Tainan Confucius Temple

Welcome to Tainan, the oldest city of Taiwan. Here you'll find the oldest public school, which is housed inside the oldest Confucius Temple or “kongmiao,” on the island.
I want to take you on a walking tour today. But we can cheat a little and take the Taiwan Tourist Shuttle, 88 Anping Route part of the way.
We're at Tainan Train Station and Confucius Temple is here.
Taiwan Tourist Shuttles are great, they take you to tourist attractions. If you don't know where you want to go, get a brochure and figure it out on the bus.
This is Confucius Temple, which has a three-star Michelin Green Guide rating, which means you probably don’t want to miss it.
Tainan was once a Dutch colony used for trade, but after Koxinga, a Chinese official, drove them out in 1661, the Chinese government decided to develop the area. To foster culture and education, they built this Confucian temple and schoolhouse in 1665.
Schoolhouses were often attached to Confucian temples. This school was more like a college or a graduate school.
Now we’re headed for “Shennong Jie,” Shennong Street, where it’s especially nostalgic at night. The area was kind of like Venice, where there are canals that people went up and down in small boats.
This are used to be a very busy business district, but now it’s developing into a quiet, cafe, artsy sort of area. Might not seem like much during the day, but makes for a nice after dinner stroll.
Tainan is one of those places that I keep coming back to. It keeps reinventing itself, but bringing back some of the history which has been lost. The wonderful thing about traveling here is that most of the places you’d want to go are within walking distance, and with the tourist shuttle bus, you can save time and go even further. I love Tainan and you might too. You should come.
 
歷史之旅 台南孔廟.神農街

歡迎來到台南,台灣最老的城市,這裡也有全台最老的公立學校,這間學校位於台灣最老的孔廟裡面。
今天我要帶大家漫步旅行,不過有一些地方我們可以搭台灣好行88安平線,偷個懶。
這裡是台南火車站,孔廟在那裡。
台灣好行真的很棒,它會直接載你到觀光景點。沒做功課也沒關係,拿一本DM,然後上車研究就好了。
這裡是孔廟,它擁有米其林綠色旅遊三顆星的評鑑,意思是,錯過可能會後悔。
台南曾經是荷蘭人殖民做貿易的地方,不過鄭成功將他們趕走之後,中國決定讓台南好好發展,而為了推廣教育,官方在1665年蓋了這間孔廟和學堂。
古時候,學堂經常附屬在孔廟裡面。這間學堂的層級比較像現在的大學,或研究所。
接著我們要到神農街,這裡晚上特別懷舊喔∼以前這裡有點像威尼斯,有好幾條水道,可以看到民眾坐著船,滑來滑去。
這裡曾經是個很熱鬧的貿易區,現在發展為一個寧靜的咖啡和文創產品店的小區域,白天不是很起眼,但非常適合晚餐後的散步。
感覺我還蠻常來台南的,每次來都有一些不一樣,不過在這些變化當中會找回部分消失的歷史。來這邊玩,我覺得很棒的是,很多想去的地方,走路就可以到。加上台灣好行,又可以省時間,甚至跑更遠。我超愛台南的,或許你也會愛上它。大家要來喔!