Anping District, Tainan City: Namesake of Taiwan
Anping District, Tainan City: Namesake of Taiwan

In earlier times, Anping was known as "Dayuan," the origin of the name "Taiwan." It is known not only for its deep culture and history, but also for its sunsets, nightlife, beautiful natural scenery, ocean activities, and delicious cuisine.

Anping abounds with historic sites—Anping Fort, the Eternal Golden Castle, and Anping Tree House are a few of its major attractions. Other points of interest include the Old Julius Mannich Merchant House, Haishan Hostel, Tait & Co. Merchant House and Anping Minor Artillery Fort. These historical sites reflect the history and architectural styles of the Dutch occupation, Cheng Cheng-kung (Koxinga) period, Qing administration, and Japanese colonial era, embodying more than 300 years of quintessential history in Taiwan.

No visit to Anping is complete without trying the amazing array of delicious local foods—shrimp cakes, bean curd pudding, candied fruit, shrimp rolls, oyster rolls, fish ball soup, and oyster pancakes, for a start. The shops around Yanping Old Street are good places to find distinctive mementos and gifts—no one leaves Yanping empty-handed!

Part 1 Photos 【Anping Fort 】was the first fort built by the Dutch in Taiwan. At that time it was called Fort Zeelandia, as well as the Part 2 Photos 【 Old Julius Mannich Merchant House 】is a grade-three national historic site. It was built by the Germans as a trading post. During Anping's commercial heydays, this was one of five major foreign trading houses in the district, along with Tait & Co., BainPart 3 Photos Located by Anping Fort, 【 Yanping Street】 was built by the Dutch over three centuries ago and is known as the Part 4 Photos Winner of the 2009 FIABCI-Taiwan Real Estate Excellence Award and Yuan-Yie Award, this is a perfect spot for enjoying the sea views recreation. There is also a harbor loop route to enjoy a stroll at the old Anping Harbor.Part 5 Photos This recreational park combines natural scenic beauty, historical waterways, and harbor-side charm. In addition to the rich mangrove ecology, the area has bike paths and bird-watching platforms.Part 6 Photos 【Anping's famous sunsets】 light up the clouds each evening, bathing the dusk sky in a breathtaking tapestry of colors.Part 7 Photos 【A former Tait & Co. warehouse】 , Anping Tree House has long been engulfed by old banyan trees. Following a restoration, the site won the FIABCI-Taiwan Real Estate Excellence Award and Public Construction Golden Quality Award for outstanding environmentalPart 8 Photos Anping's bike paths provide eco, recreational, riverside, and heritage site routes. All 25 convenience store in the township provide free pumping services.Part 9 Photos 【Sword Lion Park 】is the first sword lion themed park in Taiwan. The sword lion wards off, repels bad fortune, and invites good luck. Anping was once called Part 10 Photos Anping is a seafood paradise with a unique geological landscape, traditional cuisine handed down across the generations, promising a rich experience, both cultural and culinary.
Neighborhood Information

(Traffic information is subject to change. Please check with the transportation station before departure.) 

AddressNo.82, Guosheng Rd., Anping Dist., Tainan Citygoogle map click open new windows
Longitude/Latitude  (120.1610874,23.0007736)

 Nat'l Hwy 1 → Yongkang Interchange → Prov. Hwy 1 → Zhongyang Rd. → Sec. 1, Zhonghua N. Rd. → Sec. 2, Zhonghua W. Rd. → Anping Rd. → Gubao St. → Guosheng Rd.


Take the train to Tainan Station and then take the Tainan City Bus No. 2 to visitors sites in Anping District.

Last Update:2014-12-30 12:00:08