Overlooking the Tamsui River, Fort San Domingo is a place where Taiwanese and Dutch history come together. Built by the Spanish, taken over by the Dutch, and later leased and renovated by the British, the fort has witnessed more than 400 years of Taiwan's history and development. Join Marlies, whose own Dutch heritage and curiosity led her to study and learn about the history of Fort San Domingo, for a lovely walk back to the times of the East India Trading Company when the local nickname for the fort was "Hong Mao Chen," meaning the "Red Hair Fortress." This tour also includes stops at other nearby sites: the Tamsui Customs Officer's Residence (Little White House), Aletheia University (founded by George Leslie Mackay as Oxford College) and the former residence of the Japanese Tamsui Township Head Tade Eikichi. After our historical exploration, we will walk back towards the MRT and modern Taiwan to enjoy some time at Tamsui's famous waterfront area. Admission fee for the fort is included. For anyone who might like to stay on for lunch, Marlies can recommend some possible restaurants. Bring your EasyCard for the bus.
Instructor: Marlies Wouters
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|Culture & Tours in Taiwan||NT$ 800.00|