With neighboring countries boasting world-famous theme parks like Disneyland and Universal Studios, Taiwan remains to be an underrated amusement park hotspot. But that doesn’t mean it doesn’t have fun and thrills to offer.
In this blog, we once covered Leofoo Village Theme Park, a safari-themed attraction in Hsinchu County that is a favorite among the young and young at heart. So now, we’re moving over to Taichung, where you will find Lihpao Land.
Dubbed as Taiwan’s biggest resort park, Lihpao Land poses itself as a premier recreational destination that sprawls across 200 hectares, bringing together land and water theme parks, a five-star hotel, an escape room attraction, an outlet mall, and more.
Featuring top-of-the-line facilities, it welcomes all types of holiday-goers—whether they crave a bit of adventure or just want to chill.
If you’re planning a trip to Lihpao Land in the near future, here are eight tips to maximize your visit:
Know How To Get There
There are a number of ways for you to reach Lihpao Land, but taking the train is the easiest. Allow us to break down some options for you:
-Take the Taiwan High-Speed Rail (THSR) train to Taichung Station. Once you get there, catch the free Lihpao Land Shuttle bus from Platform 10. Alternatively, you can take Bus no. 155, which departs from Platform 21.
-Ride the Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) train headed to Fengyuan Station and hop on the bus bound for Dajia. Alight at Lihpao Land.
*To avoid the hassle of transferring rides, you may book Lihpao Land tickets that come with a shuttle service.
Book Your Tickets In Advance
Sure, Lihpao Land is under the radar of most foreign visitors, but it’s still popular among locals, which means its ticketing offices can get packed, especially on weekdays and holidays. And because queueing will not just use up your patience but also your time, it would be best to make your ticket reservation online for an easy admission into the park.
Visit During An Off-Peak Day
Don’t like massive crowds? Time your visit well and go on a weekday. Do check Taiwan’s calendar of events, too, just so you don’t come on a holiday, when most people flock to recreational complexes for some bonding time with family and friends.
Check The Weather Forecast
Don’t put a damper on your trip by visiting Lihpao Land on a rainy day. Much of the park’s attractions are outdoors, so stay up-to-date with Taichung’s weather forecast, most especially during the monsoon season, which falls between May and September.
To make the best out of your visit, come early! This will give you enough time to check out all the attractions you wish to try over the course of a day.
Try The Outdoor Attractions First
The weather can change as fast as a snap of a finger, so don’t take the warm sunshine for granted, and hit all the outdoor attractions as soon as possible! If the rain starts to fall, you can keep yourself dry at the Lihpao Outlet Mall, where you can shop till you drop.
Bring Out The Adrenaline Junkie In You
Lihpao Land is home to Gravity Max, the world’s first coaster with a true 90-degree drop and also the world’s only tilt coaster. It’s also where you will find the tallest ferris wheel in Taiwan, so if you’re acrophobic, perhaps, it’s time to face your fears here! You can also try circuit karting featuring an international-standard Formula 3 motor raceway
Cool Down At Mala Bay Water Park
If you’re visiting in the summer, don’t you dare forget your swimwear because Mala Bay Water Park is waiting for you! Take a cooling dip in its waters, try out as many waterslides as you can, and experience the Wave, the first large-scale open-air artificial wave pool in Southeast Asia.
Address: No. 8, Furong Road, Houli District, Taichung City, 42145
9:30 AM – 5:00 PM (Mon – Fri)
9:30 AM – 8:00 PM (Sat & Sun)
*Featured image courtesy of KKday Supplier