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A thriving hub for technological companies and universities, this city’s industries propel it into the future, while its heritage buildings anchor it to the past. 

Experience the excitement of Hsinchu, a bustling modern city along the Taiwan Strait. Although it is home to some of the island's leaders in technology and industry, this city manages to maintain a laid-back atmosphere. Explore some of its Qing dynasty-era buildings and venture outdoors to take advantage of Hsinchu’s beautiful parks and mountains.

Hsinchu is famous for its glass products. Learn more about the city’s history of glass making at the Hsinchu Glass Craft Museum. The museum chronicles the history of glass making around the world, with exhibits dedicated to intricate glass pieces and the opportunity to watch glass-makers at work.

Pay a visit to Hsinchu Science Park, which is modeled after California’s Silicon Valley. Now home to more than 400 tech companies, the Science Park has played a significant role in bringing Hsinchu into the modern era. Wander through some of this 2.5-square mile (6.5-square kilometer) area to see the surrounding man-made lake and public park.

Check out the Chenghuang Temple, also known as City God Temple, a much-loved city landmark that dates back to the 18th century. Be sure to stop for some street food at the numerous market stalls in front of the temple and try some of Hsinchu’s local specialties, such as savory meatballs.

Go for a swim in the natural cold springs in Beipu or cycle along the stunning Hsinchu 17 km Coastal Bike Path, which stretches across numerous parks, beaches and harbors. For an even more adventurous activity, hike the winding trail up Eighteen Peaks Mountain or explore the gorgeous alpine scenery in Shei Pa National Park.

Hsinchu can be reached by bus or train from Taipei or Taichung. The steady winds in Hsinchu help to cool temperatures in the humid summer but can make winters chilly. It’s best to avoid visiting the “windy city” during typhoon season, from July to October.

Where to stay in Hsinchu

Top Hotels in Hsinchu

Lakeshore Hotel
Lakeshore Hotel
4 out of 5
No.773,Ming-Hu Rd, Hsinchu
The price is NT$2,364 per night from Dec 8 to Dec 9

This family-friendly Hsinchu hotel is located in the suburbs, within 2 mi (3 km) of Guqifeng and Putian Temple. Hsinchu City God Temple and Hsinchu Zoo are also ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (854 reviews)

"The children play facilities are fantastic, so is the breakfast spread"…"

Reviewed on 2019/10/17

Lakeshore Hotel
Landis Inn Chuhu
Landis Inn Chuhu
4.5 out of 5
No.16, Daxue Rd., East Dist., Hsinchu
The price is NT$2,646 per night from Dec 7 to Dec 8

Located in East District, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of National Chiao Tung University and National Tsing Hua University. Hsinchu Zoo and Hsinchu ...

4.4/5Excellent! (408 reviews)

"The hotel is located near the Science Park. The property is newer than most other hotels in the area. The rooms are clean and the price is reasonable. The breakfast option can be included with a small fee. The hotel has all the necessary amenity that you would need for a short stay The staffs are ..."…"

Reviewed on 2020/2/25

Landis Inn Chuhu
Leofoo Resort Guanshi
Leofoo Resort Guanshi
4 out of 5
No 60 Gungtzgou Renan Li, Guanxi, Hsinchu County
The price is NT$7,178 per night from Dec 22 to Dec 23

Situated near the boardwalk, this spa resort is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Leo Foo Village Theme Park and 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from Windows on China Theme Park. Qibadong ...

3.8/5Good! (886 reviews)

"Great place for family."…"

Reviewed on 2020/7/16

Leofoo Resort Guanshi
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in Hsinchu

Kenting Houbihu Camping car
Kenting Houbihu Camping car
2 out of 5
No.79-64, Daguang Rd, Hengchun, Pingtung County
The price is NT$2,764 per night from Dec 12 to Dec 13

Situated in Hengchun, this campground is within 1 mi (2 km) of Houbihu Fishing Harbor and Kenting National Park. Houbihu Marina and Houbi Lake Marine Resources ...

4.2/5Excellent! (13 reviews)


Reviewed on 2020/8/3

Kenting Houbihu Camping car
S. Fennel Villa
S. Fennel Villa
4.5 out of 5
No.1-16, Da Mei Rd., Mudan, Pingtung County
The price is NT$5,964 per night from Dec 1 to Dec 2

Situated in the suburbs, this luxury villa is within 1 mi (2 km) of Sichongxi Hot Springs Bath House and Sichongxi Hot Springs. Shihmen Historic Battlefield ...

3.7/5Good! (7 reviews)

"villa景觀不錯 但床會一直發出聲音,感覺舊了"…"

Reviewed on 2017/2/22

S. Fennel Villa
Stream Yurt Campground
Stream Yurt Campground
2 out of 5
No. 20-2-2, Shouting Ln., Ren'ai, Nantou County
The price is NT$1,558 per night from Nov 29 to Nov 30

Situated in Ren'ai, this campground is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Small Swiss Garden and 2 mi (3.3 km) from Cingjing Farm. Lu-shan Hot Spring and Mona Rudao Monument ...

4.4/5Excellent! (5 reviews)


Reviewed on 2020/10/6

Stream Yurt Campground
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Jul 14, 2019

We went to the sea wall, the glass museum, the East Gate and Hukao Old Street.

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