Tainan

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

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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U.I.J Hotel & Hostel
U.I.J Hotel & Hostel
4 out of 5
The price is HK$365 per night from 22 Sep to 22 Sep
Located in Tainan City Centre, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Kunshagong and National Cheng Kung University. Garden Night Market and Wusheng Night Market ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (821 reviews)
很舒適的住宿
"很文青,少了親切感跟溫度,環境舒適。三樓交誼廳有免費的咖啡和茶,晚上可能有一點蚊子會從戶外飛進來。沐浴乳洗手乳等,似乎是用Aesop的,還有提供牙線、棉花棒,相當貼心。背包床偏硬,跟別家比起來,友愛街很安靜。"

Reviewed on 11 May 2021

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Lakeshore Hotel Tainan
Lakeshore Hotel Tainan
4 out of 5
The price is HK$790 per night from 19 Oct to 19 Oct
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! (1,700 reviews)
"Excellent location, food, facilities. You will enjoy your days here."

Reviewed on 23 Jun 2021

Lakeshore Hotel Tainan
Shangri-La Far Eastern Tainan
Shangri-La Far Eastern Tainan
5 out of 5
The price is HK$943 per night from 4 Oct to 4 Oct
This family-friendly Tainan hotel is located in the historical district, within 1 mi (2 km) of Focus Square, Chihkan Tower and National Cheng Kung University. ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,620 reviews)
"The hotel is beginning to feel dated. Wear and tear on the furnishings, paint, walls and bathroom are apparent. I’d still choose to stay here again, but to be billed as a 5-star hotel seems like a push."

Reviewed on 4 Sep 2021

Shangri-La Far Eastern Tainan
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Dananmen
Dananmen
3 out of 5
The price is HK$389 per night from 20 Oct to 20 Oct
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

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IMEEK Pet Friendly Tourist Home
IMEEK Pet Friendly Tourist Home
3 out of 5
Located in East District, this apartment building is 1.3 mi (2.1 km) from Bakeli Memorial Park and 2.4 mi (3.9 km) from National Cheng Kung University. National ...
5/5Exceptional! (3 reviews)
"很棒的民宿,很適合帶寵物"

Reviewed on 4 Feb 2019

IMEEK Pet Friendly Tourist Home
Tainan California Villa
Tainan California Villa
3.5 out of 5
Located in Xinhua, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Xinhua Old Street and Japanese Style Dormitories of Formerly Tainan School of Agriculture. ...
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
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