Anping Harbor National Historical Park(安平港國家歷史風景區)
Tuesday:09:30 – 18:003.4
Fisherman's Wharf and Tainan Canal River Cruise
Anping Fish Market: Alive and Buzzing From 1am To 6am
Sunset View of Fishing Boats In Anping Harbor
Social Media Hot Spot: Greetings from the Whale
Kite Flying and Chasing the Wind with Furry Kids In Lin Mo Niang Park
An ancient city that has been witness to many a time and space, Anping has made forged its own distinctive style of the times with the ancient fortress walls left behind by war, the river and sea ports where trade has been conducted for centuries, and the traces of daily life in the streets. The impression of Anping is of red bricks and tiles, which are juxtaposed to create monuments and nostalgic streets. The vestiges of a once prosperous fishing village means the fate of this ancient harbor is inseparable from the water. This place features nature parks close to the coast, canal boats, and a fish market alive and buzzing with the sound of hawkers.
Protector of the Seafarers, Lin Mo Niang Park
By the Anping Fishing Harbor, the statue of Lin Mo Niang stands solemn and tall in the center of the flower bed in the park, her long white sash draped and her kind eyes looking down on the Anping Harbor, letting the fishing boats return to the harbor with peace of mind. Also being watched over are the many people visiting this verdant green park, with one hand holding their furry kids and the other holding a kite string as they lung forward chasing their dreams of flying in the wind.
Greetings from the Whale, Gangbin Historical Park
The Gangbin Historical Park is connected to Lin Mo Niang Park, where children and adults can always be seen playing on the waterfront of Anping Harbor. When night falls, the crowd of lights in Gangbin Historical Park converges in one place: a 23-meter-long whale with a pure white curved belly, a blue triangular netted back, and a straight railing for a baleen. A glass model in the shape of Taiwan, which is assembled with 448 pieces of colorful glazed glass, lies resplendent in the whale’s mouth, a tribute to this beautiful land.
Low-key fishermen at Anping Fish Market
As night falls, the hustle and bustle of the park stops at 2:00 a.m., and a group of stoic fishermen move across the waterfront to start the bustle of the Anping Fish Market. The water-drenched aprons, plastic gloves, and rain boots, as well as the scene of seasoned hands professionally deboning and dispatching fish parts, the hawking of boats with their sirens, and the long-lasting smell in the air reveal the most authentic sense of life in Anping Habor.
River Canal Cruise Experience
Starting from the Canal Star Diamond Special Zone of the canal on Huanhe Street and ending at the port area outside the An-Yi Bridge, this is the best scenic area of the Tainan Canal, where a river cruise tour is now available. Fishes often leap out of the river to greet visitors, modern high-rise buildings stand on both sides, and along the waterfront there are the Jinhua Bridge, where a scene from the movie Zone Pro Site took place, as well as the Love Tree. The New Lin'an Bridge, which spans the canal like a rainbow, as well as the Wang Yue Bridge, almost like a stringed-moon, and the beautiful An-Yi Bridge, which spans both ends along the waterway, all embellish the canal in a dazzling spectacle when the lights are on at night, reminding one of the romantic Seine River. Depending on the tide level, you can enjoy the experience of crossing the 12 bridges in a specially designed flat-bottom boat.
Open Hours Sunday:09:30 – 18:00
Tuesday:09:30 – 18:00
Wednesday:09:30 – 18:00
Thursday:09:30 – 18:00
Friday:09:30 – 18:00
Saturday:09:30 – 18:00
Relaxing areaThe waterfront is very pleasant as there are proper walkways for pedestrians. The harbour area is very peaceful. Great place for a stroll and relax
Not specialNice for a walk but that's it. Not very touristic but I think that's normal. I mean, you can find water and boats everywhere in the world...
Harbour was centre of local lifeThe centre of commercial life in Tainan was Anping Harbour, The Dutch East India Company (VOC) put Tainan on the map as a trading centre. This historic park is a great place to learn about Tainan's history. It's a good place for a walk, too.
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Historical, quaint and laid backOur guide told us that there are not many touristy areas in Tainan. But Anping impresses me with her quaint and laid back atmosphere and her rich historical heritage. I like strolling around the harbor park, visiting the old Matzu temple, the century old walled terraced residential houses, and trying all those appetizing nice southern Taiwanese food and candies along Yen Ping Old Street. Anping harbor Park is unique
Charming old town.Soend half a day walking around An-ping old town during my stay. Lots of preserved buildings, temples, old fortress & local specialties to try on. Didn't manage to walk to the harbour area as it was too hot in the daytime. I am sure it would be nicer to catch sunset during evenings after visits to Si-cao. There is another bus (# 2) departing from Tainan train station other than the toursit line. It has more frequency. I had one of the best (if not the best) prawn omelette (蝦仁煎) in taiwan. Will come back again.
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