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Tainan

Listed under Historic Towns and Villages in Taiwan.

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Taiwan’s capital between 1661, after the Dutch were thrown out, and 1887, Tainan has the abundance of beautiful, historic buildings and monuments you would expect from a capital city but without the erosion caused by pollution and the growth of industry and population. Some structures built by the Dutch when they first moved into the city around 1620 have also been kept, notably a Dutch fort, and Tainan houses more Buddhist and Taoist temples than any other Taiwanese city. Some of the main historic sites are the remains of the Northern and Southern gates and the very first Taiwanese Confucian Temple. Tainan is also known for it’s authentic food - especially it’s signature sweets.

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