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Luxury Hsinchu Trip That is Surprisingly Affordable

Luxury Hsinchu Trip That is Surprisingly Affordable


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:

  • Snacks
  • Food tastings
  • Lunch
  • The local guide
  • Beverages
  • Taxes and all other charges
  • Hotel pickup and drop off

Spend the Night at Ambassador Hotel

Photo courtesy of Ambassador Hotels

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.

Eighteen Peaks

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.

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About the author

Carmen Edelson is the Founder of Carmen's Luxury Travel. Carmen has been traveling the world for over a decade. Her travels allow her the opportunity to pursue her itch to travel to the best luxury destinations, and experience those first class tastes from around the world.


  1. Denise
    January 2, 2019 at 9:47 pm

    Lovely options! Bookmarking this for later 🙂

    Denise |

    • Carmen Edelson
      January 12, 2019 at 2:38 pm

      So glad to hear it!

  2. Holly
    January 2, 2019 at 10:07 pm

    I can’t believe that some 4-star hotels charge as low as $45 per night! My fiancee wants to go to Taiwan, and seeing those prices we may just have to plan a trip!

    • Carmen Edelson
      January 12, 2019 at 2:38 pm

      Yes, the prices for luxury accommodation are unbeatable!

  3. Luci
    January 3, 2019 at 3:43 am

    That is a beautiful place. I’m adding to places I need to see.

    • Carmen Edelson
      January 12, 2019 at 2:38 pm

      Taiwan is definitely a must 🙂

  4. Kasey
    January 3, 2019 at 3:38 pm

    This city looks amazing ! So incredible that it’s lower-priced than what I thought.


    • Carmen Edelson
      January 12, 2019 at 2:39 pm

      Yes, I was so surprised too!

  5. Missy Shamblin
    January 3, 2019 at 8:24 pm

    Love your pictures, it looks like a beautiful place to visit!

    • Carmen Edelson
      January 12, 2019 at 2:39 pm

      Thank you so much for reading!

  6. Patricia
    January 4, 2019 at 12:45 am

    I want to go!!! Sign me up!!

    • Carmen Edelson
      January 12, 2019 at 2:39 pm

      Me too, Patricia! I hope you get to.

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