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Kaohsiung - Tainan - The Olden Days

As the oldest city in Taiwan, Tainan is a wonderfully historic place perfect for adding cultural exploration to your travel experience. It has a rather complex history from Dutch occupation to Han...

  • Kaohsiung
  • 1 day / 9 hrs
  • Private Mandarin/English-speaking guide/driver
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Fort Zeelandia (安平古堡) is the oldest fortress in Taiwan, and the street that surrounds the fort, ...
Anping Old Streets
In the days when salt was controlled by the Japanese government, the century-old house located ...
Sio House
Tainan is the first city in Taiwan. As a city originated from a port, canal building is very impo...
Sicao Green Tunnel
The Tainan Metropolitan Park is the go-to spot for local residents to relax. The pleasant atmos...
Chimei Museum
In Japanese Colonial Era, a huge amount of sugar cane was planted in Taiwan because the climate...
Ten Drum Rende Creative Park
Undoubtedly, the Confucius Temple is one of the must-visit spots in Tainan. Across from the temp...
Fuzhong Street
The Old Tainan Watercourse
Once the warehouse of the Tait & Company (德記洋行) more than a century ago, Anping Tree House i...
Anping Tree House
Have you ever wondered why the official language in Taiwan is Mandarin rather than the Southern...
National Museum of Taiwan History
In Taiwan, the temples attracting numerous pilgrims are usually magnificent but noisy. On the con...
Xuankong Temple
Having a history of more than 300 years, Nankunshen Temple has been built in Tainan since the M...
Nankunshen Temple
Hayashi Department Store first opened in 1932 during the Japanese Colonial Era. It not only was...
Hayashi Department Store
A periodic night market in downtown Tainan, Flowers Night Market do not enjoy a history longer ...
Tainan Flowers Night Market
Based on salt drying and fish farming industry, Beimen District, Tainan, is far from the downto...
Beimen Crystal Church
Judging from the name of the street, you can tell there is a temple worshiping the acclaimed t...
Shennong Street
Blueprint Culture & Creative Park may have been inspired by something as common as wall graf...
Blueprint Culture & Creative Park
The salt fields located in Beimen, Tainan, had been founded more than three hundred years befor...
Jingzijiao Tile-paved Salt Fields
Out of the whole of Taiwan, it is probably only in Tainan that you can wake up early of a mornin...
Six Thousand Beef Soup
  • Keeping it to 3~6 spots per day is the best way to enjoy your Taiwan tour.
  • The pick-up schedule will be provided 12 hours before the tour and the itinerary will be optimized to save your travel time.


17 reviews
02 Dec 2017
Mr Wade has coordinated the travel in Tainan (2 cars) well and is very friendly. Good experience overall. As usual, our travel consultant Judy is very patient and always try to address our needs and requirements.
16 Dec 2017
23 Nov 2017
Allie is a knowledgeable, careful, responsible and fun guide. He also provided us with good suggestions on places to go (other than the initial planned places) and recommended great local food and specialties. He is definitely a guide whom we will like to have again when we next visit Taiwan. Very prompt and good service.
07 Dec 2017
16 Jun 2017
He was excellent. Attentive and knowledgeable.
30 Jun 2017
22 Mar 2017
Very nice travel experience ,the driver is supreme and courteous the trip was nicely planned.The hotel was clean and comfortable. If the price can be lower that will be a perfect trip.Hope to call on you in the near future.Thanks for the trip,L like it!
05 Apr 2017
07 Jan 2017
Wish to sincerely thank the driver on our trip in nov/dec. I thought he did a very good job with our planned itinerary. Lastly like to thank (RTR) as well for the arrangements. I was just glad everything was super smooth from start to end.
21 Jan 2017

about Tainan - The Olden Days

As the oldest city in Taiwan, Tainan is a wonderfully historic place perfect for adding cultural exploration to your travel experience. It has a rather complex history from Dutch occupation to Han Chinese influence and Japanese Colonial Era. To truly understand the history of modern Taiwan is no doubt to trace its beginnings to Tainan.

During this one-day tour, you will be taken on a bamboo raft ride through Sicao Green Tunnel that might bring you the resemblance of Amazon rainforest, which served as the entrance to inland waterways during the Japanese Colonial Era. Sio House is a century-old house that used to serve as an office for storage, selling, and inspection of salt during the Japanese Colonial Era; today, it’s a wonderful place combining sightseeing and cultural history. Anping Old Street is the beginning of everything. Adjacent to the first fortress built in Taiwan, it’s the first street ever developed. Did someone say food? Yes, there are plenty!

In the afternoon, let’s get a bit more artsy at Chimei Museum, known as “one of the world’s most surprising art collections” according to Forbes magazine, giving you a chance to see the world while travelling in Tainan. The founder Mr. Shi Wen-long was born during the Japanese Colonial Era, and he always remembers a museum that offered him spiritual shelter in difficult wartime. He therefore decided to set up a museum in his hometown that belongs to everyone, and that’s the birth of Chimei Museum. Ten Drum Rende Creative Park was once a busy sugar mill but had been left disused for years. After being taken over by the local drumming troupe as a rehearsal space, this mill continues to live its history and allows visitors to peek into the thriving sugar industry during the Japanese Colonial Era. At the end of the day, you will be taking a leisurely stroll along Fuzhong Street that sits right next to the first Confucius temple in Taiwan. There are several food stands worth a try, and the handmade craft market takes place on weekends where there’s an abundance of arts and crafts for you to explore. Some artists even renovated the old houses on the street and transformed them into studios to showcase their talent and creativity. Enjoy your own gentle pace here as slowing down is the only way to savor the beauty of this city.

Tour Information

Pick up Locations
HSR Tainan Station (Exit 2) / Tainan Train Station rear exit / Hotels in Tainan City
Drop off Locations
HSR Tainan Station / Tainan Train Station / Hotels in Tainan City
Transportation (fuel, parking, and toll fee) /Passenger insurance /Tax
Meals /Entrance fees
Cancellation Policy
Severe weather conditions or cancellation made by customer more than 72 hours before departure will qualify for a 100% refund. Otherwise, no refund will be issued.
  • This tour is 9 hours a day. Generally we start from 9am and end at 6pm. We can shift your schedule between 8am to 8pm based on your preference.
  • Admission to Sicao Green Tunnel is TWD200 each.
  • Admission to Chimei Museum is TWD200 each.
  • Admission to Ten Drum Rende Creative Park is TWD399 each.
  • Chimei Museum is closed to public on Wednesday.
  • Contact Us
    For any query, please email Alternative, you may call +886-4-24361910 for any urgent request.
    Overtime Extra Charge
    Optional : If you wish to extend your tour, every extra hour over the agreed schedule of a private tour is charged TWD500 (US$17) for a sedan-based or van-based tour, or TWD1000 (US$34) for a bus-based tour. There will be no overtime extra charge for a shared tour.
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    Tainan - The Olden Days-Custom itinerary: 6 spots
    • * Anping Old Streets
    • * Sio House
    • * Sicao Green Tunnel
    • * Chimei Museum
    • * Ten Drum Rende Creative Park
    • * Fuzhong Street
    2024 May
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