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Address: No.1, Lane 28, Zhongzheng Road,Danshuei District, Xinbei, Taiwan
Phone Number: 02-2623-1001
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Nice fort and view of Tamsui River!

They did a good job there, showing many pieces of information about Taiwan`s history - from the Spanish conquerors to the Taiwanese (going through the Durch, British, American... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

The fort is currently undergoing renovation so some parts are closed, nevertheless we spent a very nice hour touring the interesting exhibits and enjoying the breeze on a warm day. The kids loved the cannons and working out how the fort had changed hands over the years. It was interesting to think that Fort was first settled during the Ming... More 

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hong kong
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

well, that is must go when you go to Danshuei but the place is small & no special. but the sea view is good.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

I was a little disappointed after the steep steps to find only a couple of rooms to see apart from an Art display upstairs. The fort could be so interesting. The views were good, but the Oxford museum & library next door were more interesting. The church was closed but the architecture outside was good. Not really worth the visit... More 

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singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

If you are visiting this place, do read more about it. Otherwise, you may find it not so interesting though fact sheets are written in items exhibited. Beautiful surroundings and a relaxing place to take rest and absorb in the scenery.

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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

It was cloudy when we went, so we couldn't see much of the Danshui river up/downstream. It's worth visiting the British consulate building. The fort itself was not opened for visiting. The garden is nice too, great for photo-taking. Uphill is the Alethia University and is also a nice stroll through the campus. Walk downhill and you'll reach the main... More 

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Taipei, Taiwan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

They did a good job there, showing many pieces of information about Taiwan`s history - from the Spanish conquerors to the Taiwanese (going through the Durch, British, American, Chinese..). The fort is very well preserved, specially if you consider that it receives some many visitors each day... And it occupies a great area. And, of course, enjoying the view of... More 

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Busan, South Korea
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

If you want to see something a little different during your visit to the Taipei area, Santo Domingo is a good place to go. Its European-style architecture reminded me of the many colonial buildings in Macau, all mixed around and between Asian-style structures. We didn't actually go inside the fort, although we read that you could (Perhaps it was temporarily... More 

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Kobe, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I live in Japan and travel around Asia and Oceania looking for colonial architecture and other interesting relics from the past. This is a great place very near Taipei and a great day trip. I highly recommend it. Lots of Spanish and Dutch history there. Great heritage.

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Laguna Province, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

The place offers a very nice view of the Tamsui river. Beautifully maintained grounds with cool breeze gives a very relaxing ambiance. Some old cannons used for defense is on display. Inside the fort buildings are some display of the antique furniture and equipment used before on the site. There is no entrance fee and they have a gift shop... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014 via mobile

A visit to Tamsui would not be complete without a visit to Fort Santo Domingo. Set on a promontory overlooking the Tamsui River the views are incredible. The structure itself is quite unique (for Asia) and stands out in a good way. The grounds are beautifully maintained. The small onsite museum is interesting and informative.

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Address: No.1, Lane 28, Zhongzheng Road,Danshuei District, Xinbei, Taiwan
Phone Number: 02-2623-1001
Location: Asia  >  Taiwan  >  Xinbei

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