Tainan, Taiwan


Yours sincerely,
Ting-Fong Wang
President 2023, PTPI Tainan Chapter (Taiwan R.O.C)

2023 marks the 45th anniversary of the PTPI Tainan Chapter, and we have an exciting lineup of events planned.

PTPI Tainan Chapter recently celebrated its 45th anniversary! We organized this event to express our gratitude to every past President for their invaluable contributions. The event was attended by our Chapter President, Mr. Li-Tang Chang, who founded this Chapter, along with many former Presidents of PTPI Tainan Chapter.

People to People International Tainan Chapter
Add:3F., No.377, Sec. 1, Linsen Rd., East Dist., Tainan City 701, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
Tel:06-2382452 Fax:06-2375148
Tainan (/ˈtˈnɑːn/),[7] officially Tainan City,[I] is a special municipality in southern Taiwan facing the Taiwan Strait on its western coast. Tainan is the oldest city on the island and also commonly known as the “Capital City”[II] for its over 200 years of history as the capital of Taiwan under Koxinga and later Qing rule. Tainan’s complex history of comebacks, redefinitions and renewals inspired its popular nickname “the Phoenix City”.[8] Tainan is classified as a “Sufficiency” level global city by the Globalization and World Cities Research Network.[9]

1. Rich Historical and Cultural Heritage: Tainan is known as the cultural capital of Taiwan, and it’s filled with historical sites, temples, and traditions that showcase its rich heritage. The city has a history dating back to the 17th century when it served as the capital of Taiwan during the Dutch colonial period and later the Qing Dynasty. Tainan is home to numerous well-preserved historical sites such as Fort Provintia, Chihkan Tower, and Koxinga Shrine, which offer insights into Taiwan’s history and culture. The city is also famous for its traditional Taiwanese snacks, local markets, and traditional arts and crafts, providing visitors with a truly authentic cultural experience.

2. Beautiful Temples: Tainan is often referred to as the “City of Temples” due to its large number of temples, some of which are among the oldest in Taiwan. The city is home to over 200 temples, each with its unique architecture, history, and cultural significance. Some must-visit temples include the Kuan Kung Temple, Taoist God of War Temple, and the Temple of the Martial God, which are known for their intricate designs, beautiful artwork, and religious rituals. Visiting these temples offers a glimpse into the spiritual and religious practices of Taiwan and provides a serene and peaceful experience for travelers seeking cultural and spiritual enrichment.

3. Culinary Delights: Tainan is renowned for its delicious local cuisine, making it a foodie’s paradise. The city is known for its diverse culinary offerings, including street food, traditional Taiwanese dishes, and unique specialties that are distinct to Tainan. Some popular local dishes include Tainan beef soup, coffin bread, oyster omelet, and shrimp rolls, which are sure to tantalize your taste buds. The city is also home to numerous night markets, such as the famous Flower Night Market and Garden Night Market, where you can sample a wide variety of local delicacies and immerse yourself in the vibrant food culture of Tainan.

In conclusion, Tainan is a city in Taiwan that offers a rich cultural and historical experience, with its well-preserved heritage sites, beautiful temples, and diverse culinary offerings. Whether you’re a history buff, a spiritual seeker, or a food enthusiast, Tainan has something to offer to every type of traveler.