Journey through the cultural capital of Taiwan
• Journey through the cultural capital of Taiwan
Tainan - the former capital and oldest city in Taiwan. It was founded in 1624 by Dutch colonists who built Fort Anping (once called Dayuan). After the expulsion of the Dutch in 1661, Tainan proclaim the capital of the province of Taiwan as part of China and that's when Taiwan begins mass migration from mainland China.
Well, I think that's enough boring stories, it's time to move on to a walk around the city!
Leaving the station, tourists get to the central park of Tainan (if not in the taxi drivers foot, of course). In general, an ordinary park in the Chinese style, of which there are many in Taiwan. Since we arrived there at noon, general views of the park were not photogenic.
In general, everything is standard - ponds and pergolas
The Chinese pavilions Dedkov play mahjong, Chinese checkers and chess and cards
In Taiwan, everywhere a lot of protein. They are not as nice as ours, but just as fluffy
And even though I tried many times to convince that Tainan is not like the rest of the city, to be honest: another typical Taiwanese town, only in places different from the hundreds of the same
The era of pigeons passed
In comparison with other cities in Taiwan, a city rich in attractions, of which the lion's share - the remnants of the Dutch fort
Chikan Tower was rebuilt by the Dutch in 1653 on the foundations of the fort Province for the purpose of control Are the city. Near the tower is a sculpture of a horse that has broken legs. According to local legend, immediately after the construction of the fort, horse statue turned into a horrible demon that has taken to come to life at night and scare people. Demon caught and edification broke his leg. In 1884, on order of the emperor, in the Province fortress was rebuilt temple to the Goddess Ma Zu, the patron of sailors. Now here is a museum
Interestingly, instead of audio guide, you can use a regular phone with NFC-chip
Right in front of Chikan Tower, here on this street, we decided to try the soup with duck. I recommend!
We came across the street to gambling establishments. In Taiwan, the legislation is very strange: banned gambling dealer, but machines - please. It seems that the Japanese hold business - everywhere inscriptions on their hieroglyphs
The old man dropped his monocle, when he saw me. It is a pity, he looked to him much more interesting)
Automatic water. 10 liters of 40 rubles like
Do not just Tainan called the city of a million churches here and they really thousands. At every step
This is a new residential area. Reminds Moscow sleeping areas
On the back wall of one of their temples was I found the pen with turtles
What, never seen pregnant geese?
Tea from God
And Hogwarts is here too - the magic city!
What I like in Taiwan - themed streets, if you can call it. That is when you need to buy a wedding dress, you do not ride around the city, and came to a street where only stores with wedding dresses and choose. There are also electronic street, street furniture, and so on. D. Very convenient
In the evening you can go to the so-called "dinner out" (dining street), where there are many restaurants and cafes
The next day we went to the coastal area of Anping, where there is the greatest concentration of attractions in the city. One of the museum, which shows the wax figures of the Dutch, Chinese and Aboriginal full-length
House Manichaean merchant Julius (Julius Manich) with a very nice German cafe
Here is a dish (knuckle, 5 kinds of sausages plus Ganira), as well as a fruit salad, corn soup, two, two drinks and two ice cream parlors in just 1100 rubles. Why in Moscow one knuckle worth from 1000?
One of the many Catholic churches. Built by the Dutch more
Of course, without fishing there anywhere
The entire catch is bought here in the morning local restaurants and shops
Cottages by the sea. When you go here, it seems that you are not in Taiwan, Turkey or in the Emirates. Here Tainan is not exactly similar to the Taiwanese city
Only the characters remind you where you are
And the last fort today - Eternal Golden Castle