Home to picturesque green spaces and a museum dedicated to chocolate, the Bade City district lies within one of Taiwan’s fastest growing cities. It serves as a commuter town for Taipei and features a number of industrial parks scattered throughout its largely residential streets.
Things to do in Bade District
Designed like a giant piece of chocolate, the Republic of Chocolate is Asia’s first museum dedicated to the history and creation of this sweet treat. Join a guided tour to learn how chocolate is produced throughout the world, make your own in one of their hands-on classes and sample an array of chocolate fusion cuisine at the on-site restaurant.
Bade Pond Eco Park sprawls across the eastern edge of Bade City and is set around a picturesque lake. It’s a great place to escape the bustle of the urban surrounds, with a number of forest walks to explore and a pavilion overlooking the water.
Bade City also makes a good base for visiting one of Taiwan’s most famous cultural destinations, Daxi Old Street, situated a short drive south. Once serving as the main hub for the trade of tea and camphor in the country, it’s now lined with Baroque-style shop facades.
Travelling with kids? Then don't miss a visit to the Window on China Theme Park and its “mini-worlds” where you can see famous landmarks in miniature replicas. There’s also a range of amusement rides and a water park to cool off during the hot summer months, together with daily shows at the Taiwanese Folk Art Theater.
Getting around Bade District
Bade City is around 30 minutes’ drive south of Taiwan’s largest airport, Taipei Taoyuan International Airport. It’s connected to the rest of Taoyuan by regular public bus services and a metro system.