Anping Old Fort(安平古堡)
Tuesday:08:30 – 17:304.2
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)
Great historical site in TainanPretty 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.
HISTORIC PLACE IN TAINANThis place is one of the most popular historical sites in Taiwan and visited by many tourists.We are able to learn a lot about history in Taiwan. Entrance ticket NT 50. From entrance gate,go through you can see the stairs to the fort and the Watchtower. After a few steps of stairs there was a bronze statue of Koxinga, a military leader during the Dutch colonial period. At the top there is a memorial hall that contains historical objects, maps, armor, swords and so on like a museum. Around the building there are many old big trees and cannons.The building is still original red brick. To get to Anping Old Fort or Fort Zeelandia using Bus No. 2, the trip takes about 1 hour because of its location far from the city center
The old fort is almost completely gonenping Old Fort was built in 1632 by Dutch, to safeguard the entrance to Tainan seaport. It was originally named as Fort Zeelandia. The fort was taken by Koxinga in 1662, and renamed it as AnPing. The fort was completely abandoned under the ruling Qing Dynasty. The complex we can see today is built after World War 2. The remnant of the original fort built by Dutch- a wall located around 50 meters behind the entrance, and an barricaded old well. The white tower which we can see in the tourism leaflets and websites is standing on the foundation of old fort. It was built after World War 2. There is a souvenir shop and information center beside the tower. There are so many stories to tell on the site, but yet so few have been conserved. Anyway, it is still a must visit site in Tainan.
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Important historical site worth visitingAnping Old Fort offers a very interesting glimpse into the Dutch period when the fortification was called Fort Zeelandia. Interestingly, the tower was built in 1945 by the Japanese just before their defeat in WWII. The surrounding neighborhood is also wonderful to wander around -- with lots of shops, restaurants, live music and temples to explore.
Nice history placeThe place is full of history. The old building looks nice. The surround old street which have a lot store to buy and eat local. Make sure go to the top to enjoy the view of the city.
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