Anping Matsu Temple
This temple is one of many claiming status as the oldest in Taiwan. Its interior is more elaborately decorated than most in central...
Eternal Golden Castle
This photogenic fort was built in 1876 to shore up Taiwan's defences against the Japanese threat. Not much remains of the original...
Anping Old Streets
To the right of the Anping Fort entrance you’ll find some of the oldest streets in Taiwan. As you wander about, look for stone lion...
Former Julius Mannich Merchant House
The First Opium War between the British Empire and China led to the opening of ports in Taiwan to European trade. This fine old...
An-Ping Gui Ji Local Cuisine Cultural Restaurant
This restaurant offers a host of traditional Tainan snacks at low prices. The shop features a big photo display of traditional foods and...
Anping Fort information
Behind the Matsu Temple, the fort was a stronghold of Dutch power until its capture by Koxinga in 1661 after a nine-month battle. Most of it has been reconstructed but it's still an impressive site. A small museum on the grounds highlights the history of the Dutch occupation of Taiwan.