Anping Treehouse-Tainan City安平樹屋
The Anping Treehouse is a cool fusion of nature and man-made stuctures literally interwined with one another. The Anping Treehouse is a large banyan tree that over the years has literally swallowed an old warehouse that once belonged to Tait & Co Merchant House.
For 50NT, visitors can walk the pretty grounds and admire and marvel how ONE tree could grow so wide and tall with such power and strength.
After World War II, in the 1940’s, the warehouse was used for a short time by the Taiwan Salt Corporation but was soon abandoned afterwards. Once no longer in use, the banyan tree went to work and spread its branches and roots forming a spectacular scene for the next 70 years.
On the grounds, visitors can tour the old Tait & Company House which was built in 1867. It has been kept in good order and enjoyable to walk through. Anping was a big trading hub for the Dutch during the Ming Dynasty and after during the Chinese ruled QIng Dynasty.
English maps describing the buildings and history of the area are available.
As you walk to the back part of the grounds, you can walk through the old warehouse and admire the banyan growth both above and below the building. Some roots are so long, they look like a giant python slithering across the floor.
There is also a “skywalk” that was built above the treehouse. This gives visitors a bird’s eye view of the tree. There are so many great photo opportunities here.
Roots of the banyan tree have actually grown INTO the walls.
When you walk across the skybridge at the back end of the grounds, you come to an ecological pond. There are places to sit and look out at the waterways behind the treehouse grounds.
If the weather is nice, the Anping Treehouse is a nice way to enjoy an hour or two in a pretty, peaceful environment. Afterwards, head to the Anping Old Street for some great snacks.
Where is the Anping Treehouse? 安平樹屋地點
The Anping Treehouse is in the area of the Anping Fort about 5 minutes walk from the old street and fort.