Shung Ye Museum of Formosan Aborigines
Shung Ye Museum of Formosan Aborigines (282, Section 2, Chih-shan Rd., Shih-lin, Taipei) — this establishment was launched in 1994 as a specialist museum founded on the collection and display of artefacts originally coming from Taiwan’s indigenous peoples. It is dedicated to promoting mutual understanding between different ethnic groups, through careful research, preservation and explanation of the essence of Aboriginal cultures.
This museum’s main displays introduce the natural environment of Taiwan’s indigenous peoples, their daily utensils, clothing and personal decoration, ritual objects and religious life. Films shown in the auditorium provide an understanding of the present conditions of Aboriginal life. There is also a special exhibition room where related exhibitions are held at regular intervals to broaden visitor’s field of concern, and to present the many faces of humankind’s culture.
Admission: NT$150 (adult), NT$100 (students and aborigenes), NT$75 (seniors and the disabled). Hours: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm (Tuesday – Sunday) (closed on Mondays and Chinese Lunar New Year).