Barclay Memorial Park

Barclay Park

Barclay Memorial Park (Bākèlǐ Jìniàn Gōngyuán 巴克禮紀念公園) Tainan’s wetlands don’t begin and end in Sihcao. You can find wetland ecology in many pockets around the city such as the creek that runs along the Tainan Athletic Park and Zhuxi Temple. In Barclay Memorial Park, however, the wetland ecology is finely integrated into garden aesthetics to … Continue reading

Tainan Park (Zhongshan Park)

arched bridge and pavilion

Tainan Park (Táinán Gōngyuán 台南公園) Tainan has many city parks both large and small. One of the oldest and most central parks in the city is Tainan Park. Up until recently it was called Zhongshan Park and many people and publications still refer to it by this name. It may also be translated as Sun … Continue reading

Lin Mo Niang Park

Lin Mo Niang Park (Lín Mòniáng Gōngyuán 林默娘公園) In April of 2004, this two-hector park was added to the Anping Harbor National Historic Park. It sits on the south bank of the Anping Canal just at the spot where it opens into Anping Harbor. The park is dedicated to Lin Mo Niang, the human embodiment … Continue reading

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

Great South Gate

Great South Gate (Dànánmén 大南門) Dànánmén, the Great South Gate, is one of only two main gates left from the days when Tainan City was protected by walls. The other remaining gate is Dàdōngmén, the Great East Gate, but it is surrounded by a traffic circle and cannot be interacted with in the same way. … Continue reading