Tainan Athletic Park

Tainan Athletic Park For a wealth of recreational activities in one area, head to Tainan Athletic Park just south of Jiangkang Road. The park is about 130 acres and contains facilities for all kinds of sporting activities. Numerous parks and natural areas grace the grounds and you can even find Tainan’s largest Buddhist temple and … Continue reading

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Beach – Golden Beach

Golden Beach (huáng jīn hǎi tān   黃金海攤) The largest beach within Tainan city limits is Golden Beach in the south-west of the city. The beach is quite expansive at 3 or 4 kilometers long and well over 50m wide in many areas. It’s also usually empty enough that you could have several regulation-sized football games going … Continue reading

Lakeside Water Bird Park

Lakeside Water Bird Park On the north side of Anping and along the south shore of the Yenping Estuary lies Tainan’s Lakeside Water Bird Park. Here you’ll find a long boardwalk and bike path that follow the estuary from Anping Treehouse to Sihcao Bridge. This is a place to get your feet wet in Sihcao Wetlands without really leaving the city. … Continue reading

Anping’s Old Streets

Anping’s Old Streets (ānpíng lǎo jiē 安平老街) Because Anping was the original Dutch settlement in Tainan, it has some of the oldest streets in the country. Of course, there are no 17th century houses, but these streets wind through the same footpaths where the early settlers walked. Anping stayed area distinct from the rest of … Continue reading

DVD Movie Rentals – Hakataya

Hakataya You wouldn’t have to go very far to find a place that rents DVDs in Tainan. DVD shops are in every neighborhood. Blockbuster Video has several locations and there are hundreds of mom and pop shops. However, regardless of location or an international name brand, the sad reality is that most of these shops … Continue reading

Movies – Chin Men Theater

Chin Men Theater (Quánměi Xìyuàn 全美戲院) While most of Tainan’s movie venues are of the modern cineplex variety, a theater with some history still exists. The Chin Men Theater is in an old three-story building with architecture that looks influenced by old American art deco theaters. You would have to look hard to see the surface of the … Continue reading

Beach – Chiao Tou Beach Park (Anping Beach)

Chiao Tou Beach Park (Qiáotóu Hǎitān Gōngyuán 橋頭海攤公園) Being both on the coast and in the tropics, visitors and newcomers might have big hopes for Tainan to have lovely white sand beaches complete with swaying palms and turquoise blue water. Well, it doesn’t. But there are a few beaches in the vicinity of Tainan that are pretty decent. … Continue reading