Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia)

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Chihkan Tower, also known as Fort Provintia, is located in the heart of Tainan City. From the Confucius Temple is only a 5-10 minute walk away. This fort was built by the Dutch as one of the most famous historical sites in Tainan. There are still 9 statues of turtles bringing on the back the large stone plates from the Qing Dynasty, also located in a beautifully decorated campus.

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32. Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia) in Tainan

32. Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia) in Tainan

32. Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia) in Tainan
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32. Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia) in Tainan

32. Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia) in Tainan
Chihkan Tower Campus

32. Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia) in Tainan

32. Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia) in Tainan

32. Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia) in Tainan

Koi in the moat around Chihkan Tower
Koi in the moat around Fort Provintia. Picture: 2 days in tainan blog.

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32. Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia) in Tainan
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Tourists can easily catch a bus from Tainan station to get there. One more reason you definitely have to visit this fort is the famous Danzai noodle soup that is sold at the shop just a few hundred meters away.

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Danzai noodles

This famous Tainan shop started selling Danzai noodles from 1895, both delicious and cheap! Only 60-70 NT$ for a bowl of noodles.

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Fort Provintia
Address: No. 212, Section 2, Minzu Road, West Central District, Tainan City, Taiwan 700
Phone: +886 6 220 5647
Admission: 50 NT$/person
Hours: 8:30am – 10pm
Getting there: By bus: Take bus no. 17 from Tainan Train Station to Fort Provintia

Tainan itinerary — Day 2: Fort Anping (Fort Zeelandia) – Blueprint Culture and Creative park

Fort Anping (Fort Zeelandia)

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Fort Anping, also known as Fort Zeelandia, was built in the 17th century for defensive and commercial purposes, under the domination period of Dutch in Taiwan.

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Tainan Fort Zeelandia

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Cannons from the late 18th and 19th centuries are the highlight that can not miss when visiting here.

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Cannons at Eternal Fortress

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You can easily find remain ancient relics of the original buildings, as well as stone paintings that imitative the history of this place behind the southern wall of the fort.

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Visitors can climb to the top of Fort Zeelandia's watchtower

Bird's eye view of Fort Zeelandia in early 1600s in what is now Anping District
Bird’s eye view of Fort Zeelandia in early 1600s in what is now Anping District

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A big plus point here is that there is very clear English guides for those who are interested in exploring the history of the fortress, as well as a gallery of the model of the fortress as well as pictures, paintings about the history of this place. From Anping fort, you can walking to visit the old town and the crowded and bustling market nearby. It is important to come here, you do not forget to taste shrimp-chips specialty, bold shrimp taste, you both eat and see the machine make shrimp-chips in front of. Making shrimp-chips is also a work of art, not joking.

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Prawn crackers machine.

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Anping Old Street

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Anping Old Street (Yanping Old Street)

Anping Old Street (Yanping Old Street)

Anping Old Street (Yanping Old Street)

Anping Old Street Oyster Omelette
Anping Old Street Oyster Omelette
Coffin Bread in Anping street
Coffin Bread in Anping street
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Jin Hua 61 Dessert Tau Suan Tainan Anping Old Street

Anping Old Street (Yanping Old Street)

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Anping Fort
Address: No. 82, Guosheng Rd, Anping District, Tainan City, Taiwan 708
Phone: +886 6 226 7348
Admission: 50 TN$
Hours: 8:30am – 5:30pm
Getting there: By Bus: Take bus no. 2, 88 or 99 to Fort Anping stop.

Blueprint Cultural & Creative Park

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Blueprint Cultural and Creative Park is located in the heart of the city, and is an attractive place for young people in Tainan. The space here is quite modest when compared to other creative parks in Taipei such as Songshan or Huanshan 1914. Although small but very wonderful, the level of creativity here is no less anywhere. The most distinctive feature of this place is that the “blue coban house”, which features a hallucinogenic 3D design for the viewer and along with impressionist wall paintings. Especially when lighting up, the 3D effect is even more miraculous, see these paintings feel like being lost in the context of MV “This is what you came for” of Rihanna singer.

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Blueprint Cultural & Creative Park
Address: No. 2, Lane 689, Sec. 1, Ximen Road, Tainan 702, Taiwan
Hours: 2:00 PM – 9:00 PM, varied according to each store in the park
Phone: +886-6-6321047
Free entrance.

Tainan Flowers Night Market

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On the evening of Day 2, you can visit the Tainan Flower Night Market to enjoy food and buy gifts. This is the most famous night market in Tainan.

EATING BUGS in Taiwan at Tainan Flower Night Market
Eating Bugs in Taiwan at Tainan Flower Night Market
Local favourite, Taiwanese sausage at a Tainan street market
Local favourite, Taiwanese sausage at a Tainan street market
Tainan Flowers Night Market
Tainan Flowers Night Market
Oyster omelettes are one of Taiwan's most popular street snacks, and Tainan's Huayuan Night Market (aka Flowers Night Market, 花園夜市), ...
Oyster omelettes, must eat in Tainan.

Address: No. 533號, Section 3, Hai’an Road, North District, Tainan City, Taiwan 704
Phone: +886 6 358 3867
Hours: Thu-Thu 18:00-01:00 / Sat-Sun 18:00-01:00

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