Fort Provintia (赤坎樓) was built in Tainan City in 1653, after the Chinese revolt of 1652. It was not a modern artillery fortress like Fort Zeelandia, but rather a relatively thin-walled fortification designed to guard against poorly-armed peasants. In 1660, Zheng Chenggong's invading forces had little trouble capturing it. 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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  • View of Old Entranceway to Fort Provintia (赤坎樓), Tainan City Fort Provintia (赤坎樓) was built in Tainan City in 1653, after the Chinese revolt of 1652. It was not a modern artillery fortress like Fort Zeelandia, but rather a relatively thin-walled fortification designed to guard against poorly-armed peasants. In 1660, Zheng Chenggong's invading forces had little trouble capturing it. Photograph by Andrea Artuso Andrade, 2002.