Hukou Cultural Creative Park (or literally Hukou Village Hospitable (Haoke) Agricultural Cultural Creative Park 湖口鄉好客農業文化創意園區) is a small agricultural and cultural museum in Hukou Village of Hsinchu County, and provides visitors a taste of local agricultural products, as well as Hakka culture and traditions. It also features a modern built Hakka Roundhouse with an electronic God of Agriculture inside.
The Hukou Cultural Creative Park was completed in November of 2018, after 12 years of construction, covering 1.23 hectares of land. It also acts as the headquarters for the Agricultural Association of Hukou Village. Before 2018, the agricultural association was located under an overpass and many people complained that it was hard to access.
The park commemorates over 300 years of culture of the Hakka people after moving from China to the island of Taiwan.
The area often creates events such as promoting local products and providing workshops on traditional Hakka Culture. The area consists of about five main buildings, including museums, exhibits, a Hakka Roundhouse, and the association headquarters.
8 AM to 4:30 PM
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Where to stay:
Most of the accommodation you will find is near the city center. If you will only visit downtown, you can consider a day trip from Taipei.
We have stayed at and recommend the Golden Motel a high quality motel near Green Grass Lake (you can book on Agoda here, Booking.com here, Hotels.com here, Expedia here, or Trip.com here), and CD Motel, another high quality motel in downtown Hsinchu (you can book on Agoda here, Booking.com here, or Trip.com here). Unfortunately I cannot recommend any further hotels that I have stayed at in Hsinchu because usually we stay at my wife's uncle's house.
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How to get there:
By Car/scooter: Take Hsinchu County Road 8 west toward Hukou and it will be on the right. There is free parking on the side of the road. If you are looking for car rentals in Hsinchu, you can also search Qeeq here, Klook here, or KKDay here. You can also check out our car rental guide here.
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By TRA/Bus: The only way there via public transport is walking from Hukou TRA station or Hukou Bus Station. You can book tickets to travel to Hsinchu via inter-city bus on Klook here. You can book tickets to Hsinchu via high speed rail (HSR) on Klook here or KKDay here. Book tickets via the normal train (TRA) on Klook here.
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I have been to the cultural park once during Chinese New Year. They had a ton of stalls there and lots of activities. It seems like it has become a main gathering place for locals.
There is some parking near the entrance.
The newly built park includes traditional style brick buildings and what looks like a typical old street.
At the time there were many street vendors and people selling bubbles.
The agricultural association headquarters, also shaped like a traditional Hakka Roundhouse.
Playing with bubbles.
The Haoke Building. Or Hospitable Buidling.
Closer view of the entrance.
The God of Agriculture (Shennong) inside the Haoke Building has displays at 10 AM and 3 PM.
See above for a video of the Land God in action. Shennong is like similar to Adam in the Christian Bible, he is known for discovering agriculture and the use for plants as medicine in Chinese folk religion.
Model train on display.
There are also farm tolls, traditional attire, and much more on display here. See above for more photos.
There are also lots of old models of Hakka life you can see in the photos above.
Traditional Taiwanese bike, once the main mode of transport.
You can also play with water pumps outside.
And play with this water wheel.
Back side of the water wheel.
Garden with some bronze statues.
Abrupt end and rice fields.
Another view of the God of Agriculture show still going on.
Haoke Roundhouse filling with smoke.
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