What to eat and what to buy in Qishan Old Street?

quishan street food
Quishan street food

1001 dishes throughout Taiwan probably gather here. From traditional food, salty food, sweet food, desserts, snacks … all are available. Only afraid that you will be engrossed in eating but forgetting the way to go home, Qishan Kaohsiung does not lack the delicious food.

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Cishan street food
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So many eateries along the Cishan old street.
qishan noodles
Qishan noodles
Li-Da-Eggs cake
Egg cakes at Li Da bakery shop

Specialties in Qishan Old Street is BANANA! In addition to home grown bananas brought to the public for sale, dishes related to bananas such as banana pancakes roll with eggs, sweet cakes made from bananas, banana smoothies … are also foods you MUST TRY! There’s even banana beer, it’s very strange!

qishan cishan banana food,qishan old street (1)

qishan cishan banana food,qishan old street (1)
Food made from banana
Chimei Banana Cake
Banana Cakes at Chimei shop
ice-cream with strong banana taste
Remember to try ice-cream with strong banana taste.
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A shop selling banana products

Although this is a place visited by many tourists, the price of things is not too expensive. In addition to eating and drinking, you can buy souvenirs to give to your family and friends, bearing characteristics of Kaohsiung. A lot of small, pretty, lovely things to buy. Just eating, shopping, walking, taking photos also took a few hours not less.

banana keychains gifts
Keychains souvenir items in banana shaped
souvenir shop
A souvenir shop

Meinong District

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Meinong Folk Village

The next destination will be Meinong Folk Village, only about 5km from Qishan Old Street. Most of the population here is Hakka people, so this place is rich in the cultural colors of the Hakka people. The most unique cultural feature is the umbrellas made of colorful oil paper. The umbrellas with many different sizes, diverse colors, patterns are decorated and sold everywhere. Very beautiful!

Visiting Meinong Folk Village,kaohsiung,qishan old street (9)
Painting on an umbrella
Visiting Meinong Folk Village,kaohsiung,qishan old street (9)
Colorful oil paper umbrellas
Visiting Meinong Folk Village,kaohsiung,qishan old street (9)
Old village with red lanterns
Visiting Meinong Folk Village,kaohsiung,qishan old street (9)
Old house
Visiting Meinong Folk Village,kaohsiung,qishan old street (9)
Inside an umbrella shop
Visiting Meinong Folk Village,kaohsiung,qishan old street (9)
A souvenir shop
Visiting Meinong Folk Village,kaohsiung,qishan old street (1)
A musician
Visiting Meinong Folk Village,kaohsiung,qishan old street (1)
Making umbrella
Visiting Meinong Folk Village,kaohsiung,qishan old street (1)
The old houses in Meinong Hakka Village

Visiting Meinong Folk Village,kaohsiung,qishan old street (1)

Visiting Meinong Folk Village,kaohsiung,qishan old street (1)
The peaceful scenery of Meinong Village

Visiting Meinong Folk Village,kaohsiung,qishan old street (1)

A small tip for you, there is also a guide to making umbrellas here. You will be able to make your own personal oil paper umbrella to bring back as a souvenir gift. Remember, try it, don’t miss it!

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You can make your own cute umbrellas

Speaking of specialties in Hakka cuisine culture, it is impossible not to mention Hakka Tea Rice (Lei Cha). It is made by grinding peanuts, sesame seeds, brown rice and other ingredients, then adding tea powder and finally hot water. One more thing you should not miss when coming to Meinong Folk Village.

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Making Lei Cha tea

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Ingredients for making Le Cha tea
Neiwan Old Street taiwan lei cha tea leicha tea hakka people (1)
Grinding
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Fragrant and delicious Lei Cha tea

If Qishan Kaohsiung is famous for its sugarcane and bananas, Meinong is the area where many tobacco plants are grown. You should visit Tobacco Towers, an unique architecture in the Meinong area. Also, if you want to learn more about the life and culture of the Hakka people, don’t miss the Meinong Hakka Cultural Museum (Address: No. 49-3號, Minzu Road, Meinong District, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan 843 / Opened: April 28, 2001/Hours: 9AM–5PM; Monday: Closed / Phone: +886 7 681 8338) in your journey. At the end of the day, stop at Yellow Butterfly Valley, a small valley with a beautiful stream, cool trees and so many butterflies.

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Meinong Hakka Cultural Museum

Meinong Hakka Cultural Museum (2)

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Interior of Meinong Hakka Cultural Museum
Meinong Hakka Cultural Museum (2)
Inside
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Yellow Butterfly Valley in Meinong

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Yellow Butterfly Valley meinong (1)
So many butterflies

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Yellow Butterfly Valley meinong (1)
The cool stream

If you do not want to self-sufficient traveling, you should book tour with travel agencies like KKDay or Klook, they will take you to more than 10 attractions. All are packed up in one-day itinerary but visiting many places like that is nothing more wonderful.

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