Hsinchu, in Taiwan, is a place that some 400,000 people call home.
From here it's 25 miles (40 kilometers) to the northeast to Taoyuan and 40 miles (64 kilometers) to the south to Taichung.
One of the most fascinating monuments and heritage buildings in the area is the East Gate. This site provides for visitors the chance to learn about an important chapter in history. Spend some time visiting this site and also other heritage buildings to get a better understanding of the people and events that shaped this area.
One of the most acclaimed performance houses around Hsinchu is the Hsinchu Playhouse and Gallery. The residents of Hsinchu enjoy an energetic arts scene, so check the entertainment guides to see what’s on at this, and other venues during your vacation.
Treat your whole family to a trip to Hsinchu Zoo, the major zoo in Hsinchu. If you don’t have much time, stop by the information counter and collect a map to locate the park’s key exhibits.
To get inspired, go and see the Craft Glass Museum, one of the most interesting museum experiences in Hsinchu. Savor the quiet spaces, ask the friendly staff about any one-off exhibitions, buy something from the gift shop or just explore the echoes of the past.
The City God Temple is a well-preserved religious building that has a rich history. Walk around this interesting building, learn its history and discover why it is so popular with both locals and tourists.
The Hsinchu area offers a local botanical garden where you can reconnect with nature amongst a large and diverse collection of flora. Take the time to investigate the scientifically significant flora.
Hsinchu Sogo is the perfect place to visit if you have a passion for shopping and watching the world go by. It is a busy attraction filled with interesting fashion, quirky accessories and fresh food venues.