Travel Guide
Hsinchu Botanical Garden featuring a garden
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

Lakeshore Hotel Metropolis I
Lakeshore Hotel Metropolis I
3.5 out of 5
No 177 Min Sheng Rd, Hsinchu, 300
The price is ₹5,941 per night from 31 Mar to 1 Apr
per night
31 Mar - 1 Apr
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly hotel in Hsinchu. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and a 24-hour front desk. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful ...
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"Great service"

Reviewed on 5 Dec 2022

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Howard Plaza Hotel Hsinchu
Howard Plaza Hotel Hsinchu
4 out of 5
178 Chung Cheng Road, Hsinchu, 300
The price is ₹6,124 per night from 13 Apr to 14 Apr
per night
13 Apr - 14 Apr
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Hsinchu. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 2 restaurants. Our guests praise the comfy rooms and the family amenities ...
8.6/10 Excellent! (1,001 reviews)

Reviewed on 17 Feb 2023

Howard Plaza Hotel Hsinchu
Lakeshore Hotel
Lakeshore Hotel
4 out of 5
No.773,Ming-Hu Rd, Hsinchu, 300
The price is ₹7,002 per night from 28 Mar to 29 Mar
per night
28 Mar - 29 Mar
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 ...
9/10 Wonderful! (1,001 reviews)
"We really enjoyed staying at Lakeshore Hotel. The kids loved the indoor playground, lots options to choose from, slides, electric scooter, swimming pool for kids. The room was spacious for 5 of us (2 under 3s). Every part of the hotel complex was young family friendly. We definitely will stay here ..."

Reviewed on 4 Jan 2023

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