Hsinchu may be a charming old city but travelers will not be bored nor feel dampened by the lack of activities. On the contrary, nature lovers will revel in the countless hiking trails and paths to be explored. Those who are less adventurous will be content by kicking back and relaxing at the many parks scattered across the city. It is no wonder that Hsinchu is considered one of the greenest cities in the region, and is well-loved by many conservationists for its plethora of bird-watching spots, sprawling parks and crystal-clear lakes.
Besides exploring the shopping possibilities, visitors may also want to plan on exploring the many national parks in Hsinchu. These parks come well equipped with basic amenities, and some even have resorts located nearby so accommodation is not an issue. The mountainous area is also a great place to explore and there are also a couple of hot springs around the Hsinchu mountain areas - look out for small, cosy spas.