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Tainan Sightseeing Travel in Tainan

Tainan was Taiwan’s political and military center between 1624 and 1885. It has been a gateway to Taiwan since the Dutch Governance period, and flourished through the Ming and the Cing dynasties. From the development of early Han Chinese settlements on the island, Tainan has played a major role in the history of Taiwan. The history of Tainan began in 1624 when the Dutch erected Fort Zeelandia as the political and military center. Then, Tainan began its fame in 1662 when the Ming loyalist Koxinga expelled the Dutch. In 1683, the navy of the Cing dynasty led by General Shih Lang landed at Tainan forced Cheng Ke-shung, the grandson of Koxinga, to surrender. In 1684, the Cing government once again named Tainan as the capital of Taiwan. The heyday of Tainan terminated in 1885 when Taiwan becomes an official province of China. Nevertheless, Tainan’s legacy has left it with a large number of cultural properties of different types.

Confucian Temple:

There are several Confucian temples in Taiwan, but none holds higher regard than the one situated in Tainan. The significance of the Tainan Confucian Temple is because that, it was the earliest Confucian Temple built in Taiwan, and the Hall of Edification of the temple was Taiwan’s first public academy teaching traditional Chinese literature.

Chihkan Tower:

Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia) was built by the Dutch in 1653 for defense, after crushing a major upspring. In the early days the Chinese called the Dutch the Red-haired people hence the fort came to be known as the Red-haired People’s Tower.

Anping Fort:

Anping Fort was built on the remains of Fort Zeelandia during the Japanese colonial period. The real cultural heritage refers to the remaining external wall of Fort Zeelandia situated south of the Anping Fort. It was the highest point for Anping and also the greatest military value in the era of maritime power.

Taijiang National Park:

The park has a total area of 39,310 hectares. Land area includes public lands from Yanshui River to the Zengwen River of Tainan City, Tainan Black-faced spoonbill Reserve and Cigu Lagoon, covering 4095 hectares. The main focuses of the plan are to protect wetlands biodiversity, history of settlement and the characteristic salt and fishing industries. [more]

Hai-an Road:

Hai-an Road is also an important public art project supported by the city government. With the help of many creative artists, Hai-an Road has been turned into a very popular after hour social area. By the sidewalk of Haian Road there are many themed cafes and stylish bars. While you enjoyed your drinks, you can give yourself to the atmosphere surrounded with graffiti art and canvas. Hai-an district has become a night paradise for Tainan’s youngsters; this part of the city never sleeps.

Cigu Saltern:

Cigu Saltern was the youngest saltern in the history of salt industry in Taiwan. Managed by Japanese companies and the Nationalist government, it became the largest saltern, and was once an important provider of industrial salt. Faced with the cruel fact that salt industry diminished sharply, we are dedicated to preserving the historical materials of Taiwan’s 338-year salt industry. Besides investing a great amount of money and human resources to build a Taiwan Salt Museum, we also used traditional materials in salt industry to design this park. [more]

Tainan Flower Night Market :

Explore the Tainan Flower Night Market, packed with Taiwan T-shirts and shoes, jewellery, gadgets and food stalls serving fresh fruit juice, noodle soup, oyster omelette and all kinds of delicacies.


Tainan Hot Spring:

Guanzihling Hot Spring:

This is a mud hot spring in Tainan, also called "The Best Spiritual Spring in the world." It's regarded as a natural source of beauty treatment.

Location: Guanzihling, Baihe Dist.

Gueidan Hot Spring:

This Spring provides crystal clear water with no odor. The primitive scenery is relaxing and soothing. Definitely a must-go hot spring in Tainan.

Location: Gueidan Vil., Nansi Dist.

Lioujhongsi Hot Spring:

The spring water comes out from mud stone level, and the water here contains a lot of mud, looks cloudy and with bubbles up from the bottom.

Location: Liuxi Vil., Baihe Dist.


For more travel information about Tainan, please visit:

Tourism Bureum of Tainan City Government
Taiwan Tourist Shuttle



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