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

Xinshe Hotel Hsinchu
Xinshe Hotel Hsinchu
3 out of 5
No.658, Xida Rd., East Dist., Hsinchu, Taiwan, 300
The price is ₹3,837 per night from 7 Dec to 8 Dec
₹3,837
per night
7 Dec - 8 Dec
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Hsinchu. Enjoy free WiFi, a 24-hour front desk and a 24-hour business centre. Our guests praise the helpful staff ...
4/5 Very Good! (567 reviews)
"Not far from hsinchu station by taxi. Nice breakfast included. Friendly staff. Good price"

Reviewed on 8 Dec 2019

Xinshe Hotel Hsinchu
Lakeshore Hotel
Lakeshore Hotel
4 out of 5
No.773,Ming-Hu Rd, Hsinchu, 300
The price is ₹7,074 per night from 14 Dec to 15 Dec
₹7,074
per night
14 Dec - 15 Dec
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! (1,002 reviews)
"Amazing view, helpful staff, yummy food and beautiful room"

Reviewed on 18 Sep 2022

Lakeshore Hotel
Howard Plaza Hotel Hsinchu
Howard Plaza Hotel Hsinchu
4 out of 5
178 Chung Cheng Road, Hsinchu, 300
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is ₹5,996 per night from 4 Jan to 5 Jan
₹5,996
per night
4 Jan - 5 Jan
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 ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (1,000 reviews)
"Comfy and clean, friendly staff, recommended! 👍👍☺️"

Reviewed on 12 Sep 2022

Howard Plaza Hotel Hsinchu
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.
THE TOP Modern
THE TOP Modern
3 out of 5
No. 201, Sec. 4, Zhong Xiao East Road, Taipei, 106
Stay at this 3-star aparthotel in Taipei. Enjoy free WiFi, laundry facilities and a TV. Popular attractions Taipei 101 and Zhongxiao Road are located nearby. ...
3.5/5 Good! (2 reviews)
"Check in was really poorly organised and confusing. It took us 20 minutes to find the right place due to lack of branding and instructions. We were told to call the property and did so twice without getting a response. Instructions were not clearly given on how to access the room, we were told to ..."

Reviewed on 15 Nov 2022

THE TOP Modern
Leofoo Residences
Leofoo Residences
4 out of 5
No. 38, Sec. 1, Nangjing E. Rd., Taipei, 104
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly aparthotel in Taipei. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy rooms ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (1,420 reviews)
"Not many amenities (no pool, gym, business center or restaurant/. But the rooms are large, and kitted out just like an apartment for comfortable long term stays."

Reviewed on 30 Oct 2022

Leofoo Residences
Gloria Residence
Gloria Residence
4 out of 5
No.359, LinSen North Road, Taipei, 104
Stay at this 4-star family-friendly aparthotel in Taipei. Enjoy free WiFi, room service and a fitness centre. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (603 reviews)
Wonderful Stay
"Warm welcoming from FO Kevin, awesome room and very clean."

Reviewed on 25 Oct 2021

Gloria Residence
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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