Nanmen Weekend Flower Market

Nanmen Weekend Flower Market (Nánmén Jiàrì Huāshì 南門假日花市) There are many places to buy plants and flowers in Tainan, but the place to go for a bit of vibe with your flowers is the Tainan Flower Market. Located on Nanmen Road between the Confucius Temple and the Great South Gate, it is a convenient stop … Continue reading

Narrow Door Cafe

Narrow Door Cafe (Zhǎi Mén Kāfēi   窄門咖啡) There is a wonderful new movement in Tainan to turn old buildings into funky bars and cafes, as opposed to the previous trend of letting old buildings get torn down and replaced by nondescript new buildings that lack any history or character. In the West, we love our … Continue reading

Tainan Police Headquarters

Tainan Police Headquarters While the spic n’ span condition of this building might make you think it is relatively new, the headquarters of the Tainan Police Bureau on Nanmen Road is actually an old heritage building dating from 1931. Located just across the road from the Confucian Temple and the Prefecture Hall, this functioning police … Continue reading

Wang Steak

Wang Steak (Wáng Pǐn 王品) If you’re looking for some higher-end dining and a good chunk of meat, the Taiwan chain called Wang Steak has a location in Tainan. This is a full-service, fine-dining restaurant with dim mood lighting, quality furnishings, and stylish tableware. Eating there was a serious divergence from the bian dang hole-in-the-walls … Continue reading