Tainan’s Jade Market

Tainan’s Jade Market (Táinán Yùshì 台南玉市) (EDIT – The jade market has moved. I will update this post as soon as I figure out where is has moved to.) Taipei’s Jade Market is a well-known shopping experience that is highlighted in a lot of travel literature. Tainan’s Jade Market is not. In fact, I’ve found … Continue reading

Confucian Temple

Confucian Temple (kǒng miào 孔廟) First completed in 1666, Tainan’s Confucian Temple is one of the oldest and most historically important buildings in Taiwan. It was built by Zheng Chenggong’s (Koxinga’s) son, Zheng Jing, under the advice of city administrator Chen Yonghua. The temple served as Taiwan’s first official school. Since its inception, the temple has undergone … Continue reading