Anping Old Street (& other things to do in Anping, Tainan)

things to do in anping, taiwan

Anping Old Street (安平老街) in Anping District of Tainan City is sometimes called “Taiwan’s First Street”, as it is the center one of the oldest merchant areas in the country. It is one of the most fascinating places to visit in Tainan for foodies and those interested in the early history of Taiwan. Today, tourists …

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Hiking in Taipei: My 21 Favorite Taipei Hikes

A guide to the best hikes in Taipei

In my opinion, Taipei is one of the great hiking cities of the world. The city sits in a basin, literally surrounded by mountains. They contain hundreds of walking and hiking trails, some of the best things to do in Taipei for nature lovers Hiking in Taipei typically entails panoramic city views (often including Taipei …

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Anping Tree House: How to Visit this Must-See Tainan Attraction

Interior of Tainan Tree House in Anping

Anping Treehouse (安平樹屋) is one of the most popular attractions in Anping District of Tainan City, and one of the most well-known things to do in Tainan. The “tree house” is actually former trading warehouse that has been totally taken over by the sprawling roots and branches of banyan trees, leading some to compare it …

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20 Awe-Inspiring Temples in Tainan, Taiwan

The best Taoist and Buddhist temples in Tainan City, Taiwan

Tainan is the original capital city of Taiwan, before it was moved to Taipei. Today, it is known for its historical sights and night markets – it is even considered by many to be the country’s food capital. Tainan’s temples feature prominently on my list of things to do in Tainan. In fact, the city has …

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Is Sicao Green Tunnel in Tainan Worth the Trip?

Sicao Green Tunnel in Tainan City, Taiwan

The Sicao Green Tunnel (四草綠隧) is one of several “green tunnels” across Taiwan. These are roadways or cycling paths that pass under a canopy formed by tree branches or other vegetation – I’ve been to ones in Taichung and Luye, Taitung. But Sicao Green Tunnel is unique in that it is the only water-based one, dubbed …

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70 Unmissable Things to Do in Tainan, Taiwan’s Ancient Capital

Fun things to do in Tainan, Taiwan

Tainan is the original capital of Taiwan and one of the country’s most culturally rewarding destinations. Nicknamed “Phoenix City” after its shape and its phoenix trees, Tainan is famous for its historic sights and considered the food capital of Taiwan. Some of the top things to do in Tainan city center including touring the city’s …

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Shenkeng Old Street: A Food Tour of Taipei’s Stinky Tofu Village

Shenkeng Old Street in Taipei, Taiwan

Shenkeng (深坑區) is a district of New Taipei City, adjacent to Nangang and Muzha districts of southeastern Taipei City. Shenkeng means “deep pit”, after the coal mines once active in the area. Today, Shenkeng is practically synonymous with tofu, and it is considered the tofu capital of Taiwan. It is especially famous for stinky tofu, …

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2022 Guide to Taiwan’s Quarantine Hotels and COVID Travel Restrictions

Taiwan COVID restrictions and guidelines

After Taiwan’s borders closed to all tourists on March 19, 2020, they remained that way for over two years. As of September 12, 2022, Taiwan has finally re-opened to tourists from certain countries, but those visitors must still undergo the 3+4 days of quarantine process. I will be covering exactly what all this entails in …

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