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Published: 04/01/11

Tainan

Tainan - the former capital of Taiwan - has long played an important role in the island's history. In 1624, the Dutch established Fort Zeelandia in Anping - the oldest part of the city ...

Published: 03/01/10

2010 Tainan Flower Season

The "2010 Tainan Flower Season" will begin at 10 am on Saturday, March 6 - Sunday, March 28 in Tainan Park ...

Published: 02/01/10

Lighting up the Sky

One of the most popular and anticipated events during the Lantern Festival in Taiwan is the Fireworks Festival in Yenshui, Tainan County. Under the motto 'Lanterns up North, Firecrackers down South' (bei tian deng, nan feng pao), the town of Yenshui will treat local and foreign visitors to a feast for the eyes and ears from Saturday, 27 to Sunday, 28 February ...

Published: 05/01/09

TAINAN

Tainan City, the former capital, is situated on the southwest coast. It has a population of 750.000 spread over an area of 176 km², 0,5 % of the total land area of Taiwan. Tainan's modern history may be seen to begin when the Dutch established Fort Zeelandia in 1624. The Fort was however surrendered to Koxinga after nine months siege in 1662. The fort is located in Anping, one of the oldest non-indigenous settlements in Taiwan and the oldest part of Tainan. It is here that the famous Anping Tree House may be found. Originally Tait & Co.'s warehouse during the Japanese period, it was taken over by Taiwan Salt Co. in 1945. Finally, when the house was abandoned, it is the Banyan trees that 'took over'. Both the fort and the house are open daily 9am - 5pm ...

Published: 03/01/09

SHANGRI-LA'S FAR EASTERN PLAZA HOTEL, TAINAN

A new landmark for Tainan
Shangri-La's Far Eastern Plaza Hotel, 38 stories high, is a landmark of Tainan city. The hotel has 336 luxurious guestrooms with an average size of 50 square meters, the most spacious in Tainan. All guestrooms have panoramic views thanks to the buildings remarkable design. For business travelers, the Horizon Club offers guests special amenities and privileges such as express check-in and -out, an exclusive club lounge for daily breakfast and evening cocktails, and meeting facilities ...



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