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Anping Fort, Dutch in ancient Taiwan (安平古堡)

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MF(Meditation Falcon… on July 4, 2012

In 1624, Dutch built the first fort in Anping, Taiwan, called "Fort Zeelandia", now known as Anping Fort, where has been the administrative center of the Dutch regime, and the hub for trading. The building was originally constructed in square inner fortress and rectangle outer walls. In 1661, the fort was renamed as Anping to commemorate his home town when Cheng Cheng-Kung has driven the Dutch out of Taiwan. Therefore, Fort Zeelandia was also known as "King's Fort" or "Taiwan Fort", nicknamed Anping 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 Fort after Restoration of Taiwan, and was registered to be the first grade historical replica 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.

Faintlightofdawn on July 5, 2012

nice place, beautifully composed, liked, best wishes, Fai

Frederic Baiges on July 5, 2012

Molt bona foto!, m'agrada! L+F

Salutacions cordials.

Patricia Pato on July 5, 2012

Hola,interesante su historia LIKE!!-Saludos-Patricia

Manek Taolin on July 6, 2012

Beautiful photo!


Thanasis Germanos on July 6, 2012

Beautiful photo i like it. LIKE Thank you for visiting the Greece through my photos. Thanasis

Melsen Felipe on July 11, 2012

Estupenda captura, L

Un cordial saludo desde Costa Rica, Melsen Felipe

Mojzer László on July 16, 2012

Hi MF! Very nice photo. Greetings: Laci LIKE

Cumizebica on September 21, 2012

A very beautiful photo and very nice place , Like !

Best wishes


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Photo details

  • Uploaded on July 4, 2012
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    by MF(Meditation Falcon…
    • Camera: Canon EOS 40D
    • Taken on 2009/07/19 09:11:44
    • Exposure: 0.010s (1/100)
    • Focal Length: 24.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/7.100
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash