The side-lanterns of the 2021 Taiwan Lantern Festival - “A Calf Standing on Top of a Winners’ List” and the lantern displayed in the “Nostalgic Lanterns Area”- are now on display at Beimen, Tainan, and about 45,000 visitors have swarmed in to see them between Feb. 26 and March 7. The Southwest Coast National Scenic Area Administration has thus extended the display period to April 5. The lanterns will be lit from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
In conjunction with the lantern event, the following shops near Beimen will provide special offers to visitors:
(1) The“Money Coming Shop” (錢來也商店)will provide free bicycle rentals from April 2 to 5 as long as visitors check in on social media and provide their ID.
(二)Beimen Salt Factory will provide 10% off for any purchase worth NT$100 or more at the factory and at its sister shop“Money Coming Store”(錢來也雜貨店) to customers who present an admission ticket for a same day visit to the Crystal Church. Free gifts will be distributed to those who like, share, and check in at the factory’s Facebook page.
(三)“Beimenyu Restaurant”will provide a NT$200 discount for mini tours and 10% discount at the restaurant from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. , as well as accommodation coupons. On weekends and holidays, at Beimen’s wedding photography site, a “fire dance” and other dance and singing performances will be held. On April 3 and 4, there will be balloon performances.
For more information, call Money Coming Shop at 06-7862627, Beimen Salt Factory at 06-7861515, and Beimenyu Restaurant at 06-786030. Additionally, by making purchases and checking in on social media at one of the aforementioned business venues, or at Money Coming Shop (錢來也商店), Wapan Salt Shop, Beimenyu Restaurant, and Jingzaijiao Tile-paved Salt Fields, visitors can get an“Energetic Ox” mini DIY lantern for free.
There are many other tourist attractions in the Beimen area. During the day, you can visit Nankunshen Daitian Temple, a three-star attraction listed in the Michelin Guide You can also visit the Shuangchun Seaside Recreational Area, which is nicknamed the “watery forest” of Tainan. Additionally, you can explore Wapan Salt Field, the oldest historic site of its kind in the region. And at the Beimen Visitors Center, you can find Taiwan’s second largest sperm whale specimen. At Donglong Temple Religious Museum, you can appreciate a wide range of folk objects. At night, watch lanterns at the meadow in front of Beimen Visitors Center and taste some local street food.
To watch the side-lanterns in Beimen, take the public bus Blue 2 (Jiali-Nankunshen) of Tainan City Bus, and get off at Beimen District Office. The last bus of the day departs at 10 p.m. from Jiali Stop. Visitors may also take Brown 1 (Xinyig-Beimen); please also get off at Beimen District Office. The last bus of a day for this line departs at 5:50 p.m. from Xinying Stop. For more information, visitTainan City Bus’ website
For recommended itineraries, accommodations, and food, please visit「the area’s website」。
While the area is warm during the day, it can be cold at night. Please keep warm when watching lanterns at Beimen. To fight COVID-19 together, please also wear a mask and practice social distancing.