Taiwan – Tainan; 2 Days Trip on History (6)

Hi!! Glad that you have stayed with me on my walk around the old Tainan city.

So where’s next?

While walking around, behind of the temples, I saw this Japanese house. Yup, you can go inside and see the architecture. Something new for me as I have never been or stayed in a typical Japanese house.

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Figurine outline on their gates.

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Another temple along the path which I took; Cheng Family Temple.

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One of the old buildings; Land Bank of Taiwan, is a wholly state-owned bank of the Republic of China (ROC).

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The entrance to another temple…

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Walking further down, I passed the Old Tainan Martial Arts Academy.

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The (side) entrance… to the Tainan Confucius Temple ground

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Lovely red colour wall…..

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Ok so far? Want to see more? Well… we are only half way through. Dun stop now….. keep following me. =)

Taiwan – Tainan; 2 Days Trip on History (5)

Hi!! Still at Chikan Area; the old part of Tainan City.

If you have followed me in the previous post, I have just visited the Grand Mazu Temple. Walking out from small alley was another temple; Sacrificial Rites Martial Temple. Nope, I did not enter but I saw a group of people performing outside the temple.

 

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Here’s another temple near by; just across the street where I was.

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mmm… what’s this guy selling?

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Anyone can read?

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Well… it is like a sweet candy and you have the option to have the Chinese celery in it too. For me, it was a bit too hard for my teeth and also a bit on the sweeter side. The celery did give a slightly different taste though.

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Walking along the older part of Tainan city, you can see lots of temples. If you love the Chinese temple architecture, Tainan would be the place.

Here are some temples…..

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Want more? Well’s there more.

Just keep following me and see Tainan from my Iphone 4S lens. =P

Taiwan – Tainan; 2 Days Trip on History (4)

Great!! You are still with me. So, let keep moving.

Before moving out from Chikan Tower, below is a snap short of brief history of Chikan Tower at the entrance to Chikan Tower ground.

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Anyway moving on, walking nearby, I cant help stopping at the nearest shop for a like meal. Well… this shop looks interesting.

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Had Lu Rou Fan (braised pork rice) for my late lunch

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mmmmm.. and this, I cant quite remember. Anyone?

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After my meal, I took a walk behind one of the allies near Chikan Tower.

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One of the temple behind the lanes; Grand Mazu Temple.

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Wow… looks at those giant winter melons!!! Guess they must be in season in Tainan.

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Entrance to the Grand Mazu Temple.

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Ok.. time to walk out from the ally and keep on exploring Tainan. Remember… stay close with me so that you dun miss out the fun. =)

Taiwan – Tainan; 2 Days Trip on History (3)

Thanks for staying with me on my trip to Tainan City, Taiwan.

Still in Chikan Tower. Below is the ‘Statue of Compromise between Zheng Chenggong and the Dutch’

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This is the Sea God Temple  and the entrance is the slabs which is the Turtle Monuments.

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Side entrance to the Sea God Temple which I had to climb the steps up.

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This is the Wunchang (God of Literature) Pavilion which is right behind the Sea God Temple.

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Entrance to Wunchang Pavilion.

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Beautiful wooden handcrafted architecture.

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Side entrance to the hall in the the Wunchang Pavilion. Nice shape right?

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Some of the literature books on display. All these were handwriting and the Chinese writing are so small. Yes, used by Chinese brush.

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Well, there’s more to come on my walk in Tainan city. Want to know what’s coming up next? If, then stick around and you will find out. =)