The Anping Tree House has had most of its visitors thinking about the slumbering princess and the palace covered by briars and hedges that numerous sons of Kings and princes tried to cut down to get to the cursed Sleeping Beauty. Only, this is no palace under the thick growth of Banyan trees but an old warehouse of an old trading company in Tainan. And there’s no need to axe down the hedges either to see the insides of it. After being abandoned for many centuries, the Tree House has been restructured and opened in 2004 so that the public may see it at leisure.
Still, the similarities with the old fairytale do not end with the warehouse’s outside appearance. Much like the people in the Sleeping Beauty story, the locals of Tainan stayed away from the warehouse for many years because they believed that Banyan trees bring an evil curse too, and give bad luck to everyone who goes [Read more…]