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Tainan is the fifth largest city and was the first city to be developed on Taiwan Island. The areas along the Tai River were inhabited by people long before the Dutch rule in the 17th century. It was the capital of Taiwan prefecture under the rule of the Qing Dynasty until 1887. Now it is the homeland of many cultural heritages and has some 300 ancient sanctuaries, from the island's first Confucian temple to its first Taoist temple.