Tongpanqian Cemetery

Tongpanqian Cemetery (Tǒngpánqiǎn Mùyuán 桶盤淺幕園) Tainan holds much of Taiwan’s oldest history, and it should therefore surprise non that it also holds one of the most historic cemeteries. The Tongpanqian Cemetery in the south district of Tainan is the city’s largest and contains many notable graves. These include the oldest Ming dynasty grave, the tombs … Continue reading

Barclay Memorial Park

Barclay Park

Barclay Memorial Park (Bākèlǐ Jìniàn Gōngyuán 巴克禮紀念公園) Tainan’s wetlands don’t begin and end in Sihcao. You can find wetland ecology in many pockets around the city such as the creek that runs along the Tainan Athletic Park and Zhuxi Temple. In Barclay Memorial Park, however, the wetland ecology is finely integrated into garden aesthetics to … Continue reading

Presbyterian Legacy in Tainan

Presbyterian Legacy in Tainan The Presbyterian Church of Taiwan is the largest Christian denomination in Taiwan and has had a long and involved history with the culture and politics of the island. People serving the church have been an evangelical force, a voice for Taiwan independence, a promoter of the Taiwanese language, and a provider … Continue reading