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City Walls & Gates

In traditional Chinese cities, city Walls and city gates represented both a territorial border and a psychological boundary for citizen. It is safe inside and chaotic outside with geomantical and cosmological meaning. The city walls and city gates were not constructed until 1723 even Tainan has developed since the Dutch days. There were seven gates and the wooden railings built in the beginning.

For the development of Tainan City, it was a milestone establishment. A complete idea of Tainan city has developed since then. In 1733, the throng Bamboo was planted out of the railing. In 1736, the Gates was rebuilt in stones and bricks. Defensive milky pencil rees were planted in 1759.

The eight gates were constructed in 1775 and the walls reinforced by another circle of railing. Also, more defensive trees were added. The structure of the city formed and developed after the completion of eight gates. City magistrate or asked to rebuild the city walls and city gates in 1788 and added gates at the northwestern and eastern part in 1835.

The city walls and city gates were demolished for new roads during the Japan days. There are only Ta Tung Men (Grand East Gate). Ta Nab Men (Grand South Gate) and Tui Yueh Men (Gate of Pleasance at West direction) preserved at their original places. In 1970, Hsaio His Men (Lesser West Gate) was replaced in the campus of National Cheng Kung University.

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