* A. Baozhong Yimin Temple

Address: No.360, Xialiao Li, Sec. 3, Yimin Rd., Xinpu Township, Hsinchu County 305, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
Phone: (03)588-2238

During the reign of the Qianlong emperor, Lin Shuang-wun revolted against the Qing Dynasty and claimed kingship. The Hakka Yimin Troops in Hsinpu helped the government to put down the revolt. The soldiers who fell in battle were buried around Fangliao and Hsinpu. The local educated elite suggested the establishment of Yimin Temple. Then, the local government submitted the achievements of the Yimin Troops in protecting the homeland without hesitation to the imperial court. The Qianlong Emperor therefore issued an imperial edict, “Baojhong”, to recognize the spirit of loyalty and patriotism of the Yimin Troops. For that reason, the temple is referred to as Baojhong Temple. Yimin Temple has stood for over 200 years, and has become the most important religious center in Hakka, Hsinpu, and the surrounding area.

* B. Wu Zhouliu House

Address: No.10, Damaopu, Neighborhood 5, Jupu Village, Xinpu Township, Hsinchu County 305, Taiwan (R.O.C.)

Wu ZhouLiu was an important person in the development of postwar Taiwanese literature. His works include poems, essays, long novels, etc., and strongly reflected the helplessness and sadness of the Taiwanese people during the period of Japanese rule. Amongst his works, the important ones are Orphan of Asia, Taiwan Lien-Giou, and The Fig.In1964, Wu ZhouLiu founded the Taiwan Literature and Art Magazine and established the “Wu ZhouLiu Literary Award” in 1969. He made great contributions to the development of Taiwanese literature.

* C. Hsinpu Shang Fang Liao Liu's Family House

Address: No.42, Ln. 460, Sec. 2, Yimin Rd., Shang Liao Village, Xinpu Township, Hsinchu County 305, Taiwan (R.O.C.)

The Liu Family House was built by Liu Yan Jhuan, the Liu Family’s earliest ancestor in Taiwan, in the 46th year of the Qianlong emperor (in 1781). It was known as Shuang tang House, as it has front and back halls. Shuang tang House is the largest Hakka Farmhouse in the Hsinchu area. An old-fashioned bamboo basket, a document composed by the Qianlong Emperor, and a seal brought from Raoping County of Chaozhou City by the earliest ancestor all still remain in the Family House. It was renovated and three Hulongs were built on each side of the house in 1919,turning it into a grand-scale family house. Now, it is a Class III Monument.


* D. Church
Address: No.682, Zhongzheng Rd., Xinpu Township, Hsinchu County 305, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
Hsinpu Church, a Western-style building in a traditional Hakka town of Hsinpu Township, is located at Zhongzheng Rd. and was built by Spanish priest Fr. Jesus Zarandona in 1954 while doing missionary work in Taiwan. It is a beautiful Western-style building. It used to offer free medical resources, it had established a primary school and the St. Aloysius Technical School, and educated the town’s elites; at the same time, it increased the prestige of Hsinpu Township. The church has brought up many talented people and can be rated as a great contributor to the town.

* E. The One Nan Yuan - Humanities Leisure Inn

Address: No.32, Jiuqionghu, Xinpu Township, Hsinchu County 305, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
Phone: (03) 589-0011

Nanyuan, occupying 27 hectares, is a Chinese-style building. It has a small bridge over a flowing stream, insects chirping and birds singing, and greenery everywhere. You will feel like you are going back in time while walking the antique corridors. This graceful mountain garden was built by Wang Ti-Wu, founder of the United Daily News, and designed by the famous architect Han Pao-teh. It’s a combination of Jiangnan-style gardens, traditional Chinese, Fukien, and Taiwanese styles. The garden was built with Taiwanese red cypress that is joined by latches in the traditional way. The folk stories and auspicious patterns on the building were made by hundreds of skilled master carpenters and sculptors. It was as also built from a great number of red bricks and red tiles to demonstrate Fukien architectural features, and it gave a new look to the old Bagua-shaped brick kiln.

* F. Kenyuan Ecological Park

Address: No.172, Ln. 530, Sec. 2, Yimin Rd., ShangLiao Village, Xinpu Township, Hsinchu County 305, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
Phone: (03)588-3366

Kenyuan, located in the eastern part of Shaotanwo in the Fangliao District of Hsinpu Township, was originally a hill in the wilderness. Ten years ago, because of its elevated position and good visibility, the owner, Mr. Xu, started to organize and develop the place after retiring from the legal field and turned it into a recreational area where you can eat a meal, drink a cup of tea, enjoy the landscape, and get to know the herbs. There are five different cottage areas in the Kenyuan, including a stone and earth-built brick house, the pseudo-classic courtyard surrounded by a bamboo fence, the plain colors of the melon-shed and straw, etc. People can see the ducks playing in the water, enjoy a forest bath, sip a cup of tea, barbecue and go camping, and enjoy rural life here.

* G. “Jiuqionghu” Scenic Area

Province Highway 115 to Zhaomen, Hsinpu Township, Hsinchu County

“Jiuqionghu” Scenic Area is a river watershed, having rich water resources with abeautiful, charming, and delightful mountain range and elegant villas in the surrounding area. Recently, it has become an area that lays equal stress on agricultural production and tourism. There are hiking trail, pavilions, and a viewing deck in the scenic area, and it is good for recreation, sightseeing, walking, and exercising. Along the area, there are beautiful flowers, singing birds, whispering trees, and a green farm pond. Waves reflect the sunshine and it is beautiful and comfortable, and it has become a popular spot for people who like to go hiking and mountain-climbing. Other than the natural ecology, people can visit the green housing community, which is a splendid new rural village.

* H. Li Village Farm

Address: Ln. 667, Nanping Rd., Nanping Village, Xinpu Township, Hsinchu County 305, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
Phone: (03)588-2955

Nanping Village of Hsinpu Township in Hsinchu County is an important pear production town. Li Village Farm is one of the pear production areas, and has planted pears for over 60 years, and is now operated by the third generation. It has been 12 years since the young village chief took charge of the pear garden in 1998, so he is by now very familiar with the ecology of pears. Michelle Pears, Hoxiu pear and XinHing Pears have all been planted on the Li Village Farm. Its production season is from July to September. People can either go buy pears in person or have them delivered with gift packaging. The farm also has a half-day trip package and a hand-made production center. The trip package includes tour guide specializing in the ecology of pears, parent-child DIY experiments, afternoon tea time, and more.

* I. Hsinpu Persimmon Dyeing Workshop

Address: No.120, Ln. 667, Zhongxiao Rd., Neighborhood 4, Hankeng Village, Xinpu Township, Hsinchu County 305, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
Phone: (03)588-0783

The processing of persimmon cakes in the Hankeng area has been developed for over 200 years. During the persimmon cake making season, many persimmon skins are left over. However, only a few people would eat the persimmon skins, so persimmon skins were almost entirely useless. With assistance from experts and a consulting group, the residents of Hisnpu Township reuse the persimmon skins, turning them from trash to treasure by starting a culture of persimmon dyeing. There is even a fun persimmon dyeing DIY workshop, and you are welcome to make reservations by phone.

* J. Hsinpu Folk Handicraft Shop

Address: No.640, Zhongzheng Rd., Neighborhood 1, Hsinming Village, Xinpu Township, Hsinchu County 305, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
Phone: (03)588-3307

A shop that is over a century old, founded in 1899,ithas operated for 5 generations. The company was founded in 2000 and since recently it has been operated by Liu Xingxing and his son. Its business items are mainly making religious altars for temple festivals, extremely fine paper-pasted art, lanterns, large festive lanterns, outdoor-lighting installations, mask making, etc. The products are sold all over Taiwan. Recently, the shop has been devoted to the design of creative cultural art. It does large outdoor decorative art, stage design, and outdoor landscape engineering, and it also designs creative folk arts and crafts, and develops and whole sales ceremonial masks, arts, and crafts.

* K. Shanghai Zaomiao Villa

Address: No.5-3, Neighborhood 7, Zhaomen Village, Xinpu Township, Hsinchu County 305, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
Phone: (03)589-9099

This European building, located on the riverside of Xiaoli River of Hsinpu Township in Hisnchu County, is next to Zhaomen Junior High School. Aside from the unique building itself, it also has a large garden and gives people the illusion of being in a foreign country. Zaomiao took on “Affordable Luxury” as its mission. The owner of the B&B serves guests with Hakka warmth and hospitality and expects customers to feel at home while staying in the villa.

* L. Jinxing Tofu Shop

Address: No.362, Zhongzheng Rd., Xinpu Township, Hsinchu County 305, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
Phone: (03)589-5190

The Chan Family traditional Tofu Shop, located at Zhongzheng Rd., is about a century old and has operated for three generations. Other than tofu, it also sells soy milk, fermented soybean curd, etc. All are hand-made, genuine goods sold at a fair price. Besides paying attention to quality, the prices in the Chan Tofu Shop are still quite affordable. A big scoop of soy milk without sugar (can divided into about 5-6 cups) is just NT$20. You can add whatever amount of sugar you like to the soy milk at home, and then it’s ready to drink.

* M. ChunHe Farm

Address: No.215, Aly. 80, Ln. 491, Sec. 2, Yimin Rd., Xinpu Township, Hsinchu County 305, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
Phone: (03)589-7922

ChunHe Farm is composed of a group of farmers under one roof sharing the same ideals. Apart from technological assistance from the Taoyuan District Agricultural Improvement and Agricultural Production and Marketing Team for improving the persimmon cake industry, which was sponsored by the Agricultural Organization in Hsinpu Township, Hsinpu also features hilly terrain and a dry and rainless climate. The wind naturally dries the area out from September to December, which is ideal for the processing of persimmon cakes.

* N. Fu-hsiang Succulent Plant Garden

Address: No.38, Neighborhood 4, Bei Ping Village, Xinpu Township, Hsinchu County, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
Phone: (03)588-3218

What are succulent plants? They are plants that are fleshy, such as a cactus. Yan Yung-hsiang, the owner of Fu-hsiang Succulent Plant Garden in Hsinpu Township, has collected and propagated6,000 types of succulent plants over the past 40 years. Amongst them, many species are rarely seen in Taiwan. Other than the cactus, there are also many different types of cute and unique succulent plants. Some look like bear paws, some look like a lady with white hair, and others are even left blank to mark a restricted area. Seeing these diverse succulent plants will make people marvel at the power of the Creator.

* O. YuZhung Fun Leisure Farm

Address: No.12,Neighborhood 2, Hsinbei Village, Xinpu Township, Hsinchu County, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
Phone: (03)589-0077

Its predecessor was the YuZhung Fun in the Hsin Bei Tourism Orchard, occupying wide area. It is a compound business combining an orchard, a restaurant, and a coffee and furniture demonstration center. Amongst those, the most unique is the classic restaurant. It is a reconstruction of a 200-year-old three-section compound. The classic restaurant is situated in the wings on both sides of the compound. When entering the restaurant and seeing the pantry cabinets and plain and simple wooden benches and dining tables, you will feel like you are going back to ancient times.

* P. HeFa Hakka Calamondin Jam Factory

Phone: (03)588-2036

Hakka calamondin jam is an important dip in Hakka cuisine. No matter whether you are eating boiled, sliced meat or vegetables, everything becomes even more delicious when you dip it in Hakka calamondin jam. Hakka calamondin jam also goes by the name of kumquat jam; actually though, instead of the round kumquat, it is made from calamondin in.

The following is how to make calamondin jam:

1)clean, peel, and remove the seeds from the Taiwanese calamondin and soak the peeled skin in water for two days to get rid of the bitter taste;
2) put the skin, pulp, salt, sugar, and hot peppers into a big pot and cook them for over 2 hours;
3) cool the mixture after it is done cooking;
4) use a grinder to grind it into jam;
5) put the jam into a bottle, and you have a delicious Hakka calamondin jam.

* Q. Jyu-Pu Leisure Farm

Address: No. 63, Neighborhood 12, Jyupu Village, Xinpu Township, Hsinchu County
Phone: (03)589-9612

From alongside the Longhsin Highway on the southern coast of the Xiaoli River, walk straight up the uphill road, and you will arrive at demonstration center where organic vegetables are sold. Walking up to the pathway, you will see a Hakka restaurant. On the left side of restaurant, there is a 50-minute circular walking trail with green trees on the both sides, and flowers and trees everywhere. Some vegetables and plants are worth taking a closer look at. Other than appreciating the flowers along the path, you can visit the Seeding Center. It is a perfect trip for tourists from urban areas.

* R. Hsinbao Tourism Farm

Address: No.212-1, Neighborhood 2, Baoshi Village, Sec. 1, Wende Rd., Xinpu Township, Hsinchu County 305, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
Phone: (03)588-9888

The former name of Baoshi Village of Hsinpu Township in Hsinchu County is “Shitoukeng”. It changed its name to “Shitou Village” in 1947, and has since been renamed again as “Boashi Village”. There is a big parking lot in the orchard to make parking easy for doing such activities as fruit picking, appreciating the lotus as you hike or barbecue, going fishing, catching fish, feeding the native chickens, processing persimmons, and looking through the organic vegetables and the variety of farm products that are for sale. The orchard has a wonderful scenic view, and its animals and plants are the perfect outdoor teaching materials. You are welcome to make good use of our resources and enjoy your day here.

* S. Hsinpu Liu Ancestral Shrine

The Liu Family broke ground in the Hsinpu area around the 1st year of the Qianlong Emperor. In the 3rd year of the Tongzhi Emperor (1864), Liu Chaoyuan and the clan members of the earliest ancestors of Liu Guxiang suggested building the Liu Ancestral Shrine. The members of the Liu family in Hsinpu jointly funded the project, and the engineering and construction were presided over by Liu. HsinpuLiu Ancestral Shrine was completed on August of the 5th year of the Tongzhi emperor (1866), and has since been used to worship the first Liu ancestor, Han Gaoz Liu Bang, his grandfather Liu Rong, and other ancestors interred in it. The ancestral worship group composed of family members from the same area is not only a model case of early migratory society, but an artifact of the Hakka organizing and consolidating power through ancestor worship to survive in the early migration period. Hsinpu Liu Ancestral Shrine is set in beautiful surroundings, with the Fongshan River Valley in front, and the Dapingshanupl and against its back. The shrine is a one-hall, three-wing building that is mainly for worship and office use. Each wing is about 3 rooms long (三開間).

The center one is used for functions, and is also known as the North-South Hall. The remaining rooms are used as living spaces. Hsinpu Liu Ancestral Shrine acquired three good reputations, which are many plaques, the many-ridged, curled roof, and many scholarly honors. On the lintel of ancestral hall in the shrine, there are plaques inscribed with “Liu Family Temple”, “WenKui”, “Enyuan”, “Li Zhao Dong Ying”, “Ben Zhi Shi”, “YuanYuan Liu Chang,” etc. All of these carry historical value. The main hall has 5-room-lengthridges with curled up ends. There are lounge halls on the both sides of wings, and some have ridges with curled up ends as well. That’s how the shrine acquired a reputation of many ridges with curled up ends. Moreover, there are many scholars and people of talent in the Liu family. As a result, it deserves these three reputations.

* T. Hsinpu Pan Family House

Walking on the Hoping Street in Hsinpu Town, you will be attracted by the classic buildings. Amongst them, Pan Family House (Hakka people call a house anwu) is the most outstanding. Pan Family House was built by Pan Shuxian. He came to Taiwan in the 51styear of the Qianlong Emperor and later on formed a partnership with his friends in Hsinpu Township. After making his fortune, in the 20thyear of Jiaqing Emperor (1815), he built the prototype of Pan Family house in the northern Fongshan River Valley by the adobes. In the 11th year of the Xianfeng Emperor (1861), Pan Qing Han and Cheng Han, the grandson of Pan Shuxian and son of his oldest son Pan Fulai, renovated the original Pan House. People said that the Pan Family House is located in a crab hole. That’s why there are so many talented people in the Pan family, and the descendants have occupied important positions in a succession, one after another. Even its building structure had something to dowith fengshui.

Hsinpu Pan Family House, a one-hall and four-wing building, has a wall between the main hall and the left and right sides of the wing rooms, and a door in the center. The outside wingis stuck out a room farther than the inside wing. The wall built in between the outside wings turn the Pan Family House into a house that has inside and outside courtyards and a grain drying yard. Its crab-shaped appearance has no ridges with curled-up ends, and the blue roof symbolizes the Circle of Life. The walls of Pan Family Houseware mainly brick and adobe walls and have pebbles as its base. The opening of the façade is built out of bricks of many different kinds, giving life to the brick wall. The door on the inner wall is built out of white stone from Quanzhou. This wall, one of the significant features of this historical relic, is built to indicate the gate house.