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Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia)

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Address: No.212 Section 2, Minzu Road, Zhongxi District, Tainan, Taiwan
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Step back to history

Visiting the tower like stepping back to a proud history of Tainan. The entire fort was comprised by both traditional Chinese and Western architectures. Try to walk slowly to feel... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

One of the must-seen historical 'attraction' in Tainan, located in the city center, not too far from the central railway station. There are lots of English information all over the places on site. The quality of the translation had also got improved, though you might still be able to find the mistakes. But overall, definitely a very interesting place and... More 

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visiting the tower like stepping back to a proud history of Tainan. The entire fort was comprised by both traditional Chinese and Western architectures. Try to walk slowly to feel the breeze of history in every corner and every brick of the site. I walked from Tainan Station but recommend those who are not familiar with walking in a quite... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Chihkan Tower was originally a Dutch fort based in what is now Tainan. Afterwards, the Koxinga regime changed it and later so did the Manchus. Nevertheless, there are still some old brick foundations still to be seen. Also interesting is the statue showing the Dutch surrender to Koxinga. In the past this showed Dutch subordination, but the statue has been... More 

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Thank Bruce J
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's located in a residential area which was more interesting than the tower itself, run down and uninteresting...a bit of history and temple like, but sort of nothing special kind of building, picture looks impressive outside....that's all!

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Thank Samuel C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I must have visited Chihkan way too many times in my lifetime. As other reviewers said, this is a must-see in Tainan. But this very last time marked the first nighttime visit. I'd recommend a nighttime visit to regular tourists, not only because it would be less crowded, but also because the historical site is under on a mysterious mood... More 

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Taipei, Taiwan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good for sightseeing. Honestly, however, nothing special, but if you don't visit here in Tainan, where else you go? That's why I said "Must-Visit" place. I like the view from the second floor, FYI.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The tower is very well restored and maintained as are its grounds and gardens. There is a quiet dignity which provides a respite if one has just visited the temples just opposite its grounds. There is a lot of Chinese history bound up in the architecture, not to mention the Chinese text in the inscriptions in the stelae and other... More 

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Thank leekm
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

The tower cost $NT50 entry per person. It was really nice to walk up the old towers and look at displays of the restoration. The English card we were given with our ticket explained most exhibits.

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Thank loribeth a
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

Like most of the reviews most of the info is not in English as you would expect. It only cost 50 TWD and I spent 40 minutes or so wandering around. It's worth a visit to appreciate the history but don't expect to learn anything from the exhibits. It's easy to find, in the middle of the city close to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

I have read extensively Asia's history, but when you come to this place all of a sudden lots of things look different. Here you can feel the interplay between European interlopers and the Chinese, Manchu and Japanese empires. As today, Taiwan was a pawn in the game played by the big powers

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