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Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia)

No.212 Section 2, Minzu Road, Zhongxi District, Tainan, Taiwan
+886 6 220 5247
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No.212 Section 2, Minzu Road, Zhongxi District, Tainan, Taiwan
West Central District/ North District
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"taiwanese history"
in 6 reviews
"fish food"
in 3 reviews
"nice photos"
in 3 reviews
"administrative center"
in 3 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 10 reviews
"nice place"
in 7 reviews
"tainan train station"
in 3 reviews
"ming dynasty"
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"across the street"
in 5 reviews
"second floor"
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"historical significance"
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"lots of history"
in 3 reviews
"visit this place"
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"chinese style"
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"dutch"
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"site"
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"turtles"
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We spent about an hour here, taking our time to explore the tower and the landscaped gardens. There is an entrance fee, can't remember how much but it was not a lot. It's a good place for photos and to just sit and watch the...More

Thank LydiaDaisy94
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Reviewed April 16, 2018 via mobile

Very interesting place. A Dutch fort in 17 century was destroyed almost, changed, preserved to be a Qing house as we see today.

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Reviewed April 6, 2018

I hate to bash on any historical sites, but this place just wasn't worth the time it took to get there. Its a bit out of the way from downtown Tainan. Not well-kept at all. Very dusty inside (and out), and pretty small as well....More

Thank John H
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Reviewed April 5, 2018 via mobile

Very small and underwhelming. Absolutely not worth the NT50 entrance fee. Skip this unless you have nothing else better to do.

Thank Chung1234
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Reviewed April 3, 2018

This property was built by the Dutch in 1653 as Fort Provintia, although only the foundations date from then. An interesting spot with two main buildings and quite nice, cool garden areas. Well worth a look-see to imagine how life once was in this part...More

Thank floppyboot
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Reviewed March 23, 2018

Original Dutch fort structure was built in the 1600s. It has been restored twice since and looks more Chinese each time. Great view of surroundings from tower. History of beginnings of Taiwan along with the leadership of Koxinga. Need about one hour to visit and...More

Thank Betty A
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Reviewed March 20, 2018 via mobile

I lost the building front picture ehe. If you don't have tainan residence card, you need to pay the entrance fee for 50nt. Worth to go once, don't go thrice like me. Because you can lost that feeling. 😂 They will have musicians singing or...More

Thank Ivana O
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Reviewed March 9, 2018

I was told that the original building built by the Dutch was destroyed in an earthquake, so I am not sure if it was rebuilt to its original style and design. It looked more like a Chinese tower to me than a Dutch fort, especially...More

Thank Tom C
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Reviewed February 18, 2018 via mobile

Chihkan Tower is very well known in Tainan and Southern Taiwan given its historic importance and it costs NT$100 per adult for the entrance (students, children and elders have discounts) We were kind of in a rush and left us only less than twenty minutes...More

1  Thank Maryann T
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Reviewed February 4, 2018 via mobile

Nice stop off of the 88 bus route. Tranquil setting with refreshments available for purchase. Also across the street and around the corner is a huge temple.

Thank Kim K
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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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