Hsinchu Sugar Culture and Dried Persimmon Experience from Taipei

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  • Operation Day2023: November 10, 17, 24
  • DepartureMorning
  • Duration1 Day
  • Pick-up Time07:45
  • Vehicle Type43-seater bus, 20-seater mini bus or 9-seater mini van (according to the number of participants)
  • Meeting PointMRT Zhongxiao Xinsheng Station (BL14 /O07), Exit 2
  • Drop-off PointMRT Zhongxiao Xinsheng Station

Highlights

  • Stroll along the farmland paths and immerse yourself in the sea of chrysanthemum in Tongluo
  • Enjoy a healthy and tasty meal made with red dates and savor the flavors of autumn
  • Experience the genuine rural life with a fun and educational sugarcane harvest activity
  • Capture a colorful autumn scene of the golden-yellow persimmons air-drying on the harvest racks
  • Thoughtful arrangements for you to fully enjoy an autumn adventure in Taiwan

Overview

The pleasant weather and stunning scenery make autumn the best season for traveling in Taiwan. If you are visiting during this lovely period of the year, why not join this day tour to Miaoli and Hsinchu and make the most of your autumn trip?

Autumn is the harvest season in Taiwan, and also a perfect season for delicious food and the gorgeous autumn scenery. While autumn makes its much-anticipated arrival, the chrysanthemums start blooming quietly in November, like the first snow of winter. As the flowering period is short, the beautiful view of the blooming chrysanthemums in Tongluo, Miaoli County, always attract a lot of tourists from all over the country. Of course, you will not miss out on such amazing view during this season limited day tour.

In addition to the chrysanthemums, Miaoli County is also known for the only place that grows red dates in Taiwan. Red dates are commonly included in Chinese herbal medicine formulas, because they are rich in nutrients and also help replenish blood and improve blood circulation. On this tour, you will enjoy a healthy and tasty lunch made with red dates to satisfy your autumn appetite and warm you up in this season.

To go deeper into the rural life in Taiwan, you will visit Xincheng Fengtang Leisure Park in Baoshan, Hsinchu County, where you will learn about the development of the sugar industry in Taiwan, and also experience the genuine rural life with a hands-on activity of sugarcane harvesting.

Since you are in Taiwan during the autumn, it’s hard to ignore the bright, red-orange persimmons, and all the seasonal products made of them. Before the end of the tour, you will visit Wei Wei Jia Persimmon Tourist Farm in Xinpu, Hsinchu County, which is well-known for making dried persimmons, and also, one of the most Instagrammable places in Taiwan during this season. You just need to come to find out.

Slow down and enjoy what autumn has to offer. Join this seasonal tour to Hsinchu and Miaoli and enjoy the rural rhythm of life in Taiwan.

  • 07:45

    Meet your tour guide at MRT Zhongxiao Xinsheng Station (BL14 /O07), Exit 2

    Meet your tour guide at MRT Zhongxiao Xinsheng Station, and then set off for Miaoli and Hsinchu, the rural areas in northern Taiwan. Just sit back, relax and enjoy the ride to the countryside of Taiwan.

    MRT Zhongxiao Xinsheng Station(BL14 O07), Exit 2

  • 10:00-11:00

    Chiuhu Terrace in Tongluo

    The first stop of your Miaoli and Hsinchu day tour is Chiuhu Terrace in Tongluo, Miaoli County. Every year in November, the chrysanthemums are in full bloom and cover the whole terrace, turning it into a gorgeous carpet of yellow and white, and of course, offer great photo opportunities. As the flowering period only lasts about 3 weeks, there are always crowds of people flocking to witness the beauty of the blooming chrysanthemums during this season.

    Chrysanthemum Farm in Miaoli Tongluo Chrysanthemum Farm

    Tongluo is the biggest planting site for chrysanthemums in Taiwan because of the mild climate and the fertile soil. Walking through the farmland, in addition of being able to appreciate the pastoral charm, the fresh and uplifting aroma given off by the chrysanthemums will relax and refresh your mind. In Taiwan, chrysanthemums are often used to add color, flavor and nutrition to the food, or make herbal tea. Besides, the chrysanthemum liquor has been launched in recent years, which can be a great choice for souvenir.

    Chrysanthemum Products Chrysanthemum Processing

  • 11:30-12:30

    Lunch at a local restaurant

    In addition to the chrysanthemums, Miaoli County is also known for the only place that grows red dates (jujubes) in Taiwan. Red dates are commonly included in Chinese herbal medicine formulas to treat people with digestive disorders, skin problems, fatigue, etc. Because red dates are rich in iron, they also help replenish blood and improve blood circulation. At lunchtime, you will enjoy a healthy and tasty lunch made with red dates to satisfy your autumn appetite and warm you up in this season.

    Local Restaurant in Miaoli Red Dates

     

  • 13:00-14:30

    Farming experience in Xincheng Fengtang Leisure Park

    After lunch, your tour continues with a visit to Baoshan, Hsinchu County. Xincheng Community in Baoshan used to be an important sugar-producing area in northern Taiwan. Today, it has been reformed into a leisure park to introduce the local sugar industry from seed to feed.

    Guided Tour in Xincheng Fengtang Leisure Park Sugarcane Processing in Xincheng Fengtang Leisure Park

    Sugarcane is one of the most important cash crops in Taiwan’s early days, and it brought income and employment opportunities to the rural areas. Through the workshop at Xincheng Fengtang Leisure Park, you will learn about the development of the sugar industry in Taiwan, and also experience the genuine rural life with a hands-on activity of sugarcane harvesting, including reaping and juicing.

    Xincheng Fengtang Leisure Park Xincheng Fengtang Leisure Park

  • 15:30-16:30

    Wei Wei Jia Persimmon Tourist Farm

    The Japanese adage “shokuyoku no aki”(食欲の秋), which means “autumn is the season for good appetite”, is also widely used in Taiwan. While people are enjoying the dramatic autumn foliage, the persimmons are ripe and ready to be made into the delectable autumn treats.

    Persimmon Air-drying in Hsinchu Persimmon Air-drying in Hsinchu

    Since you are in Taiwan during the autumn, it’s hard to ignore this bright, red-orange fruit in season. Before the end of the tour, you will visit Wei Wei Jia Persimmon Tourist Farm in Xinpu, Hsinchu County, which is well-known for making dried persimmons. The sunlight shinning on the golden-yellow peeled persimmons on the drying racks offers great photo opportunities for photographers, making the farm one of the most Instagrammable places in Taiwan during this season.

    Persimmon Air-drying in Hsinchu Persimmon Tree in Hsinchu

    In addition to feeding your social media accounts and wowing your audience with amazing photos, here you will learn about the process of making dried persimmons in a traditional way, see how the golden-yellow peeled persimmons turn into the sweet red-orange snacks served on the table. Whether you are a fan of persimmons or not, a visit to the persimmon farm during the autumn time will embellish your journey!

    Persimmon Air-drying in Hsinchu Persimmon Air-drying in Hsinchu

  • 17:30

    Drop off at MRT Zhongxiao Xinsheng Station (BL14 /O07)

    After the fun and educational rural day tour to Miaoli and Hsinchu, you will head back Taipei with a drop-off at MRT Zhongxiao Xinsheng Station.

Inclusions & Exclusions

  • Professional licensed tour guide (Mandarin / English)
  • Local transfer by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Lunch
  • Sugarcane harvesting experience
  • Local General Liabilities Insurance
  • Beverage
  • Gratuities
Important Notice
  1. Tour commentary will be provided in Mandarin and English.
  2. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
  3. The sequence and time of stay at tour stops may be adjusted according to the traffic/weather condition.
  4. If the tour has to be cancelled due to bad weather, we will contact you no later than the evening before the excursion day by email or SMS.
  5. Please arrive at the meeting point 5 minutes earlier than the pick-up time.
  6. Each guest is allowed to bring one piece of carry-on baggage.

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, you must cancel your booking at least 24 hours before the listings local pick-up time(GMT+8). Please contact us by email or phone. 

 

Email: edisonts@ms6.hinet.net 

Phone: +886 2 25635313

 

No-shows are defined as passengers who do not show up on time for the tours. In this event, the bookings will be cancelled and non-refundable.

 

Cancellations made 7 days or more in advance of the listing’s pick-up time in the local time zone: full refund

Cancellations made 6-4 days in advance of the listing’s pick-up time in the local time zone: 50% refund

Cancellations made less than 3 days in advance of the listing’s pick-up time in the local time zone: non-refundable

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