Tainan One Day Trip, Taiwan

Tainan city is in southern Taiwan. You can travel by public transportation or rental car. I travelled to Tainan from Kaohsiung as one day trip by private car charter. You can choose Chinese speaker driver or English speaker driver. The price is different, English speaker driver is more expensive. You can choose company's itinerary and customize your own. 

I reserved the car via Kook which depart from Kaohsiung to Tainan. Rented car for 9 hours.


Group of 1-4 (Depart From Kaohsiung)

Chinese-Speaking Driver NT$ 4,000

English-Speaking Driver NT$ 4,500

I chose to book charter car because it was convenient. I went to Tainan with family. Four people were NT$ 1,125 for each. Alternatively, you can visit Tainan by public transportation. HSR from Zuoying station to HSR Tainan station takes 12-15 minutes and standard fare is  NT$140 or take local train but takes time about 30 minutes. Travel to attractions in Tainan by train or bus is not convenient like in Taipai or Kaohsiung so charter car is my best choice.  

Company itinerary, you can choose one or customization.

A Route

Total: 9 hour(s) and 0 minute(s)

Tour stops and highlights: Chimei Museum, Sicao Green Tunnel, Luerhmen Mazu Temple, Sio House, Anping Tree House/Old Street

B Route

Total: 9 hour(s) and 0 minute(s)

Tour stops and highlights: Tainan Street Food (Tainan Yee Mien or Tu Hsiao Yeah + Tai-Cheng Fruit Shop), Fort Provinita, Chimei Museum, Hayashi Department Store, Confucius Temple, Flower Night Market or Ta Tung Night Market

I customize my own itinerary and told the company to pick up us the hotel in Kaohsiung at 8:30 a.m.   


- Chimei Museum

Confucius Temple

Anping Old Street

- Hayashi Department Store

Fort Provinita / Chikan Tower 

- Blueprint Creative Park 

When you make a reservation, please indicate your LINE ID or whatspp or etc. The driver will contact you.

In the morning after the driver picked up us at the hotel, I visited Chimei Museum. Chimei Museum collects Western art, musical instruments, arms and armour, animal taxidermy and fossils. Photo taking is prohibited in some areas. 

Chimei Museum

Getting here by public transportation

By Train, Taiwan Railway Administration (TRA):

Get off at Bao’an Station:

(1) On foot:

After exiting Bao’an Station, turn right onto Wenxian Road →head straight for 600 meters, CHIMEI Museum parking lot (P4) is on your left → follow the pedestrian crossing through the parking lot to the Museum (approximately 700 meters).

(2) By bus:

After exiting Bao’an Station, go to Bao’an Bus Station across from it, take bus Red 3 or bus Red 4 → get off at the Tainan Metropolitan Park stop.

(3) By taxi:

The taxi ride to CHIMEI Museum will take around 5 minutes, and costs approximately NT$100.

Admission Fee

General Admission:  NT$ 200

Discount Ticket : NT$ 150

Available for students from age 7 to 22

Senior citizens aged 65 and above

Free Admission (Ticket required)

Tainan residents (with a valid ID)

Children aged 6 and under

Persons with a valid handicap certificate and one companion visiting together

Students holding Tainan City Student ID

Tour guides holding identification passes issued by Tourism Bureau, M.O.T.C. Republic of China, Taiwan

My parents showed passport to staff so they got discount tickets. You can buy the ticket at the counter or online. The souvenir shop is on the 2nd floor. 

The exhibitions are on the first and second floor. There are permanent and temporary exhibition. The elevator is available. The displays were interesting and worth to buy ticket. If you have free time, you can take photo or walking in the park near the museum. I spent almost two hours before moving to next attraction. 

Tainan Confucius Temple

It took about half an hour from Chimei Museum to Tainan Confucius Temple. It opens daily from 8:30. Kongmiao shopping district is on Fuzhong street. If you visit the temple, you can cross to road to shopping district (opens only weekends). 


Take TRA to Tainan Station, transfer Tainan Loop Route 88(Only available during weekends and national holidays) or Tainan City Bus No. 2 to Confucius Temple (Museum of Taiwan Literature, Tainan Art Museum 1 Bldg.) stop.


Hayashi Department Store

Hayashi Department Store is the oldest department store in Tainan. You can walk 300 m. from Tainan Confucius Temple to Hayashi Department Store. There are 6 floors. Elevator is available but small. You can also walk. The design of products are unique and beautiful so the price is not cheap. If you like it, it worths to buy for yourself or souvenirs. The store opens 11.00 a.m. daily. Cafe is on the fifth floor and rooftop on the sixth floor respectively. 

Anping Old Street

It took about 20 minutes from Hayashi Deparment Store. You can find street food. I saw prawn cracker selling in many shops. On that day, it was sunny and the weather was really hot. 

Chikan Tower

Admission Fee

General: NT$ 70
Students, members of the military, police, and fire departments, people over age 65 seniors or public agency volunteers.: NT$ 35

Opening Hours: 08:30-21:30 (daily)

I did not enter inside, just look around. There are restaurants and cafe around here.

Actually, I must visit Blueprint Creative Park but my brother did not feel well so I decided to come back to Kaohsiung and dropped him at the hotel. The driver took I and my parents went to shopping at Hanshin Department Store. I told him to that it was done for today. After that we went back to hotel by bus.

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