Taipei, Nov 3 (CNA) Taichung has emerged as one of the top eight hottest destinations in the world, according to an analysis by online travel agency Booking.com which compared hotel booking rates before and during the COVID-19 pandemic.
âKnown for its delicious local cuisine and beautiful ancient temples, Taichung is among the top eight hottest destinations to explore in 2022,â Regina Chan (è©¹é ä¼), area manager of Booking.com Taiwan, said in a statement from press October 27.
The city is famous for its large night markets and delicious snacks such as cakes in the sun, meatballs and bubble tea, the website said.
Booking.com also highlighted the city’s historic temples, including the 200-year-old Lecheng Temple, the ornate Chenghuang Temple, and the three-room Wanhe Temple, which “feature intricate architecture and reveal the rich cultural past of the ancestors. from the city. “
Atlanta, Gramado in Brazil, Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic, BraÈov in Romania, Llandudno in the United Kingdom, Montpellier in France and Melaka in Malaysia have joined Taichung among the travel agency‘s trending destinations.
According to Booking.com, the list was compiled after its data analysts selected the 1,000 most booked destinations during the period June-September 2021 and ranked the fastest growing compared to their bookings in 2019 before the outbreak of the pandemic.
The destinations have also been adjusted slightly to ensure geographic distribution and not feature the same country twice, he said.
The designation of Taichung as a trending destination came as Taipei was ranked the second best city in the world to visit next year in Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2022, released by the travel guide publisher last month.