Tainan main tourist attractions

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Landmarks and Historical sites

* Eternal Golden Fortress (億載金城 Yì Zài Jīnchéng), 16 Nanwen, Anping District - a 19th century coastal fortress. Hours: 9AM-5PM.
* The ruins of Anping Fort(安平古堡 Ānpíng Gǔbǎo), originally called Fort Zeelandia, was built in 1620 by the Dutch. Its commanding views of the ocean make it a popular place to watch the sunset. Hours: 8:30AM-5:30PM.
* ChikanTowers (赤崁樓 Chìkàn Lóu), originally called Fort Provintia, was built in 1653 by the Dutch. There are tablets, stone horses/camels and a row of nine turtle-borne steles with inscriptions. Hours:8:30AM-9PM.
* National Museum of Taiwanese Literature Located in a restored colonial-era Japanese building, even with the limited English on display this museum is fascinating. The coffee shop is goodtoo
* Confucius Temple A serene destination surrounded by a small park. Explore the temple, then go to the incredibly popular shaved-ice store opposite

[edit] Night markets

There are overtwo dozen night markets of various sizes in and around the city. Regardless of size, night markets all possess an abundance of stalls selling clothing, shoes, jewelry, toys, food and drink. Some evenhave live entertainment.

Most night markets are only held on certain days of the week. Check before going.

One of the night market hua yuan (花園夜市 huāyuán yèshì, literally translated as "FlowerGarden") is open on Thursday, Saturday, Sunday.

Mangrove reserves. Tainan is located near a significant mangrove reserve, which serves as a migrating ground for the rare black-faced spoonbill. Tripsto these reserves can be arranged through a local expat group called 'Barking Deer Adventures'

Tainan specialities are:

* Coffin toast (棺材板 guāncaibǎn) - fried bread stuffed with variousingredients, such as chicken, beans, seafood, vegetables and milk-based sauces

* Oyster omelette (蚵仔煎 kèzǎijiān / o-a chen)

* Oysters and thin noodles (蚵仔麵線 kèzǎi miànxiàn / o-a mi...
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