An abandoned townhouse in Tainan City's Sinhua District is almost entirely covered in vines. It has become a popular photo spot. Due to safety considerations, the owner has hung up a "Do Not Enter" banner and police say trespassers will be prosecuted for unlawful entry.
This vine-covered townhouse in Tainan's Jiaokeng Borough looks like something out of a fairy tale and is a popular photo spot for netizens. Many of them ignore the "dangerous building" sign outside and head inside without a second thought.
Yeah, I'm just talking pictures outside. (Do you want to go inside?) Not particularly. It's a dangerous building.
If you're not paying attention, you might trip and fall. (And there are no railings). Yeah, none. It's better just to take pictures outside and resist the temptation to climb up there.
The owner says she'd planned on living in the townhouse when it was being built 40-plus years ago, but it was never finished. The townhouse has no railings and the foundation has collapsed in recent years. The owner says even getting close to the townhouse may be dangerous and both she and the township office warn tourists not to go inside.
We've made it as clear as we can, right? If they want to go inside, we can't stop them. If they do go inside, they'll see there's not much to see. I don't think it happens that often. (They should resist the temptation to inside.) Right, resist the temptation to go inside.
During recent earthquakes, some cars were damaged. There were no injuries, but (the townhouse) has structural safety issues. Tourists should be careful.
Police say apart from safety considerations, the townhouse is private property and trespassers may face prosecution.