Located in Nanliao, "Hsinchu Fishing Port" was formerly known as "Nanliao Fishing Port."
Opened during the Qing Dynasty in 1731 and situated the closest to China , Hsinchu Fishing Port was one of the four major commercial ports in Taiwan .
The Chinese Civil War ended in 1949. The trade plummeted as a result of the bilateral sea transportation blockage, causing the status of Hsinchu Fishing Port to take a dive.
Additionally, due to the port being situated at the Touqian River mouth, the river sand deposited, resulting in almost loss of the sea transportation function for the old fishing port.
A new port was later opened west of the old fishing port, becoming a crucial sea-going fishing port in Taiwan today.
In addition to being where the 17 Kilometers of Splendid Coastline Cycling Path starts, the old fishing port was transformed into a sightseeing fishing port.
There are many cafes and catering trucks selling cold beverages. It's quite a treat to drink a cup of coffee while sitting down and enjoying the sea breeze.
Nanliao Tourist Information Center
With the Mediterranean colors of blue and white, the landscape architecture here is very distinctive. Nanliao Tourist Information Center best exemplifies this.
這裡的景觀建築也很特別, 有藍白兩色的地中海色彩。 最好的範例就是南寮遊客中心。
Others such as the Pavilion of Wave, Rainbow Bridge and Clock of Happiness also brim with sea allure, consistently making them a fine hot spot for wedding photography.
You can very easily rent a bicycle in the vicinity of Nanliao Tourist Information Center.
The north of 17 Kilometers of Splendid Coastline connects with Touqian River Cycling Path, allowing you to arrive all the way in Zhu-dong by heading east.
Head south, and there is the 17 Kilometers of Splendid Coastline Cycling Path.
You can find a direction map at the Nanliao Tourist Information Center near the old fishing port.
There are white lines and indication signs painted on the ground, letting you know that this is a bicycle lane.
Hsinchu Fishermen's Association
There is a bigger entrance next to Hsinchu Fishermen's Association.
The cycling path will take you through many great scenic spots. For instance, Mangrove Park and Seascape Park allow you to admire sunset while checking out the sea scenery. They are waiting for you to explore.
Want to eat some local food and seafood in Hsinchu? There are many shops to choose from by the old fishing port.
Hsinchu Fishing and Fishery Products Outlet Center
You can eat seafood at the Hsinchu Fishing and Fishery Products Outlet Center by the new fishing port, located between Nanliao Tourist Information Center and Hsinchu Fishermen's Association.
From the outlet center, you can look across the new fishing port. There are docked fishing boats and yacht berths at the port.
Enter the outlet center, and the first floor sells myriad types of newly caught fresh seafood.
We even saw i-cat refrigerated trucks picking up goods from here and getting ready to deliver them to restaurants everywhere in Taiwan.
The second floor is the gourmet seafood area. Walking upstairs, you can see a picture displaying the signature dish of each restaurant.
You can buy the seafood of your choice on the first floor and have the restaurant cook for you on the second floor. You would only need to pay the costs for cooking.
Our choice of the restaurant is the must-try restaurant chosen by TSMC employees according to the picture on the wall.
We ordered Seafood Rice Vermicelli, Kung Pao Squid, Stir-fried Seaweed, and Wild Grouper prepared in two ways.
The Hsinchu delicacies are Hsinchu Meatball and Rice Vermicelli, which are readily available here. Grass Jelly Tea, which the restaurant also carries, is thirst quenching in addition to being rare, tasty and summer heat relieving.
There is a specialty booth on the second floor that sells Hsinchu Meatball. The Seafood Rice Vermicelli that we ordered was made using local Rice Vermicelli.
Rice Vermicelli from Hsinchu is thin and al dente, making it delicious when stir-fried with seafood.
This type of Rice Vermicelli is dried by utilizing the natural power of sea breezes. It's a very special experience coming here to enjoy the sea breeze and eat the Rice Vermicelli that gets assistance from the sea breeze in the making process.