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The West Central District is the most populous and the busiest area. A lot of shops and hotels crowd the district, and the long-standing history results in a variety of street food. In addition to that, this district also has the highest number of temples. This is how it got the name “Tainan’s Pantheon.” Historic buildings are literally ubiquitous. For example, Hayashi Department Store, National Museum of Taiwan Literature, Confucius Temple, Chihkan Tower (formerly Fort Provintia), Sacrificial Rites Martial Temple, Tainan Grand Mazu (name of a goddess) Temple, etc. Recently, the tourism in Tainan has laid emphasis on alleys and lanes. Examples include Fujhong Street specialising in creative handicrafts, as-you-stroll desserts on Jhengsing Street, Shennong Street lined with hundred-year-old ancient houses, Sinyi Street on which the old city gate stands, Sinmei Street where old and new cultures fuse together, and Guohua Street and Baoan Raod famous for all the savoury food. All the traditional and delicious food and flavours are about to burst in your mouth.
The North District, on the other hand, is a quiet secret hideaway. Lane 321 on Gongyuan Road used to be a Japanese soldiers’ dormitory. Now a few artists have set up their studios here. There are diversified art styles in each old Japanese-style house. The Garden Night Market on Haian Road is one of the famous night markets in both Tainan and Taiwan, and was the top 12 Facebook check-in location worldwide in 2013.
Eat, see, and stay in West Central District/ North District
"Informative Exhibits in an interesting building."
reviewed 2 weeks ago by Double64Double
The exhibits inside this former Japanese prefecture building were well laid out and provided an closer look into Taiwan's literary history.
We had the benefit of a local providing additional perspective and translating.
Worth visiting, but have a someone with language skills accompany you for an optimal experience.
This department store sells many interesting stuffs that are made in different parts of Taiwan. It's a great way to check out the stuffs they offer while enjoying the ambience of a historical building. Riding the elevator will give you a chance to experience the way it used to be.
I was glad I tried it because I was surprised...
This is the central located famous salty congee that goes to its pan fried mackerel, fish skin, tummy or oyster. You can skip the congee but go for soup with mentioned ingredients. The price isn’t cheap, by looking at its street vendor style but it is very worthy because of the delicious fact.
Second visit to this restaurant after 2.5 years & it’s still as good.
We ordered the wagyu beef + duck dinner set for 2 for under NTD3000. The fried rice was really yummy & lemon sorbet was refreshing (both unlimited refill I think). Duck main was excellent & so was the beef, though we didn’t like the zucchini cooked with...
Interesting place. The restaurant is upstairs 2nd floor, not a big space. It seems all wood tables and chairs around. Dishes are ok with reasonable prices (NT350 ish). We had most chicken dishes, tea flavored legs and chests. Dishes are individual for each person.
I like their atmosphere since I enjoy dining in quiet places. This place is refurbished from...
The hotel is positioned as a 4 star hotel. I initially thought this was a local hotel only to discover that the Golden Tulip chain has establishments in over 200 cities in 51 countries globally
The hotel is conveniently located on a street with heaps of restaurants and little eating stalls so food is not an issue. However I didn't...
This hotel is comfy with good hospitality: the receptionist on duty helped my friend
and I microwave food during midnight, which is really quite nice. Rooms are spacious as well, and there are a variety of amenities.
A true gem.
Not a luxurious hotel,but if you are here to explore Tainan and not to spend your day in the hotel,this place is amazing.
Spotlessly clean,you have every basic needs covered in the room,free breakfast with lots of choice, some new for us but delicious.
Friendly and business oriented staff.
They do not speak English but with google...
Located just a short walk from Tainan’s TRA train station (not HSR) near to the city centre, this hotel was convenient for a short stay in Tainan.
The room was clean, modern and comfortable. Laundry facilities were available on the roof for a small fee.