Tainan, the oldest Chinese settlement on Taiwan, is the island’s fourth-largest city. Tainan is an important center of culture, industry, education, and tourism. Two hundred temples ranging from the Tainan Confucius Temple (1662) to the elaborate new Temple of Matzu (Goddess of the Sea) provide some of the best remaining examples of southern Chinese architecture in Taiwan.

Tainan, located on the coastal edge of the fertile Jianan Plateau, is the oldest

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By |2014-12-16T16:54:23-05:00January 23rd, 2012|Berkshire Encyclopedia of China, Cities, Geography|Comments Off on Tainan (Táinán Shì 台南市)|Táinán Shì 台南市 (Tainan)

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