Things to do in Tainan

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    Tainan Confucious Temple

    Tainan Confucious Temple

    Ranked #1 overall in Tainan things to do
    9.17 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Historic Site, Temple
    Popular withHistoryArtsyFamilies

    This is Taiwan's oldest and most revered Confucian shrine. It was first built in 1666, but was rebuilt many times. The gorgeous architecture and colorful facades make for an atmospheric ...

  • 2
    Dongyue Temple

    Dongyue Temple

    Ranked #2 overall in Tainan things to do
    10.03 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Historic Site, Temple
    Popular withHistorySpiritualArtsy

    Chinese version of hell is complex and multi-layered. And this can be seen at Donyue Temple, one of 2 "Hell" temples in Tainan. This is a small but very atmospheric ...

  • 3
    Chihkan Tower

    Chihkan Tower

    Ranked #3 overall in Tainan things to do
    9.33 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Historic Site
    Popular withHistoryArtsyFamilies

    This is the most famous historical landmark in Tainan, drawing tones of tourists from mainland China and Taiwanese from other cities. Chihkan Tower is a remnant when the Dutch colonised ...

  • 4
    Great South Gate of Taiwan Fucheng

    Great South Gate of Taiwan Fucheng

    Ranked #7 overall in Tainan things to do
    8.02 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Historic Site
    Popular withHistoryArtsyFamilies

    One of only two main gates left from the days when Tainan was a walled city with 14 gates. It is hidden in the middle of a park, about 2 ...

  • 5
    Anping Old Fort

    Anping Old Fort

    Ranked #4 overall in Tainan things to do
    8.73 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Historic Site, Fort
    Popular withBackpackersHistoryFamilies

    It still kept the old houses and here have many famous snacks. The transport here is by taxi or walking.

  • 6
    Tiantan Temple

    Tiantan Temple

    Ranked #5 overall in Tainan things to do
    8.73 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Historic Site, Temple
    Popular withHistorySpiritualBackpackers

    One of the older and more popular temple in Tainan, Tiantan Temple is dedicated Jade Emperor, the god that rules over the mortal realm. At the back of the temple ...

  • 7
    Kaiji Tianhou Temple

    Kaiji Tianhou Temple

    Ranked #12 overall in Tainan things to do
    8.01 review
    Sights and Museums, Historic Site, Temple
    Popular withHistoryArtsySpiritual

    Kaiji Tianhou Temple is the oldest temple to Maz, goddess of the sea, built in 1662. It is a nice one, and worth the short detour north of Chihkan Tower. ...

  • 8
    Grand Matzu Temple 大天后宮(寧靖王府邸)

    Grand Matzu Temple 大天后宮(寧靖王府邸)

    Ranked #6 overall in Tainan things to do
    8.02 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Historic Site, Temple
    Popular withSpiritualHistoryArtsy

    Gorgeous, old, and complex, the Grand Matzu Temple is a lively place with a constant flow of people coming and going, as well as regular temple festivals. This temple is ...

  • 9
    Shennong Street (神農街)

    Shennong Street (神農街)

    Ranked #8 overall in Tainan things to do
    10.01 review
    Sights and Museums, Shopping, Historic Site
    Popular withHistoryFoodiesArtsy

    During the day it looks like any other back lane in Tainan, but when evening comes, it's transformed into a atmospheric lane with antique shops and old temples next to ...

  • 10
    God of War Temple (祀典武廟)

    God of War Temple (祀典武廟)

    Ranked #9 overall in Tainan things to do
    10.01 review
    Sights and Museums, Historic Site, Temple
    Popular withSpiritualHistoryArtsy

    My favourite temple in Tainan, the God of War Temple is an average size temple located opposite Chihkan Tower. This temple is dedicated to the God of War, Guan Di. ...

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