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Miaoli (苗栗市) is a city in Central Taiwan.


Miaoli is the home to Hakka culture in Taiwan. Hakka cuisine and language differ from other parts of Taiwan.

Get in[edit]

By car[edit]

Miaoli can be accessed from Taipei on the Sun-Yat Sen Expressway (中山高). The interchange is located to the south of the city.

By bus[edit]

Miaoli is served by intercity buses from Hsinchu and Taichung. The bus terminal is located next to the train station in the middle of Miaoli.

By train[edit]

Taiwan's Mountain Line passes through Miaoli. Due to being the home of the county government, most express trains (自強號) stop at Miaoli station.

Get around[edit]

Due to Miaoli's small size, buses run throughout the county but none specifically within Miaoli. Taxis can be found right outside the train station.


Miaoli Railway Museum gate.


  • 1 Miaoli Railway Museum (苗栗鐵道文物展示館), +886 3 732 0157. A national level museum of the TRA system in Taiwan. The museum is only a short walk south from Miaoli station. Miaoli Railway Museum (Q11616127) on Wikidata Miaoli Railway Museum on Wikipedia


  • 2 Miaoli Wenchang temple (文昌祠), No. 756, Zhongzheng Road, Miaoli City, Miaoli County, +886 3 733 3993.

Parks & Nature[edit]

  • 3 Miaolishan Park (貓貍山公園), No. 430 Gongyuan Road, Miaoli City, Miaoli County, +886 3 733 7910. (Q15933994) on Wikidata






  • Wang Fu Hotel (王府大飯店) is located near the train station. Turn left immediately after leaving the station, walk 50 m and the hotel will be on your right.
  • Li Hua Hotel (栗華大飯店) is a little farther away. If unfamiliar with Miaoli, perhaps a quick taxi trip for under NT$100 is preferable to getting lost. It is located on the corner of ZhongHua Road (中華路) and YiMin Street (義民街). The hotel has a restaurant on its first floor.


Go next[edit]

Routes through Miaoli (THSR)
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Routes through Miaoli (National Highway)
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Hsinchu CountyHsinchu  N TWHW3.svg S  TaichungChiayi

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