"Hsin-chu and Tao-yuen (·s¦Ë¿¤¥« - ®ç¶é¿¤¥«)" Hsien-chu by sunnywong
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In 1950, administrative districts of Hsinchu County were covering Taoyuen, Hsinchu, and Miaoli three Counties. On July 1st of 1982, Hsinchu area was divided into Hsinchu City and Hsinchu County for administration. Merging Shiangshan Village, Hsinchu City was upgraded to a City under the jurisdiction of Province. The town of Hsinchu, now famous for its Science-based Industrial Park, was first developed in 1723.
Hsinchu is famous for a number of specialty foods, especially Hsinchu rice noodles. Although there are many stalls from which Hsinchu meatballs can be purchased, many are concentrated around the Chenghuang Temple. The famous Peanut Butter is sold mainly along Dungda Road, and if you want to try Juchian Biscuits, you should go to the Shinfujen Cake Shop at No.26 Beimen Street.
Tao Yuan County
The narrow-shaped Tao Yuan County is a plateau lies in the northwestern part of Taiwan Main Island, with Taipei and Yilan counties adjacent to it.
The charming point Tao Yuan County was proud of Shimen Reservoir, which was then the largest of its kind in Far East. Meanwhile, the most important site in Tao Yuan is doubtlessly the CKS National Airport---the gate of Taiwa. Well-known attractions in Tao Yuan County includes Daxi (Tashi) historic streets, the mausoleum of Chiang Kai-shek at Cihu (Tsihu), the collection of miniature structures "Window on China"(Xiaorenguo), Jiaoban Mountain (Jiaobanshan), as well as the sacred woods at Daguan Mountain (Daguanshan), and Fushing Township. As to the specialties, the soft peanut drops of Lung tan and dried tofu of Daxi (Tashi) are something else you shouldn't miss on your trip to Tao Yuan.
<font face="Bookman Old Style" size="4"><font color="#008000">Further Links:
<a href="http://www.tbroc.gov.tw/tbroc99_asp/tour_info/user/T200_2_1.asp?AREA_ID=0501"><b><font face="Arial"><span style="font-size:14"> Hsin-chu County Tourist Guide (Chinese Only)</b></a>
<a href="http://www.tbroc.gov.tw/tbroc99_asp/tour_info/user/T200_2_1.asp?AREA_ID=0401"><b><font face="Arial"><span style="font-size:14"> Tao-yuen County Tourist Guide (Chinese Only)</b></a>
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