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Tainan Activities

What to Do in Tainan

Tainan is a small city but it is not short of activities. This, the oldest city of Taiwan, has plenty of parks, beaches and activity spots to keep you and your family engaged for an entire week. The wonderful beaches in and around the city deserves a special mentioning: One such beach located near downtown Tainan is the Anping Beach. It is also known as the Bridge-end Beach Park or the Chiao Tou Beach Park and is popular for windsurfing and swimming.

Compared to Tainan’s Golden Beach, Anping is smaller and a lot more intimate and is just minutes away from the tourist sites of Anping. Skimboarding is the most popular sporting activity on this beach. However, as with many other beaches in Tainan, you should avoid Anping during the typhoon season.

Here are some of the most popular activity spots in the city.

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Golden Beach

Golden Beach is the biggest in Tainan City. Sometimes called Gold Coast, it's about 50 metres wide and 4 km long. This beach is known as the ‘kingdom of sand’ and is ideal for activities like beach football and beach volleyball. The Taiwan kitesurfing centre is located here, too.

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Taijiang National Park

The Taijiang National Park is a beautiful area of greenery around the Qigu River, just to the northwest of Tainan City. Boat rides around the wetlands of Sicao Wildlife Preserve and the so-called Green Tunnel formed by the mangrove swamps are memorable experiences. The area also features several walking paths, a museum and the Dazhong Temple.

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Tainan City Sports Park

If you’re looking for active things to do, Tainan City Sports Park has no shortage of choice. Spanning about 52 hectares near Tainan Airport, it contains numerous indoor and outdoor tennis courts open to the general public, as well as a skateboard park, a shooting range, a badminton club, and a basketball court. There are also a couple of preserved old vehicles around the park, including a World War II-era steam train. The park is excellent for biking, walking or just rolling about on your skateboard.

  • Location: No. 10, Tiyu Road, South District, Tainan City, Taiwan 702
  • Tel: +886 (0)6 215 7691
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Tainan Park

Located near the railway station, Tainan Park is a much-loved place for its beautiful Chinese gardens. It has a music hall, a library, and an amphitheatre, too. Older folks come to play chess, practice ballroom dancing or do tai chi while younger visitors come for badminton and the iconic marble bridge over the main pond. Even younger visitors can jump around in the park’s playgrounds or check out the Children’s Science Museum.

  • Location: No. 89, Gongyuan South Road, North District, Tainan City, Taiwan 704
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