Fort Zeelandia 安平熱蘭遮城

2 Feb 2010
N23 00.094 E120 09.652

Fort Zeelandia was build over the span of ten year from 1624 - 1634. Dutch last strong hold after 38 year of occupation on the island was later defeated by the Chinese Ming Dynasty General Zheng Cheng Gong after 9months of siege. The Dutch surrendered the fortress and left the island in 1662 after a signed agreement Treaty. The defeat was partly blame for failed reinforcement from the Java.

what was left of the fortress was the walls, the tower and buildings were later reconstructed

European weapons

Chinese weapons

antique Dutch wardrobe

book press

the bricks on the wall were shipped from Java

walls made of oyster shell, sugar, glutinous rice and sand

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