Hsinchu Country

HOW TO GET THERE
 

CKS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

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The CKS Internation Airport - (take the buses of Guo-Guang Motor Transit Co., Taoyuan Motor Co.) - Hsinchu County / City

KAOHSIUNG INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

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Kaohsiung Xiao-Gang Airport - Sung-Shan Airport - Taipei City - (take the train of Taiwan Railway, the buses of Guo-Guang Motor Transit Co., Jian-Ming Motor Transit Co.) - Hsinchu City - (take the buses of Hsinchu Motor Transit Co.) - Hsinchu County

Hsinchu was once called "Chuchien" (trenches of bamboo). It is an area of more than hundred square kilometers which is cloaked by mountains and girded by the sea as an location holding a part of the country. It used to be the Inland of Northern Taiwan, while nowadays it enjoys its fame as a key position of culture and science. In the long river of history, Chuchien used to be a paradise on the earth where Tao Ka Sy people of Pingpu Tribe went hunting deers and spent a good time of relaxation. Though later Holland and Spain once occupied Taiwan, it did not cause a tremendous influence on this area at all. In 1950, administrative districts were adjusted once again. This time Hsinchu County were covering Taoyuen, Hsinchu, Miaoli three Counties. The original Hsinchu City under the jurisdiction of Taiwan Province Government was descended and merged into Hsinchu County.

On July 1st of 1982, Hsinchu area was divided into Hsinchu City and Hsinchu County for administration. Merging Siangshan Distric, Hsinchu City was upgraded to a City under the jurisdiction of Province. The County Government of Hsinchu was moved to Jhubei. Currently there are one City, three Towns and nine Villages under the jurisdiction of Hsinchu County Government.


NATIONAL SCENIC AREA

  • Tri-Mountion National Scenic Area
    Historical Background Central Taiwan is perfect for tourism due to its advantages in scenery, culture and transportation. Tri-Mountion Tourist District covers the Lion's Head Mountain, the Li Moutain and the Bagua Mountain, with a total area of 1,200 hectares. With the clear objectives of local, educational, ecological and sustainable tourism, the government has made great efforts in the development of Tri-Mountion Tourist District. Cultural Highlights The Li Mountain breeds a great variety of birds and butterflies. From June to September, various butterflies can be found in the mountain. In addition, the local Tai Ya Tribe presents their delicate hand-made textile products. A great variety of birds and butterflies can also be found in the Bagua Mountain. The special geography here is also worth visiting.
     

FOREST PLEASURE GROUND

  • Guanwu Forest Park
    Historical Background : Guanwu Park is located on the border of Wufong Township, Hsinchu and Taian Township, Miaoli. As the mists here are very thick and dense, it is also called the country of clouds. Entering Guanwu Park from Chutong, Hsinchu County, the scenery along the road is fascinating with special clouds and mountainous views. Guanwu Park has an altitude of 1,800 meters and is the entrance to Ta Pa Chien Mountain. The Hsinchu Forest Bureau has built many tour tracks, leading to ancient trees as old as 2000 years old, forests and waterfalls. In addition, the forests also have several species of mountain birds, endangered plants and animals.
    Cultural Highlights : The most famous scene in Guanwu Park is the Chen Shan Track, along which are tall trees. The track is 4,130 meters long and it takes about 3 to 4 hours to finish the track. Climbing up to the top of Chen Shan, 2,439 meters in altitude, visitors can appreciate and admire the spectacles of the Shei Mountains and the Ta Pa Mountains.
     

AMUSEMENT PARK

  • Leofoo Village Amusement Park
    This is a large park that combines the features of an amusement and safari park, offering fun for the whole family. The amusement park is divided into zones according to major regions of the world,including the American West and the South Pacific.The safari park is divided into carnivore and herbivore areas, through which buses take visitors to view the wild animals in their natural habitats.
     

  • Leofoo Village Theme Park
    Historical Background : Leofoo Village is located in Guansi, Hsin Chu County. It is a well-organized theme park. Besides the wildlife zoo, the park has 4 other theme parks. The Western, the South Pacific and the Arabian Palace were opened from 1994 to 1999. The park will continue to build new facilities, such as the China Town, the Wildlife, and the Fairy Tales. In addition, the park also plans to build a new garden and international tourist hotel. The park attracted large numbers of tourists ever since its establishment in 1994. The number of tourists in 1996 reached 2.3 million and broke the record in Taiwan.
    Cultural Highlights : Visitors can enjoy the facilities in different theme parks, including the Western, the South Pacific and the mysterious Arabian Palace. The exciting games and facilities here have attracted tourists to visit Leofoo Village again.
     

  • Saint Park
    Historical Background : Saint Park is located in Wuci Shan, Jhutong. It is connected with Shei Pa National Park and is 60 hectares in area. Visitors can enjoy the beautiful and mountainous scenery here in the park. The park spent one billion NT dollars planning and arranging an environment friendly amusement park. Therefore, the park is entertaining, recreational, and educational.
    Cultural Highlights : In addition to amusement facilities, the park also has a swimming pool with slides, a small zoo, and several exhibition rooms. There are kangaroos, ostriches, parrots and other animals in the zoo. And the exhibitions include insects, wax figures, and so forth
     

  • Siao Ding-Dong Science Park
    Siao Ding-Dong Science Park is the island's only outdoor natural science playground. It incorporates art with scientific principles to offer visitors experiences of optical and mechanical phenomena.
     


FARM / SCENERY

  • Fangliau Yimin Temple
    This temple is located in Shinpu Jen of Hsinchu County. It is dedicated to the courageous Hakka people who organized a group of volunteers to protect their homes and communities at a time of unrest during the early Ching Dynasty (1644-1911). The site of the Yimin Temple first served as the cemetery for those who died in the troubles. The temple was built on this site in 1794 and the martyrs' cemetery is now located behind it. There are three temple festivals every year: the Spring Festival before Tomb Sweeping Day, the Autumn Festival at the end of October or beginning of November, and the Yimin Festival on the 20th day of the 7th lunar month.
     

GENERAL

  • Chingchuan Hot Springs
    Historical Background : Chingchuan Hot Spring lies in Hsinchu County. It was called Inoue Hot Spring in the past. It is the only hot spring in Hsinchu. The water is colorless and odorless. Due to geologic changes, the hot spring had disappeared for several years until September 21, 1999, when a severe earthquake caused the hot spring to emerge again. The spring water is said to be healing for skin diseases and gastroenteritis.
    Cultural Highlights : Chingchuan Hot Spring is colorless and odorless with a temperature of 48C. The water is drinkable too. It is said that the spring water can heal skin diseases and gastroenteritis. Besides the hot spring, the beautiful mountains and graceful peach blossoms also attract many tourists. Visitors can walk along the tour tracks and enjoy the hot springs after the walk.
     

  • Fangliau Yimin Temple
    This temple is located in Shinpu Jen of Hsinchu County. It is dedicated to the courageous Hakka people who organized a group of volunteers to protect their homes and communities at a time of unrest during the early Ching Dynasty (1644-1911). The site of the Yimin Temple first served as the cemetery for those who died in the troubles. The temple was built on this site in 1794 and the martyrs' cemetery is now located behind it. There are three temple festivals every year: the Spring Festival before Tomb Sweeping Day, the Autumn Festival at the end of October or beginning of November, and the Yimin Festival on the 20th day of the 7th lunar month.
     

  • The Lion's Head Mountain Scenic Area
    Lion's Head Mountain was rated as a provincial scenic area in 1993, and its scope includes Lion's Head Mountain, Emei Lake, Five Finger Mountain, and Beipu Area. Five Finger Mountain has an attractive forest and several trails. Emei Lake is very beautiful and has a suspension bridge called the "Emei Bridge." The Beipu cold spring has a large water volume and the Suilian Cave is deeply hidden in the mountain area.Lion's Head Mountain has traditional Hakka culture and boisterous festivals. Agricultural and forest specialties include Eastern Beauty Tea, Persimmon Cake, Three Bay Pear, Hakka rice, Lei Tea and trouts.

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