Want to visit the oldest city in Northern Taiwan? Then Hsinchu is your answer! While some travelers may not think that this ancient city is attractive enough there are, however, some who think highly of Hsinchu and return to its old-world charms year after year.
Hsinchu was inhabited by a native tribe called the Taokas some 400 years ago. These natives named the city Chuchang but it was not until the late 1800s that its name was officially changed to Hsinchu by Emperor Guangxu. During this time, Hsinchu went on to thrive and vast development was made to its structure, attracting lots of dwellers. Fast forward to the 1980s and Hsinchu continues to advance both technologically and scientifically with the inception of the Hsinchu Science Industrial Park.
Today, Hsinchu has become a most stable city to live in, where the average wages of its dwellers are considered some of the highest in Taiwan. Although its population has never exceeded 450,000 the city is well equipped to be a thriving tourist destination due to its charms and mountainous countryside.
Hsinchu Travel Guide
10 Best Hotels in Hsinchu
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