Tainan South District is an upbeat enclave where you can enjoy history, culture and one of Taiwan’s best urban beaches. Some heritage buildings have been left untouched and others have been transformed into cultural destinations.
Things to do in South District
Blueprint Culture and Creative Park occupies a series of historic Chinese houses. The complex has been reimagined as a contemporary hub for arts and culture. Check out exhibits by local artists, admire colourful murals and satisfy your sweet tooth at the ice cream parlour.
Cheer on the Uni-President Lions at the Tainan Municipal Baseball Stadium. It’s a great local experience and games attract baseball fans from across the city. Wear black and orange, the official team colours of the Uni-President Lions.
The Golden Coast stretches for five kilometres and is named after the beautiful sunsets you can watch from the beach. Enjoy a stroll along the sand and watch colourful kites overhead. The breezy promenade is dotted with open-air cafes where you can relax and enjoy the views over the South China Sea.
Xishu Old Street recalls the city’s ancient past. While many of the buildings have fallen into disrepair, others have been decorated with colourful paintings and murals. Nearby is a beautiful Taoist temple decorated with cherry-red lanterns.
Just east of Tainan South District is the captivating Chimei Museum. It occupies an impressive Renaissance-style building and boasts a diverse collection. Admire fine arts, antiquities, fossils and one of the largest violin collections in the world.
Getting around South District
Taxis are a fast and easy way to get around Tainan South District, while parts of the district are pedestrian-friendly and easy to get around on foot. Local buses are also a good way to get from A to B. Tainan Airport is located within Tainan South District.