Hsinchu City

HOW TO GET THERE
 

CKS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

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The CKS International Airport - (take the buses of Guo-Guang Motor Transit Co.) - Hsinchu City - (take the buses of Hsinchu Motor Transit Co.) - Hsinchu County

KAOHSIUNG INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

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Kaohsiung Xiao-Gang Airport - (take the buses of the transportation route of the airport, Bus 301, Guo-Guang Motor Transit Co., Kaohsiung Motor Transit Co., Chung-Nan Motor Transit Co.) - Kaohsiung City - (take the train of Taiwan Railway, the buse of Guo-Guang Motor Transit Co.) - Hsinchu City - (take the bus of Hsinchu Motor Transit Co.) - Hsinchu County

The town of Hsinchu, now famous for its Science-based Industrial Park, was first developed in 1723. It was first called Hsinchu in 1875, and was upgraded to a provincial city in 1982. The Hsinchu administrative district include Siangshan and covers an area of about 104 square kilometers. It has gained considerable prosperity and an international reputation since the creation of the Hsinchu Science-based industrial Park Hsinchu City is loacted in the northwestern part of Hsinchu County, its highedt point rising onlt 120 meters above sea level . The Hsinchu plain slopes upward to the east, and merges into Shrpajianshan and Nioupushan mountains. Most of the eastern part of the county is co-vered with foothills and small mountains.


AMUSEMENT PARK

  • Kuchifong
    Historical Background : People used to call Kuchifong Paradise Pu Ting it located in Kao Feng Town of Hsinchu. During early years it was famed Kuchifong Glass Street and it raised lots of glass timber. Kao Feng Road is also called Entering Kao Feng Road means entering Kuchifong. Hsinchu Glass Street means number 306 alley and 324 alley of Kao Feng Road, Adjoining Kuchifong Paradise. On the way to Kuchifong Paradise, there are many religions on two sides. Glass Streets prosperous or failure had a great relationship with Kuchifong Paradise; Kuchifong Paradise was listed in one of the amboo moat 12 winthin 1987, famed with all the peak mountain beauty, temples and the images. The 120-meter tall Kuans image is the biggest one in Far East, also the site of Hsinchu. There is the beautiful Chinese garden, the historical relics, the museum of terracotta warriors and horses, the beauty world of Western Park, the Chinese ancient metal showground, the parkland for attempter body, and barbeque area.
    Cultural Highlights : Contents include the ancient and modern antique, special treasure, peak mountain conjoint greenness. Vicinity around include: 18-sharp mountain, Chingcaohu, Ching Hwa University, Transportation University and Science District, etc. There are the ancient and modern collection of historical antique, artwork, and extremely skillful masterpiece of carve; Pu Tien is a 120-meter high statue of God Kuan; there are 9 floors in the statue, and different decoration each floor. Not only the statue of Buddha but also lots of curio collections. The Japanese-made #10 Train is the only two-left train of the three-shaft conflagration train in Taiwan.
     

FARM / SCENERY / GENERAL

  • Hsinchu City God (Chenghuang) Temple
    Hsinchu's City God (Chenghuang) Temple is regarded as the highest-ranking of all City God temples in Taiwan, due to the superior spiritual power of its City God in protecting the town. In front of the temple is a market with a lot of small stalls selling delicious Taiwanese snacks, including rice noodles, meat balls, thick cuttlefish broth, and Juchian Biscuit (Juchian is the original name of Hsinchu). Hsinchu is famous for a number of specialty foods, especially Hsinchu rice noodles, which are produced in Nanshr Li , Hsinchu City. Another famous product of Hsinchu is shiangfen, a traditional cosmetic powder which was used by women throughtout Taiwan before the arrival of foreign-style cosmetic products. The powder is also used in offerings to Chiniangma, the guardian spirit of children. Only one store, run by the Tsai Family in Julian Street, still produces this powder. Although there are many stalls from which Hsinchu meatballs can be purchased, many are concentrated around the Chenghuang Temple. The famous Peanut Butter is sold mainly along Dungda Road, and if you want to try Juchian Biscuits, you should go to the Shinfujen Cake Shop at No.26 Beimen Street.

MUSEUM / GALLERY / MEMORY

  • Hsinchu Municipal Glass Museum
    The museum building was reconstructed from Hsinchu Civic Hall that was built as the Japanese royalty residence and a banquet hall in 1936. After Taiwan restored in 1945, the building was utilized dy Takeover Committee, American army consultant delegation, and Hsinchu military police station.

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