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Anping Old Fort(安平古堡)

Traveler rating:4 639 Reviews

Wednesday:08:30 – 17:30

4.2

Updated:2018-12-13

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A combined Dutch military and commercial force captured modern day Anping in 1624, and built Fort Zeelandia(熱蘭遮城) as its defensive stronghold, which was completed in 1634. In 1662, Koxinga successfully took the Dutch fort back, and changed the name to Anping. The inner fort became the seat of government for Taiwan, and so it was known by Taiwanese as King's Fort. During the Qing Dynasty, excessive silting of the Taijiang shore gradually reduced the fort's importance, and it was neglected after being damaged by Qing soldiers who took building materials for the building of Eternal Golden Castle. The fort was rebuilt after the Japanese Colonial Period, and renamed Anping Old Fort (安平古堡) after World War II. Today the only remnant of the Dutch period is the southern brick wall outside the front gate of the Old Fort, covered in the tangled roots of old banyan trees, evidence of the nearly 400 years of Taijiang's history. In 1975, as part of the Tainan City Government's "sightseeing year" project, Anping Old Fort was repaired and its grounds extended. A pointed roof was also added to the observation tower, and the wall was painted white; that is the Anping Old Fort that we see today.

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TEL +886-6-2267348

Address Anping Dist., Tainan City Taiwán, R.O.C

Category Culture

Opening Hours Monday to Sunday 8:30~17:30 Full price tickets NT$50, half price tickets NT$25 (Free entry for Tainan residents with IDs)

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Traveler rating:4.0 639 Reviews Write a Review

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  1. 9 Terrible
  2. 19 Poor
  3. 152 Average
  4. 321 Very good
  5. 138 Excellent

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  1. 152 Families
  2. 146 Couples
  3. 126 Solo
  4. 18 Business
  5. 114 Friends
  • jeffayn

    Malaysia

    proof of times...

    Traveler rating:4 2019-03

    just outside of the old street, there is this guy costume up as monkey god.. and my kids love him so much.. he doesn't request any payment, i just gave him NT100 as gratuity... there is couple more small stall along the walking path... you can feel is very old town setting ... even though this is a Fort, but is feel like guarded park .. because there isn't any line to queue or next spot to go on.. it just a wide space every visitor can roam around freely, climb the fort area and snap photos... no rush... aint like some places you need to have nerve of steel to line up waiting for your turn to snap that "instagram" photo... Is pure leisure for us to visit this park... but just beware... is an old fort.. and just like all fort, there will be no cover ... so use your own sun block or bring your own umbrella during a sunny day.... there is toilet , a small cafe booth and a postal box so you can write back a postcard to yourself from there......
  • KrisD_pl

    Warsaw, Poland

    Old sign of short Dutch rule

    Traveler rating:4 2018-12

    The fort formerly known as Fort Zeelandia, was built in 1634 by the Dutch during their rule on island of Formosa. The Dutch were defeated by Koxinga and surrendered the fort in 1662 what is officially considered the end of their colonial rule which lasted 38 years. The fort itself is divided into outer and inner fort, including watch tower. It was built from bricks imported from Java and was armed with cannons. The walls were quite thick and it's easily visible on the fort's grounds. There's a small museum inside the fort providing historical background. The entrance to the complex costs TWD 50. English guide service is available on Sundays 1-4 pm.
  • Wanderering1

    Lake Macquarie, Australia

    Interesting Cross-section of Taiwanese History

    Traveler rating:4 2019-10

    This fort, which was begun in the Dutch colonial era, and called Fort Zeelandia, was later captured by the Chinese and renamed Anping Fort. The fort was in use up until the 1970’s but since then has been given over to tourism. The old wall still exists, which is fascinating because it was constructed of bricks made in Indonesia, then built with mortar made from sugar cane, sticky rice and oyster shells. There is an on-site archaeological display and some ancient looking Chinese cannons.
  • theroadtoparadise

    Scottish Highlands, United Kingdom

    Traveler type:

    Couples

    Interesting

    Traveler rating:5 2019-10

    Had a lovely visit here it’s very interesting you can stay as long as you like Some stalls outside and some interesting street performers Nice area worth a visit
  • jamesc898989

    Burnaby, Canada

    Traveler type:

    Friends getaway

    Great historical site in Tainan

    Traveler rating:5 2019-09

    Pretty nice place to visit when in the city. There are a number of other attractions nearby. Used to be very popular area, not as busy nowadays.

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