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Taitan’s Confucius temple

Confucius promoted education for everyone at a time when it was only available to aristocrats. He taught six arts — traditional rituals, music, archery, charioteering, calligraphy and mathematics. Later, Confucius’s disciples spread their learning throughout China, which became the foundation of Chinese culture for over 2000 years.

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Koxinga’s corner of tainan

Koxinga and his troops arrived in Taiwan not long after his failure at the Nanking battle in 1658. But in 1661 he captured Fort Provintia making it his residence. After he overthrew the Dutch in Fort Zeelandia, they left Taiwan in early 1662.

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Taiwan’s National Palace Museum

This museum housed a comprehensive look at Qing furniture, religious sculpture, masterpieces of jade, bronze items, ceramics, painting and calligraphy. The museum was well documented and covered several floors. It was easy to overlook which direction to wander as sometimes I felt like I was in a maze. Continue reading Taiwan’s National Palace Museum