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Former Tait & Co. Merchant House(原英商德記洋行)

Traveler rating:4 1008 Reviews

Friday:08:30 – 17:30





Located next to Anping Tree House (安平樹屋), the foreign style building with the pure white exterior is the Former Tait & Co. Merchant House (原英商德記洋行), the Tainan base of the Tait & Co. firm established after the opening of Anping Harbor. As one of only five foreign firms able to access the port at the time, the company's main business was exporting sugar, camphor and tea, while importing opium. Located adjacent to the harbor, it was an important trading post during a very prosperous period. The building has long ceased to function as a business, and was transformed into Taiwan Kaituo Shiliao Wax Museum (台灣開拓史料蠟像館), using wax figures to display scenes of early life in Taiwan. In 2001 the museum created a time corridor to display the history and growth of the Tait & Co. Merchant House.


TEL +886-6-3913901

Address Anping Dist., Tainan City Taiwán, R.O.C

Category Culture

Open Hours Sunday:08:30 – 17:30
Monday:08:30 – 17:30
Tuesday:08:30 – 17:30
Wednesday:08:30 – 17:30
Thursday:08:30 – 17:30
Friday:08:30 – 17:30
Saturday:08:30 – 17:30



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Traveler rating:4.0 1008 Reviews Write a Review

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  1. 6 Terrible
  2. 19 Poor
  3. 152 Average
  4. 446 Very good
  5. 367 Excellent

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  1. 241 Families
  2. 215 Couples
  3. 163 Solo
  4. 20 Business
  5. 234 Friends
  • LMBea

    Traveler type:

    Friends getaway

    Really cool place

    Traveler rating:4 2019-11

    The house was so much bigger than I expected! When we visited there were not many tourist, otherwise the place can easily get a bit to crowded which will make it more difficult to enjoy it. Good place to visit on a cloudy day!
  • KrisD_pl

    Warsaw, Poland

    Power of nature

    Traveler rating:4 2018-12

    It's the famous tree house that attracts visitors, but apart from that you visit the Tait house - a merchant house from 1867 with and exhibit of household items from 17th century and museum showing the economic significance of Anping in past centuries. But yes, the tree house is impressive - the banyan tree's roots and branches cover the building of former warehouse. The platforms allow to get to upper level and appreciate the view from another angle. The entrance fee was TWD 50.
  • theroadtoparadise

    Scottish Highlands, United Kingdom

    Traveler type:



    Traveler rating:5 2019-10

    Real tree house Worth a visit to see this it’s a lovely museum and the tree house is fabulous Very peaceful if you climb up and take a seat
  • SongJ333

    Penang Island, Malaysia

    Traveler type:

    Friends getaway

    House eaten by Tree??

    Traveler rating:4 2019-09

    The root of tree are growing from the roof of a old house and across the wall. This tiny roots will grow bigger like a trunk of tree over few hundred years. This is one of the tourist attractions in Tainan.
  • Piggogo

    Beautiful place to spend our afternoon

    Traveler rating:4 2019-02

    For a small fee of NTD50, it was a good way to spend our afternoon. There was a two-storey building and a musuem inside. The Tree House area was also a nice place for some photos and it was good weather when we were there. The "skywalk" was also nice as it was cool inside the trees area. Got some souvenirs at the shops too!

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