88 Anping Route

Tainan Park (Gongyuan Rd.)(台南公園(公園路)) to Sunset Platform(觀夕平台):
Tainan Park (Gongyuan Rd.)(台南公園(公園路))=>Singji Temple/ Grand Guanyin Pavilion(興濟宮/大觀音亭)=>Tainan Station(臺南火車站(南站))=>Old Tainan Magistrate Residence(縣知事官邸)=>East Gate Traffic Circle(東門圓環)=>Koxinga Shrine (Kaishan Rd.)(延平郡王祠)=>Dadong Night Market(大東夜市)=>Tainan Municipal Cultural Center(文化中心(巴克禮公園))=>Evergreen Plaza Hotel (Tainan)(台糖長榮酒店)=>Jhusi Temple(竹溪寺)=>Tainan Athletic Park(體育公園)=>Great South Gate(大南門城)=>Confucius Temple(孔廟)=>葉石濤文學紀念館=>The Jheng Ancestral Shrine(林百貨/鄭成功祖廟)=>Chihkan Tower(赤嵌樓)=>Shennong St./Shueisian Temple(神農街/水仙宮)=>Jhongjheng Commercial Area(中正商圈)=>Siaosimem(Tayih Landis Hotel)(小西門(大億麗緻))=>Shueipingwun Park(水萍塭公園)=>Eternal Golden Castle/Teyang Destroyer(億載金城/德陽艦)=>Linmoniang Park(林默娘公園)=>The Indigenous Culture Chamber(原住民文化會館)=>Museum of Canal(運河博物館)=>Yanping St.(延平街)=>Anping Fort(Anbei Rd.)(安平古堡(安北路))=>Tait&Co./ Anping Tree House(德記洋行/安平樹屋)=>The Old Canal(古運河)=>Blue Sea Pier(碧海碼頭)=>Sunset Platform(觀夕平台)

 

Sunset Platform(觀夕平台 to Tainan Park (Gongyuan Rd.)(台南公園(公園路)):
Sunset Platform(觀夕平台=>Blue Sea Pier(碧海碼頭)=>The Old Canal(古運河)=>Tait&Co./ Anping Tree House(德記洋行/安平樹屋)=>Anping Fort(Anbei Rd.)(安平古堡(安北路))=>Yanping St.(延平街)=>Museum of Canal(運河博物館)=>The Indigenous Culture Chamber(原住民文化會館)=>Linmoniang Park(林默娘公園)=>Eternal Golden Castle/Teyang Destroyer(億載金城/德陽艦)=>Shueipingwun Park (水萍塭公園)=>Siaosimem(Tayih Landis Hotel)(小西門(大億麗緻))=>Jhongjheng Commercial Area(中正商圈)=>Shennong St./Shueisian Temple(神農街/水仙宮)=>Chihkan Tower(赤嵌樓)=>The Jheng Ancestral Shrine(林百貨/鄭成功祖廟)=>葉石濤文學紀念館=>Great South Gate(大南門城)=>Tainan Athletic Park(體育公園)=>Jhusi Temple (竹溪寺)=>Tainan Municipal Cultural Center(文化中心(巴克禮公園))=>Dadong Night Market(大東夜市)=>Koxinga Shrine(延平郡王祠)=>East Gate Traffic Circle(東門圓環)=>Old Tainan Magistrate Residence(縣知事官邸)=>Tainan Station(臺南火車站(北站))=>Singji Temple/ Grand Guanyin Pavilion(興濟宮/大觀音亭)=>Tainan Park (Gongyuan Rd.)(台南公園(公園路))

Tickets and Transport Information

Fare

NT$18 / one wayHalf Fare Ticket:NT$9 / one way

Where to buy

TRA Tainan Station-Ticket service in KaoHsiung Bus Station or ticket on BusWe accept: cash, easy card, ipass

Service Hotline

Tainan City Government Tourism Development Section department Tel:+886-6-3901175Tainan Bus Tel:+886-6-2219177Service Hour: 09:00~17:00

Announcements

Tainan Tourism Bureau of Tainan City Government:https://www.twtainan.net/

Guidelines for carrying folding bikes on the bus:
1. Carrying folding bikes on the bus is allowed.
2.Special notice: You are not allow to carry any bike on [Cigu Salt Mountain-Black-faced Spoonbill Bird Watching Pavilion] because midi-buses are running on this line only. )
3.Please observe the following rules when carrying folding bikes:
(1) Two regular bikes are allowed to park at the rack on the bus for free.
(2) The space at the back of the rear door are allowed to park two foldable bikes for free.

Concession tickets guidelines:
1. There are full tickets and half tickets. All day return tickets are offered at discount prices already. Apologize for no further discount.
2. Half tickets are available to:
(1) household registrations outside Tainan ,Senior citizens at the age of 65 or above, with ROC ID cards or Senior Citizen Cards
(2) household registrations outside Tainan ,Holders of Disabled Cards. Must ride with a guardian or a partner.
(3)household registrations outside Tainan,Children at the height of 115cm or below or children below 6 years old but at the height above 115cm are allowed to ride on the buses free with valid IDs. They are allowed to occupy seats. But they must be accompanied by adults with valid tickets. Each adults with valid ticket are allowed to take two children that are eligible to ride on the buses free. All children exceeding the requirements must purchase half tickets.
(4) From May 1, 2016, Tainan residents (with household registration in Tainan) holding Tainan Citizen Card can enjoy half-price discount.
3.Free:
(1)household registrations outside Tainan ,Children at the height of 115cm or below or children below 6 years old but at the height above 115cm are allowed to ride on the buses free with valid IDs. They are allowed to occupy seats. But they must be accompanied by adults with valid tickets. Each adults with valid ticket are allowed to take two children that are eligible to ride on the buses free. All children exceeding the requirements must purchase half tickets.
(2) People with household registration in Tainan holding “Citizen Cards-Senior Cards” or “Citizen Cards-Concession Cards” can travel on buses for free.

Guidelines for carrying pets on the bus:
1. You need to pay half fare for each pet carried on the bus. But they should not take any seat.
2. Passengers refusing to cooperate with the staffs’ advice, in case of the following, may be refused to ride on the bus. The unused tickets can be refunded in full:
(1) Suffering from serious diseases.
(2) Not carried in cages, baskets, or nets.
(3) Unclean or prone to damage other people and things.
(4) Harmful to public hygiene and other passengers; aggressive and dangerous animals.
(5) Not suitable to be carried on buses.
3. Passengers should carry their pets in cages, baskets, or nets. Each passenger is allowed to carry one pet, not exceeding the dimensions of 27cm3 (average length of 30cm on each side).
4. When carry pets, passengers should place them beside and take good care of them. They are not allowed to put on seats, luggage racks, or aisle. The cages, baskets, or nets carrying the pets should be closed or fastened tightly and wrapped up with waterproof cloth for hygiene reasons. If any passengers violate the rules and refuse to cooperate with the staff, they may be forced to leave the vehicle. The tickets will be suspended.
5. Guide dogs must be allowed on the buses to safeguard the rights of the people with visual impairment. All guide dogs can ride on the buses for free. As most guide dogs are huge, they are suggested to sit by the doors. 

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Related scenic spots along the route

Eternal Golden Castle

  The Eternal Golden Castle is built as a defensive castle in 1874 Anping, Tainan. The castle was designed in a square platform and each corner equipped with a cannon. It also has trench all around the castle to prevent the enemy from climbing. Michelin Green Guide recommended this place as one of their attraction. Later the government serves a yearly marriage ceremony at the Eternal Golden Castle for those who want their love with eternality. 

Anping Harbor National Historical Park

  In 1624, Dutch built the first fort in Anping, Taiwan, called "Fort Zeelandia", now known as Anping Fort, where has been the administrative center of the Dutch regime, and the hub for trading. The building was originally constructed in square inner fortress and rectangle outer walls. In 1661, the fort was renamed as Anping to commemorate his home town when Guoxingye (Cheng Cheng-Kung) has driven the Dutch out of Taiwan. Therefore, Fort Zeelandia was also known as "King's Fort" or "Taiwan Fort", nicknamed Anping Fort.

Koxinga Shrine

  The Guoxingye's Shrine (Yanping Junwang Temple), located by Kaishan Road surrounded by trees, is the only Fujianese style shrine in Taiwan. This is the shrine built in memory of the work and achievement of Cheng Cheng Kung, the pioneer of Taiwan. Cheng Cheng Kung was originally called Cheng Sun, a native in County Fujian. His father, Cheng Chi Lung, was a wanderer in his early days. He has been a merchant as well as a pirate. His mother was a Japanese lady called Tagawa. Cheng was born with great intelligence. Not only was he diligent in his studies, he also has a huge ambitious to achieve something big, i.e. to become someone who are good in both academic work and in the military field. By the time he was 21 years old, Wu San Kwei led the Qing army into China and the Ming dynasty thus came to an end. As a result of his father surrendered to the Qing Dynasty and his mother committed suicide, Cheng Cheng Kung suffered a lot of pain and decided that he should turn against the Qing Dynasty to rejuvenate the Ming Dynasty in order to get rid of the shame caused by his father's traitor behavior. In April, 15th year of Emperor Yung Li (1661 A.D.), he led his army crossing the Taiwan Strait and after 9 months' battle, had finally retrieved Taiwan from the hands of the Dutch. Taiwan thus was no more a colony of the Netherlands. After gaining access to Taiwan, Cheng quickly built up the whole place by setting up governing offices, regulations, education system as well as developing more farm lands to improve the living standards of the local people. He also actively trained people in military tactics, preparing them to fight the Qing army. However, just half year after he had retrieved Taiwan, Cheng died of illness on May 8, the 16th year of Emperor Yung Li of Ming Dynasty. His aim of rejuvenating the Ming Dynasty was unfulfilled which was the biggest regret of his whole life. In the 13th year of Emperor Tong Chi of the Qing Dynasty (1874 A.D.), emperor's special envoy Shen Bao Chen requested for the enlargement of the then existing Kai Shan Wang' shrine which was in memory of the work of Cheng Cheng Kung. It was approved by the regime and the new shrine was officially called " Guoxingye 's Shrine" and for people to pay tribute to this folk hero.
  In side the Guoxingye's Shrine, there is the Tainan Folk Cultural Hall where exhibits various historical culture of Tainan. The first floor is for pre-historic preserves and dig-ups. Apart from illustrating the geographic connection between Taiwan and the Mainland, these things also describe the evolution of life from the past to the present. Most of the exhibits in the second floor are the historical materials of Tainan. These include the materials and things related to the concerned ancestors, such as the portraits of Cheng Cheng Kung and Shen Bao Chen, and also their works. In addition, daily items of Tainan city of the old like the street signs, bedding equipment, land deeds, money bills are on exhibition so that the public can understand the daily life of the past generations. It is a cultural spot very worth visiting.

ConfuciusTemple

Confucius Temple Historical Area
  Confucius Temple Historical Area is not only a landmark in Tainan but also the place where the human spiritual of Tainan people. The Confucius Temple was constructed by vermillion, and centuries of tress-phase side by side with the temple.
The temple has been renovated several times over the past 300 years, most recently between 1987 and 1989.[1] Some of its elements include the Stone Arch of Higher Learning and the East Ta Cheng Arch.
Today the temple serves as a popular tourist attraction and also preserves ancient Confucian ceremonies, which are conducted on a regular basis. The temple also includes storerooms for the ritual implements and musical instruments that are used in these ceremonies.