Tainan Railway Line

Tainan Railway Line The main north to south railway line cuts straight through Tainan City, dividing the east district and its suburbs from downtown and the west. As a result, the eastern and western parts of the city are linked by many rail crossings, underpasses, and overpasses for both cars and pedestrians. For close to … Continue reading

The Underbridge

The Underbridge (Qiáo Xià 橋下) There’s a line in the movie Swingers in which they ask why all the cool bars in LA are difficult to find and never have a sign. The first part of the equation – difficult to find – seems true for Tainan as well. It also seems to help if the place … Continue reading

Kinks Pub

Kinks Pub Grandma’s house is now a bar! Just along the railroad tracks near Qingnian Road is a lounge bar that you’d never find unless you were shown by someone in-the-know. Renovated from an old home, this one-story bar really feels like you’re in someone’s old house. It’s been decorated with vintage furniture from the … Continue reading

Tainan Railway Station

Tainan Railway Station The Tainan Railway Station is one of my favorite old buildings in the city. It has a Western look to it, seemingly colonial and well-aged by the tropical sun, but definitely modern in its day. The architectural style is eclectic, but the art deco influences dominate. It has a history of more … Continue reading