Taiwan – Tainan; 2 Days Trip on History of Day 2 (16)

Finally. This is the last posting for this series on my trip to Tainan for the weekend. Hope you have enjoyed following me on this ‘e-trip’ .

Before ending the trip or heading back to Hsinchu, I had to walk back to the hostel. Walked through Tainan Train Station. It is one of the historic site. Opened back in the 1900 and it expanded since then.

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Walking along the walkway to the hostel. You could see lots of scooters parked on both sides. Yup as it is near the famous university, National Cheng Kung University which was established in 1931. It’s nickname is Koxinga University.

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Got my stuff nad headed to the train station to catch my train and then THSR (Taiwan High speed Rail) to Hsinchu.

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My ticket from Tainan station to Shalun station to catch my bullet train. =)

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Here comes the train.

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THSR ticket to Hsinchu.

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Orange bullet train.

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This was the speed it was going at some point but I think it was still not the maximum. The max I have seen was 300km/hr.

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Ok. that’s it for this series. Hope you enjoyed. Want to know where the next place I will be writing? If yes, then click ‘Follow me’ if you haven’t  and stay tune. =)

Taiwan – Tainan; 2 Days Trip on History of Day 2 (15)

Wow!! It’s been a long ‘e-walk’ if you have been following me. Sorry if my ‘e-walks’ had been to slow for you. Guess I love to take my time and enjoy the culture and views. =P

Anyway, this is nearing the end of the day (and also this series, I bet you must be saying… ‘finally’).

Well, I am now heading out from Anping Old Street (but still in Anping area) and walking along its perimeter.

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As you can  see, the streets are quite narrow (and also a hot sunny day too)

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Another place where you can see people hanging high up all the oyster shells (or can I say.. their collections) and I mean lots of it. Guess, from the picture you can really see the real quantity they have shelled.

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Workers removing oysters from their shell. Yup, it’s a manual job and not auto.

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As I head out along Pingsheng Rd, I came to a fisherman’s wharf. Lots of the fisherman and their boats anchored to the jetty.

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From there you can take a stroll on Anyi Bridge which is one of the 3 bridges (maybe could be more) that were built across the Tainan canal for locals and tourist to get across from Tainan to Anping.  From this bridge you can look across to see Anping Harbour.

Next to the bridge I saw a long queue and as usual, my curiosity brought me there to see what is so good there.

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Yup, they were selling ice cream on a cone. Nice to have on a hot day.

Cute little mobile stall in shape of a cartoon character. That really do get the children’s attention.

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It was getting late. So, I had to head back to Tainan to catch my train back to Hsinchu. Catching a bus back was easy; #88 or #99.

Saw this robot made of scrap metal. Creative!

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Do stay with me on  my last posting for this series which will be coming soon. =)

Taiwan – Tainan; 2 Days Trip on History of Day 2 (14)

Welcome back!! Hope you like this series so far.

We are nearing the end of the series (but not that near) of this 2 days trips on history (& food too)

Down the alleys of Anping, you can find lots old houses. This one is made of red bricks.

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Beautiful painting of Anping Sword Lions wall of the houses.

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Another temple in the Anping Old Street

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Anping Street map to help you find your way  around. It also shows you all the interesting places to visit there.

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Long queue for…..?

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Dessert time!! Here the menu. What do you like to have?

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Me? I had the Anping Black Tofu pudding dessert. Taste? It was yummy. =) Definitely I will have it again if I visited here (Which I did a few months later. More on this in my coming posting)

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Interesting so far? If yes, then just bear with me a little longer as we are near the end of this series. Just, keep following me if you haven’t to catch the end of this series.

Taiwan – Tainan; 2 Days Trip on History of Day 2 (13)

Hello! Thanks for staying me on my e-trip in Tainan, Taiwan.

I am now walking half way through Anping Old Street. Guess there are so much things to see and taste, that a walk that should take like 15 mins, took much much longer but it’s worth the slow walk. =)

Along the way, I saw this cultural and creative park with bamboo being the main material used to build the park.  The owner of this place has design elegant and ornate gifts and souvenirs based on Tainan’s mascot.. Mascot, you say? Yes, Tainan has a mascot.

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It is Anping Sword Lions which is believe can cast out evil spirits and bring blessings. It was originated from the local traditional culture. You can find the Anping Sword Lions everywhere in the park and also 13 other animals.

Below is one of them.. the red one…

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the blue one.

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This one, you can see it in the park too.

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Stalls selling gifts and souvenirs to visitors. Noticed that all the stalls are built by bamboo?

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A fountain guarded by the Anping Sword Lions.

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Walking out from the park, I detoured and walked along the small alleys in the Anping Old Street away from the busy street

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Want to see the little alleys? If yes, then, follow me on the next posting and find out what there. =)