Tainan itinerary 2 days – How to spend 2 days in Tainan perfectly?

Neither luxurious as Taipei, nor bustling as Kaohsiung, Tainan is a beautiful small city with lovely old streets, quiet alleys. As the oldest city in Taiwan, Tainan still retains so many unique traditions of this island nation. If you love nostalgic beauty, Tainan is truly a destination not to be missed when self-sufficiency traveling in Taiwan. With this 2-day itinerary, you can explore this beautiful city freely and quite fully! Now, let’s check it out our suggested tainan itinerary for 2 days: What to do, things to do and how to spend 2 days in Tainan perfectly below.

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Chihkan Tower at night.
Girls hanging out in an old town of Tainan
Mother and her kid are hanging out in an old street of Tainan
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Tainan old city
East Dacheng Gate, Confucius Temple.

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Tainan street.
Qiu Jia Xiao Juan Mifen 邱家小卷米粉 (Guo Hua Jie) – Guo Hua Jie is also a nice old street to walk around.
Qiu Jia Xiao Juan Mifen (Guo Hua Jie) is also a beautiful old street to strolling at night.
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Lu Mian, a must eat in Tainan
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Jin Hua 61 Dessert Tau Suan Tainan Anping Old Street
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Tainan Flowers Night Market
Oyster omelettes are one of Taiwan's most popular street snacks, and Tainan's Huayuan Night Market (aka Flowers Night Market, 花園夜市), ...
Oyster omelettes are one of Taiwan’s most popular street snacks, and Tainan’s Huayuan Night Market (aka Flowers Night Market, 花園夜市), …

Tainan itinerary 2 days: How to get to Tainan?

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Fuzhong St Tainan, Taiwan

Tainan is located between Taipei and Kaohsiung, so there are many ways to go to this city.

+ Bus / train: From Taipei to Tainan by bus and train will take 3 to 5 hours, sitting will be a little tired! The train ticket price from Taipei – Tainan about 700NT$, bus (500NT$ – 700NT$), depending on each bus company.

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Inside the bus to Tainan

+ High speed train (HSR) is the fastest way from Taipei to Tainan in less than 2 hours. The HSR ticket price from Taipei – Tainan HSR about 1400NT$. You can find and order the ticket at here. Read more: HSR Taiwan travel guide — Everything you need to know about Taiwan High Speed Rail HSR.

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HSR is the best way to get from Taipei to Tainan.

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Business Class for Taiwan High Speed Rail (HSR).
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Tainan Railway Station

Tainan itinerary 2 days: What to see, things to do for 2 days in Tainan

Sihcao Dajhong Temple.
Sihcao Dajhong Temple.

Although there is no MRT system, Tainan still has other means of transport such as buses, trains and taxis that are very convenient for self-sufficient travelers. The most convenient way to travel is to hire a motorbike to traveling and getting around, but you need a Taiwan driver’s license to rent, the rental price is about 400NT$ / day (not including gasoline). Otherwise the bus is the most reasonable way. Buses in Tainan are very punctual and cheap, even if you go around the city, you do not have to pay.

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Tainan Fort Zeelandia
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View Koxinga’s Shrine, Tainan

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Chimei Museum

Although, It is not a big city, but in Tainan there are many tourist attractions. Here is the itinerary for self-travel traveling in 2 days in Tainan, you can refer to.

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Tainan City Bus
You can rent a bike from T-Bike
You can rent a bike from T-Bike to explore Tainan City.

Tainan itinerary — Day 1: Chimei Museum – Tainan Confucius Temple – Chihkan Tower

Because from the HSR station, there is a free bus H31 that going straight to the Chimei Museum, so we start the journey from here for convenience.

Chimei Museum

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Dubbed as one of the most beautiful European art museums in Asia, the Chimei Museum impresses visitors with its large campus, luxurious European architecture, and from far it look like the residence of the president of the United States – the White House. In front of the museum is the Apollo Fountain (Apollo Fountain Plaza) – the God of light, truth and art in Greek mythology. Pass the Apollo fountain, is a white bridge – Olympus Bridge is decorated with statues of 12 Greek gods.

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Olympic Bridge

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The Fountain of Apollo in Chimei Museum

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Apollo fountain plaza chimei

Apollo fountain plaza chimei

With a large campus, lake, lawn, this place is extremely suitable for family picnic at the weekends. The museum displays many famous artworks, you can admire the armor of the warriors from the Middle Ages (Medieval period) to the paintings of famous authors in the Renaissance. Not to mention the gallery of musical instruments from around the world. Unfortunately, visitors are not allowed to take pictures in the museum. However, if you are an art lover, and want to learn about classical European art, this is truly a destination not to be missed.

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Night View at Chimei Museum
Night View at Chimei Museum

Chimei Museum
Address: No. 66號, Section 2, Wenhua Road, Rende District, Tainan City, Taiwan 71755
Phone: +886 6 266 0808
Hours open from 9.30 to 17.30 from Monday to Sunday (except Wednesday).
Entrance fee: 200NT$ / person
Website: https://www.chimeimuseum.org

Confucius Temple – Pan Gao Stone Arch

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East Dacheng Gate. Confucian Temple

Like the Temple of Literature in Hanoi, the Confucian Temple was the first university in Taiwan. It is considered one of the most important religious monuments in Taiwan, with an architectural complex built in the 17th century. The temple has been restored many times, so the appearance that visitors see today mostly are buildings built in the beginning of the last century.

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The Taiwanese believe that the students before the exam to come here to try one’s luck and written wishes written on paper and then hanging in the temple, will be lucky. This is similar to the belief that rubs the head of turtle to try one’s luck in Vietnam.

South road gate the entrance to the Fuzhong St.

South road gate the entrance to the Fuzhong St.

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A student try one’s luck at the temple.

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The Confucian Temple is opposite the Pan Gao Stone Arch (South Road Gate). Just out of the gate and looking to the opposite of the road, it is easy to find a large stone gate dating back to the 18th century. Stepping through this ancient stone gate is a eating street. It sounds look like the miracle door of Doraemon. As a miniature student market, this pretty street has everything from souvenir stalls to vintage-style cafes, clothing shops and even some street food stalls to make satisfying for visitors.

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Pan Gao Stone Arch at the start of Fuzhong St that opposite to the entrance gate of Confucius Temple.
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South road gate the entrance to the Fuzhong St.
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Fuzhong St Tainan, Taiwan

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You can walking to discover Tainan

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Tainan Confucian Temple
Location: No.2, Nanmen Road, West Central District, Tainan City
Opening hours:8:30am – 9pm (Dacheng Hall 8:30-5:30pm)
Entrance fee:50TWD/person
Open every day