Eternal Golden Castle

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Eternal Golden Castle
億載金城
Anping, Tainan, Taiwan
Tainan Eternal Golden Castle Gate.jpg
Gate to the Eternal Golden Castle
Type Castle
Site information
Controlled by Qing Dynasty (1874-1895)
Empire of Japan (1895-1945)
Republic of China (1945-present)
Site history
Built 1874
In use 1874-c. 1905
Built by Shen Baozhen (Qing Dynasty)

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, Tainan, Taiwan.

History[edit]

The castle was built in 1874 by the famous Qing official Shen Baozhen in order to safeguard the coast and to defend the island against Japanese invasions. In 1895, when Taiwan was invaded by the Empire of Japan, the Taiwanese people fought against the Japanese battleship from this fortress. During the Russo-Japanese War, the imperial Japanese government sold some of the fort's cannons in order to help pay for the war. With its cannons gone or obsolete, the fortress lost its military value.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Attractions > Hot Spots > Tainan City > Eternal Fortress >". Eng.taiwan.net.tw. Retrieved 2014-05-25. 

Bibliography[edit]

  • Bender, Andrew et al. (2004). Taiwan. San Francisco: Lonely Planet.

Coordinates: 22°59′19″N 120°09′37″E / 22.98861°N 120.16028°E / 22.98861; 120.16028