Tainan, Taiwan

      Tainan City is situated at the southwestern coast of Taiwan Island, at the southern tip of Jianan Plain, overlooking the Taiwan Straits to the west and facing the Penghu Islands, linking with Gaoxiong County to the south and surrounded by the Tainan County to the northeast. Tainan City is Taiwan's most ancient city which, in the Ming and Qing dynasties, served as the seat of Taiwan and had all along been the political, economic and cultural center of Taiwan. Although the provincial capital was moved to Taipei City, Tainan City still remains the most advanced area of culture and education throughout the Taiwan Province and ranks the fourth biggest city of Taiwan.

      Tainan has, as a well-known historic ancient city, preserved many important cultural relics and places of historic interest. There are 166 temples and monasteries and more than 40 Christian and Catholic churches in the city. "There is a God at every five steps" and "a temple at three", as the metaphor goes. Over 70 places are classified as first, second and third-grade places of historic interest, such as Chiqian Mansion, Anping Castle, Confucian Temple, Temple to the God of War and Da Tian Hou Palace etc.

      Tapped before any other places of the province, Tainan City has become the earliest agricultural area, producing in abundance such fruits as bananas, longan and papaya. Tainan is also famous for its snacks with a great variety of delicacies namely "Du Xiao Yue Noodle in Soup", "Finless Eel Stewed with Noodle", "Carp Fish Porridge", "Vegetable Glutinous Rice Dumblings" etc. Doubtlessly the visitors will have the great appetite to enjoy all the delicacies to their heart content.

Travel Information
Heritage Tour
Chihkan Tower Fort Provintia has a 348 year old history,from a Holland style castle to a trasitional Ching Dynasty building,and from a japanese Occupied period hospital to a hall for historical relics after the war.It's as if it were a epitome of the history of Taiwan.The Steles on Tortoise Back,the stone beasts and steles,and the Red-haired Well(which is famous for its legends)all give Fort Provintia a legendary atmosphere.
Tainan Confucius Temple This temple is the first Confucian Temple Built on Taiwan by Koxiga's son,Cheng Ching,and his counselor,Chen Yung-Hua.In 1715,it was reconstructed to be the Holy Temple of the Great Teacher,so it has become to be known as Foremost School in All Taiwan
Eternal Golden Castle Eternal Golden Castle,also known as the Erh-kum-shen Artillery Fort,was built to protect Taiwan from the Japanese army.Even though it didn't come to use,it allowed Taiwan's coast defense take a big step towards modern times.
Anping Old Fort Old Fort of An-Ping,originally known as"Taiwan City",came to be when The Dutch East India Company was looking for a place to trade,and decided,inf 1623,to come to Taiwan.After 377 years,it has now become a tourism spot.It has changed a lot and only various historical artifacts are preserved now.
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