Founded in 1723, the district of Hsinchu, Taiwan covers an area of nearly 104 square kilometers. During the Qing Dynasty, the district was called Hsinchu and later promoted as a municipal city in 1982. Years after, it gained great prosperity as well as international reputation with the establishment of the science-based industrial park. Most Hsinchu attractions such as ancient buildings, temples and shrines can be found at the city center, attracting thousands of tourists every year. Several transport options are available when getting to Hsinchu. With the creation of international airport and fine railway stations, you can travel to this historical city either by land or by air.
Where is Hsinchu City? Situated at the northwest of Hsinchu, Hsinchu City lies at the middle of Hsinchu plains. It is bordered by small mountains, sloping upward on the east, merging into Niupu Mountain and Eighteen Peaks Mountain. On its west connects to the coast while the southwest ends into Chunan, Miaoli County. Hsinchu is about 91 km from Taichung City and around 78 km from Taipei City. Geographical coordinates are +24.833 and +120.000, with an elevation of 27 meters. [Read more…]