Holiday Fun in Taiwan - Window on China Theme Park

XIAO REN GUO Theme Park a.k.a. Window on China Theme Park was in our must-visit list while I was planning the itinerary for our holiday trip to Taiwan last December. J insisted on it. I've never heard of this until J told me about it. Childhood dream daw niya na makapunta dun, kasi he was fascinated by this miniature theme park ever since he learned about it when he was a little boy. I was reluctant at first because with all the Taiwan tour recommendations I've read, not one source have mentioned about this theme park. True enough, this Window on China (WOC) still exists and is thriving. WOC is the oldest theme park of Taiwan, located in Taoyuan City, which opened its doors in 1984.

While I was researching about this "miniature theme park in Taiwan", I read about it from this site which gave me good preview of what to expect. The WOC website was very helpful as well, so check it out after reading my post! =)

I was still skeptical about this old theme park, but it got me curious, and this was the only request of J for this trip.

WOC features several fun rides for the whole family (which we skipped altogether), and globe-trot to 5 distinct regions:  Mini Taiwan, Mini China, Mini Asia, Mini Europe, Mini America.

There are 133 miniature landmarks painstakingly created on a 1:25 scale from the original building. Impressive!

I scheduled Window On China Theme Park for Day 3 of our Taiwan trip, including a visit to Chiang Kai Shek Memorial and a ride up the Maokong Gondola. It was a Saturday and I booked Ownrides private car with driver to bring us around the tourist spots I planned for us to visit that day. Travel time to WOC was around 45 minutes from Taipei.

Our driver suggested we spend the whole afternoon there so we can stay longer. He was right. Bitin pa nga kami coz we left without seeing most of Mini Asia and missed all of Mini America.

Here's a photo essay of this fascinating and awesome miniature theme park. Try to guess the landmarks before you read the caption. ;)

Taichung Harbor

Sacred tree at Alishan Forest railway

Taipei Zoo

Chiang Kai Shek Memorial

Longshan Temple

Presidential Office

Temple of Heaven

Forbidden City

Great Wall of China

Fengxian Temple of Longmen Caves

Arc de Triomphe - Paris

Stonehenge - England

Leaning Tower of Pisa - Italy

Palais Garnier opera house - Paris

Chartes Cathedral - France

St. Basil's Cathedral - Moscow

Egyptian Obelisk


7 Storied Pagoda - Nara, Japan 

Ang galing no? I took a lot of videos but didn't get around to editing them yet. Maybe I'll upload here once I'm done.

Window On China Theme Park is truly a gem. I recommend you spend at least half a day at the miniature park when you visit Taiwan. Bring a change of clothes if you want to enjoy the rides at the amusement park and Water World.

Let me know if you recognize any of them and if you've been to the actual site! Are these accurate?

No.891, Gaoyuan Rd., Longtan Dist., Taoyuan City 325, Taiwan

Read about our Taiwan trip, with itinerary:

Part 1 - North coast tour
Part 2 - Chiang Kai Shek Memorial and Maokong

Check out @mymomfriday Instagram Stories highlights, "Fun Taiwan" for our video clips. 

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