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Published Issue: 2011 April

Hsinchu

As the oldest city in the North, Hsinchu has numerous historical landmarks, including the East Gate - a granite structure constructed during the 1820s -, the Taoist Temple to the City God - built in 1748, it has many colorful frescos - and 18 Peaks Mountain Park, which has a variety of trees and flowers as well as a panoramic view of the city.

During the Japanese area (1895 - 1945), Hsinchu was the main administrative center between Taipei and Taichung. At the time, glass production was introduced and to this day the Hsinchu Municipal Glass Museum, situated in a historical building from 1936, is very actively promoting glass manufacturing and artwork. They often have special art exhibitions with local glass artists and workshops together with the permanent collection. Information is given in English and Chinese. Entrance fee NT$ 20. Dongda Rd. Sec 1, # 2. Tel (03) 562-6091. Open 9 am - 5 pm Wednesday - Sunday.

In 1980, the Hsinchu Science Park was founded, one of the biggest and most modern in the world, with approximately an additional 100,000 daily commuters.

National Chiao Tung University, regarded as the cradle of Taiwan's hi-tech industry and development, is happy to let us know they also have a Swedish department on campus. Chung Hua University, college of engineering, and National Hsinchu University of Education all conduce to make Hsinchu a lively and vibrant city.

The Fangliao Yimin Temple, which is 10 kilometers northeast of Hsinchu, is the spiritual center of the island's Hakka community. From Hsinchu's high-speed train station, take the Fangliau bus and get off at the Yimin temple station. The address is Yimin Rd, Sec. 3, # 360 in Sinpu Township. The telephone number is (03) 588-2238.

Fans of Hakka culture can also head to Beipu - 20 kilometers southeast of Hsinchu. This center of Hakka culture has a number of unique buildings and teahouses, especially around the Cihtian Temple.



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