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Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia): Tours & Tickets

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No.212 Section 2, Minzu Road, Zhongxi District, Tainan, Taiwan
West Central District/ North District
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Chihkan Tower or Fort Provintia is the oldest building and most famous landmarks along with Anping Fort / Fort Zeelandia. Built during the Dutch colonial period in 1624 it is located on the Minzu road in downtown Tainan city. In this former Fort Provintia location...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Ranijapantraveller
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

If you want to understand the history of Taiwan in a snap shot, chihkan tower is the place to go. Beautiful view of the surrounding area at the top of the tower , the mix of the modern and the traditional. Don't forget to feed...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I walked around this temple today and paid the 50 twd. It would have been informative if much was in English but mainly mandarin only so I drop it 2 stars for learning nothing.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank G2Kpauly
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Don't worry, you will not be wasting your time if you come here...especially if you have an interest in history and even moreso if you are Chinese/Taiwanese . Basically, this site represents the beginning and end of Dutch occupancy in Taiwan which is a pretty...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Mike D
Reviewed 12 August 2019 via mobile

It is in a convenient location and easy to get to. Need about 20mins the most. There is information on it and is good enough.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank J430WNmichellek
Reviewed 10 August 2019

Chihkan Tower is located at Section 2, Minzu Road. The tower was build around 1650 by Dutch, named Fort Provintia, as a defense tower in urban area. 1662, the fort was taken by Koxinga (郑成功), a Chinese general, and turned it into administration center of...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank BettyandLingShing
Reviewed 1 August 2019 via mobile

Seems like a lot of people weren’t impressed with this spot, but I liked it. It’s a nice change from the temples that you see throughout the area. A nice peaceful spot to sit under the trees and watch the fish. For only 10NT$ you...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank jasonsd
Reviewed 25 July 2019

For a glimpse at the Dutch period in Taiwan, Chihkan Tower offers a very interesting historical experience of the former Fort Provintia, as well as some fascinating perspective on one of the greatest military leaders in Taiwan, Koxinga. I highly recommend spending an hour here...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank KPR777
Reviewed 20 July 2019

Good view during evening. Bu not much to see. It is basically a renovated old fort from Dutch era. Good to spend sometime to take pictures and reading the history

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank fandyadh7230
Reviewed 1 July 2019

It was poorly presented for children and teenagers, we only stayed for under 10 mins. But there's a very traditional building restaurant close to the fort, it is 2-3 blocks away same side of the road, it has traditional building, tradition tables and chairs, food...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 238ying
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West Central District/ North District
The West Central District is the most populous and the
busiest area. A lot of shops and hotels crowd the
district, and the long-standing history results in a
variety of street food. In addition to that, this
district also has the highest number of temples. This
is how it got the name “Tainan’s Pantheon.” Historic
buildings are literally ubiquitous. For example,
Hayashi Department Store, National Museum of Taiwan
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