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Historical Wells

In Taiwanese traditional settlements, historical wells are among the most important urban elements. They represent both the sources for the utility water and the focus of the town life. There are two historical wells listed ad historical landmarks in Tainan.

Located at Tzu-Chiang Street, "Black Ghost Well" is said to be dug by the African slaves brought by the Dutch in the 17th century. During the Japanese Occupied Period (1895-1945), the well was deteriorated and had been remodeled after the World War II.

Located at Yen-Ping Street, "the bean sprouts well" is said to built during the Hsien-Feng period (1851-1861) of the Ching Dynasty. "Big well", located at the intersection of the Min-Chuan road and Yung-Fu Road, is said to be the important well during the Dutch days and the period ruled by Koxinga, who built the Provintia in the nearly area.

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