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Anping Old Street (Yanping Old Street)(安平老街(延平老街))

Traveler rating:3.5 70 Reviews

Wednesday:Open 24 hours a day

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Updated:2018-12-13

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Introduce

Anping Old Street (安平老街) was the first street in Taiwan to be given a name. More than 300 years ago this was the first street built by the Dutch in Anping. In the early days, the street was built solely for pedestrians and push carts due to the fact that the street was narrow and there was not that much space to navigate. Many tourists coming to Anping must visit this street, and the noisy and bustling environment of Anping Old Street is one of its hallmarks. The street features all kinds of old stalls and shops, and regardless of whether you are a domestic or foreign visitor coming here to look for nick-knacks, raise your head once in a while to admire the Wind Lion Gods (風獅爺) on the roofs of the old buildings or take a look at the Sword Lions (劍獅) on the lintels of doors. There are many small alleyways within the Anping Old Street area, and each alley has its own characteristics and features, such as Jasmine Alley (茉莉巷) and Rouge Alley (胭脂巷). The area retains many of its old-style buildings, and when entering some of the more quiet alleyways it feels as if time is flowing backwards. The maze of alleys is filled with adventurous feel. It is a pity if you don’t explore the alleys when you come to Anping Old Street.

Information

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

Category Culture

Opening Hours Free entry Open all year round

Offical Site Offical Site

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TripAdvisor Reviews

Traveler rating:3.5 70 Reviews Write a Review

Traveler rating

  1. 2 Terrible
  2. 4 Poor
  3. 24 Average
  4. 32 Very good
  5. 8 Excellent

Traveler type

  1. 19 Families
  2. 10 Couples
  3. 15 Solo
  4. 1 Business
  5. 12 Friends
  • Wanderering1

    Lake Macquarie, Australia

    Interesting Walk Among Shops

    Traveler rating:5 2019-10

    This is the oldest street in Tainan but now comprises many shops. The shops include souvenirs, leather goods, food, clothes, shoes, etc. It also includes some very expensive modern houses. Keep your eye out for the image of a lion with a sword in his mouth. This is the symbol of the city.
  • theroadtoparadise

    Scottish Highlands, United Kingdom

    Traveler type:

    Couples

    Walking street

    Traveler rating:4 2019-10

    We were a bit disappointed with this street there is not much going on apart from shrimp rice crackers in every shop We thought that there was more to the street but it’s not great However we were in the area to do other things so it was nice to be able to stroll down it It’s there if your near the fort for a look around
  • Ranijapantraveller

    Indonesia

    Traveler type:

    Family

    COFFIN BREAD ( GUAN CAI BAN ) RECOMMENDED TO TRY

    Traveler rating:3 2019-09

    Anping Old Street is the oldest street in Taiwan.The estimated age is more than 400 years. Location is not far from Anping Fort. Like in the night market, there are many foods and souvenirs with affordable prices. The famous and interesting is culinary of Taiwanese food. Shrimp crackers, Bread Coffin, Stinky Tofu Barbeque and Bubble Tea are recommended to be tried. Coffin bread or guan cai ban is Tainan style snacks which named so because of their coffin-like shape.
  • fandyadh7230

    Jakarta, Indonesia

    Traveler type:

    Family

    Small old street

    Traveler rating:3 2019-06

    This is not as big as other old street in other cities. But it is still interesting to walk around to see old shops and good taste of various types of crackers (made from fish, shrimp or seaweed). Quite empty, which may be due to rain at the time of my visit.
  • manucanuck

    Hong Kong, China

    Traveler type:

    Solo travel

    Passing by before reaching the fort

    Traveler rating:4 2019-07

    Located 5 minutes away from the fort, it a great street to stroll around for snacks and drinks, especially during the hot weather, shaved mango ice, bubble tea, bean curd dessert. Yum yum!

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