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Published by: Bell Pei-Chih Shih on Mar 25, 2011
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A Historical and Modern City
Tainan has been historically regardedas one of the oldest cities in Taiwan,and its former name, Tayouan, hasbeen claimed to be the source of thename Taiwan. It is also one of Taiwan’s
cultural capitals, as it houses the rst
Confucian school–temple, built in1665, the remains of the Eastern andSouthern gates of the old city, andcountless other historical monuments.The city is also famous for its localsnack food and night markets. Tainanclaims more Buddhist and Taoisttemples than any other city in Taiwan.
Tainan City
Tainan City is a city is a city in southern
Taiwan. It is the fth largest after New
Taipei, Kaohsiung, Taichung, and Taipei.It was formerly a provincial city, and in2010, the provincial city merged with theadjacent Tainan County to form a singledirect-controlled municipality.Tainan faces the Taiwan Strait in thewest and south. Tainan’s complex
history of comebacks, redenitions and
renewals inspired its popular nickname“City of the Phoenix.”Tainan has been historically regarded asone of the oldest cities in Taiwan. Thecity is also famous for its local snackfood and night markets. Tainan claimsmore Buddhist and Taoist temples thanany other city in Taiwan.
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Fort Zeelandia
Fort Zeelandia was a fortress built over ten years from 1624–1634 by the DutchVerenigde Oostindische Compagnie.
Eternal Golden Castle
The castle was built in 1874 in order tosafeguard the coast and to defend theisland against Japanese invasions.
Temple of the Five Concubines
It was built in front of the tomb of the
ve concubines of Zhu Shugui, theMing Prince of Ningjing, who killed
themselves in 1683 to accompany himin death.
Shopping and Recreation
To enjoy the lifestyle of Taiwanese, Night
Market is good place to visit.
Tainan Flower Night Market 
The Tainan Flower Night Market is a
tourismnight market
in the North District
of Tainan".Most famous foodsBubble tea*Candied guava*Oyster omelet*Spicy duck blood*Spring roll ice cream*Stinky tofu*Winter melon Drink*.
Taiwan High Speed Rail Tainan Stationis located just outside the city itself,in Gueiren Township. Using the HighSpeed Rail system passengers canreach Taipei in under ninetyminutes.
Tainan Airport is located in theSouthDistrict of the city. It is a domestic
airport, currently operating ights to
Kinmen and Makung.
National Highway Nos. 1 and 3 run close
by and connect via local highways to thecity itself.
Tainan is a tangible sense of history andpleasing city , which is the site of severalspectacular religious festivals.
Taiwan Confucian Temple
The temple was built in 1665 whenCheng Ching,son of Koxinga so as tooffer lectures and cultivate intellectuals.
Fort Provintia
Formerly Fort Provintia,was built in 1653by the Dutch during their colonizationof Taiwan. The fort was surrendered toKoxinga. Since 1945 the site has beenknown as ‘Red-topped Tower’ .

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