Trip Tips

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Tainan can be reached by high-speed train from Taipei in just un­der two hours. Nearby Kaoh­si­ung In­ter­na­tional Air­port, a 45-minute drive away, has di­rect flights from Seoul, Tokyo, and Hong Kong. Stay at the Shangri-La Far East­ern Plaza Tainan ( 886-6/7028888;; dou­bles from $148) for its de­pend­able five-star lux­ury, or ex­pe­ri­ence the city’s cur­rent zeit­geist at Maowu ( 886-6/3912113;; dou­bles from $250), whose min­i­mal­is­tic rooms are a sub­dued bal­ance of ex­posed con­crete and wood.

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