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Anping Fort (Anping gubao), Tainan

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Historic Walking Area Military Facility
Brush up on your local history with an excursion to Anping Fort (Anping gubao), a 17th-century fort constructed by the Dutch East India Company. Developed over a 10-year period between 1624 and 1634, the fort became a central hub for trade in East Asia throughout Dutch and Japanese occupations of Tainan. Follow well-kept paths to some of the few surviving remnants of the original fort, including the red brick city walls and oyster kiln. Much of the site is newly built, housing a collection of museums for you to wander through, learning the fort’s extensive history. Climb the steps of the observation tower for some of the town’s best views, and make the most of the predominantly English displays. Arrange your visit to Anping Fort (Anping gubao) and discover more family-friendly attractions in Tainan using our Tainan trip itinerary maker.
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  • History of the dutch setelment in Tainan which was part of Europien invation to this part of the world. The Dutch setelment was there for a short period.  more »
  • this fort is yet another insight into the Dutch colonial influence in 17th century Taiwan. While largely rebuilt, there are enough remnants of walls and artifacts to provide visitors with a feel to th...  more »
  • The area around the fort is probably the most interesting part of Tainan for the tourist, and there is (unusually for Taiwan) a good amount of information in English. The gardens are pleasantly shady ...  more »
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  • Good signs and exhibits. Fort has been rebuilt during the Japanese Occupation
  • Great exhibition about the VOC presence in Formosa. Good info panels and maquettes. Visited it with a High Speed train trip from Taipei and taxi.
  • I love the kind of old building and history stuff! There are also lots of snacks around. And a lot of tourists when its holiday as well!
  • Nice place to visit. You will learn a little bit of history of Taiwan. Entrance is ntd50.
  • Interesting fort with a detailed history. The grounds after pretty nice, and the views from the tower are not bad.