Taiwan 2015: Tainan Day 1

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Tainan is the oldest city in Taiwan. If you want to know more about the history and culture of Taiwan, it is the place to be. We stayed there for two days, including the day of the Chinese New Year (Lunar New Year). There were fireworks booming here and there, but not much of a celebration as the Solar New Year.



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Our first destination was the Ten Drum Cultural Village, a former sugar refinery which was turned into a drum-themed art village. We watched performances by different percussion groups from different countries.



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A Japanese percussion group.



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May all wishes come true!



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Remains of the sugar refinery.



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Some of the activities you can enjoy at Ten Drum.



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Drum posing at the Drum Museum.



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Happy Chinese New Year!



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Outside, we saw performers practicing while waiting for their turn.



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Food stalls. Food everywhere.



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Red Bean ice cream!



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Left: Street fashion; Right: Solar-powered bus stop sign



Our next destination was the famous Anping Tree House. I thought it was a house on top of a tree but it turned out to be a tree that has grown all over a house.



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70-year-old banyan tree occupying the house.



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Of course, dogs.



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Passed by a street magician.



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We spent the rest of the afternoon at a boardwalk/bike path near the tree house. Then, we headed for the biggest night market in Tainan - Flower Night Market - to eat.



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Since it was the day of the Chinese New Year, the place was jam-packed!



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I was so close to buying that Sully onesie. I love Monsters, Inc.!



Stay tuned for my post on Day 2!

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