Hsinchu

Travel Guide
Hsinchu showing a city
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 modelled 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 kilometre) 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 savoury 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

Howard Plaza Hotel Hsinchu
Howard Plaza Hotel Hsinchu
4 out of 5
178 Chung Cheng Road, Hsinchu, 300
The price is Rs5,978 per night from 17 Jul to 18 Jul
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Hsinchu. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 2 restaurants. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (967 reviews)
"Good location for seeing the historical core of Hsinchu. Walkable distance to multiple historic temples and traditional markets. Lots of restaurants nearby. Hotel itself is very quiet and the room we had was really nice and updated."

Reviewed on 12 Jun 2022

Howard Plaza Hotel Hsinchu
Lakeshore Hotel
Lakeshore Hotel
4 out of 5
No.773,Ming-Hu Rd, Hsinchu, 300
The price is Rs8,591 per night from 11 Jul to 12 Jul
Stay at this 4-star family-friendly hotel in Hsinchu. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 4 restaurants. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in their ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (960 reviews)
"Good to stay at Lakeshore"

Reviewed on 21 Jun 2022

Lakeshore Hotel
The HO Hotel
The HO Hotel
4.5 out of 5
No.16, Daxue Rd., East Dist., Hsinchu, 30080
The price is Rs7,920 per night from 3 Jul to 4 Jul
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury hotel in Hsinchu. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 2 restaurants. Our guests praise the breakfast and the clean rooms in their ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (545 reviews)
Great room for a family
"It was a great experience. The room was big and clean. The service was excellent. The hotel called us the day before to upgrade our room to include a tent with toys for our kids. We mentioned that we were there to celebrate our son's birthday and they really care for details. The only downside was ..."

Reviewed on 17 Nov 2021

The HO Hotel
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.
Puli Waltz Villa
Puli Waltz Villa
3 out of 5
No. 17-1, Hushan Rd., Puli, Nantou County, 54541
The price is Rs4,138 per night from 24 Jul to 25 Jul
Stay at this 3-star holiday home in Puli. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and an airport shuttle. Popular attractions Geographic Center of Taiwan and Huzi Shan ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (24 reviews)
Do NOT book here!!
"This place was so difficult to find and get to because it is located in a very narrow alley. Parking space was extremely small. The owner's attitude was rude! on top of that the bed size was wrong. The owner told me that they never had a king size bed. the information online was false!! the room ..."

Reviewed on 8 Apr 2020

Puli Waltz Villa
The Tale of Butterfly
The Tale of Butterfly
2 out of 5
No.92-5, Chaoyuan, Meinong District, Kaohsiung, 843
The price is Rs14,098 per night from 11 Jul to 12 Jul
Stay at this campsite in Kaohsiung. Enjoy free breakfast, free parking and a garden. Popular attractions Jian Shan and Jiuxionglin Shan are located nearby. Discover ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (7 reviews)
"去的時候剛好遇到寒流,但熱水溫度與水量相當充足。 自助吧結合當地食材做創意料理,也相當美味。 環境舒適貼心,也有免費出借桌遊供消遣。"

Reviewed on 12 Jan 2021

The Tale of Butterfly
American Village Resort
American Village Resort
3 out of 5
No. 2, Aly. 2, Ln. 61, Kaixuan Rd., Shilin Dist., Taipei, 111
The price is Rs29,428 per night from 12 Jul to 13 Jul
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly aparthotel in Taipei. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the family ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (23 reviews)
"很適合孩子們一起在別墅裏面玩"

Reviewed on 7 May 2022

American Village Resort
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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