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Tainan city’s back streets

Tainan had many narrow lanes tucked away between traffic filled streets. When I entered many of these old streets, the sounds of motor scooters faded away. This was a real bonus after wandering the city’s streets for most of the day.

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The changing face of chihkan tower

Tainan had been Taiwan’s capital for almost three hundred years when, in 1625 the Dutch arrived in the city. After the 1653 uprising against them, they built Fort Provintia, and made it the hub of their administrative and commercial activities. 

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The former tainan weather observatory

During Japanese colonial times, a weather observatory was constructed on the Jiuling Tableland. It’s location was on the highest hill in old Tainan City, but this would only have been apparent before the 1970s when there were no tall buildings.

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kenting national park?

Before I left the southern tip of Taiwan, I had to check something with Kenting National Park’s information center. I’d visited the centre when I first arrived, but I was confused because I felt I had missed the national park!

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kenting’s beaches

I had planned a week’s stay in Kenting, not just for the national park, but for the beaches too. It would be my birthday during my stay, so what better way to celebrate than head for a swim at Little Bay Beach?

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