Nicknamed the “Windy City” due to its breezy climate, Zhubei City is the oldest city in northern Taiwan. Dating back more than 400 years, it showcases an inspiring blend of Western influences and local Hakka culture. Explore this unique fusion of modern and ancient from the Sheraton Hsinchu Hotel. Situated in the heart of Zhubei City’s central downtown district, it offers easy access to top attractions, shopping, and entertainment. We’re also just two kilometres from Hsinchu Station, which connects to Taipei via a high-speed train in 36 minutes. Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport (TPE) is just 35 kilometres away.
Start your exploration of this picturesque region with an invigorating trek to 18 Peaks Mountain: a forest park featuring wetlands, floral trails, beaches, and a harbour. Rent a bicycle or pedicab, and be sure to bring along a pair of binoculars for bird watching. For simple relaxation, stop by the area’s golden, sandy beaches---the Coastline Scenic Area is a particularly spectacular choice. More nature can be found at the Hsinchu Municipal Zoo, Taiwan’s oldest zoo, while an authentic taste of local culture awaits at Neiwan Village. Located approximately 40 minutes from the city centre, this small mountain village is home to a market and tempting outdoor restaurants.
Back in the city, East Gate, a distinctive arched entry, is the city’s most famous landmark, but Hsinchu is also renowned for its glass art, which is on display at the exquisite Hsinchu Municipal Glass Art Museum. Stop by year-round for workshops or schedule your visit around the annual International Glass Art Festival.
For some spiritual enrichment, drop by the City God Temple (Chenghuang Temple). Built in 1748, this intricate woodcraft temple has been the local religious and cultural centre for centuries. Additionally, just outside the Taoist centre, food stalls offer tempting local cuisine. We particularly recommend the local rice noodles called mifen, meatballs served in a broth, or stuffed meatballs.
Discover Hsinchu from the Sheraton Hsinchu Hotel.