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National Palace Museum

National Palace Museum (No. 221, Zhishan (Jhihshan) Road, Sec. 2, Taipei City) — this museum (known as the “Louvre of Taiwan”) houses the world’s largest collection of priceless Chinese art treasures, one which spans China’s nearly 5,000-year history. Most of the museum’s over 600,000 art objects were part of the Chinese imperial collection, which began […]

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National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium

National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium (No.2, Houwan Rd., Checheng Township, Pingtung County) – located five hours south of Taipei (on the southernmost tip of Taiwan island), this museum, located in Checheng Township, Pingtung Country, aims to preserve intact island and ocean ecology environments. All service and exhibition areas are about more than 60 […]

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Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei

Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei (No.39, ChangAn West Rd. Taipei) — since its inauguration in 2001, the museum (known locally as “MOCA Taipei”) has combined its historical architecture with contemporary art, entwining yesterday’s memories with today’s culture and introducing the most innovative and avant-garde visual aesthetics, media technologies, architectural design, and fashion from Taiwan and […]

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Kaohsiung Museum of History

Kaohsiung Museum of History (No. 272, Zhongzheng 4th Rd, Yancheng District, Kaohsiung City) – this museum is conveniently located on the Love River near the Kaohsiung Film Archives and Wufu 4th Road. The watch tower-shaped building, built during the Japanese occupation era, is a glimpse into the architectural style of the Japanese Empire at its […]

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Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts

Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts (No. 80, Meishuguan Road, Gushan District, Kaohsiung City) — located nearly four hours (354 km) south of Taipei (in Kaohsiung City), this is the third fine arts museum to be established in Taiwan, following the Taipei Fine Arts Museum and the Taiwan Museum of Art. It first opened its doors […]

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Fort Zeelandia

Fort Zeelandia (No. 82, Guosheng Rd, Anping District, Tainan City) – a.k.a. Fort Anping, this site (located 3 ½ hours, or 317 km south of Taipei) was built by the Dutch in 1627, as a stronghold for the Dutch army and navy. At that time, the Dutch (represented there by the Dutch East India Company) […]

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Fort San Domingo

Fort San Domingo (Tamsui District, New Taipei City, Danshui) – located in the outskirts of Taipei, the Spanish built this fort during the beginning of the 17th century. In 1641, the Dutch, who had colonized Southern Taiwan, advanced north, drove out the Spanish and built a new fortress, which is the one you can see […]

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Fort Provintia

Fort Provintia (No.212, Sec.2, Minzu Rd., Tainan City) – a.k.a. Chihkan Tower, this fort was built in 1653 by the Dutch to help administer its colony in Taiwan. The walls were once 453 feet around and 36 feet in height. The walls of this stronghold were made of bricks imported from Java, while the walls […]

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Chimei Museum

Chimei Museum (No. 66, Sec. 2, Wenhua Rd., Rende Dist., Tainan City) — founded in 1992 by Mr. Wen-Long Shi, this is a renowned private museum with the richest collection in Taiwan. The works of art in Chimei Museum’s permanent exhibition are coming from both Chi Mei Culture Foundation and Mr. Shi’s family private collections; […]

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Alishan National Scenic Area

Alishan National Scenic Area (Alishan Township, Chiayi County) — located 4 hours south of Taipei (towards the center of the island nation), Alishan National Scenic Area was founded in 2001 and covers the Alishan Forest Recreation Area, Rueili, Fengshan, Taiho, Daban, Shanmei, and Chashan villages. The high altitude affects the climate at Alishan– bringing it […]