Taichung area: Do it yourself!

Taichung area: Do it yourself!

Price per 1 person
TWD 7.500
Group of 2 - price per persons
TWD 4.500
Group of 3 - price per persons
TWD 3.800
Group of 4 - price per persons
TWD 3,600
Group of 5 - price per persons
TWD 3,400
Group of 6 - price per persons
TWD 3,200
Group of 7 - price per persons
TWD 3,000
Group of 8 - price per persons
TWD 2,900

This tour offers a combination between visits and DIY workshops. Through a series of activities, you will discover the area of Taichung! 

How does it works? 
Pick up two activities and we will send you the complete itinerary. Depending on the activities chosen your will also visit the area with English speaking guide. 

DIY ( chose 2 activities ) : 
- All about paper ( discover the story of the paper in the Puli area and DIY - see below for activities ) 

- Miso: Learn about the history of Miso, DIY: brew your own miso, mix the soybeans, rice and sea salt by yourself. Afterwards pack it and take it home to your friends and family.
- How choccolate is made? DIY - Create your own choccolates ( Puli area ); 
- Visit a Kumquat farm and make your own kumquat jam;
- Learn about incense and make your own incense;
- Everything around pots and pottery! DIY: make your own pottery;
- DIY make the famous Lukang local speciality: the "Phoenix Eye Cakes" 

說明 Introduction

Pick up: This tour will start from Taichung. 
Pick up points TBD with clients in Taichung city center ( hotels or other location ) or Taichung High speed train station. 

Duration:  9/10 hours.

Tour includes transportation, English speaking licensed guide, fuel & parking fee, all entrance tickets, DIY activities and insurance. 
Does not include meals. 


The story of the paper

The paper production industry of Puli initiated during Japanese colony in 1935. Japanese discovered the advantageous environment for producing paper and especially the water quality of Puli was pure and very suitable to produce high-quality "paper"  so they start building factories.

In 1970, the paper production in Puli developed rapidly as the economy grew in Taiwan.
Factories were quite a lot and handmade paper started to be exported to nearby counties such as Japan and Korea.

The paper production reached its peak between 1980 and 1990. There were more than 50 factories in Puli providing handmade paper to Japan and all over southeastern Asia.

After 1990, a number of factors including lack of skilled workers, rising wages and difficulty to access raw materials and deforestation, led to many paper factories having to close.

In 1994 a proposal was made to develop traditional industries and tourism.
Old factories set up galleries to exhibit art works of paper. In addition, they present the procedure of paper production and introduce the ingredients to visitors.  

Besides changing the approach, factories have been improving their techniques, for example the Guangxing Paper Studio develops recycled paper made of water bamboo's skin raising the awareness of environmental protection and recycled paper made of grass has become a trend all over the area. 

They now produce high-quality handmade paper as well as creative products and successfully promote paper industry in Puli nationwide and overseas. 

About Miso Cultural Factory

"We started from a single rice mill, and now we produce more miso than anyone else in central Taiwan. To promote the spirit of brewing culture, we established the first cultural tourism miso brewing factory in Taiwan. Our unique barrel-shaped building was built with the environment in mind using recyclable materials whenever possible."

In the small but well maintained museum you will see centuries-old antique fir barrels and koji yeast wooden boxes and learn about the history and benefits of Miso. 

About the Miso-handmade class: Brew your own miso, mix the soybeans, rice and sea salt by yourself. Afterwards pack it and take it home to your friends and family. After three months of ripening at room temperature, you can enjoy your own miso.

注意事項 Notes

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Taichung & Lavender Cottage
Taichung & Lukang
Taichung & Gaomei Wetlands
Sun Moon Lake
Taichung: Chun Shui Tang Tea House Bubble Tea DIY
Taichung: Cooking class

For reservation and information, please contact:


Taipei City Phone + 886 2 27232188
Taichung City Phone +886 4 37001268  ext 203 for English

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