Meaning “eternity” in Dutch, Chikan Tower is regarded as one of Taiwan’s major tourist attractions. Known as Provintia during the early years, the tower was constructed in 1653 by the Dutch. However it was renamed as ‘the tower of savages’ or ‘tower of the red haired Barbarians’ by the Han Chinese.
It is said that ‘the sunset in Chikan Tower’ is among Taiwan’s eight best and famous scenic views.
It took nearly 10 years of hard work to construct the impressive Fort Zeelandia in the town Anping of Tainan. This noteworthy fortress, which was built by the Dutch during 1624–1634, is a clear reminder of colonial rule in the country. Fort Zeelandia or Anping Old Fort is positioned about 16 kilometres from the Essequibo River.
While enjoying the spectacular views of the Suriname River, visitors can easily enjoy a walk throughout the fort and explore its unique surroundings and history.