Shuixian Temple (Water Fairy Temple)

Shuixian Temple (shuǐxiān gōng 水仙宮) Tucked away in Shuixian Temple Market is a tiny gem of a temple and a real piece of history. Located at the head of Shennong Street, this temple was a control center for much of the on-goings of the Five-Channels Area during the Qing Dynasty. When this was a busy port area … Continue reading

Pakistani and Indian Food – Jasmine – CLOSED

Jasmine Pakistani & Indian Cuisine EDIT – Closed Down, March 2010 Jasmine is quickly becoming the most popular place for South Asian cuisine in Tainan. It opened its doors last fall to fill the void of affordable, no-nonsense Pakistani and Indian food in this city. While the dining room is pleasantly decorated, the paper place mats show that the real … Continue reading

Haian Road

Haian Road (Hǎi ān Lù 海安路) If you want to enjoy some local street nightlife, there’s no better place in Tainan than Haian Road. This is the one place in town where the sidewalks are wide enough to support seating, and several blocks of bars and restaurants are exploiting this. Here you can enjoy your barbecue and … Continue reading