Hugging the Taiwan Strait, Xinfeng Township is an important industrial and manufacturing hub north of Hsinchu City. It’s home to an open-air museum dedicated to science and a 27-hole professional golf course, as well as a beautiful tract of mangroves that have been protected as a nature reserve.
Things to do in Xinfeng Township
Keen golfers can enjoy a round on the 27-hole course of the Hsin Chu Golf Country Club, which lies on the slopes of Kengzukuo. While the fairways are not long, they are challenging due to the presence of numerous white and jack pines. In addition to a driving range for practising your swing, there is also a restaurant where you can relax over a meal after your game.
Travelling with kids? Don’t miss a visit to the Little Ding-Dong Science Theme Park, which was created with the purpose of engaging children in the world of science. Set across 30 hectares, it features more than 30 interactive exhibits and a train that connects many of its attractions. In addition to getting hands-on with a variety of scientific experiments, you can test your skills on the indoor ski slope or cool off in the outdoor pools.
Located where the Xinfeng River meets the Taiwan Strait is the Xinfeng Mangrove Nature Reserve, which is criss-crossed by a series of elevated boardwalk trails. Bicycles can be rented nearby for exploring the adjacent coastline, which is particularly popular at sunset. Street food stalls selling traditional snacks set up shop behind the beach.
Getting around Xinfeng Township
Xinfeng Township is around 30 minutes’ drive from the centre of Hsinchu City and an hour from New Taipei City. Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport is 40 minutes away. Regular trains connect to the Xinfeng railway station and buses travel throughout the township.