Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia)

The present towers were built on the foundation of Fort Provintia to serve as an administive center. The towers now house a small museum containing artifacts from the Dutch days, and in front of them stand nine Ching dynasty stone tablets mounted on the backs of stone turtles.

Beside the towers stands a “broken-legged stone horse.” The story is told about how, during the night, in the old days, the horse was transformed into a demon that harassed the people of the surrounding countryside until they broke its legs as punishment.

  • Location: 212 MinTzu Road, Section 2, Tainan
  • Hours: 9am – 5pm
  • Year Erected: 1653 (by Dutch). After the fort collapsed in an earthqake, two temples were built there, and these now house models of the fort and few artifacts.