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Tainan

Travel Guide
Taijiang National Park which includes a temple or place of worship, a ferry and a river or creek

One of the island's oldest settlements and the region’s former capital, this city’s winding streets tell the story of Taiwan’s history. 

Tainan is the cultural heart of Taiwan, home to centuries-old monuments and temples, exciting festivals, a thriving art scene and cuisine that makes the rest of the island envious. Although it might look like any other large Taiwanese city, if you take the time to explore, you will find it is full of traditional, small-town charm and rich history.

Founded as a Dutch colony in 1624, this part of Taiwan was then occupied by the Chinese until the late 19th century. Explore Tainan’s Confucius Temple, the first Confucian temple in Taiwan and, at one time, the highest educational institution on the island. The temple grounds are a popular public gathering place, where you will see locals leisurely strolling, doing tai chi or flying kites.

Wander the streets of Anping, the city’s oldest neighborhood or go for a soak in the famous hot springs at Guanziling. Browse the trendy shops and street murals on Haian Road and then slow down amid the pretty stone pathways and lily ponds in Tainan Park.

Head to one of Tainan’s famous night markets. Hua Yuan Night Market in the north district is the largest outdoor market in Taiwan. Browse the food stalls and find out why Tainan’s cuisine is famous throughout Taiwan. Try a savory oyster omelet or coffin bread, thick fried bread filled with hearty seafood and vegetable chowder.

If you dare, check out the heart-pounding Yanshui Beehive Rockets Festival in February. Ranked among the world’s most dangerous festivals, the event involves the launch of thousands of fireworks and bottle rockets straight into crowds of onlookers.

Tainan is less than four hour’s from Taipei by car or train. You can easily explore the city’s attractions on foot or you can hire a rental scooter, which makes it easy to quickly navigate the busy streets. November and December, as well as March and April, are the best times of year to visit. During these months, the weather is warm and the city receives little rainfall.

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Maple Hotel
Maple Hotel
3.5 out of 5
No.158, Jiannan Rd., South Dist., Tainan
The price is SG$44 per night from 6 Aug to 6 Aug
Excludes taxes & fees
Located in Tainan City Centre, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Anping Canal and Shennong Street. Chihkan Tower and Tainan Confucian Temple are also within ...
4.1/5Very Good! (650 reviews)
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"這次是住在302房間,房間是在走廊走到底最後一間,房間入門有點狹窄,並不是方正的房型,然後浴室雖然是乾濕分離,但洗澡的蓮蓬頭地方有點小,感覺洗澡很有壓迫感。"

Reviewed on 3 May,2021

Maple Hotel
Lakeshore Hotel Tainan
Lakeshore Hotel Tainan
4 out of 5
No. 269, Section 1, Yongfu Road, West Central District, Tainan
The price is SG$122 per night from 9 Aug to 9 Aug
Excludes taxes & fees
Located in Tainan City Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Shin Kong Mitsukoshi Tainan Ximen Store and Tainan Confucian Temple. Chihkan Tower and ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (1,642 reviews)
"Excellent location, food, facilities. You will enjoy your days here."

Reviewed on 23 Jun,2021

Lakeshore Hotel Tainan
Maple Hotel Second Branch
Maple Hotel Second Branch
3 out of 5
5-7F., No. 158, Jiannan Road, South District, Tainan
The price is SG$44 per night from 6 Aug to 6 Aug
Excludes taxes & fees
Located in Tainan City Centre, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Anping Canal and Shennong Street. Chihkan Tower and Tainan Confucian Temple are also within ...
4.2/5Excellent! (118 reviews)
"The main thing that was disappointing was the cleanliness. The floor was dirty, and the curtains were dusty. I also noticed a bit of blood on the bedding sheets. The tv was also outdated and some of the lights had issues. The view was nice enough and the shower water was nice and hot. However, the ..."

Reviewed on 16 Feb,2021

Maple Hotel Second Branch
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Dananmen
Dananmen
3 out of 5
No. 4, Lane 120, Nanning Street, West Central District, Tainan
The price is SG$78 per night from 8 Aug to 8 Aug
Excludes taxes & fees
Located in Tainan City Centre, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Shin Kong Mitsukoshi Tainan Ximen Store and Tainan Confucian Temple. Chihkan ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (6 reviews)
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"整體很不錯,舒適的環境,小幫手也會提前聯絡,整體是很不錯的一家!"

Reviewed on 6 Apr,2021

Dananmen
Tainan California Villa
Tainan California Villa
3.5 out of 5
Jiucengling, Xinhua Dist, Tainan
Located in Xinhua, this apartment building is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Yang Kuei Culture Memorial Hall and 3 mi (4.9 km) from Taiwan Metal Creative Museum. Yong ...
5/5Exceptional! (1 review)
視野很好的民宿
"寬敞開放式廚房,設備及餐具齊全,讓我表演了一次餐廳級的晚餐,餐具多樣化,可惜各種餐具數量不夠一桌人數使用 客廳2面大玻璃視野非常好,大夥坐在客廳聊天很享受如此的休閒環境"

Reviewed on 30 Nov,2016

Tainan California Villa
Tainan City Center Private Rent, 2 to 10 Person, pet Allowed
Tainan City Center Private Rent, 2 to 10 Person, pet Allowed
#59, Lane 377 GongYuan Rd.,, Tainan
The price is SG$238 per night from 8 Aug to 8 Aug
Excludes taxes & fees
Located in Tainan City Centre, this condo is within a 15-minute walk of Tainan Park, Garden Night Market and National Cheng Kung University. Chihkan Tower and ...
Tainan City Center Private Rent, 2 to 10 Person, pet Allowed
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