When visiting the Anping Old Fort area, visitors must take a walk throught the Tainan Anping Old Street (安平老街). The Tainan Anping Old Street starts near the front entrance of the Anping Old Fort and runs along Yanping Street. It is narrow and windy and is full packed with stalls and old buildings.
The Anping Old Street is filled with a lot of fresh food and drinks cooked before your eyes.
There are many cultural items and souvenirs you can buy.
There a few special areas that visitors can walk into and around.
Fresh fruit is always plentiful and flavorful in southern Taiwan.
Peanut Candy at Tainan Anping Old Street
Some vendors are busy making specialty snacks from the area like peanut candy.
The famous coffin bread also makes it appearance at the Anping Old Street.
There are several storefronts selling many Taiwanese items.
Black sugar bread is not only delicious but is made fresh at the old street. Go ahead and buy a loaf.
The Anping Old Street runs along Yanping Street. You’ll be walking past the front doors of many residences.
The famous pig blood cake is prepared with peanuts and sauces.
For Taiwanese, there are some old style/traditional snacks for sale at the old street. Give some a try, but the tastes are very unique.
The area has some temples tucked between houses. The temples are ornate and sometimes very busy with followers.
More fresh fruit at the old street. Here are some large and fresh star fruits. (“Yang Tao” in Mandarin)
This type of gelatin called “Aiyu” comes from a big round fruit that looks like a sesame ball. The seeds inside are mashed into a mixture to make a cool sweet treat that Taiwanese love. It’s like a “Taiwan jello”.
The pudding in Tainan is popular among some visitors. They come in many types of flavors. Very good.
A Popular Place in Tainan
The Anping Old Street becomes very busy on weekends and holidays.
Ornate hand fans are for sale in this shop.
Some old houses and structures can be found off the old street. Anping is good for wandering around and seeing a piece of old Taiwan.
The Anping Old Street is a must see when in the Anping area.
A map of the Anping area map.
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