Taiwan's oldest city and the island's history March 25th 2010 Tainan, in the south west of Taiwan, used to be the country's capital city. This is where the Dutch held power in the 1600's before Zheng Chenggong, also known as Koxinga, defeated them and took power of the island.
There is an interesting mix of European, Chinese and Japanese culture apparent in Tainan: with colonial buildings and merchants houses, palaces and temples. Tainan is home to some ... read more
Asia » Taiwan » Tainan In 1895, military defeat forced China to cede Taiwan to Japan. Taiwan reverted to Chinese control after World War II. Following the Communist victory on the mainland in 1949, 2 million Nationalists fled to Taiwan and established a government using th... ... read more