台南 between Taichung and Kaohsiung, oldest city, rich cultural heritage of historical sites and temples.
Located in between Taichung and Kaohsiung, Tainan ('south Taiwan') is the island's oldest city, and perhaps its most traditional, with a rich cultural heritage of historical sites and temples.
'Tainan' redirects here; for the county of the same name see Tainan County. Tainan City (Traditional Chinese: 臺南; Hanyu Pinyin: Táinán; Wade-Giles: T'ai-nan; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Tâi-lâm; literally 'Southern Taiwan') is the fourth largest city in Taiwan after Taipei, Kaohsiung, and Taichung. It is officially administrated as a provincial city of Taiwan Province in the Republic of China.
Tainan was established as the capital of Taiwan in 1661 and remained capital until 1887 during the Qing Dynasty. The city is famous for its abundant historic buildings and delicious snack food.