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.
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