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Address: Shennong St., West Central Dist.,, Tainan, Taiwan

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The street is interesting with character shops & cafes. But many of them do not open except on weekend.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

The street is interesting with character shops & cafes. But many of them do not open except on weekend.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We went there in the afternoon but there was not much activities there. Only one or two shops open. The red lanterns were nice for taking pictures, though. I wonder if it is more exciting in the evening.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

It's nice walking on this street with a lot of interesting little shops that hidden in the old buildings. Night time is more beautiful with all the lighting effect projecting on the old building facade.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Touristy but fun. Interesting little shops and quirky architecture. Cafe at end on left..elephant smile?..did a really great date cake tart thing which everyone should try.

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Taipei
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

This street is not very long and with all old city style. If you don't have time to visit there twice, go there at night. Very good for photo shooting. There are some interesting stores selling cute souvenir like any other sightseeing spots. There are also some cafe with style , so pick one and stay for a while to... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

There are some absolutely beautiful night walks to take in Taiwan's oldest City, Tainan. 臺南市(Tainan). There are several old, cobblestone streets, which serve as a reminder to this city's important place in Taiwan's history. One of these ancient streets is Shennong Street (神農街). Seeing Shennong street was almost exactly as I imagined it. Walking down the street, quiet, and dark,... More 

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Mount Gambier, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015 via mobile

This is more a tour of 8 or so temples than interesting shops. Good photo opportunity in many places but don't plan to spend more than an hour.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Though it was a short street (10-15 mins walk), old treasures are abound. Rugged streets are filled with old rickety walls and signages, with the front facade a palette for local artists. The huge art murals are wonderfully immersive. Not to miss if you're interested in old Taiwan street culture!

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The buildings in this street are full of character . Many interesting shops and eateries dot the street.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

I visited this street at night according to the advise from trip advisor. It was a disapoitment. There are not much and nothing special about this street excepting the old houses. This street has a lot of restaurant and drinking bar. Should it be still considered as old street?!

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Address: Address: Shennong St., West Central Dist.,, Tainan, Taiwan
Location: Asia  >  Taiwan  >  Tainan

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