Confucius Temple (2 Nanmen Road, West Central District, Tainan) – this temple was built in 1666, making this one of the oldest and most historically significant buildings in Taiwan. Before the end of Manchu Dynasty, it was the location of the highest official institute of higher learning in Taiwan. The present-day temple was renovated during the island’s Japanese occupation (1917). This well preserved Confucius Temple was appointed as a Class 1 Historic Site in 1983 by the government of Tainan – making it one of the main tour sites for those visiting Tainan. Admission (into Dacheng Hall): NT$50 (general), free admission to the rest of the grounds.