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Tainan City ─ Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia)
Chihkan Tower, alson known as Fort Provintia, is located at the intersection of Chihkan St. and Minzu Rd., Tainan. It was constructed by the Dutch in 1653 and was originally used as the administration center during the Dutch’s occupation. Its original name was Provintia which means “eternity” in Dutch. Since the Dutch were used to be called Hongmao by Hans, Chihkan Tower is also called Hongmao Castle or Fanzai Tower.

In front of Chihkan Tower, there are nine statues of turtles, each carrying a stone plate on its back. The statues were constructed in the Qing dynasty and were relocated to its current position in front of Chihkan Tower. Near Chihkan Tower, there is also a horse statue with broken legs. The statues all have a legend that describes and explains the way they are presented right now. Due to lack of maintenance and civilian upheavals, Chihkan Tower needed to be restored and repaired over the years. Thus, the Dutch style building also has added Chinese style architectural parts. In addition, other events have also caused different changes and restoration to the building of Chihkan Tower that altogether formed its appearance today. It is classified as a class one historical site and also a representative of Tainan attractions.

Besides Chihkan Tower, Anping Fort (Old Fort Zeelandia), Anping Tree House, Eternal Golden Castle (Yi Zai Golden Castle), and Tainan Confucius Temple are also some of the important assets of Taiwan worth a visit when traveling to Tainan.

 
Address:

No.No. 212,,Minzu Rd.,,West Central Dist.,,Tainan City,Taiwan (R.O.C.)

opening hours:

Opening Hours: 08:00 - 17:30 (Sat extended untill 21:30)
Closed on Tomb-Sweeping Festival, Dragon Boat Festival, Moon Festival, and the first three days of the Chinese New Year

Tel: +886-6-2235665

expenditure brief:

Adult: twd 50
Discount Ticket: twd 25
The above fees are for reference purposes only; actual costs are informed at the actual venue and we do NOT give any prior notice.

Directions:
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Driving directions:
No. 1 National Highway (國道一號) -> Exit from Yongkang Interchange (永康交流道) -> Zhongzhen S. Road (中正南路) toward Tainan City direction -> Sec. 4 Ximen Road (西門路四段) -> Sec.2 Ximen Road (西門路二段) -> Minzu Road (民族路) -> Chihkan Tower (赤崁樓)

By bus:
Take bus no. 17 from Tainan Train Station (台南火車站) to Chihkan Tower (赤崁樓)

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