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Tainan’s Great South Gate Now a Cultural Venue

September 28, 2013 Destination Global No Comments Email Email

Hidden in a small park in the heart of Tainan City, the Great South Gate is a national historic site of the third grade dating back 300 years. 

This summer the gate has been given a new purpose, besides being an insider tourist side.  Every evening the small half-moon-shaped plaza in front of the gate, which is encircled by part of the old city wall, becomes a venue for cultural performances.  From Monday to Thursday young amateur musicians are given the chance to show their talent, while Friday to Sunday established performers are invited.  Friday is “Jazz Night,” Saturday is “Classical Music Night,” and Sunday is “Taiwan Song Night.”  Apart from the musical entertainment, visitors can also sample local traditional specialties such as shaved ice with fruit toppings, sit down for a fragrant coffee, and browse stands selling traditional handicrafts.  The gate is located inside Nanmen Park at the intersection of Nanmen Road and Shulin Street.

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