Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia), Tainan

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Historic Walking Area · Historic Site
Built in 1653, Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia) represents a Dutch outpost that has been preserved since the days of colonization. This attraction was named by the Dutch after a nearby indigenous village, which is now called Tainan. Though this site was surrendered to the Koxinga and then demolished by an earthquake in the 1800s, it has since been rebuilt. This new structure served at the capital of the island and later opened to the public for tours. Take note of the site's architectural value as well as its library. Plan to visit Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia) and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Tainan attractions using our Tainan trip maker app.
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  • In January 2020 my wife and I included a 6 night Wendy Wu private tour of Taiwan as part of our 18 day Asian trip we arranged to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary. Our tour took in Taipei...  more »
  • Old Dutch (1653)building, renovated to Taiwan-style architecture after an earthquake destroyed it. Now renovations nearby look to build a newer modern area. Ponds host Koi and turtles. Park inside is....  more »
  • Beautiful historic landmark with many photo opportunities and interesting history. Definitely a must go for tourists, but also for locals still very interesting. Guided tours or audioguide per app are recommended, in order to better organize the events historically. Most of the descriptions are in Mandarin.
  • Wonderful historical site to visit. Lots of popular destinations in this area. Some great food around as well. Be careful when bringing little kids as there are steps and heights.
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