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Jin Shi Mansion

Bus: 15, 27 Free Bus: 52, 53

Jin Shi Mansion was built in Qing Dynasty during Emperor Daoguang’s 18th year of reign. With its unique three-door frames, it is based on the official residence design for buildings from southern area of Fujian Province in China. A courtyard lays between each structure. In addition to allowing for more space, it defines the social class of the owner.
  • Location: No.163, Beimen St., North Dist., Hsinchu City
  • Suggested attractions nearby: Beimen Street, Beida Church
Zeng’s Family Shrine

Bus: 15, 27 Free Bus: 52, 53

Built during Qing Emperor Xianfeng’s 3rd year, it is located close to Jin Shi Mansion. The building is made up of three individual buildings but has two entrances. A sparrow-shaped roof sits on top of the family shrine. On both sides of the courtyard there are two rock sculptures, which are proof that the family has gone through the central government’s examination for becoming an official.
  • Location: No.163, Beimen St., North Dist., Hsinchu City
  • Suggested attractions nearby: Beimen Street, Beida Church
Zeng Yung-Hsi Ancient Tomb

Long-Distance Bus: Hsinchu to San Feng, Xin Cheng, Dahu Village

Built during the Qing Dynasty Emperor Tongzhi 8th year, the outside of the tomb is oval-shaped, and two mystical dragon-like animals preside on the left and right side. The tomb stone is oval-shaped on both sides and there are statues of government officials along with a pair each of horses, lambs and tigers. Delicately carved in its simplicity, these stone monuments reflect a feeling of grandeur.
  • Location: Ln. 243, Minhu Rd., East Dist., Hsinchu City
  • Suggested attractions nearby: Filial Lee Hsi-Cin Stone Arch, Green Grass (Ching-Tsao) Lake
Hsinchu Confucius Temple

Bus: 1, 2, 31

Suggested attractions nearby: 18 Peaks Mountain Park, Hsinchu Zoo, Glass Museum of Hsinchu City Originally called the Tamshui School of Confucius Studies, this temple was inaugurated and used for Central Exams during the Qing Dynasty Emperor Jia Qing’s 23rd year. At this time students of Hsinchu area could have their own school. The Hsinchu Confucius Temple was the official temple during the Qing Dynasty. Traditionally there are door gods placed to protect the temple, but in this case a special door was designed with spikes placed in front in lieu of the gods.
  • Location: Zhongshan Park, East Dist., Hsinchu City
  • Opening Hours: Wednesday to Sunday 08:00-12:00, 13:00-15:00
  • Suggested attractions nearby: 18 Peaks Mountain Park, Hsinchu Zoo, Glass Museum of Hsinchu City
Yang’s Monument Gateway

Bus: 20

Suggested attractions nearby: 18 Peaks Mountain Park, Hsinchu Zoo, Glass Museum of Hsinchu City Originally called the Tamshui School of Confucius Studies, this temple was inaugurated and used for Central Exams during the Qing Dynasty Emperor Jia Qing’s 23rd year. At this time students of Hsinchu area could have their own school. The Hsinchu Confucius Temple was the official temple during the Qing Dynasty. Traditionally there are door gods placed to protect the temple, but in this case a special door was designed with spikes placed in front in lieu of the gods.
  • Location: No.4 Shifang St., Shifang Vil., North Dist., Hsinchu City
  • Suggested attractions nearby: Hsinchu Cheng Huang Temple (City God Temple), Kuan Di Temple, Nei Tian Hou Temple, Feilong Meatballs(飛龍肉丸), Hai Rei Meatballs(海瑞摃丸)
Su’s Monument Gateway

Bus: 12, 31 Free Bus: 50

Su’s Monument Gateway was built to commemorate Mrs. Wu, who was the wife of an official Wu GuoBu. It is the tallest familial arch in Taiwan and also the most recently built.
  • Location: Ln. 218, Wuling Road, Nanya Vil., North Dist., Hsinchu City (Next to RT-Mart)
  • Suggested attractions nearby: Hsinchu City Military Dependents’ Villages Museum, Beida Church
Chang’s Monument Gateway

Bus: 12

It was built to recognize Mrs.Chang Jiao-Lian, the wife of Jeng Yun-Jing. She was the first person to be able to witness the arch being built for her while she was alive. This familial arch is built with white stone from Quan Zhou, China. Delicate embellishments of tiny green stones are scored upon it.
  • Location: No.10, Nanya St., North Dist., Hsinchu City
  • Suggested attractions nearby: Hsinchu City Military Dependents’ Villages Museum, Beida Church
Filial Lee Hsi-Cin Stone Arch

Free Bus: 73

It is the only familial arch built by a son for his father. Lee Hsi-Cin lost his father at the age of 14, then went on to become a successful businessman. He worked together with the Taiwan official Zeng Yung-Hsi in promoting the removal of gang related fights, and was rewarded by the government for his hard work. This filial arch features a simple and classic design.
  • Location: Ln. 486, Minghu Rd., Green Grass (Ching-Tsao) Lake, East Dist., Hsinchu City
  • Suggested attractions nearby: Green Grass (Ching-Tsao) Lake, Gu Qi Fong, Zeng Yung-Hsi Ancient Tomb
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