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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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Good short visit

This was so near to our ECFA hotel, 5 minutes walk. After a long day sightseeing, we decided to check it out. Not a lots to see but it's worth a visit.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was so near to our ECFA hotel, 5 minutes walk. After a long day sightseeing, we decided to check it out. Not a lots to see but it's worth a visit.

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Taipei, Taiwan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This historical site is located in the heart area of Tainan, however, there is little English info provided to foreign tourists. Get prepared, you may need a translator with you if you don't read Chinese

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Besides temples, this is one of the highlights in Tainan. Tainan is a very old city with lots of history and cultures. Lots of good food too. This tower is super old... I think they have restored some parts of it but you can still see the age in it. Very small though, one hour is more than plenty.

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

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 10 January 2017

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 January 2017

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 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 26 December 2016

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 21 December 2016

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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