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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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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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