Anping Fort (Anping gubao), Tainan

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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. Plan trip to Tainan with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.
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  • This is a must see for any western visitor. Try to get Joe for your English speaking docent. Great stories of the past come alive  more »
  • There’s quite a no of museum to visit, there’s a pass at discounted rate if you intend to visit all four museum. Adult tickets at TWD50 Student tickets at TWD25 Duration at this place, you can spend a...  more »
  • It's an old castle, but there's only one city door and a pier. The big gun in the head is counterfeit, and it is used as a souvenir, the inside is more like a park, you can take a rest, a ticket of 50 yuan, can buy an ancient miracle package can be a vote general
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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.

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