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Chikan Lou (The Chamber of Red Hill)Ancient Capital Tainan, the ancient capital of Taiwan, is situated on the southwestern coastal plains of the island and enjoys a warm climate year-round.

Tainan is the birthplace of Taiwan and the oldest city on the island. In 1661, the Ming loyalist Cheng Cheng-kung drove the Dutch from Taiwan and established his administration in Tainan. At the time, mainland Chinese immigrants were coming to Taiwan in droves, helping the young city to grow.

After the Qing pacification of Taiwan in 1683, the Taiwan Prefectural Capital was established in Tainan. In 1885, Taiwan became a province and Tainan's position changed to that of Tainan Prefectural Capital, from which its current name derives. Tainan remained the political, economic and cultural center of Taiwan up to the late nineteenth century. As a result, Tainan is home to many famous historic sites. It also is the city with the longest history and earliest cultural roots in Taiwan.

In addition to its historic and cultural attractions, Tainan boasts a stunning natural landscape and well-known agricultural and fishery products and cuisine. In spring, the Taiwan International Orchid Show is held in Houbi Township's Taiwan Orchid Plantation, presenting the early spring orchids in all their beauty and charm. Every year on the 15th day of the first lunar month, the spectacular Yanshui Beehive Rockets Festival attracts throngs of visitors from across Taiwan and the world to Tainan. And for an educational family fun in the summer visitors can choose from firefly watching in Meiling, lotus watching in Baihe, and activities at Qigu Mangrove Tourist Park. With the arrival of the autumn cool, visitors can head to Dongshan to sample the fragrant locally-grown Arabica coffee. And in winter, you can sooth away those sore muscles at the Guanziling mud springs.



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National Park
Taijiang National Park
National Scenic Area
Black-faced Spoonbill Ecology Exhibition Hall Southwest Coast National Scenic Area Qigu Salt Mountains
Black-faced Spoonbill Reserve Siraya National Scenic Area Qigu Lagoon
Amusement Park
Jianshanpi Jiangnan Resort Leopard King Safair Zoo
Scenery
Baihe Lotus Wushantou Reservoir Scenic Area (Coral Lake) Jingzaijiao Tile-paved Salt Fields
Caoshan Moon World Hutoupi Reservoir Scenic Area Guantian Water Caltrop (Festival)
Nanhua Reservoir
Night Market/Snack
Qigu Seafood Street
Hot Spring
Guanziling Hot Springs
Museum/Gallery/Memory
Taiwan Black-foot Disease Socio-Medical Service Memorial House Taiwan Salt Museum Chi Mei Museum
Heritage/Temple
Koxinga Shrine Nankunshen Daitian Temple Cultural Gallery of Wangye at Donglong Temple
Madou Daitian Temple Great Queen of Heaven Temple (Datianhou Temple, or Tainan Grand Matsu Temple) Tainan Confucius Temple
Prefectural City God Temple Yanshui Wu Temple (Yanshui Beehive Rockets Festival) Tainan: Chikanlou
Anping Fort Eternal Fortress Altar of Heaven (Tian Tan)
Dongyue Hall Official God of War Temple (Sacrificial Rites Martial Temple) Kailong Temple
Haishan Hall
Farms
Zou Ma Lai Farm
tourism town
Anping District, Tainan City: Namesake of Taiwan
Department Store
Shin-Kong Mitsukoshi Department Store (Zhongshan Store) Shin-Kong Mitsukoshi Department Store (Tainan Ximen Store)
 
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