Serving as the county seat of Yunlin, Douliu City is an industrial hub in Taiwan’s west that lies partway between Taichung City and Tainan City. It centres around a historic streetscape dating back to the Japanese colonial period and hosts a lively food and entertainment night market.
Things to do in Douliu City
Stroll down historic Taiping Street, which is lined with old Baroque buildings dating from Taiwan’s period under Japanese rule. Admire the elaborately carved facades and sample some of the local specialties that are sold by the street-side vendors, such as rice with egg and savoury rice pudding.
An architectural highlight of Douliu City is the House of Citizen-Memorial Hall of Attendance, which was established to celebrate Crown Prince Hirohito’s visit to Taiwan in 1927. Also not to miss is the Yukihiro Memorial and the Douliu Roundabout, with its central fountain showcasing a musical water show each evening. From here, you can visit Douliu RenWen Nightmarket, a bi-weekly event that features authentic Taiwanese dishes and entertaining games.
If you’ve ever wanted to see how soy sauce is made, you can do just that at the Datong Black Gold Brewing Museum. Learn about the company’s establishment and the history of soy sauce in Taiwan by browsing the cultural displays, then join a guided tour through the processing area. At the end, you can have your picture taken with Taiwan’s biggest soy sauce bottle while sampling a variety of culinary products.
Getting around Douliu City
Taichung International Airport is around an hour’s drive from Douliu City and has flights to destinations across Asia. Regular trains connect from the Douliu railway station to destinations across Taiwan while buses travel throughout the city. The centre of Douliu City is compact enough to explore on foot or by bicycle.