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Go To Beimen Old Street, Find Historical Buildings & Stories In Hsinchu

by Audrey Hazel

Beimen Street is a historical attraction in Hsinchu. Tourists who travel to Hsinchu City are recommended to visit historic buildings and taste local dishes! Those who believe in Mazu can go to Hsinchu Chang Ho Temple.

Hsinchu, Taiwan (Merxwire) – Beimen Street is the earliest developed commercial district in Hsinchu City. People who want to enter the city from outside the city must pass through Beimen Street. Therefore, local people use “Big street” as a substitute for “Beimen Street.” Beimen Street has famous temples, historical buildings, and food, which is very suitable for travelers who like cultural travel.

Historical Buildings

Beimen Street has buildings of various periods, including Imitation baroque, Modern Architecture, brick houses, and other architectural features. Most of the buildings are more than a hundred years old or even older. Walking here is like entering a time tunnel full of a historical atmosphere.

Beimen Street. (Photo via Merxwire)

Hsinchu Chang Ho Temple

Founded in 1742, Chang Ho Temple is one of the most famous temples in Hsinchu, and it is listed as a cultural asset of Hsinchu City—the third-class historic site. In ancient times, this was the office of businessmen, but now it is the most important Mazu faith center in Hsinchu, and many local people will come to pray.

Recommended Food

Hsinchu delicacy “Yi-noodles” has the reputation of “Hsinchu people must have eaten.” It is a delicacy that locals will introduce to tourists. Every mealtime, customers who eat Yi-noodles start to line up. Yi-noodles add unique sauces and order a bowl of soup, which is a super delicious local match.

Yi-noodles. (Photo via Merxwire)

Traffic Information

By car: Get off the Hsinchu Interchange, turn left from Guangfu Road to the downtown area, turn left on Zhonghua Road, turn to Dongmen Street and go straight to Zhongshan Road to arrive at Chenghuang Temple. The opposite of Chenghuang Temple is Beimen Street.

City bus: You can take the city bus on 5, 10, 11, 20, 23 and get off at Chenghuang Temple.

On foot: Beimen Street is opposite the Chenghuang Temple, and Chang Ho Temple can be seen at the end.

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