Hsinchu is an energy city putting wind and sand to good use and transforming them into a gold mine.
The very same silica sand that fostered the traditional glass manufacturing industry in Hsinchu also enabled the city to become the Taiwan version of the Silicon Valley today.
The world number one production of semi-conductors is in Hsinchu Science Park.
Due to the terrain shaped like a trumpet with the bell facing the ocean, this is the only place in western Taiwan receiving the pounding monsoon starting September, giving Hsinchu the name Wind City.
The locals utilized this Winds of September to produce specialties, such as Dried Persimmon and Rice Vermicelli.
The metropolis is very populous, making the expansion of the city energy flow like the wind.
The emerging city Chu-pei, the most populous county-controlled city in Taiwan, is separated from Hsinchu City by a river.
Local transportation is very convenient, allowing for easy shuttling between the city, coastal atmosphere, and high mountains.
Hsinchu Fishing Port is only 7 kilometers away from downtown. Riding a bike to feast your eyes on the 17 kilometers of the beautiful coastline scenery allows you to relax your body and mind.
In the hilly region situated east of the downtown area are full mountains of Lodgepole Pine in National Chiao Tung University and National Tsing Hua University, which you will not find elsewhere in Taiwan.
You can almost all of a sudden enter a pine forest from a concrete jungle by crossing a street.
Continue going east and you get to see not only the densest theme park area, but also indigenous tribes and the Hakka Village preserving traditional features.
There is Smangus, referred to as the God's Village, and the cypress forest of thousands years of age similar to A-li-shan.
Come to Hsinchu to experience the mingling between the city of high technology and scenery of the wilderness all within a close distance!