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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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Phone Number: +886 6 220 5247
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Nice place, but also visit the other stuff around

Great place to see some of the Dutch history in Tainan. If you visit this place, make sure to visit also some of the temples in the neighborhood and the street food shops around... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 October 2016
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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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Tel Aviv District, Israel
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

The building is nice with some interesting exhibits related to the Dutch surrender (or compromise, as they call it). Besides that a nice small garden with the nine turtles statues, you need to read the Taiwanese mythology to understand what they represent , it's a long story....some nice rock pools with gold fish. To hear the story of the place... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Great place to see some of the Dutch history in Tainan. If you visit this place, make sure to visit also some of the temples in the neighborhood and the street food shops around. Just by itself you're done quickly here.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Not sufficient documentations in English. Lots of steps to climb. Not very interesting for young children. Exhibition getting dusty and old. Could be better with guided tours.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

One of the few temples in all of Taiwan that charges an entrance fee (albeit a teeny 50TWD), this is one of the few sites that really shouldn't charge at all. There are far more interesting and beautiful free sites to see in Tainan. The towers are in poor shape and there is very little to see inside at all.... More 

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Taipei, Taiwan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Go around sunset to enjoy the change of lights on the building. Half of the week you can listen to traditionnal bands in the garden around 7pm. Then just go outside and there's a large choice of places for dinner!

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Tainan, Taiwan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

I like to take guests here. It is a nice place to spend an afternoon. There are many local restaurants that offer dishes like Danzi mian (noodles known in Tainan), and a delicious peanut candy store across the street.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Should be the first place to start your tour in Tainan. Than you can visit the temples around. Good view from top of the building. Apart of the underground of this building is sealed for certain reason but still good to go.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

As the most well-known historic site in Tainan, you should really visit this place. It's like stepping into a time-machine. It shows where East met West in Taiwan, and it's military history. If you have more time, you can spend it in the gardens under the trees just reading or hanging out with friends. Otherwise, you can finish sight-seeing here... More 

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