T'ai-nan Travel Guide

  • Julius Mannich Merchant House
    Julius Mannich Merchant House
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  • Sio House
    Sio House
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  • Sio House
    Sio House
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T'ai-nan Things to Do

  • Sio House

    The Salt Museum is housed in a government building of the Japanese occupation period and was originally built to regulate trade in Anping. Today it houses a salt museum.

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  • Julius Mannich Merchant House

    established in 1862, this trading house for the merchant, Julius Mannich. This building later housed the German consulate in Taiwan. Today its part german restaurant and beer garden and part museum focused on German influence in Tainan

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  • War God temple

    Situated across the street from Chihkan Fort, this is one of the oldest temples in Taiwan dating from the mid 17th Century.

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  • National Museum of Taiwanese Literature

    This free museum is dedicated to Taiwanese literature including a major section on Aborginal literature and the effort to develop writing systems for aborginal languages. The museum is in an old Tainan District hall built in the colonial period.

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  • Tait & Co Merchant House

    Just north of Anping fort is this old Dutch trading house now converted into a museum of the colonial period of taiwan.

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  • Lady Linshui temple

    This temple is hard to miss with all the lanterns, Digital signboard, blaring music and wall to wall gold. Subtlety evidently was not one of of the Ladys' traits. Lady Linshui is the goddess of Fertility and birth and this temple was found in 1886.

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  • City God temple

    One of three temples to the City god, this the oldest is dedicated to the soldiers of one of the many resurrections against mainland rule that happened in Taiwan.

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  • Tiantan temple

    Tiantan or Altar of heaven is believed to be the oldest temple in Taiwan. It commemorates a god known as the jade Emporer.

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  • Taiwan's Kyoto Cradle of Culture &...

    Heavy traffic in T'ai-nan but can explore by foot the main avenues and narrow lanes. Places to visit, are Koxinga's Shrine, Confucius Temple, Great South Gate, Chihkan Temple, Eternal Golden Castle and Matzu Temple.%f

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  • The Excellent Karma Kagyu Temple in...

    Located in the suburb Zho Chen, this relative new and beautiful temple was setup in 1986 and is the largest Karma Kagyu temple in Taiwan. Karma Kagyu is one of 4 major Tibetan Buddhist sects. The temple grounds are big and the main prayer hall has a 16-meter tall Buddha statue. Wander around the temple grounds and do not just pop into the main...

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  • Wufei temple

    The temple of the 5 concubines commerates the 5 concubines of Lord Ningjing who all commited suicide after their lord rather than submit to Quing forces.

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  • Old Union Hall & Wu gardens

    Behind the old town hall during the Japanese colonial period is the Wu garden , named after the merchant who originally owned the gardens.

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T'ai-nan Hotels

  • Nanyuan Resort Farm

    No.25 Nanhu, Guoyi Village, Liuying Town, Tainan County 843, Taiwan

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Couples

T'ai-nan Restaurants

  • Tainan's famous Beef Soup

    Beef soup has always been one of Tainan's famous food, the reason being that fresh beef is delivered straight from the slaughterhouse directly to the restaurants (as opposed to the meat being packaged and kept in a cold storage) in the wee hours of the morning, or so I was told.Ah Chen Fresh Tainan Beef Soup is a small local but popular...

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  • Ethnic flavor in Tainan

    I've been to the Turkish house twice already, and it's been an excellent experience, which makes it a must visit every time i'm in Tainan (Which will become more frequent as it seems).The place has two floors, as the first floor is fairly small. The atmosphere will be almost Turkish, but the white walls keeps the place somewhat distant, almost...

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  • Lily Ice Shop

    Lily fruit shop sells not only fruit, but also ice. It's very well-known among the local people. The most recommended ice is mango milk. 1 bowl NT$70 only. In Taipei can cost NT$120. Don't forget that Tainan is origin of Taiwanese mango.

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  • Outstanding...

    For the traveling people, finding a place where it all comes together - ambiance, appearance, service and above all taste - is like striking oil. When this happens in a location where the selection is relatively small (mostly because the local cuisine is far from being my cup of tea), this would be equal to striking oil on the same day of winning...

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  • Huge Chinese Selection, in a Nice Place

    I must admit that I don't fancy Chinese food all that much. There are very few dishes that appeal to my taste buds, but for the most part, I find it too flat or too sweet, while I on the other hand like spicy and picante food, so the sea food centered kitchen is not my cup of tea. However, Fu Lou has a huge selection of all sorts of dishes, (allot...

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  • Local fave

    Very local, very famous, and very delicious!! This restaurant used to be a little food stand in Tainan; however, with growth of customer numbers, it has become a real restaurant which you can hold a banquet. Like all restaurants in this island, being boisterous is one of the most important elements here; students, family and friends gather here to...

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T'ai-nan Nightlife

  • Night Market

    The largest night market in tainan is the Anping Night market. Tons of delicious snack foods are on sale. Don't miss the shrimp chips and Coffin toast!!

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  • Cafe or Local Food

    Along the 2ed section of Zhong-Zheng Road, there are many nice food stand or cafe on the street. You can have your food on the sidewalk.The food you can chose is various. From the East to the West. Or can can order some Japanese Shusi, Malaysian curry, and even cocktail. Acrtually, there is no such dress code. But you cannot play playing cards in...

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T'ai-nan Transportation

  • Scooters, scooters, scooters

    Wheb you cross the streets, always be very allert. They come from all sides.Everybody has one.In Taiwan there are about 13 million scooters on 22 million people. And if you think about the fact that baby's don't ride...Possible to rent at the train station area.

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  • Best Coise is?!

    In side the city, it would be a lot convenient to rent a motorcycle because the publc transportation is not really well-served.But if you want to go out of the city, it's nice to take train visiting around.

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T'ai-nan Local Customs

  • Dandan Noodles

    Dandan noodles are a local specialty of tainan and are served in many small hole in the wall establishments. A definite must try!

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  • Worship Confucious

    Confucianism, the spirit has deep influcence on Chinese culture. Taiwan reserves the tradition. Due to Confucianism we people traditionally respect teachers (, but time is different, the view changed) and take Confucious' birthday on September 28 as teachers' day. On that day we hold solemn ceremony for celebration in Confucious Temples all around...

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  • Making Friends~~~

    Basing on my own experiences, It's easy to make friends with the locals if visitors who can speak a few Taiwanese, which is widely used dialact in Taiwan.You may get price discounts, clearly street directions, and so on, if you can speak a few Taiwanese.

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T'ai-nan Tourist Traps

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    by matt_of_asia Written Aug 27, 2006

    well basically i was wandering near an ping fort and this guy plops a lizard on my shoulder and while i enjoy having lizards on my shoulder out of the blue,
    he wanted 50 nt.
    I paid him, as I actually like iguanas, and they need to eat too, and iguana owners need food. but try to avoid him if you are wandering near An Ping fort.

    Unique Suggestions: hmm. walk across the street from iguana holding taiwanese. have 50nt ready! smile!

    Fun Alternatives: actually this was a rather fun trap for me.
    its better than getting poisonous snakes dropped on me.

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T'ai-nan Off The Beaten Path

  • Fahua Monestary

    This buddhist temple and monestary was founded in 1684 and sits on a narrow side street not far from the Koxinga Shrine. No.100 Fahua Street

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  • Where Taiwan's History Founded

    Here You can see some old " Dutch style " ( ?! ) castles, whhich were built in early 17th centuries.It was originally called "Zeelandia," "An-ping Fort " or " Daiwan City. "

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T'ai-nan Favorites

  • Salt Hills

    Tai-Ien (National Taiwanese Salt Company) has salt farms in Chi-Gu. There are several salt hills for tourism. The touch of salt hills is very hard. In distance it looks like snow world.

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  • An-Ping Old castle.

    An-Ping castle built up by the Dutch is colonial style. There is a small observatory where you see land, but it was sea.

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  • Eel-Yi-Men, try it!

    Tai-Nan has many famous & yammy food. I recommend you especially "Dry Eel Yi-Noodles". Yi-Noodles are originally right from Tai-Nan. People make noodles from flour and extra with duck soup. To keep the noodles (protein element canbe easily roten) well, they extra fry them so Yi-Noodles smell and taste different from normal noodles (made with flour...

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