Official God of War Temple
This is the oldest and most impressive temple in Taiwan dedicated to Guandi (GuanGong), a Han-dynasty general deified as the God of War...
This lively temple once served as the palace of Ning Jin, the last king of the Ming dynasty. If you wish to confirm visually that a...
Altar of Heaven
Tainan families have been coming here for generations on the 1st and 15th of every month, to pray to the supreme Taoist entity, the Jade...
A Chuan Melon Drink
Well-known melon (or winter squash) drink stand across from Official God of War Temple. Look for the line-up.
Chi Kin Dandanman
Set in a Japanese-era merchant's house, this is a fun place to try traditional dànzǎi miàn , a simple, refreshing dish that mixes...
Lonely Planet review
This old fort is a splendid place to roam around, or to enjoy an outdoor concert on weekends.
Chihkan has gone through many masters – Ming, Qing and Japanese, and the Kuomintang (KMT; China's Nationalist Party) – since the foundations were first laid by the Dutch in 1653. At that time the seashore reached the fort's outer walls. Our favourite features are the nine stone turtles with tablets on their backs. These stelae hail from the Qing dynasty. If you check the backs you can see where the carver made a mistake on one and, rather than starting over with a fresh slab, simply turned the stone over and redid everything on the other side.