Tinan historical travel

Historically, Tainan is quite international. Built nearly 140 years ago, the Eternal Golden Fort was designed by a French engineer who included Parisian defense aesthetics in his project.

Now let's turn back time some more, to 1624.

Formerly called "Zeelandia," this is Anping Fort. Originally, the Dutch East Indies Company wanted to establish an office in Penghu, which is closer to China, but was denied by Chinese officials. It ended up coming here instead.

Next to Anping Fort, you'll find this street with lots of traditional toys.

This is the first planned street in Taiwan, as opposed to those that were simply made by people and carts passing through. It was designed by the Dutch and called "Taiwan Street" at the time.

There are also lots of people here selling traditional snacks, like this thing that looks like a dinosaur egg, which tastes like caramelized brown sugar crackers.

If you like exploring temples, Tainan has the oldest Matsu temple on the island, built in 1684.

And right next door to the Grand Matsu Temple is the God of War Temple.

Michella Jade Weng, Host:

Deep fried to a golden brown, crispy on the outside, soft on the inside, a creamy chicken and squid soup goes into it. The name sounds a little daunting, but it's only to describe the appearance of the dish, not where you'll end up after having it.

Tainan is overflowing with culture and tasty food. And the great thing is, getting here is really easy. And just as I thought I was ready to go, the lights to Chihkan Tower come on. If I can just get one more look, one more picture... You can expect this to happen a lot when you come.

台南古蹟巡禮

主持人翁郁容:
台灣的台南就好像日本的京都,曾經是首都,現在則是一座充滿了文化,歷史和超級好吃料理的城市。

台南府城除了古色古香,這裡的古蹟還有著異國風情。將近140年前落成的二鯤鯓砲臺,億載金城,是一位法國工程師,在參考巴黎的外圍防禦之下所設計的。

接著我們再將時光倒轉,回到1624年。

熱蘭遮城,就是現在的安平古堡。其實,荷蘭人原先希望在澎湖設辦事處,但因為當時得不到許可,只好來到幾乎在中國官員管轄外的台南發展,在這裡開分公司。

在安平古堡旁有一條小街,這裡有許多古玩。

這條老街,是台灣第一條有經過規劃的街道,是荷蘭人設計的。當時荷蘭人說這條路叫做“台灣街"。

現在許多攤販在這裡買傳統點心,包括這長得像恐龍蛋的"凸餅",吃起來像一面裹著黑糖,薄薄的餅乾。

而喜歡逛廟宇的人,台南有台灣本島最老的天后宮喔。


這裡拜媽祖,隔壁則是文武廟,拜關公。

主持人 翁郁容:
台南還有一樣東西很有名,就是小吃。您有看過這一道菜嗎?這是虱目魚羹。

虱目魚外,還有棺材板。

炸成金黃色,外酥內軟的厚片吐司,裡面放著雞肉,小卷濃湯。”棺材板“這名字聽起來有點恐怖,但吃起來還不錯。雖然這不是開城就有的小吃,但也有好幾十年歷史了。

其實台南好吃的東西和充滿文化氣息的地方,不只這些,還好交通方便,隨時能再來。哎呀,就說要走了,但是你看!赤崁樓打燈了!可不可以再等一下?