Fort Zeelandia had access to fresh water, through wells like this one, which is one reason it was able to hold out for nine months against Zheng Chenggong in 1660-1661. Photograph by Andrea Artuso Andrade, 2002.

From How Taiwan became Chinese: Dutch, Spanish, and Han colonization in the seventeenth century by Tonio Andrade

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  • Remnants of a Well, Fort Zeelandia (安平古堡), Anping, Taiwan Fort Zeelandia had access to fresh water, through wells like this one, which is one reason it was able to hold out for nine months against Zheng Chenggong in 1660-1661. Photograph by Andrea Artuso Andrade, 2002.