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

    This is one of the two "Hell" Temples in Tainan, the city of Temples. The Chinese have a complex and interesting version of hell and there are many stories to ...

  • 3
    Chihkan Tower

    Chihkan Tower

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

    On the site that was once the Dutch built Fort Provintia, now stands two 19th-century Fujian-style pavilions. The photogenic towers can be climbed to the second story for a view ...

  • 4
    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

    Built by the Dutch East India Company from 1624 to 1634, Anping Old Fort, a.k.a. Fort Zeelandia was the focal point of early settlements for both the Dutch and Chinese. ...

  • 5
    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 ...

  • 6
    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

    The Great South Gate is a fine remaining example of Tainan's old defenses. It's located about a fine minute walk south of the Confucius Temple. The double gate was completed ...

  • 7
    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 ...

  • 8
    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 ...

  • 9
    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. ...

  • 10
    Confucius Temple Shopping District 孔庙商圈

    Confucius Temple Shopping District 孔庙商圈

    Ranked #10 overall in Tainan things to do
    8.01 review
    Shopping
    Popular withFoodiesArtsyHipsters

    Just across the street from Confucius Temple, the Confucius Temple Shopping District features many hip and themed cafes, souvenir shops, trendy eateries, etc. On weekend, this place is filled with ...

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