is a historic city in the deep south of Taiwan 台灣
. It is here that the Dutch established a trading post, ushering in the first wave of Chinese settlement of the island. There are, predictably enough, many temples scattered through the main city, and countless old villages scattered across the countryside, which is now a bit of an industrial wasteland in parts. Apart from Tainan City 台南市
itself, which includes the old historic center of Anping 安平
, the area is also home to the hot springs of Guanziling, the salt flats of Qigu 七股
, and the badlands of Zuozhen, among other attractions.