The Roof of Taichung at Wanggaoliao

Wang Gao Liao ( 望高寮夜景公) is a scenic spot overlooking the border between Chunghwa and Taichung cities. From this view point you can see both cities stretching into the distance on either side. At night, you can also see many stars (and maybe even shooting stars too). In recent years, this picturesque stopover has become thronged with people who gather to watch the fireworks show as they unfold over both cities. The site was originally intended as a bunker by the Japanese Occupational force in Taiwan and was dug out by conscripts early in the twentieth century. Further rumors say that the site was once used as a smuggling haven by pirates who took advantage of the natural caves and passage ways that snake under the mountain.

Getting there:
No. 408 Zhongtai Road, South District, Taichung City

04 2350 1318

Opening Times: 24 hours

Photo Credit
Cpver Photo By Fcuk1203 (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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