Banana Kingdom

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Cishan Banana Kingdom

The arched stone arcades are the main feature of Cishan Banana Kindom. During the Japanese period, the colonial rulers combined Baroque and Japanese style architecture to replace traditional Chinese buildings. The street features houses built using traditional adobe masonry, traditional Minnan-style courtyard houses, the only stone-arch townhouses in Taiwan, imitation Baroque townhouses, Tudor-style architecture, and old Chinese-style architecture. The street contains one of the most impressive collections of old buildings in Taiwan and has become one of the major attractions of the Kaohsiung area.