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Tainan branch of Land Bank of Taiwan (Former Tainan Branch of Nippon Kangyo Bank)(土地銀行台南分行(原日本勸業銀行台南支店))

Traveler rating:4.5 5 Reviews

Tuesday:09:00 – 15:30

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Updated:2018-12-13

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The two big highlights of the Zhongzheng Road (中正路) and Zhongyi Road (忠義路) intersection are the Hayashi Department Store (林百貨), and the shrine-like Land Bank of Taiwan (土地銀行). During the Japanese Colonial Period, the bank was known as the Kangyo Bank of Japan (勸業銀行); “Kangyo” means promoting and awarding industries in Japanese. The external style of the bank is also quite unique, and it makes use of columns as if from Greek temples arranged on both sides. The main body of the building towers high like a tall equilateral triangle, and it helps convey a sense of calm and relaxation on members of the public. Tourists frequently take pictures of the bank from the top floor of the Lin General Merchandise Store in order to get a clear and complete view of this incredible site, and along the top of the pillared veranda many swallows have built their nests. When here, raise your head to look up at the majestic pillars sight and you can catch site of swallows feeding their young. This gives a further interesting dimension to the Land Bank.

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TEL +886-6-2265211

Address West Central Dist., Tainan City Taiwán, R.O.C

Category Historic Sites、Culture

Opening Hours Free entry

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  • Bryan H

    Portland, Oregon

    Traveler type:

    Couples

    Like it's sister Bank Building in Taipei ...

    Traveler rating:3 2018-12

    But, there are no exhibitions in this Bank. It is mostly a landmark for you to notice as you go on your sight seeing route. LP notes that this building was Japanese built with a sense of Western/American architecture. The Taipei branch has the same look to it. Heavy, and ugly, I dare say. The U.S. versions of this kind of architecture don't have this same kind of heavy block style, but have more majesty to their lift. Keep walking ... you have better places to see in this amazing city ...
  • bakedpotatoes

    東京23区, 東京都

    Traveler type:

    一人旅

    林百貨店のはす向かいにある、日本統治時代の銀行建築です。

    Traveler rating:5 2019-05

    林百貨店のはす向かいにある、日本統治時代の銀行建築です。古典様式というのでしょうか、正面ファサードの太い円柱のならぶ様子は壮観で、昭和初期の時代の雰囲気を感じ取ることが出来ました。
  • ellenore711

    大阪市, 大阪府

    Traveler type:

    友達との旅行

    建築にご興味あれば!

    Traveler rating:5 2019-04

    林百貨店のある交差点にある土地銀行。歴史を感じる建物が立派です。建築にご興味ある方は一見の価値ありかと思います。
  • Excursion802868

    北九州

    Traveler type:

    カップル・夫婦

    日本の明治時代の銀行の様式と似ています

    Traveler rating:4 2019-03

    私の住む町に門司港レトロという観光地があります。そこにはここと同じような石造りの建物があります。それが銀行や電話会社の建物です。それをここを見て思い出しました。また東京にある第一生命の建物も同じような作りでした。 明治時代の金融機関はこのような作りが一つの流れだったのでしょうか。

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