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Miaoli

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

Understand[edit]

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

Talk[edit]

Hakka is the main local language in Miaoli, though most locals are able to speak Mandarin as well.

Get in[edit]

Miaoli TRA Station

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.

  • 1 Miaoli station (苗栗車站). Miaoli TRA station (Q11616129) on Wikidata Miaoli railway station on Wikipedia
  • 2 Nanshi station (南勢車站). Nanshi Station (Q6964244) on Wikidata Nanshi railway station on Wikipedia

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.

See[edit]

Gongweixu Tunnel entrance
Miaoli Railway Museum gate.

History and culture[edit]

  • 1 Gongweixu Tunnel (功維敘隧道).

Museums[edit]

  • 2 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
  • 3 Miaoli County Urban Planning Exhibition Center (苗栗縣城市規劃館), No. 102, Xianfu Road, +886 3 736 9477. 09:30-16:00. A gallery covering the history of Miaoli County. Miaoli County Urban Planning Exhibition Center (Q30623641) on Wikidata Miaoli County Urban Planning Exhibition Center on Wikipedia

Temples[edit]

  • 4 Miaoli Wenchang temple (文昌祠), No. 756, Zhongzheng Road, Miaoli City, Miaoli County, +886 3 733 3993.
  • 5 Nayeli Mazu Temple (天后宮), No. 794, Zhongzheng Road, +886 3 732 1245. 07:00-21:00. An ornate temple dedicated to Mazu. Nayeli Mazu Temple (Q56556181) on Wikidata

Parks & Nature[edit]

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

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Drink[edit]

Sleep[edit]

  • 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.

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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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