Reopening in 2013 after renovations, the historic Hayashi shopping mall is now Tainan’s number one place for cultural and creative handicrafts, artisan clothes, accessories, antiques, stationery, and souvenirs. It provides a step back in time to the 1930’s era when Taiwan began integrating external influences.
Shin Kong Mitsukoshi Tainan Ximen Store is one of the main shopping centers in Tainan, while T.S. Mall, which opened stage two in 2020, has become the largest shopping center and most popular in Tainan for the locals and visitors.
For another taste of a bygone era, visit Far Eastern Tainan Store, which is very close to Tainan train station and just next to the 38-storey tower of Shangri-la Far Eastern Plaza Hotel. Consider a shopping expedition followed up by a hotel high tea for a special day in Tainan.