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Update:2021-06-09

Downtown Area

Hsinchu Railway Station
Hsinchu Railway Station

With its European-style bell towerparticularly impressive under the blue sky, the station was built with brick and stone decorated with round windows. It is not only a national historic monument but also a charm for tourists due to its magnificent structure. Without any sign board, it is the oldest station in Taiwan still serving travelers every day. Despite the busy traffic on nearby roads, it exudes peaceful and earthy notes.

  • Location: No. 445, Sec. 2, Zhonghua Rd., East Dist., Hsinchu City
Hsinchu Du Cheng Huang Temple
Hsinchu Du Cheng Huang Temple

Always filled with worshipers, Hsinchu Du Cheng Huang Temple is enduringly popular. A city-level historic site, the Temple is also known as the “Hsinchu City God Temple,” which is equally famous as the “Beigang Mazu Goddess Temple” in southern Taiwan. The Temple’s architectural design makes it one of the must visit place in Taiwan, where people burn incense praying for a safe and healthy life.

  • Location: No. 75, Zhongshan Rd., North Dist., Hsinchu City
The Eastern Gate
The Eastern Gate

Due to urban street planning under the Japanese rule, the authorities tore down the city walls, with the exception of the Yingxi Gate, which is now known as the Hsinchu Eastern Gate. Standing tall in the bustling streets, the Gate has become a part of the public’s life. Quietly and softly, it embraces the change of seasons with grace and beauty.

  • Location: Zhongshan Rd. and DongmenSt. Entrance, Hsinchu City
Beimen St.
Beimen St.

Walking in Beimen Street, the facades of the street houses retain the traces of the past prosperity. In the old street style, we can tell from the plaques that there were plenty of talents here in the town. As expected, Hsinchu’s learning environment has been flourishing since those early days.

  • Location: Turn right at the Hsinchu Du Cheng Huang Temple and keep walking on Zhongshan Rd. to arrive at the Beimen St.
  • Food: An old street is always accompanied by delicious foods, such as pig’s trotters, chewy tapioca balls, duck, four fruits soup, shredded chicken rice, winter melon tea, and toast.On the nostalgic old block, be it the historic buildings or the brick wall facades after reconstruction, they all evoke the vestiges of the old-time glamour. The Zheng Clan Ancestral Hall was built to a precise specification, with the emphasis on feng shui. Both the Changhe Temple and Shuixian Temple have been the local religious centers since the Qing dynasty.
Zhulian Temple
Zhulian Temple

Zhulian Temple, dedicated to Guanyin Bodhisattva, is one of the three oldest temples in Hsinchu that still preserves many relics from the Qing dynasty. With exquisite carvings and decoration, the details of the Temple are worth savoring. The Temple also enshrines the goddess of childbirth, Seven Star Goddess, land deity Fu Te Cheng Shen, and other gods, with incense filling the shrine, showing the pious folk beliefs and colorful folk art.

  • Location: No. 100, Zhulian St., East Dist., Hsinchu City
18 Peaks Mountain
18 Peaks Mountain

Named for its distinct 18 pinnacles, Eighteen Peaks Mountain is surrounded by undulating hills, fragrant flowers and trees as well as fresh air. Hiking on the trail, there are rest spots such as Ailin Pavilion, Putuo rock and Foguang Temple along the path. From the highest point of “Jieshou Pavilion,” you can have a panoramic view of the beautiful scenery around.

  • Location: Bo’ai St., East Dist., Hsinchu City
Hsinchu Park
Hsinchu Park

To enjoy a leisurely walk in Hsinchu, you can stop by the Hsinchu Park, with surrounding attractions including the Li Pond, Lakeside Ryōtei, the Hsinchu Zoo, the Glass Museum, and the Confucius Temple. Lush with trees, the park is breathtakingly beautiful with the Li Pond glittering in the sunlight and a pavilion sitting on the Japanese-style Nine-Curve Bridge. The park gets tourists to click away pictures furiously.

Hsinchu Zoo
Hsinchu Zoo

Starting from the notion of “the zoo in the park,” the Hsinchu Zoo Reborn project shapes the habitat of animals, making the interaction between people and animals more natural, so the park can become the most suitable “life education environment” for parents and children.

  • Location: No. 66, Shipin Rd., Hsinchu City
North Church
North Church

Located in the Hsinchu City, North Church is a religious building affiliated with the Catholic Church. Modeled after the Gothic style of architecture, the church is a landmark in Hsinchu City, with its main hall and extended wing corridor looking like a giant cross from the air. Inside, the roof has no beams to support it, so the space seems more spacious. When the sunlight streams in through the stained glass, the whole church shine brightly and magnificently.

  • Location: No. 156, Zhongzheng Rd., North Dist., Hsinchu City
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