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Eternal Golden Castle

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Type  Castle
Opened  1874
In use  1874-c. 1905
Phone  +886 6 295 1504
Eternal Golden Castle
Controlled by  Qing Dynasty (1874-1895) Empire of Japan (1895-1945) Republic of China (1945-present)
Address  No. 3, Guangzhou Rd, Anping District, Tainan City, Taiwan 708
Hours  Closed now Wednesday8:30AM–5:30PMThursday8:30AM–5:30PMFriday8:30AM–5:30PMSaturday8:30AM–5:30PMSunday8:30AM–5:30PMMonday8:30AM–5:30PMTuesday8:30AM–5:30PM
Built by  Shen Baozhen (Qing dynasty)
Similar  Fort Zeelandia, Fort Provintia, Old Tait & Co Merchant, Taiwan Confucian Temple, Lin Mo‑Niang Memorial

Eternal golden castle erkunshen artillery fort tainan taiwan jan 2010


The Eternal Golden Castle (Chinese: 億載金城; pinyin: Yìzǎi Jīnchéng; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Ek-chài kim-siâⁿ), alternatively but less well known as Uhrkuenshen Battery (Chinese: 二鯤鯓砲台; pinyin: Èrkūnshēn Pàotái; Wade–Giles: Èrh-k'ūn-shēn P'ào-t'ái; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Jī-khun-sin Phàu-tâi), is a defensive castle in Anping District, Tainan, Taiwan.

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History

The castle was built in 1874 and completed on 1876 by the famous Qing official Shen Baozhen in order to safeguard the coast and to defend the island against Japanese invasions. This military facility saw its first action in the Sino-French war of 1884. When Taiwan was ceded to the Empire of Japan by the Qing in 1895, the Taiwanese people fought under the Republic of Formosa banner against the invading Japanese battleships from this fortress. Under Japanese control this military facility lost its value. Its value is completely lost when during the Russo-Japanese War the imperial Japanese government sold some of the fort's cannons.

References

Eternal Golden Castle Wikipedia


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