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Fort Santo Domingo

No.1, Lane 28, Zhongzheng Road,Danshuei District, Xinbei, Taiwan
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Ranked #19 of 64 attractions in Xinbei
Type: Historic Sites, Lookouts, Museums
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Hoi An
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94 reviews 94 reviews
28 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

We went on a free tour with two student guides, other than them leading the way, we didn't learn much. The fort was great but I would have liked to have a knowledgable guide. I felt I could have gotten a lot more out of the trip.

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Singapore, Singapore
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33 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

Formosa means beautiful in Portuguese, and this is what they called Taiwan when they first saw and colonised it. The Fort, bears witness to this period although it has passed through many hands since, and there is an informative historical briefing inside the old buildings, although the chronology is a bit wayward! Set in gardens it makes a good combined... More

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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

A historical site, related to the European influence in the region, starting with the Portuguese, the Dutch and the East Asia trade. And it is in a pleasant location so wonderful for an excursion from the hustle and bustle of Taipei city life. Takes about 30 minutes with MRT from Taipei main staion

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Singapore, Singapore
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

Good place for photo taking. Like the red brick building, making it looks good for photos. The place shows a different side of Danshui and makes a good walk.

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Hong Kong, China
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96 reviews 96 reviews
62 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012 via mobile

This is one of the big attractions but its diminutive in size in comparison to other similarly fabled and legendary architecture. Instead of taking these group of buildings on your own, better to take in as a whole including the church by the Old Street as well as the other red brick buildings. That said, it did make for a... More

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Taichung, Taiwan
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2012

a great walk around historical grounds. go around the back--sometimes there are performers on the weekends.

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5 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2011

I went here with volunteer guides from Taiwan Tourism's "Visit Taiwan, Follow Me," as part of their foreign visitors' public service during the Flora Expo. The Fort is located uphill, and has a great view of the Danshui River, and thus, a perfect spot to view the sunset. If you like history, you'll like this place. If not, you might... More

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