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Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia)

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No.212 Section 2, Minzu Road, Zhongxi District, Tainan, Taiwan
West Central District/ North District
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am a sucker for history, and this was probably one of the highlights of my day in Tainan. This old pair of towers is home to gorgeous structures that have great views of the city. The best part? Your ticket gives you access to...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank thevoyagingteacher
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Chihkan Tower is certainly the most famous touristic site in Tainan. This fort was originally built by Dutch, but the in the course of time it was transformed to Chinese pavilions as we can see today. The surrounding is a very pleasant park. The 50...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank kimitakas
Reviewed November 2, 2018 via mobile

Interesting site, if you are nearby you should visit this Tower, but don't bother if you have to travel more than 30 minutes

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank PeterD6872
Reviewed October 29, 2018

I am not a fan of history, but we paid a visit here just to show our respect to ancestors. The site is maintained well

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Y W
Reviewed October 26, 2018

There isn't much to explore here really but the information is there and detailed to see. They have quite a few exhibits inside the temple and the pavilion. I got the tourist pass to see 4 sights for a lower price so the cost wasn't...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 20, 2018 via mobile

Interesting place, with a lovely garden and fish pond. While you are In the area, visit the Grand Matsu temple across the street!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Teresa H
Reviewed October 14, 2018

Owned originally by the Dutch - later converted to a Chinese style Pagoda. Used as an Army Hospital under the Japanese occupation.A place of learning

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank beijingheart
Reviewed September 30, 2018

I very much enjoyed visiting here. I appreciated that it was open in the evening. While the structure is not especially impressive, it features a garden with koi pond, and is different than other temples. There are also a few remains of the older Fort...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank travellevret
Reviewed September 18, 2018 via mobile

Although we found it quite interesting,i would say that I would love to see more informations about the hystory of the temple. I admired the art and how colorful and how well kept it is . I would recommend for travelers interested in temples

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Mariana M
Reviewed September 9, 2018

There are some exhibits with area history and it also offers some nice views when you go up the tower.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Double64Double
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West Central District/ North District
The West Central District is the most populous and the
busiest area. A lot of shops and hotels crowd the
district, and the long-standing history results in a
variety of street food. In addition to that, this
district also has the highest number of temples. This
is how it got the name “Tainan’s Pantheon.” Historic
buildings are literally ubiquitous. For example,
Hayashi Department Store, National Museum of Taiwan
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