Eternal Golden Castle
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...
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...
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...
Anping Bean Jelly
There are only a dozen items on the menu in this celebrated eatery, and its claim to fame is the bean jelly (bean curd; dòuhuā ) with...
Eternal Golden Castle information
This photogenic fort was built in 1876 to shore up Taiwan's defences against the Japanese threat. Not much remains of the original fortress; oddly, though, the intact arched front gate was built with bricks pilfered from Anping Fort. City buses 2 and 14 stop at the castle, as does tour bus 88.