Newspaper article China Post

Tainan Seeks Recognition for 7 Taiwan Prefecture Ruins

Newspaper article China Post

Tainan Seeks Recognition for 7 Taiwan Prefecture Ruins

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TAIPEI, Taiwan -- The Tainan City Government plans to seek approval from the Culture Ministry to recognize seven more ruins of Taiwan Prefecture ([...]) as a national historic monument by year's end.

Taiwan Prefecture, once Taiwan's seat of government, was located in modern-day Tainan. Some city gates, walls and forts of the prefecture were named historic monuments in 1985.

The city now seeks to have Taiwan Prefecture's seven doors, walls and forts categorized as a single national historic monument, reported the Central News Agency. The upgrade must be approved in September by a Culture Ministry committee that reviews prospective historic monuments.

Tainan City Cultural Affairs Bureau ([...]) said that since Taiwan Prefecture had undergone modern-day development and expansion, it had not been preserved as well as other national historic monuments such as the Old City of Fengshan County ([. …

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