National Chiao Tung University
1National Chiao Tung University

Re-established in 1958, this is a beautiful campus. Sculptures of the Master Artist Yuyu Yang like “Flowing Sleeves,” “Bright Moon” and “Zhuoying” as well as 13 other pieces can be seen dotted about the campus. Its broad, open campus is filled with lush greenery. “the Pavilion in the Bamboo Grove,” “the South-point Scenic Point ,” the tree lined, winding road leading to Bamboo Lake, willow trees by the Lake, and Lotus Pond, are some of the 14 breathtaking scenic spots found here.

Address: No. 1001, Daxue Rd., East Dist., Hsinchu City

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Hsin Chu train station
2Hsin Chu train station

Lio Mingchuan started to build railway in Taiwan for the sake of coast defense, city development and transportation need in 1886. At the early stage of Japan colony, Japan government rebuilt the old railway because that the railway was too zigzag and dangeroud, at that time, Hsin Chu train station was only a simple ticket booth. The new railway started to serve in 1908, and new Hsin Chu train station finished in 1913, which was the station in Hsin Chu nowadays. 
 
The designer of ShinChou train station Matuguchi work for the general government's railway department, he combined some features from Baroque style , steep and high roof with tiger window betweens. The architect emphasized the solemn and heavy feelings of the building by ways of putting stone structure among pillars and corners. 

 

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Yin Hsi East Gate
3Yin Hsi East Gate

Hsinchu previously named ChuChang, and its city fense only surrounded with thorn and bamboo in 1733. Until 1826 the celebrity Chan YungShi suggested the emperor of Ching dynasty to reconstruct a strong stone city wall. 
 
The ancient ChuChang city wall was built with brick and stone in 1827. The dimensioned of the city wall , 860 chang in circle, 1.5 chang in height, 1.6 chang in depth, (chang is the length measure of ancient Chinese, approximate length of ten feet.) and four gates for four directions, 'Yin Hsi' (moring sunlight) in the east, 'Yi-Suang 'in the west, 'Ge-Hsuing' in the south, and Gong-Chang in the north. 
 
When Taiwan was colonized by Japan , the government had ever reformed city's administration design, and thus tore down most part of the city walls and gates in 1902, and now Yin Hsi East Gate 'Yin Hsi' was the only one still existed. 
 
The base of Yin Hsi East Gate was granite stone, with arching entrance; the upper tower originally was build with wood, and after reconstructed with the material of concrete. 24 pillars held the whole structure of the building; both sides of the ridge  
were shaped short and crescent, which reflected the strong and awe-inspiring image of the building.

 

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Hsinchu Moat and Riverside Garden
4Hsinchu Moat and Riverside Garden

Hsinchu Moat and Riverside Garden has a good reputation much like the River Seine. Surrounding the river visitors can enjoy the cultural atmosphere and enjoy the historic value of the city. The East Gate is one of the main preserved monuments, but also many of the Japanese colonial period buildings that existed in what was downtown can be seen while walking on the green trail along the river. On both sides of the river are designer cafes; street performers show their art during the weekends and holidays. Definitely a great place for a casual and comfortable stroll.

Address: Stretches from Linsen Road to Zhongyang Road

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Hsinchu Cheng Huang Temple
5Hsinchu Cheng Huang Temple

Hsinchu Cheng Huang Temple was built by the officer of Tamshuen,Jen Zi-Ing in 1748. Hsinchu Cheng Huang temple was also the only " Capital Cheng Huang Temple", the highest rank of all Cheng Huang temples. To observe the temple in a closer view, viewing the delicate art of its woodcraft in detail is quite enjoyable. The stone lions in front of the temple and the decorations inside are highly valued. The dragon pillars were the work of Shin A-Chou, the famous Taipei engraver and the delicate fine art of the eight-side diagram ceiling over the entrance was the work of Wang Isweng , the master carpenter from Chuan Chou.China

Hsinchu Cheng Huang Temple Snacks Market was already in operation during the Japanese colonial period. The snacks here are what common residents enjoy the most. Rice noodles, QQ meatballs, red yeast stuffed meatballs, oyster pancakes, and traditional spring roll wraps are all available here.

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Military Dependants Village Museum of Hsinchu City
6Military Dependants Village Museum of Hsinchu City

Being opened on December 28, 2002, Military Dependants Village Museum of Hsinchu City was reconstructed from the old Department of Environmental Protection. The space of nearly 330-meter square was planned to exhibit the historical scenes of military dependants’ lives, both indoors and outdoors, so as to provide people with a real experience of the cultural life in military dependants villages. The museum is the first in Taiwan focusing on the preservation of military dependants village culture. Due to the establishment of Military Dependants Village Museum, people are able to recall the past time like going through a time tunnel. They can also understand the lives of military dependants then while visiting the museum. It has recollected the true appearance and dignity of the generation, and tried to construct a systematic conversation and cultural accumulation between the cultural development and modern society.

Address: No.105, Sec.2, Dongda Road, Hsinchu City.
Opening Time :  Tuesday to Sunday 09:00-17:00
Ticket Price: Free


 

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Glass Museum
7Glass Museum

Glass Museum located in the Northwest direction of Hsinchu Park was opened officially on December 18, 1999. Glass Museum was reconstructed from the Autonomous Club House, which was built in 1936 for use of lodging and feasting when Japanese royal family and government officials came to Taiwan to make the rounds.

 After combining different requirements of diversified users toward the museum as the longitude and analyzing the five service functions of the museum (administration, exhibition, collection, educational learning, and public service) as the latitude, the environment condition of the museum was established according to them. The public can go further by touching and creating their own works besides the visual appreciation,and get another kind of amazement brought by glass creations.

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17 km Coastline Scenic Area
817 km Coastline Scenic Area

Hsinchu encompasses 17 kilometers of splendid blue coastline, and thousands of hectares of inter-tidal zones, becoming northern Taiwan’s largest coastal wetland area. The wetlands teem with life: shrimps, crabs and shellfish are readily found here. Hsinchu also boasts successful fishing ports. In additiion to tasting seafood , enjoying kite flying and experiencing the nature’s beauty of the fishing harbor, visitors can also enjoy the scenery by cycling.

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19 Hectares Grassland
919 Hectares Grassland

19 Hectares Grassland is located within the hills of Xiangshan. The naturally occuring grasslands and forest area are a precious natural setting for Hsinchu. This flat grassland supports Tung Oil Tree saplings and Blackboard Tree saplings. Dotted with gazebos to provide shade, this picturesque area is perfect for relaxing, and even for flying a kite.

Address: Ln. 167, Dahu Rd., Xiangshan Dist., Hsinchu City

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