TAIWAN’S OLDEST URBAN AREA, a settled city for over 400 years, but with habitation dating back over 20,000, history beckons from most corners of Tainan. Fisherman and sailors had set up on the coast before the Dutch came along in 1600s, only to be booted out by Koxinga not long after.
Mention Tainan to any Taiwanese and they’ll mention the history and the food, but maybe not in that order. You’d be struggling to walk a block without finding an ancient Chinese temple or something good to eat.
With the international airport at Kaohsiung a short train ride away, Tainan in/Taipei out is a great way to see Taiwan.