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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
The Sicao Green Tunnel (四草綠色隧道), known as the ""Amazon River of Taiwan,"" is a must-visit attract...
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 a warehouse belonging to Tait & Co. Merchant House over a century ago, the Anping Tree H...
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.
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17 reviews
07 Jan 2017
We are grateful to have Mr Kao onboard for our 9 days trip in Taiwan.He is a professional driver,we felt safe when we explored the country with our young kids.With his hospitality,we had tried most of the sumptious delicacies of Taiwan.As an experienced father himself,he insisted my hubby to join the workshop in the paper making & crayon factory which turned out well.He got good supports from the fellow colleague/s too whenever he needed.I could see a good team work there.My children have special attachment with him.They are still looking for him even we are in Malaysia now😄.It is almost certain that who we will look for when we want to embark another amazing journey in Taiwan! Bravo Mr Kao & team!
21 Jan 2017
19 Apr 2016
Mr. Lin was quite knowledgable about the area, being a local. This was very helpful as he was able to bring us to some other places in Tainan when we had quite some time left (as we didn't spend much time at some of the stops along the itinerary). He also suggested a lunch spot -- Chou's -- that he took us to; it was quite enjoyable. He also took us to Narrow Door Cafe and the Confucius Temple. We also had a nice stroll along the Fuzhong St (sp?) and Shennong St areas.
03 May 2016
18 Apr 2016
Our guide, Thomas' friendly and knowledgeable. We like it best when he don't speed on roads and he's always smiley. We feel comfortable and lucky to have Thomas as our guide. Thank you, roundTAIWANround and yes we hope to visit Taiwan soon!
02 May 2016
18 Apr 2016
For Dustin, he is nice and talkative in English.
02 May 2016
18 Feb 2016
Kevin is very kind and helpful, keep it up!
03 Mar 2016

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
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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
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