Eight kilometers north of the city center of Tainan, this three-story museum opened in 2011 and is a good introduction to the ethno-cultural history of Taiwan.
The visually appealing exhibits and multimedia installations give an overview of Taiwan’s history, covering the early settlement of the indigenous groups, the Dutch occupation, the Japanese era, the KMT takeover and today’s democracy. Note that the 2-28 Incident is significantly downplayed, as are other major episodes of political suppression by the KMT.
The museum also has a well-designed park which includes lakes, an ecological education centre, walking paths and birdwatching areas. The combined treat is certainly worth the time it takes to get there.
Bus 18 (NT$18) leaves from the hub opposite Tainan Train Station for the museum every 30 minutes on weekends. On weekdays, there are six buses going in each direction between 7am and 7.55pm.
National Museum of Taiwan History
[台灣歷史博物館/tái wān lì shǐ bó wù guǎn ]
-Located in:Tainan, Southern Taiwan
-Highly recommend to:History Addicts
-Transportation:Take the Train to Yongkang Station –> Bus Route 20 to National Museum of Taiwan History(Chang He Rd.)
-Address:No. 250, Section 1, Zhanghe Road, Annan District, Tainan City
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