Changhua (彰化) is a city in Changhua County. The city is the seat of government for the county
The county of Changhua is home to the Babuza aboriginal people. Historically, Changhua city was a base for immigrants from China and used as a staging post in various campaigns against the indigineous inhabitants. To support this, a fortress was built out of bamboo which gained the city the nickname "Bamboo Town".
The city has an area of approximately 65km2 and a population of around 235,000 (as of 2014).
- 1 Changhua Station, No. 1, Sanmin Road. The city is connected to the TRA rail network and is accessible via Changhua Station. The station lies roughly in the centre of the built-up western half of the city area.
- Changhua is connected to Taichung city by Freeway 1.
- Freeway 3 intersects with Freeway 1 at Changhua and connects to Provincial Highway 74.
Changhua was the second city after Taipei to introduce a public bicycle rental system and now there are dozens of rental points for the YouBike program scattered around the city.
Parks & nature
- 1 Huayang Park (華陽公園), Baoshan Road.
- 2 Spring of Youth (彰化不老泉), No. 1, Section 2, Gongyuan Road, ☏ . M-F 08:00-17:00. Once one of the primary sources of water to the city, the building is now a monument to how the city's residents once lived.
- 3 1895 Taiwan Resistance Peace Memorial Park (乙未保臺和平紀念公園), No. 12, Guashan Road.
- 4 Baguashan Great Buddha (八卦山大佛), No. 8-1, Guashan Road, ☏ . 09:30-17:30.
- 5 Baguashan Silver Bridge (八卦山銀橋).
- 6 Hsinding Old Street (新町老街), No. 3, Lane 387, Minzu Road.
- 7 Red Hair Well (紅毛井), No. 542-11, Section 2, Zhongshan Road.
- 8 Baguashan Literature Walk (八卦山文學步道).
- 9 Changhua Wude Hall, No. 45, Section 1, Gongyuan Road, ☏ . W-Su 10:30-17:00. Built in 1929 as a martial arts training centre, the building was converted to a 'martyr's shrine' after the end of the Japanese colonial period.
- 10 Gu-Yue Folk Museum (古月民俗館), No. 57, Zhonghua Road, ☏ . Tu-Su 09:00-17:00.
- 11 Changhua Railway Roundhouse, No. 1, Section 1, Zhangmei Road, ☏ . Tu-F 13:00-16:00, Sa Su 10:00-16:00.
- 12 Changhua County Art Museum (彰化縣立美術館), No. 3, Guashan Road, ☏ . Tu-Su 09:00-17:00. An art museum which serves the local area.
- 13 Nan Guan and Bei Guan Center (南北管音樂戲曲館), No. 66, Pinghe 7th Street, ☏ . Tu-Su 09:00-17:00.
- 14 Yuan Ching Kaun Tradition Art Museum (元清觀民藝館), No. 126, Chenleng Road, ☏ .
- 15 1895 Baguashan Anti-Japanese Martyrs' Museum (1895八卦山抗日保台史蹟館), No. 500, Section 2, Zhongshan Road, ☏ . Daily 09:00-17:00.
- 16 National Changhua Life Arts Center (國立彰化生活美學館), No. 18, Guashan Road, ☏ . Tu-Su 09:00-17:00.
- 17 Confucian Temple of Changhua (彰化孔子廟), No. 30, Kongmen Road, ☏ . Tu-Su 08:30-17:00. The complex was constructed in 1726 with a temple and a school, although only the central structure remains.
- 18 Kaihua Temple (彰化開化寺), No. 134, Zhonghua Road, ☏ . It was built in 1724 as a temple to Guanyin. It has served many uses over the centuries and has been damaged and rebuilt several times during its history.
- Yuanching Temple. Constructed in 1763, it is perhaps the first temple in Taiwan to venerate the Jade Emperor.
- 19 Nanyao Temple (南瑤宮). Built in 1738 as a temple to Mazu, the structure has been added to since then.
- 1 Changhua Arts Hall, No. 542, Section 2, Zhongshan Road, ☏ . Tu-Su 09:00-17:00.
- 1 Jingcheng Night Market (精誠夜市), No. 146, Linsen Road, Changhua City, Changhua County. W F Sa Su 18:00-01:00.
- 2 Yongan Night Market (永安夜市). Tu Th 18:00-00:00.