Located behind Donghai University is International Art Street is a collection of narrow streets and alleyways jammed with small art galleries, coffee shops, handicrafts shops and an altogether bohemian vibe. If you want to buy souvenirs of your time in Taiwan, then this is a good place to start. Old handicrafts like Taiwanese hand puppets, toys and candies are all sold in this area. Donghai Night Market is also nearby if you want to grab a snack or wish to extend your visit to this part of Taichung.
Taichung City Art Street, Long Jing District, Taichung City
Open: late morning to early evening
By Bus: From Taichung Train Station take the Fuxing (Fushing) Shuttle 208 to Taiyuan station (the next train station just north of Taichung central). Change here to bus no. 58 to Donghai Villa on Taiwan Da dao Rd. From there walk up the road a few minutes and turn right onto International Street or Guoji Jie (國際街). Walk 500m down the road till you see a sign on your left for International Art Street. (1 hr, 15 mins).
If you follow Taiwan Da dao road north from the train station you may also reach Guoji Jie (國際街) though the above route seems faster.
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