Koxinga's Shrine was built in 1875 by imperial edict from the Manchu Qing court. Though the shrine is mostly new - it was destroyed by Japanese occupation and rebuilt in the 60s by the KMT - it still retains a regal feel. Koxinga is considered to be the founder of Tainan and the rich cultural heritage of not only the city, but also the island. Unfortunately, Koxinga only lived for one year in Taiwan before dying and passing on his throne. The city was surrendered to the Manchus by his grandson in 1683.
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