Hsinchu East Gate

Photo:Eva隨手拍

Photo:Eva隨手拍

Photo:Eva隨手拍

Photo:Eva隨手拍

Photo:Eva隨手拍
Photo:Eva隨手拍
In 1733, the main material used to build the surrounding city walls of Hsinchu was bamboo. People in Hsinchu dug a moat and a new, re-constructed wall made of brick and stone were then built during 1827. It had four gates: the “Yingxi Gate” in the east, the “Yishuang Gate” in the west, the “Gexun Gate” in the south, and the “Gongchen Gate” in the north. But during the Japanese era, all but the eastern gate were torn down in 1902 to make way for road construction. It's designated as a class two historical monument.

The East Gate sits on an arched walkway. The upper half of the gate were built by wood and later rebuilt in concrete. It is supported by 24 columns and has a roof with a short upturned ridge that adds to the power of the design. There is also a public square that joins both traditional and modern elements at the front of the east gate, the only gate that has been well preserved, and the moat we see today were the historical remains from that period. One of Hsinchu’s most important landmarks, it’s a symbol of their city which you shouldn’t miss out for your Hsinchu travel!


 
Kevin L.

scenery features:

The East Gate sits on an arched walkway. The upper half of the gate were built by wood and later rebuilt in concrete. It is supported by 24 columns and has a roof with a short upturned ridge that adds to the power of the design.

expenditure brief:

Free of charge
The above fees are for reference purposes only; actual costs are informed at the actual venue and we do NOT give any prior notice.

Directions:

Directions
By Car: Zhongshan Highway (No.1) -> Exit Hsinchu -> County Highway Route 122.
By Rail: Exit Hsinchu Station -> 3 minute walk to East Gate Round about.
By Bus from Taipei: Taipei Bus Terminal -> Buses to Hsinchu directly (approx. TWD 120) -> Exit Hsinchu station -> Transit Hsinchu buses next to Hsinchu station -> Exit National Tsing Hua University station
From Taoyuan International Airport
No direct buses from Taoyuan Int’l Airport to Hsinchu directly, visitors may travel U-Bus with transit at Jhongli Transit Station




Near Hotels

Sol Hotel

0.2 km
No.10,Wen Hua St., Hsinchu City,Taiwan
TWD2,800+

Near Attractions

Hsinchu City God Temple

Glass Museum of Hsinchu City

Hsinchu Taiwan Pavilion Expo Park - Taiwan Pavilion Expo

Hsinchu Science Park (HSP)

Hsinchu 17km Coastline Scenic Area