The later it gets, the more splendid Tainan is by night
Visitors can enjoy delicious snacks and play night market games at one of the city's main night markets; or go to a small tavern, art shop or cafe on Huaian Road and soak up the city's nighttime charm. People who prefer peace and quiet can view the city lights from high on a mountain or have an evening bicycle ride or stroll on the coast, feeling the leisurely pace of life of the city. After viewing the beautiful daytime scenery, why not stay the night and be intoxicated by the elegant romance and vitality of Tainan at night?
Bursting with vitality, good food and endless fun at Tainan's night markets
It would be a real pity if visitors to Tainan fail to enjoy the city's fine food to the full! Internationally-known night market culture is the main representative of night life in Tainan. At one of the city's night markets, distinctive local snacks can be enjoyed as well as old-time games. Huayuan, Dadong, Xiao Bei Chenggong and Wushen are all well-known night markets in Tainan, the numerous stalls selling snacks such as spicy duck blood, stinky tofu, roast squid etc. The tempting aromas that fill the air simply make your mouth water.
Huayuan Night Market
Garden Night Market is the biggest night market in Tainan. It is divided into four areas: "Food", "Apparel", "General Merchandise", and "Entertainment". Tourists can shop through hundreds of stands and feel the vitality of southern Taiwan night markets.Location
Opening Hours: Thursday, Saturday, Sunday 17:00 – 00:00
Dadong Night Market
Dadong Night Market is the second largest night market in Tainan and opens at different times to the Garden Night Market. From street snacks to exotic dishes, and from apparel to gaming stands, everything you desire is here!Location
Opening Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Friday 17:00 – 01:00
Xieo Bei Chenggong Night Market
Neighboring the Garden Night Market, Xiaobei Chenggong Night Market is a comprehensive mall combining food, general merchandise, and apparel. With most stands being indoor, free from weather factors, and open all day long, it makes for a very cozy shopping environment.Location
Opening Hours: 12:00 – 00:00
Wushen Night Market
Wusheng Night Market is not far from the Garden Night Market and Xiaobei Chenggong Night Market. Although smaller in area, it is characterized by the unique southern way of doing business through hawking, as well as numerous gaming stands. If you want to experience the longest-existing night market in Tainan, this it the right place for you!Location
Opening Hours: Wednesday, Saturday 18:00 – 00:30
A bird's eye view of the city under the romantic moonlight
To see a different kind of Tainan scenery visitors should stay until evening and view the beautiful city nightscape from one of the mountains that surround Tainan. There are cafés from where the scenery can be viewed, with romantic music, the aroma of coffee and laughter filling the air, allowing you to feel the relaxed pace of life of Tainan.
Yujing Hutou Mountain
From atop Hutou Mountain in Yujing District stunning views can be enjoyed from on high. By day, view the gorgeous river and mountain countryside scenery of Yujing and Nanxi, by night admire their myriad glittering lights.
Guanziling in Baihe isn't just a mecca for hot spring bathing, Lingding Park and Biyun temple above the hot spring area are great spots from which to look out over the Jia-Nan Plain.
Coastal scenery, good places to go for an evening stroll
Tainan is a city that is really suited to walking, and the magic period from dusk to darkness is the best time to walk. At sunset every day many visitors gather at seashore places such as the Gold Coast, Yuguang Island, Lin Moniang Park, Qigu Scenery Viewing Platform and Jingzaijiao Salt Fields in Beimen to wait for the sun to set. The setting sun reflected on the salt fields and the glistening waves create a romantic air. Walking along a historic old street or taking a boat trip on Tainan Canal are both good ways to enjoy Tainan by night.
Whether strolling, riding a bicycle or viewing the night scene, after dark tranquil Yanshui Yuejin Harbor gives busy city dwellers a space to breathe.
Take an evening boat trip on Tainan Canal and view the riverside scenery, scenic bridge and the riverside light corridor from a different angle while caressed by a cool breeze.
Interesting Art Recreating the splendor of the Old Five Channels
In recent years, Haian Road has become the most vibrant pedestrian art zone at night, as have nearby Shennong Street and Zhengxing Street. Zhengxing Street offers various distinctive snacks; the surrounding old houses have been taken over and renovated by young people and turned into arts spaces second hand stores and small restaurants each with a unique style and have restored the prosperity of old Tainan.
After artists moved in, this once dilapidated old street with steel bars protruding from the walls and mottled tiles has been transformed into an open-air art museum.
Shennong Street was a bustling commercial street in the Qing Dynasty. It is a microcosm of 300 years of Tainan history.