Tainan that is used to be the capital of Taiwan during imperial times is the oldest city in Taiwan. Famously known for its temples, historic buildings and snack food, Tainan is the fifth largest city on the island after New Taipei, Kaohsiung, Taichung, and Taipei with a population of over 1.8 million. It is convenient to tour around the city by rental car, motorcycle or bicycle. There are public buses and taxi, but due to language barriers, it might be difficult for tourists to navigate around by using this mode of transportation. Tainan is regarded as "The City of Snacks" because of various food for you to try at night markets. Your trip to Tainan is incomplete if you haven't tried the abundance of street vendors that specialize in tasty and cheap dishes.
Tainan Airport is an airport that serves the South District, Tainan, Taiwan. The airport also operates a few international routes. Bamboo Airways, China Airlines, Uni Air and VietJet Air offers international and domestic flights connecting Tainan and Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi, Hong Kong, Osaka–Kansai, Kinmen, and Penghu.
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The winter is dry and mild in Tainan due to its subtropical climate. There is no precipitation during winter in Tainan. Generally, the best time to visit Tainan is during months between November to December and March to April. If you are travelling from January to February, prepare to pack with you some winter cloth as the temperature often drops below 10°C. Meanwhile, the summer starts in May and lasts till October and the day is extremely hot and humid. There is a lot of rain during this time. Be alert as it also the time for the famous typhoons in this part of the world, so be prepared to reschedule your trip.
Fort Zeelandiathe - Fort Zeelandiathe is the first fort in Anping, Taiwan that was built by Dutch in 1624. Now, the fort is known as Anping Old Fort. The fort has been the administrative centre of the Dutch regime and the hub for trading. Originally, the building structure was built as a square inner fortress and rectangle outer walls. The fort was renamed as Anping in 1661 to commemorate Guoxingye (Cheng Cheng-Kung) hometown when he has successfully free Taiwan from Dutch. Besides Anping Old Fort, Fort Zeelandia is also known as "King's Fort" or "Taiwan Fort".
The Guoxingye's Shrine - Located by Kaishan Road and surrounded by greeny trees, The Guoxingye's Shrine (or also known as Yanping Junwang Temple), is the only shrine in Taiwan that preserves the Fujianese style. The shrine was built to commemorate the work and achievement of the pioneer of Taiwan, Cheng Cheng Kung. Originally called Cheng Sun, Cheng Cheng Kung was a native from Fujian. His dad, Cheng Chi Lung, had been an explorer in his early days. Cheng was born as a genius. Not only was he diligent in his research, but he also had a great ambition to accomplish something great, that is, to become a successful person both in the academic job and in the military sector.
Guanziling Hot Spring - Guanziling is the summit of Zhentou Mountain which is located in Tainan City. The mountain is the home for Pingpu Tribe until 1898 as the Japanese soldiers discovered a hot spring and then developed the area. Guanziling Hot Spring is on the side of the mountain along with numbers of hotels, restaurants and spring pools. It is a famous hot spring in southern Taiwan with dark grey and bitter spring water, emerging from the rocks. Guanziling is famous among tourists for its hot spring besides other attractions such as Hongye Park, Daxian Temple, Biyun Temple, and Xiangong Temple.