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Tainan

Tainan, the oldest city in Taiwan, features ancient temples, access to the beach, and many annual festivals to make a visit to this city an unforgettable experience. Tainan is where visitors really start to connect with this island. Comfortable accommodation in Tainan is within walking distance of the main sites. The city is served by Tainan Airport, which offers many accommodations in the area.

The historic sites in Tainan are in the city center, where the history of modern Taiwan began when Dutch colonists founded the first fort at Anping in 1624. The Chihkan Cultural Zone has noteworthy temples, and stretches to cover the northern part of the old city and includes the impressive Altar of Heaven Temple, Kaiji Tianhou Temple, and ruins of Fort Provintia.

Another popular tourist site is the Confucius Temple Cultural Zone. The Confucian shrine is its central attraction, and it’s joined by temples, pagodas and historic gates. Tourists who book hotels in Tainan old city can spend several days sightseeing and wandering through historic neighborhoods.

Flights connect to Tainan Airport from Taipei, and while here are several hotels around the airport and train station, most tourists prefer to stay in a central location.

Find out where the hotels, attractions, and must-see destinations of Tainan are located by exploring the interactive map on this page.