Tainan was a surprisingly nice stop on my tour of Taiwan. Originally, I intended to use it as a base to visit amusement parks and do a little bit of sightseeing, but upon doing a bit more research and certainly after arriving, I learned it had a lot more to see.
The town is quite old and has a lot of remnants from its past, which you'll see as I continue my posts. We start where I finished my day of sightseeing - the Taiwan Confucious Temple.
The grounds around the temple are nice, and in the late afternoon were quiet and great for a pleasant stroll.
Tainan has a tourist bus - actually two, numbers 88 and 99. Ask at the tourist information center for details, as the bus can be used to get around to all the major sites. Otherwise, you'll need a taxi, as getting around Tainan is quite complicated even for those who speak the language. The temple isn't far from the station, and it is possible to walk (15-20 minutes) from one to the other. However, getting your bearings to continue on your journey may not be easy without GPS.