Hsinchu is called "The Silicon Valley of Taiwan", there are many companies and factories related to IT. Meanwhile, there are also Temples and the oldest station in Taiwan. I felt this town is mixed new one and traditional one.
This time, I visited to Hsinchu station, Yingximen, Hsinchu City God Temple and Nanliao taking bus.
Getting off from a bus and through an underground passage, there is Hsinchu station! It was built in 1913 by Japanese rules, it is the oldest station of Taiwan. It looks like Tokyo station because it established sister relation with Tokyo station. Tokyo station was built in 1914. Inside of this station is just usuall station, so it is ok not to enter it.
Next one is Hsinchu God Temple!
There are so many street stalls out side of it.
You can enter from this sign written "城隍廟都", inside of 城隍廟都 is like food court!
I thought it is traditional one, so I was surprised!
This store "阿忠冰店" is near to Hshinchu God Temple. It is a very popular traditional sweets shop. When you order, it is okay to point out what you want. If you want to eat inside of shop, it is better to tell about that to clearks.
I ate this one named 芒果鳳梨牛奶冰. It is NTD120.
Ah,,, I wanna eat it again...
It has Pineapple and Mango.
After eating, I went to Nanlio taking bus!
I love visiting sea, river and lake...
It takes about 30 minutes taking bus from Hsinch staion.
In fact, In Nanliao have nothing to speciall, but I like there. It reminds me Odawara. In harbor, there are some fish markets, restaurants and ponds kids can play. A lot of taiwanese families visit there, I felt myself like local people.
Monday is closed. Tuesday to Sunday is opened from 9:30-17:30.
Saturday is opened from 9:30-20:30.(From 17:00- Free admission)
Ticket price is NTD30 for adult (Gneral visitors above 18 years old) and NTD15 for students (need ID and it is ok foreign students). Group(more than 20 members) is 30% discount. People who is under 18 years is free!
Hi! I am Nozomi doing internship in Duckstay Hostel in Taipei, Taiwan.
(Recently, I ate soup dumpling and it was super delicious. I thought that I am happy to be alive seriously!)
Today, I am going to introduce two morning markets called "Shintomicho Market" and "Higashi Sansuigai Market". It takes about 3 minutes by walk from Duckstay Hostel near to Ronxian station in Taipei. These two markets are side by side and there are shops on the same street.
I often go to these markets to buy my breakfast or lunch.
In Duckstay Hostel, it has a tour to show around this market.
This photo is tour event by Dachstay Hostel.
These markets have a local vibe, if you want to enjoy the local atomosphere when you go abroad, I recommend these markets!
I also love Morning Markets and Night Markets in Taiwan.
We can see people cooking or doing something before our eyes.
Food stands are located along the street, noisy and many people reminds me of the festival that I often go to when I was a child. I love this secenery.
I said to my supervisor of guesthouse that "Why I like markets in Taiwan is that we can see people cooking.", she said "Yeah, we can judge this shop is safety and clean or not." lol
Many products are sold in there markets, like food, seasoning, clothes and everyday necessities, so many local people are also shopping. Taiwanese traditional snacks are sold too, eventhough tourists can be enjoyed to do shopping these markets.
These are morning markets, it depends on shopes but about 10 am all of them are opened! They are closed at least 4 pm. If you go there, you should go as soon as possible. Most of shops are closed on Monday.
If you want to visit these markets, you should stay at Duckstay Hostel.
We have a tour constantly so please participate it:)