Tainan is a city located along the western coast in southern Taiwan. It is Taiwan fourth largest city and its oldest, having been founded by the Dutch in 1634 with the establishment of Fort Zeelandia. The city was taken over by the Chinese in 1661. In 1683 it became part of China under the Ming dinasty and was made the capital of Taiwan. Being the oldest city in Taiwan, Tainan has plently of historic sights, most of them old temples. The historic core of Tainan lies to the west of the train station and can be easily explored on foot.

Confucius temple photo gallery  - 10 pictures of Confucius temple
Central Tainan photo gallery  - 15 pictures of Central Tainan
Official God of War temple photo gallery  - 9 pictures of Official God of War temple
Other temples photo gallery  - 17 pictures of Other temples
Night market photo gallery  - 10 pictures of Night market
10 photos of the Confucius temple in Tainan, an ancient centre of Confucian studies
15 photos of the central part of Tainan with several historic sites
9 photos of the Official God of War temple, the oldest and most impressive temple in Taiwan
17 photos of the Matsu, Dongyue and City God temples in Tainan
10 photos of a large night market in Tainan
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