Tainan Anping Old Street

Discover Tainan

Discover Tainan, Taiwan’s history city. In the historical district of Anping. This area has many historic buildings, it is also where you can see the most tourist. A place not to be missed. It is easily accessible with the tourist bus 88 from Tainan City, it is also easily accessible by taking a bike in T-Bike service book. This is the choice I made to move to Tainan. The self-service bike is excellent, it’s freedom, you can move everywhere and cheaply.This neighborhood is nice, it represents perfectly the spirit of Taiwan. Traditional streets, times, shops and a market. There is also the ocean not far away. A traditional fishing port is also located in the historic district of Anping.

History

Anping Old Street was the first street in Taiwan to be given a name. More than 300 years ago this was the first street built by the Dutch in Anping. In the early days, the street was built solely for pedestrians and push carts due to the fact that the street was narrow and there was not that much space to navigate. Many tourists coming to Anping must visit this street, and the noisy and bustling environment of Anping Old Street is one of its hallmarks.

Anping Old Fort

In Kangxi Emperor’s regime of Qing Dynasty, Taiwan was included in the empire that the political center was transferred to Tainan City, causing the decline of the Fort. The red bricks of the Fort have been taken for construction of Eternal Fortress. During the Japanese occupation, the Dutch style buildings in inner fortress were completely destroyed. A square red-bricked step platform was constructed with a western style house on the platform, being served as dormitory for Customs officials, where the memorial hall now is located. It was named Anping Old Fort after Restoration of Taiwan and become an attraction for tourists. The remaining more than 70 meters long south walls of the outer fort with worn-out red bricks, accompanied by the old banyan roots, chanted its odyssey. The fort is the very historical replica over three hundred years.

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