Shennong Street (神農街) was the entrance to the Tainan Five Channels area important river ports from the Qing Dynasty. Merchants at the time would all enter Tainan through this street, making it the busiest district. However, a century of evolution has transformed the original river port into a city road. While the street was formerly in decline due to being old-fashioned and outdated, it has become a hub of culture creation and art distribution in recent years, and it’s now a mecca for young art enthusiasts in Tainan.
The shops on both sides of the street are all packed with various handmade product designs. To preserve their original ideas, many of the shopkeepers prohibit photography, so please be mindful of the shop’s rules. The 300ft Shennong St is book-ended by the King of Medicine Temple to the West and the Water Fairy Temple inside a market to the East. All of the shops on the street are definitely worth a look, so don’t just walk down the street, and be sure to check out every store.
[神農街/Shén Nóng Jieh]
-Located in: Southern Taiwan
-Features: Outdoor activities
-Highly recommend to: History Buffs, Hipsters, Families
-Opening Hours: 24-7
-Address: Shennong St., West Central Dist., Tainan City 700, Taiwan