The perception that many people have is that for you to travel, you must have deep pockets. It is true, but only to an extent. As you will find out, you can still travel to beautiful places without spending a fortune.
Fortunately, this holds for those traveling to Hsinchu. The Taiwanese City is known for the rich heritage of the Hakka, it provides visitors with a unique experience. You get to visit historical monuments and sample local delicacies, and the great thing about all of it is that you don’t have to spend much for the A-list experience.
Here are the best places to visit in Hsinchu at a modest price:
A Private Tour of the City of Hsinchu
For a little over $150, you can have a full-day private tour of the major attractions of Hsinchu as well as the surrounding areas. The outskirts of the city are home to the popular Hakka culture where you will sample the local dishes known for their old pickle and pork flavors. Inland Hsinchu is where the Taiwanese Oriental Beauty tea is grown.
You also get to visit Beipu where you will have lunch and a sojourn at the Baozhong Temple to learn more about the history of the local community. The private tour cost is inclusive of:
- Food tastings
- The local guide
- Taxes and all other charges
- Hotel pickup and drop off
Spend the Night at Ambassador Hotel
For $110 you can spend your time in Hsinchu in this 5-star hotel. It has an indoor pool and a sauna. There are beautiful rooms with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, minibars, great city views, marble bathrooms, and room service. For a few extra bucks, you can upgrade to rooms with sitting areas. For the most expensive suite in this hotel – which is nowhere close to what you get charged elsewhere for the same service – there is a Jacuzzi, canopy bed, an open bar, and a dining area.
Book a 4-Star Hotel in Hsinchu
If you are based in Taipei and wondering how to get from Taipei to Hsinchu, by car is your best bet because it is the fastest and most convenient mode of transportation. Once you arrive at Hsinchu, don’t worry about making it back to Taipei in time because numerous 4-star hotels charge $45 a night on average and they are pretty decent. Most have indoor pools, spas, amazing cuisines, gyms, fitness areas, ballrooms, restaurants, and many other services.
It is a park right at the heart of the city where the trails are clean and well maintained. It is also ideal for running if you want to do some cardio because the air is fresh and crisp. Once in the park, you can enjoy beautiful views of the city, music performers during the weekend, beautiful flowers, and pure picnic fun. All this for free.
Nanliao: 17 Kilometers Coastal area
It is a sprawling area with a huge grassy park where you can picnic and kite. There’s also a long bikeway along the sea (17 kilometers/10 miles long) where you can ride a bike. There are bikes for hire on the cheap to ride along this long stretch as you soak in the sun and the cool breeze. There are benches where you can relax and admire the sea.
When you visit Taiwan, head on to Hsinchu and experience the local cuisines and heritage of the Hakka. Unlike in other industrialized countries and modernized cities where you have to spend thousands of dollars for a worthwhile experience, you can spend way less in Hsinchu and enjoy a luxurious stay.