21 Cool Tainan Tourist Spots And Things to do in Tainan & Itinerary – Tainan was Taiwan’s capital from 1683 to 1885 and is Taiwan’s fourth-largest city. There are many historic temples and you will try the best food in Taiwan. Taiwanese language is more popular than Mandarin.
After this small introduction of Tainan we will write our favorite 21 Tainan Tainan tourist spots and things to do in Tainan. Keep reading below our Tainan travel guide.
WHERE TO STAY IN TAINAN
For accommodation, you can find accommodation prices starting from $30-50 USD depending on how much you want to stretch your budget. Until luxury hotels in Tainan that can cost $100-300 USD for a room if you wish more comfort when visiting Tainan. Click here to get the best deals via Booking and Agoda.
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Tainan Travel Guide – Tainan Tourist Spots And Things to do in Tainan
1. Tainan Confucius Temple
Confucious Temple is located in the Tainan city center. It’s one of the most popular Tainan tourist spots. There is no entrance fee and it’s beautiful to relax and walking around the garden. There is no entrance fee.
2. Chihkan Tower
3. Anping District Old Town and Anping Fort
Anping Fort (called Fort Zelandia) was built by the Dutch from 1624 to 1634. Anping Fort entrance fee of 50 TWD. The buses 2, 88 and 99 are going to Anping Fort from Tainan Train Station.
4. Visit Night Markets (Garden Night Market)
5. Chimei Museum
The Chimei Museum is a private museum opened in 1992 by Shi Wen-long of Chi Mei in Tainan. There are five categories: Fine arts, Musical instruments, Natural history, Arms and armor, Antiquities and artifacts. The entrance fee is 200 TWD. It’s closed on Wednesdays and opening from 9 30 am to 5 30 pm.
6. Try Local Markets Shaved Fruits
You can’t skip trying local delicacies in Tainan. Our favorite one was Shaved fruits that it’s served everywhere during the day especially with hot weather. They are so delicious and prices are $2-3 USD.
7. Blueprint Cultural & Creative Park
8. Ten Drum Rende Creative Park
Ten Drum Rende Creative Park is great if you are traveling with kids to visit the drum performance. There are VR games, laser tag. To get there you have to get a train from Kaohsiung Main Station to Baoen Train Station. It will take 50 minutes to get there. The entrance fee is 400 TWD for the whole day and if you go only for the evening is 200 TWD.
9. Great South Gate of Tainan
Tainan Great South Gate is a historical gate in West Central District. It’s located just two blocks away from Confucius Temple. There is no entrance fee.
10. Koxinga’s Ancestral Shrine
Koxinga Ancestral Shrine is located in West Central District. It was built in memory of the work and achievement of Cheng Cheng Kung, the pioneer of Taiwan.
More Tainan Tourist Spots And Things to do in Tainan
11. Visit Back Alleys Markets
12. National Museum of Taiwanese Literature
National Museum of Taiwanese Literature is a new Museum opened in 2003. Most of the exhibitions are in Chinese. But it’s located walking distance from city center if you want to take a look. There is no entrance fee.
13. Shennong Street
14. Visit Temples in Tainan
There are many temples to visit in Tainan. It’s the perfect place to learn about the culture and religion. You will see locals praying and giving donations. They are so colorful.
These are the most popular ones in Tainan: God of War Temple, Matsu Temple, Beiji Temple, Guan Gong Temple, Lady Linshui Temple, City God Temple, Fahua Temple
15. Try KTV in Tainan
If you want to have fun and enjoying local vibe. KTV is one of the best plans to do in Tainan. You can rent a room to sing with your friends. Prices are around $12-30 USD per hour good enough for 7-8 people.
16. Dashu Old Railway Sky Bridge
Dashu Old Railway Sky Bridge was built in 1913 by the Japanese. It’s 1526 meters long and it survived World War II.
17. Soulangh Cultural Park
Soulangh Cultural Park is also known as Jiali Sugar Refinery. It was established in 2003 reusing the empty space. Nowadays days is a leisure park for locals.
18. Yuguang Island
19. Qigu Lagoon
The Qigu Lagoon is an ecological conservation area located on the estuary of the Zengwen River. It’s a rural and quiet area to visit in Tainan. This list of Tainan tourist spots would be perfect for relaxing.
20. Jingzaijiao Tile-Paved salt fields
The Jingzaijiao Tiled Salt Fields were formerly known as Laidong Salt Fields originally a barren desert. To get there you have to take the train to Tainan Railway Station and get Xingnan Bus to Xishan Stop.
21. Sicao Green Tunnel
Sicao Green Tunnel is one of the most idyllic Tainan tourist spots. The mangrove forest is extending and forming a tunnel. You have to go to Annan District to watch this. There is an entrance fee of 200 TWD and it will take 30-40 minutes for the boat ride.
WHERE TO STAY IN TAINAN
We stayed at Silks Place in Tainan. We enjoyed a local atmosphere learning about the tea. Trying delicious local food. We enjoyed Robbin’s Steak Teppanyaki where we enjoyed dinner with our private chef. The food was delicious great meat, salad and delicious desserts.
We also enjoyed the Glasshouse where you can listen to music live and try the 36 stratagems shots which was so much fun. We invited our friend Eden to join us trying to finish all of them ha! You have to choose a paper with the name and look for it on the table. Different flavors combined with whisky, vodka and cheers!
For breakfasts you can enjoy Western or Chinese breakfast. We liked it more the Chinese breakfast. The location was great just a few steps from city center. And only two kilometers far from Bus and Train Station. Click here to check prices and availability!
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