Hsinchu County (新竹縣) is in the northern region of Taiwan.
BeipuKnown in Taiwan as a center of Hakka culture, especially for production of dongfang meiren tea and its special Hakkanese blends of tea and nuts called lei cha
JianshiThe main population are indigenous Atayal people.
WufengThe population is mainly of the indigenous Atayal people and Saisiyat people.
By railHsinchu county is connected to other parts of Taiwan by the TRA network. This is also a useful way to get between townships. Stations located within Hsinchu County are:
History and culture
Beipu Old StreetAn old Hakka street featuring stores selling local delicacies.
Former Residence of Zhang Xueliangphone: +886 3 585 6613A museum about Zhang Xueliang, the person who declared the Chinese reunification in 1928 after the end of the Northern Expedition by the National Revolutionary Army led by Chiang Kai-shek to unite the Beiyang Government under the Republic of China. The house spans about 150 m2 in area. It is decorated with Zhang's old furniture and more than 500 pictures donated by his two nieces. A bronze statue of him and his wife is displayed outside the front of the historical house.
Hsin-Pu Upper Fang-Liao Liu Family Houseaddress: No. 460, Alley 10, Lane 359, Section 2, Yimin Road
Hukou Old Streetphone: +886 3 599 3911address: Hukoulao Street, Hukou Township
Jin Guang Fu Halladdress: No. 6, Zhongzheng Road, Beipu TownshipAn old Chinese-style mansion built in 1835.
Maitreya Bronze StatueA large bronze statue of the bodhisattva Maitreya.
Neiwan Old Streetphone: +886 3 593 2001address: Guangfu Road, Hengshan TownshipAn old street selling a variety of local snacks and delicacies.
Tapung Old Fortphone: +886 3 584 1001Constructed in 1912, during the period of Japanese occupation, the fort was built by the then governor to help with the effort to subjugate the local Altai indigenous people.
Liu Hsing-chin Comic Museumphone: +886 3 584 8019A museum about the comics creator Liu Hsing-chin, located in Hengshan Township.
Old Hukou Catholic Church Museumphone: +886 3 569 5963address: No. 108, Hukoulao Street, Hukou TownshipA free museum housed in a 1960s Catholic church building.
Rueylong Museumphone: +886 3 592 2521address: No. 1, Alley 21, Lane 42, Wenshan Road, QionglinA natural history museum in Qionglin Township.
Zhudong Timber Industry Exhibition Hallphone: +886 3 595 2012address: No. 141, Donglin Road, Zhudong TownshipThe exhibition hall features the history of timber industry in Taiwan and traditional logging equipment.
Baozhong Yimin Templephone: +886 3 588 2238address: No. 360, Section 3, Yimin Road, Xinpu Township
Chaoyin Chan Monasteryphone: +886 3 587 2267
Cihtian Templephone: +886 3 580 1575address: No. 1, Beipu Street, Beipu TownshipA small temple built in 1835, dedicated to the Bodhisattva Guanyin which was constructed to promote peace with the local aboriginal populations.
Hukou Sanyuan Templephone: +886 3 569 2667address: No. 278, Hukoulao Street, Hukou Township
Kuanhsi Taihe Templephone: +886 3 587 2216address: No. 30號, Datong Road, Guanxi Township
Lian-Hua Mountain San-sheng Palacephone: +886 3 588 2153address: No. 488, Sansheng Road, Xinpu TownshipA hillside temple complex that was constructed in 1902.
Sacred Heart Catholic Churchphone: +886 3 587 2104address: No. 126, Zhengyi Road, Guanxi Township
Tianen Maitreya Templeaddress: No. 3, Kuaile Road, Emei Township
Wenchang Shrinephone: +886 3 588 6578address: No. 7, Lane 202, Chenggong Street, Xinpu Township
Wuhe TempleA Mazu temple in Yilin county that was constructed in 1796.
Kuanhsi TungAn Bridgeaddress: Zhongshan East Road, Guanxi Township
Parks and nature
Shei-Pa National ParkThe park covers a wide range of ecosystems between 760 meters at the lowest point, the Da-an River Valley (大安溪) and 3,886 meters elevation at the highest point, the top of Xueshan (雪山主峰).
Dabajian MountainDabajian Mountain is known for its steep grade, beautiful surroundings, and rugged terrain, making it a popular rock climbing mountain. There are many companies in the area that offer rock climbing tours to the mountain.
Little Ding-Dong Science Theme Parkphone: +886 3 559 2330address: No 199, Kanghe Road, Xinfeng TownshipAn outdoor natural science park in Taiwan intended to promote scientific knowledge and creative thinking in children.
Leofoo Village Theme Parkphone: +886 3 547 5665A theme park and a safari located in Guanxi Township. It features three roller coasters, as well as an old mining railway.
Green World Ecological FarmA theme park in Beipu Township that focuses on ecological education. Covering 70 hectares, the park includes an educational farm, a house, a zoo, and a botanical garden that occupies about 173 acres and hosts over 2,000 species of plants and animals.
phone: +886 932 178 177A 2-storey, vine-covered brick building nestled in the hills surrounded by gardens.
The V:F Zhubeiphone: +886 3 658 5997address: No. 78, Section 1, Jiafeng South Road, Zhubei City