Banqiao is a huge city south-west from Taipei City and east from Xinzhuang. All three cities are stuck together and are part of Taipei metropolitan area, but they're administred separately. Banciao seems more of an industrial city. It's not always clean and neat and there are not many things, that would attract tourists. The transportation is very good, though. There are several MRT stations and a normal railway station, where you can take the Train to Yingge Town, Taichung or even Kaohsiung.