Bao'an Road is famous for its delicious snacks and foods, such as Rice cake, Sausage and side dish platter, Glass noodles with pig's heart, Nabeyaki noodles, Apricot drink……, all these foods are traditional snacks of Tainan.
And Guohua Street is also a famous street that you shouldn’t miss! Go north from Bao'an Road, you’ll pass a Traditional Market, Zhengxing Street, Shuixian temple and Yongle Market, please enjoy Taiwanese culture when you take a stroll!
Over the past few years, Hai'an Road has become the busiest art walking area in Tainan at night. Due to the enthusiastic rallying of well-known curator Du Zhao-xian, artists make use of the current appearance to recreate all kinds of public art. The City Government has been actively pursuing landscape transformation in recent years, and wants to give tourists more comfortable walking spaces. Besides creative art displays, Hai'an Road is home to a great many pubs, beverage stores, barbecue vendors and beer houses. Pour a glass of your favorite drink, eat a few snacks, and meet up with close friends. This is the most relaxed nighttime experience in Tainan.
Mr. Yeh Shyr-Tao (葉石濤) was an important native writer in Taiwan. "This is a good place for people to dream, love, get married and leisurely pass the time." This sentence was Yeh Shyr-Tao's personal impression of his experience in Tainan City.
The name “Snail lane” comes from Mr. Yeh's writing, and the place Snail lane is also the home of this Taiwanese literary writer.
Recently, the Tainan City Government has transformed Snail lane into a hot photo spot, there’re many snail installation arts and Mr. Yeh’s works hidden on the way.
If you want to know more about Taiwan literature or Mr. Yeh’s past, Mr. Yeh Shyr-Tao Memorial Museum and Taiwan Literature Museum are not far away, it’s a good idea to visit the Museum.
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Since the disappearance of Blue Print (藍晒圖) on Hai'an Road (海安路), the Blueprint Culture & Creative Park (藍晒圖文創園區) has come to replace it. Located in the Old Judicial Dormitory(舊司法宿舍) area, it is a 3D blueprint nighttime art installation with bright lights throwing dazzling white lines on a blue wall, and an old tree lit by a yellow light. Located opposite the Shin Kong Mitsukoshi (新光三越), the Blueprint Cultural & Creative Park has been a popular spot packed with young people since it opened. The unique little stores inside are well worth a look, and the painted wall and art installations in the public area are also popular photo opportunities in the park, tempting many tourists to linger.
With the cooperation of local businesses and residents, "Zhengxing Street" can almost be said to be a model of neighborhood or community remodeling. In addition to drinking a cup of black tea and eating ice cream, you can also take a walk from Hai’an Road on the side to the West Traditional Market.
Shennong Street (神農街) was the entrance to the Tainan Five Channels area important river ports from the Qing Dynasty. Merchants at the time would all enter Tainan through this street, making it the busiest district. However, a century of evolution has transformed the original river port into a city road. While the street was formerly in decline due to being old-fashioned and outdated, it has become a hub of culture creation and art distribution in recent years, and it’s now a mecca for young art enthusiasts in Tainan. The shops on both sides of the street are all packed with various handmade product designs.
On June 30th 2013, the Hayashi Department Store(林百貨), the largest of Tainan's old building's, was opened for tours after refurbishment. "Five story building" (五棧樓仔) was built in 1932 during the Japanese Colonial Time, It was a very busy part of Tainan, but after the end of the Japanese Colonial Period, the owner returned to Japan, and the Hayashi Department Store was left empty, leaving people to eventually forget about its former glory. In 2014, its status as a department store was restored, with a great many limited edition Hayashi goods on sale inside. In addition, there are some important points that must not be missed: The elevator's floor indicator is the old style dial type, now probably the only remaining one in Taiwan! The Torii shrine on the top floor that you should go to having a look. A hole in a wall from the bombing by US Forces during World War II is a link to the building's past.
The“Premier Academy of Taiwan”(全台首學) has more than three hundred years of history as a Confucian temple, and it would be safe to say that this place is the heart of Tainan as an ancient capital of culture. Linking together old blocks and historic sites such as the Great South Gate (大南門), Fuzhong Street (府中街) and the Koxinga Shrine (延平郡王祠,) the streets and alleys around it have an ancient air. Every year on September 28th by 5am, before the break of dawn, the main hall will long have become full of people attending the ceremony to commemorate the birthday of the Great Sage Confucius, the temple’s grandest event of the year.