Michelin Green Guide Tainan

Welcome to TAIWAN, I am Poyu Lin
I love to travel,love wandering around Taiwan
In Tainan, there are five sites listed in the Michelin Green Guide as three-star attractions …
Chihkan Tower
Sacrificial Rites Martial Temple
Tainan Confucius Temple
Grand Matsu Temple
Nankunshen Temple
Today, we’re taking the Taiwan Tour Bus to see all of them in one go!
A three-star rating in the “Michelin Green Guide” means “highly recommended.” Our first stop on the list is Chihkan Tower.
In 1653, the Dutch who controlled southern Taiwan at the time built a fort on this site. They named it Provintia to represent everlasting fortune. But only ten years after building it, the Dutch forces left Taiwan after military defeat.
In an era without concrete, the material used to hold these bricks together is mixture of syrup, sticky rice and ash of oyster shells! Pretty good isn’t it ?
Over more than 300 years of change, people forgot about Fort Provintia. Haishen Temple and Wenchang Pavilion, built in the 19th century, are the structures that shaped the popular image of Chihkan Tower, and made it into Tainan’s most distinctive landmarks.
The second highly recommended site in the Michelin Green Guide is Sacrificial Rites Martial Temple. In the Qing Dynasty, it was designated as a place to perform official ceremonies. The temple’s patron deity is Lord Guan, who for Taiwanese is a paragon of morality.
This temple was built in Ming Dynasty. It's quite amazing that artisans engraved Chinese characters on the windows hundred years ago. This phrase means praying for good weather. And this one is prosperous and people at peace.
Out of Taiwan’s old temples, Sacrificial Rites Martial Temple is the best preserved and has the most original antiquities. It’s really worth visiting for anyone interested in history.
Grand Matsu Temple was Taiwan’s first Matsu temple built by the government. It has a respected place among the country’s hundreds of Matsu temples, and is home to many statues, murals, and carvings by famous artisans. Coming here, you’ll lose yourself wandering around a palace full of art.
Another highly recommended site in the Michelin Green Guide used to be a school.
Started in 1665, Tainan’s Confucius Temple was Taiwan’s first temple dedicated to Confucius. During World War Two, the temple was bombed, and was only returned to its current state in 1989, when repairs were finished.
Couplets are written on the main columns of most temples, but the columns on Dacheng Hall, the main hall, are blank. That’s because nobody wants to show off their knowledge in the face of the wisdom of Confucius.
The last attraction is Nankunshen Temple. Nankunshen Temple was Taiwan’s earliest Royal Lord Temple, and it is the country’s biggest. The highlights are its architecture and landscape design, done in the authentic Quanzhou style.
Following the Michelin Green Guide, we’ve found plenty of beauty in Tainan. If you have the chance, you should definitely check it out for yourself!
I am Poyu Lin, enjoy your time in Taiwan! Ciao~see you next time.

 

米其林綠色指南(台南)

歡迎來到台灣,我是林柏妤。
我熱愛旅行,也喜歡在台灣趴趴走
在台南,有五個被「米其林綠色指南」列為三星級的景點...
赤嵌樓
祀典武廟
台南孔廟
大天后宮
南鯤鯓代天府
今天,我們要搭乘台灣觀巴,一次走透透。
「米其林綠色指南」的三星級,代表著“大力推薦”的意思,我們來到的第一個景點,是赤嵌樓。
西元1653年,佔領台灣南部的荷蘭人,興建了這座城堡,命名為「普羅民遮Provintia」,代表了永恆的意思,蓋好後不到十年,荷蘭人卻因戰敗而離開台灣。
在沒有水泥的年代,這些磚牆所使用的接著劑,竟然是糖水、糯米汁和蚵殼灰攪拌而成的,實在是太讓人驚訝了。
歷經300多年的物換星移,荷蘭城堡早已消失在人們的記憶中,海神廟、文昌閣雖興建於19世紀末,卻成了大家對赤嵌樓的印象,也是台南最具代表的地標之一。
第二個“大力推薦”的「米其林綠色指南」景點,是祀典武廟景點,它在清朝時期,被列為官方祀典的廟宇,裡面供奉的主神是關公,在台灣人心中,祂是義薄雲天的象徵。
其中令人欽佩,窗櫺上精緻的漢字雕刻,已存在數百年之久,現在所看到這扇上的字是”風調雨順”,而這扇上的字是”國泰民安”。
台灣地區的古廟當中,祀典武廟是保存的最完整文物最豐富,非常值得,喜愛歷史的人,到此一遊。
大天后宮,是台灣第一座官建的媽祖廟,祂特殊的尊貴地位超越數百間台灣的媽祖廟,廟內的塑像、彩繪、雕飾,皆出於名匠之手,來到這裡,當中的藝術之美令人流連忘返。
接下來被"大力推薦"的「米其林綠色指南」景點,是一間古早的學校。
建於西元1665年的台南孔廟,是全台灣第一間孔廟,在二次大戰中,這裡遭受到飛機的轟炸,大約在西元1989年左右,才修復完成,也就是大家現在看到的模樣。
一般廟宇的門柱都會有對聯,但是大成殿的門柱上,卻是空白的,因為沒有人敢在這裡賣弄文章,畢竟孔子的學問很好。
最後一個的景點,我們來到了南鯤鯓代天府,這是台灣建廟最早的王爺廟、也是規模最大的,主要的觀賞重點,是泉州式建築和庭園造景。
今天我們遁著「米其林綠色指南」,發現了台南這個城市的美好,有機會的話,你一定要親自來感受一下
我是林柏妤,享受在台灣的時光,我們下次見。