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! Tourism Towns Related sites Tourism TownDaxi District, Taoyuan City: A Presidential TownAnping District, Tainan City: Namesake of TaiwanDajia District, Taichung City: Matsu CultureJincheng Township, Kinmen County: Old World Charm in HoupuMeinong District, Kaohsiung City: Hakka Beauty and HospitalityYilan County: LOHAS Life at the Jiaoxi Hot SpringsJiji Township, Nantou County: Railway Impressions and Cycling ExcursionsRuifang District, New Taipei City: Gold Mines of Discovery in Shuinandong, Jinguashi, and JiufenBeitou District, Taipei City: Small Town EleganceXinyi District, Taipei City: Fashion CentralRuisui Township, Hualien County: Fragrant Tea, Dairy and Hot SpringsLukang Township, Changhua County: Craftsmanship, Cuisine, and Historic SitesSanyi Township, Miaoli County: Taiwan's Wood Sculpture Capital Recommendation 17 Recommendation QR code Travel Information （Traffic information is subject to change. Please check with the transportation station before departure.） TEL：+886-6-226-7348Address：No.82, Guosheng Rd., Anping Dist., Tainan CityLongitude/Latitude：120.1610874/23.0007736Transportation： 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.Public：Take the train to Tainan Station and then take the Tainan City Bus No. 2 to visitors sites in Anping District.