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Tainan: Chikanlou

Tainan, Taiwan

Tainan Chikanlou(Chihkanlou)is built by the Dutch in 1652. It was originally called Provintia. In Dutch it means eternity. Although Chikanlou(Chihkanlou) has gone through Ming Dynasty, Qing Dynasty and the Japanese Colonization Period, it basically still maintains its original look."The sunset in Chikanlou(Chihkanlou)" was one of the eight famous scenes in Taiwan. . In front of Chikanlou(Chihkanlou) there are nine sets of stone turtles carrying plates. There were made in Qing Dynasty and were removed from elsewhere to be located here. The legend says that the stone turtle is one of the dragon's nine sons. 

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