Tainan has many shopping districts which are well worth a visit if you want to take a break from sightseeing. The Confucius Temple, Haian Road, Guohua Street and Zhongzheng Road areas have distinctive local features as well as a wide range of stores and restaurants.

    You can find large shopping malls that house luxury brands, including cosmetics and fashion. If you prefer outdoor markets, don't miss the Nanmen Weekend Flower Market, the OH OLD! Market and the Yonghua Weekend Market. Check out our guide to the best places to go shopping in Tainan


    Confucius Temple Shopping District

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    The Confucius Temple in Tainan is a centuries-old historic site that attracts large numbers of visitors. This has made Fuzhong Street, opposite the Confucius Temple, a vibrant shopping area place lined with beautiful coral trees. 

    Life in the Confucius Temple Shopping District around Fuzhong Street is quite local and relaxed. You're encouraged to stroll around the area and browse stores selling groceries, cultural and creative products, souvenirs, and antiques.  If you need a break, there are many corner cafes and teahouses in the shopping district. 

    Location: Fuzhong Street, West Central District, Tainan City, Taiwan 700


    Haian Road

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    Haian Road is a hub of original artistic and creative talent in Tainan City. At dusk, many of the works are illuminated, turning the street into a charming sightseeing spot. As modern art changed the appearance of Haian Road, there are many shops selling souvenirs, cultural and creative goods. If you are an art lover, this is the place for you. 

    Location: Haian Road, West Central District, Tainan City, Taiwan 700

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    Taiwan Spinning (TS) Mall

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    Taiwan Spinning (TS) Mall is the largest shopping complex in the East District of Tainan. It has 7 floors, offering a wide range of food, beauty, leisure, entertainment and sports goods. There are popular brands from Europe, America, Japan, and South Korea, as well as Taiwanese brands. 

    There are also baby-care rooms for parents with small children. Taiwan Spinning (TS) Mall is very spacious and air-conditioned, offering a comfortable shopping space in summer. 

    Location: No. 366, Section 1, Zhonghua East Road, East District, Tainan City, Taiwan 70155

    Open: Daily from 11 am to 10 pm

    Phone: +886 (0)6 236 6222


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    Guohua Street

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    Guohua Street is located in the West Central District of Tainan, close to historical sites like Chihkan Tower, State Temple of the Martial God, and Chen De Jiu Family Hall. Tourists like to come here for shopping and eating, but it's also a place for locals to hang out in the bustling, prosperous business district. 

    Guohua Street has many old shops selling groceries, Tainan souvenirs, and creative cuisine. The street is always crowded, but still retains the charm of Old Tainan.

    Location: Guohua Street, West Central District, Tainan City, Taiwan 700


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    Zhongzheng Shopping District

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    Tainan Zhongzheng Shopping District is the oldest in Tainan, covering Zhongzheng Road, Ximen Road Section 2, Jinhua Road Section 3, Minzu Road Section 3, and Fuqian Road Section 2. 

    The Zhongzheng Road Shopping District still has the glorious appearance of the Japanese era. The well-known Hayashi Department Store is located in this area. You'll come across many old hardware shops, clothing shops, department stores, and jewellery shops. 

    Location: West Central District, Tainan City, Taiwan 700

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    Tainan Central Shopping District

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    Tainan's Central Shopping District has large international department stores, traditional canvas shops, grocery stores, and independent cultural and creative shops and boutiques. You can find almost any product you could ever wish to buy in this vibrant area. 

    Located just outside the Tainan Railway Station, the Central Shopping District often holds events such as guided tours, street shopping, and discounts to attract new customers and give the historic business district a more youthful appearance.

    Location: Qianfeng Road, East District, Tainan City, Taiwan 701

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    Cheng Kung University Shopping District

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    Tainan National Cheng Kung University has a bustling shopping district for students near the campus. You can find cheap food, clothing, and basic groceries, making it a good cultural and educational area in Tainan. Many affordable clothing stores have opened branches here, attracting students with their popular styles and low prices. 

    Cheng Kung University Shopping District covers a wide area, including Yule Street, University Road, as well as nearby streets and alleys. You can find it just behind the Tainan Railway Station.

    Location: Around National Cheng Kung University in Tainan City, Taiwan


    Nanmen Weekend Flower Market

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    The Nanmen Weekend Flower Market attracts many locals looking to buy potted plants and colourful flowers to decorate their living spaces. Many sellers of gardening materials and promoters of the art of flower arranging are available, too. 

    The market is a lively and vibrant place. You can also ask flower shop owners for planting tips. They will happily share their skills and teach you how to take care of flowers and pot plants at home.

    Location: No. 28, Nanmen Road, West Central District, Tainan City, Taiwan 70045

    Open: Saturday–Sunday from 8.30 am to 6.30 pm


    Yonghua Weekend Market

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    Yonghua Weekend Market is located in the atrium of the Yonghua National Sports Centre. The market is divided into 3 areas selling cultural and creative goods, second-hand items, and local food. The market is a treasure trove for Tainan citizens and tourists from all over the world. Yonghua Weekend Market is a relaxed space, which attracts many young people to come to set up their stalls. There is a lot of good-natured haggling over prices. If you don't agree on a price, just move on to the next stall.

    Location: No. 30, Section 2, Zhonghua West Road, West Central District, Tainan City, Taiwan 70062

    Open: Saturday–Sunday from 10.30 am to 5.30 pm


    OH OLD! Market

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    The OH OLD! Market in Tainan showcases the creativity of Tainan people of all ages. First set up by a group of adult college students, the market aims to use the "young and old co-creation" model to encourage grandparents in the community to work with young people. 

    The older generation passes on their skills, experience, and stories to the next generation, while youths teach the older generation about new business concepts and online marketing. At the OH OLD! Market, you will find the elderly selling handicrafts and handmade food together with college students. 

    Open: Monday–Saturday from 9 am to 5 pm (closed on Sundays)

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