Sunday, September 2, 2012

Anping Old Fort

Received from: Taiwan
Category: Postcrossing - official card
Date: August 2012
Distance: 8585 km
Time of travelling: 19 days

Fort Zeelandia was a fortress built over ten years from 1624–1634 by the Dutch Verenigde Oostindische Compagnie, in the town of Anping (Tainan) on the island of Formosa, present day Taiwan, during their 38-year rule over the western part of it. Although the site has been previously named Orange City, Anping City, and Tayoan City, the current name of the site in Chinese is Anping Fort.

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