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Things to do in Hsinchu County

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From Taipei: 2-Day Central Taiwan Highlight Trip

1. From Taipei: 2-Day Central Taiwan Highlight Trip

On the first day, the guide will meet you at your hotel or designated meeting place in downtown Taipei. Before lunch, enjoy a relaxing lake cruise in a motorboat on Sun Moon Lake, the largest freshwater lake on the island.  After lunch, head to Taichung. The first stop after your arrival is Miyahara. It was originally an ophthalmology clinic during Japanese colonization. Today, Miyahara is widely known for its Hogwarts-alike interior decoration and various flavors of ice cream. Your next stop is Rainbow Village, which is considered the most Instagrammable place in Taichung. As its name implies, it is a small village painted with vibrant colors. Here you will see animals, people and many decorative elements painted vividly on the wall in every corner, as if you walk in to a fairy tale. Your tour continues with a stop at National Taichung Theater, an opera house designed by the famous Japanese architect—Toyo Ito. The opera house is referred as one of the most difficult architectures to build in the world, because of its curved surfaces. Even if you are not here for an opera or a musical, the building itself will provide you with an extraordinary experience as you walk through it.  By night, Fengjia Night Market is one of the most famous sights in Taichung, with a variety of local delicacies on offer. The clothing, trinkets, and accessories in the market are also unique and affordable.  On the second day of the tour, enjoy a full breakfast before meeting the tour guide for your next adventure. Chung-she Flower Garden is a flower farm located in Houli District of Taichung. With a wide array of colorful flowers, it is the perfect place to capture precious moments with family and friends.  Then, get ready for the day to take a crazy turn at Leofoo Village Theme Park, one Taiwan's most popular amusement parks. Visit 4 areas: the Wild West, South Pacific, Arabian Palace and African Tribe. The Water Park is also open during the summer time. After the long, fun, and tiring day, head back to Taipei Main Station for your drop off location.

From Taipei: Hsinchu Fall Farm Tour with Harvest Experience

2. From Taipei: Hsinchu Fall Farm Tour with Harvest Experience

Join a day trip from Taipei to Miaoli and Hsinchu with a guide to observe the Taiwanese countryside. See farmers turn chrysanthemums into tea and liquor in Tongluo, enjoy a local lunch in Baoshan, attend a sugarcane workshop at Xincheng Fengtang Leisure Park, and see persimmon orchards in Xinpu. Start with a visit to Chiuhu Terrace in Tongluo, Miaoli County. See chrysanthemums in full bloom cover the whole terrace, turning it into a gorgeous carpet of yellow and white. Learn how they are used to add color, flavor, and nutrition to food, herbal tea, and chrysanthemum liquor. In addition to chrysanthemums, see the production of grows red dates (jujubes), which is exclusive to Miaoli County. Find out their significance in Chinese herbal medicine for the treatment of people with digestive disorders, skin problems, poor blood circulation, fatigue, etc. At lunchtime, savor a healthy and tasty lunch made with these iron-rich red dates. After lunch, visit Baoshan, Hsinchu County. Once an important sugar-producing area in northern Taiwan, it has now been transformed into a leisure park to introduce the local sugar industry from seed to feed. At Xincheng Fengtang Leisure Park, learn about the development of the sugar industry in Taiwan. Also, experience rural life with a hands-on sugarcane harvesting workshop, including reaping and juicing. Next, visit Wei Wei Jia Persimmon Tourist Farm in Xinpu, Hsinchu County, which is well-known for turning ripe persimmons into delectable autumn treats. Capture the sunlight shining on the golden-yellow peeled persimmons on the drying racks. Witness the process of making dried persimmons in a traditional way, and see how the golden-yellow peeled persimmons turn into sweet red-orange snacks. After the educational tour, head back to Taipei.

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