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Immersed in the History of Tainan

Tainan --- known as the oldest city in Taiwan. With rich history, streets art and huminities.

Studying Taiwan history since I was 7, at the age of 19, I could finally witness Tainan with these majestically impressive buildings of historic significance.

  • Anping Fort

During the 17th century , Taiwan became the essential role of trading between European countries. The Dutch got failed the trading with Ming China by using military force, they decided to move to Tainan as their trading destination.

Anpling Fort used to named Fort Zeelandia by the Dutch. Yet, the period of The Dutch's occupation couldn't last too long, Koxinga from Ming Dynasty made an incursion.

Anping Fort as Fort Zeelandia, still reserved the original wall of red bricks with branch scrambled and the status of Koxinga.

Hours: open daily from AM08:30 ~ PM17:30

Admission: General: NT$50; Concession: NT$25

Location: 82 Guosheng Road , Anping District, Tainan City

  • Anping Tree House

Pictures taken by Camila

Anping Tree House used to be one of the top five trading companies in Anping area during the period of Japanese colonization. The gigantic banyan tree took over the warehouse by its roots and trunks combined with the whole architure. The old structure of the whole tree house could still clearly be seen. The scrambled branches were everywhere,. The rooftops, windows and doors were swallowed.

We realized that an extravaganza is not made for one day. Truely respect this abandoned old tree house.

Hours: open daily from AM08:30 ~ PM17:30

Admission: General: NT$50; Concession: NT$25

Location : No. 108, Gubao St, Anping DistrictTainan City, 708

Buses from Tainan Train Station : 88/99/2

  • Old Tait & Co. Merchant House

Built it 1867, it used to be the merchant house where people trade camphor and granulated sugar, During the Japanese Colonial Period, they traded sault instead.

Old Tait & Co. Merchant House is just right next to the Anping Tree House. My favorite part of it is it's unique look differ from others traditional Taiwanese style buildings.

Unfortunatley, when we got there, it was under construction. We couldn't have a visit inside.

  • Chihkan Tower

Dear Chihkan Tower, I've read your story since I was a kid. It's my pleasure to visit you in person at the summer of 2015.

" Begun in 1653, the Chihkan Tower was built by the Dutch to serve as their administrative center. Begun in 1653, the Chihkan Tower was built by the Dutch to serve as their administrative center.

Cheng Cheng-kung (Koxinga) renamed this fort "Mansion Bestowed by Heaven" and made it his center of government after driving out the Dutch. "

The garden with ample wall paved with dark red bricks and immensely big green grassland. The massive Chihkan Tower with six extraordinary historic 6 stone turtles. It was a blissful afternoon with Camila and Kathy to re-learn the great history after the first time I read in book during high school.

It became a good memory with laughes but also serious history conversations.

Hours: open daily from AM08:30 ~ PM21:00

Admission: General: NT$50; Concession: NT$25

Location : No. 212, Section 2, Minzu Rd, West Central DistrictTainan City, 700

Buses from Tainan Train Station : 3/5

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