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Artillery Fortifications

A major factor to the prosperity of a city is defensive system. Since the Dutch period, many foreign invasions and local uprisings had led Tainan to build different defensive system. Euh-Kun-Sheu Pao-Tai , also called An-Ping Ta Pao-Tai is an example which was built by the imperial General of Inspection Shen Pao-Chen when he came to Tainan. He coordinated the coastal defensive network in 1874. In 1876, the French engineer designed and completed the fort which was encircled by the moat a wooden bridge was provided to connect the fort and the approaching road.

During the Japanese period, the bridge was demolished and a new one was built. There are four corners protrusive to form the bastions. Shen Pao-Chen inscribed "I-Thai Chin-Cheng" and "Wan-Diu Ti-Chu" personally above the completion of the fort. Inside the fort, there were grand cannons equipped duplication made in 1975 and listed as a Grade I historical landmark.

Two of the seventeen forts build at the recommendation of Taiwan magistrate Ya0 Ying after the Opium War Between the Great Britain and the Ching Court is Grade II historical landmark Szu-Tsao Pao-Tai and Grade III An-Ping Hsiao Pao-Tai. Szu-Tsao was built for its strategic importance. An ping Hsiao Pao-Tai (Leaser Artillery fort at An-Ping) is granite-made and parapets were constructed along the fort. Established in 1836, Hsum-Fang Pao-Tai is the only inland fort preserved in Tainan and listed as a Grade III historical landmark.

xAncient Ming TombsxAn-Ping SettlementxArtillery FortificationsxBuddhist MonasteriesxCity God TemplexCity Walls & GatesxConfucian TemplexFamily ShrinesxForeign Merchant HousesxFort ProvintiaxFort ZeelandiaxHistorical WellsxHistorical Western Style ArchitecturexHouses & GardensxKoxinga's ShrinexMartial TemplesxMedical God TemplesxMemorial Stone GatesxPantheon of Universal DeitiesxPresbyterian ArchitecturexTemple of the Five ConcubinesxTemples of Heavenly Holy MotherxTemples of Supreme Emperor of Dark HeavenxVegetarian Hallsx