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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
+886 6 220 5247
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was poorly presented for children and teenagers, we only stayed for under 10 mins. But there's a very traditional building restaurant close to the fort, it is 2-3 blocks away same side of the road, it has traditional building, tradition tables and chairs, food...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 238ying
Reviewed June 7, 2019

These two Chinese-style pavilions were built during the Qing Dynasty on the site of Fort Provintia, and old Dutch fort. However, little remains today of the original fortifications. which were built in 1653 as a Dutch stronghold. The pavilions house visual displays of Koxinga (a...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank CJW913
Reviewed May 5, 2019

We visited this place on April 22. There is a bus stop in front of the entrance. During our visit there was a team doing excavations and the restroom was under restoration. Most of the signs are in Chinese. There are some information boards in...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank AmarilisVos
Reviewed April 24, 2019 via mobile

It was a Dutch military outpost in the ancient days. The building and its surrounding area were nice. The place was not big so our visit was less than an hour. The operating hours are from 8.30am to 9.30pm, considered quite long. An entrance ticket...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank limww
Reviewed April 21, 2019 via mobile

There're 2 small wood buildings in side. Each have 2 floors and there's God of Examination in one of them. There're some old exam documents from old time showed inside the buildings but rarely have English explanation. You can see everything inside within 30 mins....More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 19, 2019

I got the impression from the travel guides that this was a "must see"...well it's not. The temples across the street are much more interesting. You can read about the historic story on line and skip the visit. Over rated

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 16, 2019

This was the residence of the Dutch administration. The chief administrator and the troops lived here.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank 430bertv
Reviewed April 11, 2019 via mobile

Being backpackers we travel with ‘the lonely planet’ guide. As suggested by the guide we made a walk through the old city centre to visit the many highlights, amongst those also this tower. There is a TW$50 entrance fee, which is good spend money since...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Bowi72
Reviewed March 29, 2019

You must be familiar with the Taiwanese history (especially about Koxinga) to fully appreciate this site. It is currently under excavation and unfortunately we could not enter the garden to take photos in front of the famous statue where Koxinga stands with a Dutchman. But...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Noriko717
Reviewed March 19, 2019

As well as the historic building, which is mostly a reconstruction, there are some beautiful grounds, slightly spoiled when we went by some major construction work that was being undertaken. As well as the historical significance, it is also a pleasant place to stroll around...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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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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