The following information is from:
- Hsinchu City Travel
- Information and Tourism,Taipei City Government.
- Hsinchu Traveling Net
Hsinchu City (新竹市)
Hsinchu Cheng Huang Temple (City God Temple) (城隍廟)
Municipal Relic Building, together with Zhulian Temple, Chang Ho Temple, are the three main and largest temples in Hsinchu. It is a large-scale building, with the main building consisting of three separate buildings, pillars carved with dragons, stone lions, and above the main door a bagua was designed by a famous mason of that time. The entrance plate, which was inscribed “Protect Kinmen,” was given by the Qing Emperor Guan Xu. It houses the oldest Cheng Huang idol with the highest rank in Taiwan.
Location: No.75, Zhongshan Rd., North Dist., Hsinchu City
Putian Temple (普天宮)
Putian Temple is located on Gu Qi Fong which is home to a cluster of temples. It has a well-known scenic view, which makes it one of the 8 must-see scenic points in Hsinchu. The most famous landmark is the 120-meter high statue of Guangong deity on top of the mountain. The temple mainly caters to the Jade Emperor and the Guangong god. The interior of the temple is also a religious history exhibit which includes the Guangong Historical Museum and a Japanese / Chinese antique and furniture museum.
Location: No.66, Ln. 306, Gaofeng Rd., East Dist., Hsinchu City
Hsinchu Station-Hsinchu Railway Station (新竹護城河)
Hsinchu’s century-old station was built in 1913 by the Japanese architect Matsugasaki Tsumunaga (松ケ崎萬長). The design is loosely based on Western architecture, with German Gothic architectural elements, incorporating some Baroque styles. It was built in the classic railroad construction style in contrast with many of the government buildings built during the same period.
Location: No.445, Sect. 2, Zhonghua Rd., East Dist., Hsinchu City.
Peaks Mountain Park (十八尖山18)
18 Peaks Mountain road was opened up in 1927. The winding, cresent-shaped road on 18 Peaks Moutain Park is about 7 to 8 kilometers long and wraps around the south-eastern side of Hsinchu. 18 Peaks Mountain has literally 18 shallow peaks, and fragrant flowering plants line the paths where visitors go to relax or exercise. Visitors can enjoy the many gazebos built along the way like the elegantly designed, hexagon-shaped, “Xinfu Pavilion (Pavilion of Happiness)” and the “Jieshou Pavilion (Pavilion of Longevity)” located at the highest point of the mountain. The mountain also boasts 33 stone statues of Guanyin (with 24 that are still visible), and is Taiwan's first forest park construction. The Flower Festival is held annually in March when flowers such as camellias, azaleas, apricot, peach and osmanthus fowers come into full bloom.
Location: Baoshan Road and Bo'ai Road, East Dist., Hsinchu City
Green Grass (Ching-Tsao) Lake (青草湖)
Green Grass (Ching-Tsao) Lake is a significant reservoir with a design that was adapted from the blueprints of the famous Hangzhou West Lake, by the Hsinchu City Government in 2007. A series of trails around the lake take visitors to scenic spots like the Lingyin Temple, Phoenix Bridge, Moon Bridge, Yu Fei Island and other attractions. Visitors can walk or cycle around the lake.
Location: Ln. 775, Minghu Rd., East Dist., Hsinchu City
Jincheng Lake Bird Watching Zone (金城湖賞鳥區)
Jincheng Lake is a semi-natural lake that is formed as Keya River exits to the sea. With rich intertidal biological creatures, Jincheng Lake attracts birds that come foraging for food. Surrounding the area are lush forests, providing places for the birds to hide. The middle of the river has two sandbars which have become a center for bird habitation. It is Gangnan’s best spot for bird watching.
Location: Turn right at Haibu Rd., towards Jingcheng Bridge
Xiangshan Wetland (香山濕地)
Xiangshan Wetland has a rich ecosystem. It is famous for Taiwan monk crabs, soldier crabs, and fiddler crabs. The mudflats here are prosperous. The International Bird Association has marked this area as a habitat conservation of wild birds. Xiangshan has also the largest oyster farm in northern Taiwan. It is the northernmost boundary for oyster farming in Taiwan. The vast expanse of the wetlands makes it a good place for windmill power. The shadows cast by the giant turbines against the view of the sea makes a beautiful scene during sunset.
Location: Hsinchu City Western Coast Expressway, next to the Splendid Coastline
World Expo Taiwan Pavilion – Creative Industrial Park (新竹世博館)
The World Expo Taiwan Pavilion in Hsinchu was displayed at the 2010 Shanghai World Expo. The main concepts of the building are,"Mountain , Water and Heart Lantern.” It has the spirit of the ancient folk custom of sending off sky lanterns while praying and having good wishes to purify the soul.
An LED peripheral "Heart of Taiwan" can be seen in the form of a glass coated sphere with a light-upheart on the outside of the building. With a 12 meter diameter, 720 ° spherical screen, surrounding sound and 4D special effects, "Heart of Taiwan" displays dynamic performances of alternating images between real and unreal, presenting millions of butterflies fluttering and a variety of creative features of Taiwan.
The Creative Industrial Park not only showcases the World Expo Taiwan Pavilion’s Heart Lantern, but also brings together science, technology and culture, all in a diverse and creative space. Using the concept of “Taiwan microcosm (mini Taiwan)” to demonstrate Taiwanese local culture and creative literature, so you will appreciate Taiwan’s character just when arriving to Hsinchu.
Location: No.1, Keji 5th Road, East Dist., Hsinchu City
Hsinchu County (新竹縣)
XinYueh Sand Bay (新月沙灘)
XinYueh Sand Bay is located in a remote area. It is a secret territory in BaZiKu. The coastal line extends more than 3000 meters with soft and clean sand. Remaining aloof from the world, this landscape is a masterpiece of the nature.
Location: Lane 155, Sec. 5, FongGang Road, ZhuBei City
Twin Well (雙胞胎井)
In Baoshan Village, there are just over sixty families, but more than 20 pairs of twins. According to seniors, it is related to the old well which is located in the entrance to the village on Baoshan road. The villagers are drinking well which has major renovation after the opening.
Traffic: "National Highway No. 3, Baoshan Interchange (Baoshan Industrial Park) exit interchange, forward towards Daya Rd → Daya Rd left turn onto the ramp →, towards Sanfeng Road / Jhu 43 Township Road forward → Please Sanfeng Road / Jhu 43 Township Roadturn left → Xinhu / Jhu 40 Township Road, turn right → destination"
Location: Nearby the intersection between Baoshan Rd., Baoshan Township and Sinhu Rd
North Point drawbridge (北角吊橋)
The North Point drawbridge, the second longest drawbridge in Taiwan, across the Oil Luo brook, its single-span drawbridge is 220 meters long, second only to Nantou County Pinglin drawbridge 350 meters long. After building drawbridge, it is so convenient that only needs 5 minutes walking to reach the other side, now it becomes an important bridge leading to the horse tire tribe. Moreover, it may also be walking fitness and becomes the new landmark in Chienshih Township. Because of the Red Bridge door frame and steel cable suspension system, it is also another view spot for tourists to stay and take photographs.
Traffic: Going through Bamboo Interchange of National Highway No. 3 to 120 County Road towards Yokoyama inner bay, been within the Bay to Chienshih direction straight ahead (Zhongshan Street Section), can be reached.
Location: Yising, Jianshih Township, Hsinchu County 31342, Taiwan (R.O.C.)---besides 120 traffic-lane.
The must-sees in ZhenSiBao include churches and juniper trees. Please see the following for detailed introduction.
Location: XiouLuan Village, JienShe Township
Smangus Tribe and Giant Trees (司馬庫斯巨木群)
Smangus, the “Tribe of the Darkness”, lives in the most remote area in JienShe, and possesses 20 plus giant trees more than a thousand years old.
Location: At the end of old Smangus trail
Statue of the Ataya Warrior (泰雅勇士雕像)
The stalwart statue of the warrior is leaning against the cliff. It symbolizes the Ataya tradition of hunting, fighting, and celebrating triumph. It also represents Ataya people’s spirit of never giving in to nature.
Location: JinPing Village, Jienshe Township
Lianhua Temple (蓮華寺)
The Lianhua Temple, mainly worships the Guanyin, is also known as the Guanyin Temple. Since the Lianhua Temple has a history of 130 years. After renovation, but it still retains the traditional style, it’s the only unconverted old temple in the Zhubei region. The carvings have the artistic value with a deep cultural and historical significance, so that it was announced as the County heritage site in 2006.
Traffic: Car: Zhongshan Highway> Jhubei Interchange => to Cyonglin direction => Zihciang Bei Road, turn left (towards Hsinpu direction) straight => in Pushan Lane can be reached on Lotus Temple (a distance of about 2 km). Bus: Hsinchu train station train => => transfer to bus shuttle Hsinchu Bus to Hsinpu, Kansai, Leofoo Village => Lianhua Temple, 5 minutes walk to arrive Lianhua Temple.
Location: No.39, 10th Neighborhood, Shihsing., Jhubei City, Hsinchu County 302, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
Leofoo Village Theme Park (六福村主題遊樂園)
In the theme park are the Arabian Palace, American Western Streets, South Pacific Ocean and Wild Life Kingdom, where tourists can have a good time. Besides scheduled performances, there are also amusement facilities and food and drink services. People can experience thrilling and also exciting entertainments here. It is full of laughers.
Location: No. 60 GongZiGo, ReNan Li, GuanXi Township
Green World (綠世界)
It is a world-class ecological farm, and the natural engineering method is adopted the whole farm. There are five theme areas in the farm, namely, Swan Lake, Mysterious World, Aquatic Botanical Garden, Birds Ecological Park, and Butterfly Ecological Park, as well as 38 scenic spots like zoo, plaza and so forth.
Location: No. 20, Neighborhood 7, DaHu Village, BeiPu Township
Jinping Church (錦屏教會)
At present, the Jinping Presbyterian Church parish in Chienshih Township only has 15 families. They had spent eleven years, rely on determination, to build up a beautiful church in the most religious character in Chienshih Township. Even more, in order to complete the overall structure of the Church, there were no water, no electricity, no windows and no lights for 7 years and only relying on the dedication of other churches during the period of the process. Many tourists are very impressive for this beautiful church which stand next to the Na Luo Creek with the larger pebbles piled wall in Jinping tribe.
Traffic: State Road on the 3rd off of West Interchange, driving 118 County Road to West, then Route Tai 3 to Yokoyama direction 69km turn left at 120 County Avenue eastbound from within the Bay Street Jianshih about 3 km to turn right, a Jianshih bridge towards the Luo direction of travel three kilometers away.
Location: No.45, 2nd Neighborhood, Jinping, Jianshih Township, Hsinchu County 31341, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
Strikes The Tea (客家擂茶)
here is a habit of drinking Lei Tea where there are Hakka people. On the old street of Peipu, there are a good many stores selling Lei Tea. You can process it by yourself, or just buy the packaged Lei Tea powder and enjoy it at home. When you come to Peipu, do not forget to have a cup of Lei Tea.
Nanpu irrigation (南埔百年水庫)
The Jiang Shao built up the hundred Years irrigation and the Nanpu irrigation to drill straight through 21 tunnels drawing into the paddy fields of 60 hectares in Nanpu. Due to the block of the irrigation, the Council of Agriculture, Water Conservation Bureau granted 42 million dollars to rebuild the Nanpu Canal as a demonstration area in rural regeneration. Then, the citizens decided to stop farming for one year to fix the irrigation, and especially there were four elderly who average 70-year-old-""Xiao, Yan Fang"", ""Zhou, Yuan Rui"", ""Li, Mu Hua"" and ""Zhuang, Qian Da""- used their working experiences of mining to help to clean the silt deposition of many years and made the irrigation back to the clean as before. This event became the best example as the rebirth of the rural area.
Traffic: Jhudong the Jhudong Cyonglin interchange, National Highway the 3rd → No. 120 County Road → turn right Jhulin bridge to the three-wire (take Road No. 123) → turn left 122 Road to Wufeng direction → Turn right three-wire to Beipu → Leisure Farmthe front.
Location: 2th Neighborhood, Nanpu, Beipu Township
Neiwan is located in Henshan town in Hsinchu. Visitors enjoy riding on Neiwan train and walking on the Neiwan suspension bridge when they come to this quiet old town. Must –try Hakka foods are sticky rice balls, Tzongtses, sticky rice cakes and special Hakka Leicha (drink of tea and nuts mix).
Big City shopping mall - Far Eastern Group (遠東巨城購物中心)
Location: No.229, Zhongyang Rd., East Dist., Hsinchu City
Location: No.2, Minzu Rd., East Dist., Hsinchu City
Taipei City (台北市)
Taiwan is a tropical island sitting across Taiwan Strait from China. Due to its geographical location, the island is a key international trade stop in the Pacific Rim. Taipei has been the de facto capital. It is situated by the Danshui River, at the northern tip of the country, about 70 km northeast of Hsinchu. Public transportation, high speed rail and greyhound are available and very convenient for first time visitors. Most of Taiwanese resident under age of 40s, understand English and some speak fluently. Local people are shy yet friendly. Please do not hesitate to ask for help when you need assistance.
|How To Travel from Hsinchu(NTHU) to Taipei ? |
- High Speed Rail Train (HSR)： Cost=~ NT$315. You could find more information at http://www5.thsrc.com.tw/en/
- Taxi：Cost~ NT$1600~2000 (NTHU to Taipei). You could call +886-3-551-6000 or +886-3-531-5492.
- Greyhounds：Cost=~ NT$160. Various greyhounds are available as well. There is a station, 50 feet north to the main gate of NTHU, serves as a stop to a dozen greyhound companies.
|Places to stay in Taipei : |
- Howard Interrnational House - Taipei (福華文教會館)
Tel：+886(2)8369-1155 (x 71 reservation)
Address: No. 30, Xin Sheng South Road Sec. 3, Taipei (台北市新生南路三段三十號)
- Leader landmark Hotel (立德台大尊賢會館)
Address: No. 83, Sec. 4, Roosevelt Rd., Taipei (台北市羅斯福路四段 83 號)
- Caesar Park Hotel - Taipei (凱撒大飯店)
Address: No. 38, Chung Hsiao West Road, Section 1, Taipei (北市忠孝西路一段 38 號)
- The Grand Hotel (圓山大飯店)
Address: 1, Chung Shan N. Rd., Sec.4, Taipei (台北市士林區中山北路 4 段 1 號)