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Old Five Channels Cultural Zone(五條港文化園區)

Traveler rating:4 683 Reviews 4.2




The Old Five Channels Cultural Zone (五條港文化園區) is one of the most impressive historical sites in Tainan's West Central District (台南中西區). The Taijiang(台江) area gradually silted up around the middle of the Qing Dynasty, but there were still five channels leading from the coast to the city. The area surrounding the five river ports became a busy center of commerce, and served as the foundation for the modern downtown West Central District. The five river ports from north to south were Xingangqiang Port (新港墘港), Fuotou Port (佛頭港), Nanshi Port (南勢港), Nanhe Port (南河港) and Anhai Port (安海港). The area ranges from the south of Chenggong Road (成功路), west of Xinmei Street (新美街), and to as far the south of Zhongzheng Road (中正路). Looking at today's landscape, barely a trace of the old river ports is visible. Only from Shuixian Temple, Kaijiwu Temple, Beishi Street, and Fengshen Temple can evidence of the river ports be seen. Only a century passed from the prosperity of the river ports to their total disappearance, but that prosperous period was enough to establish the area as Tainan's commercial center.


TEL +886-6-2267151

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

Category Culture

Open Hours Free entry Open all year round



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Traveler rating:4.0 683 Reviews Write a Review

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  • G2Kpauly

    Melbourne, Australia

    Traveler type:

    Solo travel

    Worth a look

    Traveler rating:4 2019-08

    I walked here on the way to a night market. It was a beautiful old street to walk up and take some good photos.
  • earlgreyane


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    A 15 mins walk street, to and fro

    Traveler rating:2 2019-07

    Nothing much. Good to take photo but not much content. Went on a weekday night and there are only about 5 shops in operation. Thought it might be some street for nightlife, but nope. It is just a street. Disappointed trip.
  • Rosemary B

    Albury, Australia

    Traveler type:

    Friends getaway

    Best on Saturday and Sunday night

    Traveler rating:4 2019-07

    We really enjoyed walking down this road but many of the shops were closed. One of the storekeepers said the weekend is best. There are a variety of stores with a range of goods. The shoe store had hand made leather shoes, boots and wallets at a fair price. Lots of photo opportunities in this street.
  • manucanuck

    Hong Kong, China

    Traveler type:

    Solo travel

    Old neighbourhood

    Traveler rating:4 2019-07

    Great IG spots with a lot of local cafes and artistic spots, beautiful old neighbourhood to scroll around.
  • caitjoy

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    Unique old street

    Traveler rating:4 2018-10

    We visited at night and lots of the smaller shops were open. Awesome place to see historical architecture and it wasn't too crowded on the night we visited.

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