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Unusual tour of Taiwan's ancient capital --Tainan

2020/11/21 01:00

Tainan, the oldest city in Taiwan, was the island's capital for over 200 years under the rule of the late Ming loyalist Cheng Cheng-gong (aka Koxinga), who fled there in 1661 to set up a base to resist the Qing conquest of China. The kingdom he had set up was later defeated by the Qing army, which began ruling Taiwan, from Tainan, in 1683. It was during these two centuries that many Han Chinese settlers moved to Taiwan and their culture took root in Tainan. The city's West Central District, with nearly 100 temples, has been dubbed a "museum of traditional arts" by Tainan native Hsieh Chi-feng, who has taken visitors on his carefully curated tours that offer unique insights into the historic city.

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