Taiwan #8: Tainan

We did a day trip from Kaohsiung to Tainan, with the pretext of trying some snacks. By the way, the snacks are highly recommended. Tainan’s wintermelon tea is legendary and there was this crispy noodle soup we found that I absolutely loved.

Apart from snacks, Tainan is famous for temples and old buildings (some of them were built by the Dutch when they had a trading post here).

Chikan Tower (Fort Provintia) was originally built by the Dutch, but little of the Dutch architecture remains since it has been rebuilt a few times after the Dutch left.

Fort Provintia
Chikan Tower
Chikan Tower Roof
Chikan Tower Roof
Chikan Tower Exterior Detail
Chikan Tower Exterior Detail
Pond at Chikan Tower Grounds
Pond at Chikan Tower Grounds

If you’re after a bit of peace and quiet, you can check out the Confucius Temple. I found the minimalist design of this temple very cool.

Tainan Confucius Temple
Tainan Confucius Temple
Tainan Confucius Temple Inner Hall
Tainan Confucius Temple Inner Hall
Tainan Confucius Temple Inner Hall
Tainan Confucius Temple Inner Hall

Here is another temple from the Anping district in Tainan.

Tainan Temple
Tainan Temple

Check out my other posts in the Taiwan series here!

Taiwan #1: Old Streets of Beitou
Taiwan Bonus: Geothermal Valley, Beitou
Taiwan #2: Old and New Taipei
Taiwan #3: Tale of Two Leaders
Taiwan #4: Maokong
Taiwan #5: East Coast Taiwan
Taiwan #6: Taroko National Park
Taiwan #7: Kaohsiung
Taiwan Bonus: Kaohsiung Dome of Light
Taiwan #8: Tainan
Taiwan Bonus: Transport
Taiwan Bonus: People
Taiwan Bonus: Blur

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