayi Sherih Tower

Reviewed By BrandonNg - Singapore, Singapore

This is an interesting tower to see the city in the middle of Chiayi Park. We look some pictures and nothing much. As the sky is a little overcast, there is nothing much to see there.

9. Jiayi Lan Pond Dam Scenic Area

Luliao, East Dist, Chiayi, Taiwan +886 5 229 4593
Excellent
32%
Good
54%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 28 reviews

Jiayi Lan Pond Dam Scenic Area

Reviewed By yjmh - Taipei

This has been one of the 8 most beautiful view of this area since the Japanese era (1895-1945). It is actually pretty big with several walking and biking trails surrounding the lake. So depends on your preference, you can be there early in the morning like the locals, walking , jogging, doing all sorts of exercise, biking, or even picnicking. Try not to go there during late afternoon though, lots of mosquitoes!

10. the Monument of Tropic of Cancer, Chiayi

Xialiao Village, Shuishang Country, Taiwan +886 5 286 4905
Excellent
15%
Good
47%
Satisfactory
36%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 60 reviews

the Monument of Tropic of Cancer, Chiayi

Reviewed By yjmh - Taipei

It's an important landmark in Taiwan, the line of tropic of cancer. There was a nice exhibition of sun dials when I visited, I think it is a long-term exhibition. There are 2 more monuments of cancer of Tropics in Taiwan, the other 2 are on the East Coast.

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