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Anping Tree House(安平樹屋)

Updated:2018-12-13

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Introduce

Anping Tree House(安平樹屋) is located behind the Tait& Co. Merchant House(德記洋行), and was originally a Tait& Co. Warehouse. Built around the end of the 19th Century at the beginning of the Japanese Colonial Period, this place was also once a warehouse of the Japan Salt Corporation, and the current scale the building is the product of extension by the Japanese. After over a hundred years of transformation, the warehouse wall is covered in banyan roots, and the dense, towering treetops seem to have become the roof of the warehouse. This unusual appearance gives Anping Tree House a sense of mystery, and the distinctive form of the tree house is a marvel of symbiosis, similar to the large trees of Angkor Wat coiled around the Ta Prohm Temple. The gaps between the tree trunks make a perfect walkway for people to walk through, and one can also travel among the treetops. The tree house is also a good habitat for wildlife, and lots of squirrels and birds frolic. When tired of walking, tourists can visit the Tree House coffee shop, cool down with an ice cream and then continue to explore the elegance of Anping.

Information

TEL +886-6-3913901

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

Category Culture

Opening Hours Monday to Sunday 8:30~17:30 Full price tickets NT$50, half price tickets NT$25 (Free entry for Tainan residents with IDs)

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TripAdvisor Reviews

Traveler rating:4.0 972 Reviews Write a Review

Traveler rating

  1. 6 Terrible
  2. 19 Poor
  3. 151 Average
  4. 437 Very good
  5. 359 Excellent

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  1. 240 Families
  2. 206 Couples
  3. 160 Solo
  4. 20 Business
  5. 232 Friends
  • fandyadh7230

    Jakarta, Indonesia

    Traveler type:

    Family

    Interesting old warehouse became a tree house

    Traveler rating:4 2019-06

    Nice view of old building which now became a tree house. The site is quite small, not much to see. Overall still a good place to see and take some pictures.
  • CJW913

    De Pere, Wisconsin

    Traveler type:

    Couples

    Strangled By Trees!

    Traveler rating:4 2019-04

    Built around the end of the 19th century, and located behind the Tait & Co. Merchant House, this was once a cluster of brick warehouses owned by the company. It was abandoned after WWII. Today, it is used totally for touristic consumption. Wood and metal staircases and viewing platforms allow visitors to wind through the trees, and to view the old warehouse from up within the branches as well as from the ground. Although not on the grand scale as the Ta Prohm Temple at Angkor Wat, it is still an interesting and eerie place to see buildings strangled by trees! I did not however enjoy the art exhibition that featured paintings hung on the brick walls and tree roots, which were completely out of place. The banyan trees and their tangle of roots are on their own all the art that is needed. Be sure to also visit the Old Tait & Co. Merchant House.
  • liburannatal

    Singapore, Singapore

    Traveler type:

    Friends getaway

    When trees overtake a building

    Traveler rating:2 2019-05

    Interesting but is underwhelming if you have been to Ta Prohm (at Siem Reap, Cambodia). The metal scaffolding, stairs, and support pillars are done quite distastefully and they sort of ruin the whole atmosphere as it provides a stark contrast of modernity vs nature. There is no amazing view from the Sky Bridge either.
  • BreakawayAgain

    Australia Plains, Australia

    Traveler type:

    Family

    More than just a tree

    Traveler rating:4 2019-05

    Never seen a tree like this one. Saw life everywhere, loved the patterns of the branches and the roots. It’s worth to visit this place.
  • AndrewH6332

    Traveler type:

    Friends getaway

    Interesting!!

    Traveler rating:4 2019-04

    Arts exhibition in a run down tree house?? That’s exactly what it is. Quite interesting I must say, definitely worth a visit!

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