Puppetry Art Center of Taipei was born from a passion for the art of puppetry. In 1998, Lin Ching-fu, chairman of the Taiyuan Arts and Culture Foundation, donated his personal collection of puppets, which he had gathered over several decades, to the Taipei City Government, in the hope of establishing a venue where these puppets could be preserved and exhibited in perpetuity. On August 7, 2004, the brand new Puppetry Art Center of Taipei, dedicated exclusively to the display, performance, teaching, and collection of puppets and puppetry, was opened next to the CPCity Living Mall, the biggest shopping mall in…

Taipei Expo Park is composed of the Yuanshan Park, the Arts Park and the Xinsheng Park in the four major exhibition areas of the 2010 Taipei International Flower Expo. Taipei Expo Park is used as a general park on weekdays and the original Taipei Expo Exhibition Hall is used as a venue for various events. Yuanshan Park has a lively outdoor food court (Maji Square) and the Eco Ark (a giant structure made of recycled bottles, which frequently hosts free exhibitions).The park also known as Zhongshan No. 1 Park.It is planned as a children's amusement park. Its main uses and…

Built in 1965 to commemorate the centennial birthday of Sun Yat-sen, this hall a very ornate building and the interior is lavish. It's about a three-minute walk back down the road from the 7-11 by Yangmingshan Bus Station. Entrance is on a Chinese-language tour at fixed times (9am, 10am, 1.30pm and 3pm). Chungshan Hall which is located in sulfur area. The heat of Geothermal was really intense. Besides, the soil was with unevenly hardness. It was mixed with soft soil and hard stones. At the time, the construction machinery was simple and rude.It multiplied the difficulties of the construction work. The duration…

Built in 1913 as the Beitou Public Baths, this handsome building is a copy of the bathhouses in Shizuokaken Idouyama in Japan. Beitou Public Baths, which was the largest bathhouse in East Asia at that time, was built by Daikichi Imura, the magistrate of Taipei Prefecture under Japanese Colonial Government. After World War II, the Beitou Public Bathhouse was abandoned due to constantly changing institutions in charge. The design of the bathhouse was based on the Mount Izu Hot Spring Bathhouse in Japan. It is also a good example of the turn-of-the century fascination among Japanese architects for blending Eastern and Western…

Songshan Culture & Creative Park is one of Taipei's largest creative arts spaces. his location has transformed through history since 1937 as the “Taiwan Sōtokufu Tobacco Monopoly Bureau” during the Japanese colonial time, and after restoration, it was taken over by the Taiwan Monopoly Bureau and renamed the “Taiwanese Provincial Tobacco and Alcohol Monopoly Bureau Songshan Plant”. Its architectural style belongs to the genre of “Japanese Early Modernism”, with emphasis placed on horizontal lines, simple classic shapes, and refined workmanship. The buildings were considered to be an exceptional model for industrial plants in that era.  Set in a former tobacco…

Established by  Changchun Paper Co. founder Chen Su-ho, Su Ho Paper Museum is a museum for people to remember the profile of Chinese paper-making traditions of China. Chen began planning the Su Ho Memorial Paper Museum, which opened five years later in October 1995. Since then, Suho Memorial Paper Museum became the one and only paper museum in Taiwan. Understanding that the vitality of a museum depends on it’s inter- action with visitors, Chen has created lively exhibitions and activities that encourage visitor’s participation all with the aim of fully realizing the Museum’s mission to educate and enlighten. By collecting and classifying Taiwanese…

Evolution is the theme at this museum, set in a 1930s former bank: evolution of life, evolution of money and banking, and evolution of the bank from the Japanese colonial era to modern Taipei. It's an odd juxtaposition but the displays at each level, from soaring sauropod fossils to the open bank vault, are well presented and rich in details. Tickets include admission to the National Taiwan Museum. The original building opened in 1933 as the Kangyo Bank and is a mix of Western and Japanese styles. The 1st-floor exhibit takes you into the old bank vault for a look at…

At the end of World War II in 1945, the government of the Republic of China assigned Chen Yi, who knew little about Taiwan, as the island's governor-general. Chen brought into Taiwan the Chinese style of hegemony and "rule by man" which resulted in odious policies and discrimination against the local people, not to mention poor ethical behavior by the officials in his administration, a worsening economy, inflation, and surging unemployment. All of these stoked the general public's discontent with the government. On Feb. 27, 1947, government agents ignited the public's anger when they accidentally shot and killed an innocent…

The annual Shilin Official Residence will hold its opening events for the chrysanthemums on November thirtieth of 2018! Taipei mayor Ko Wen-ji will open the Chrysanthemum Exhibition at an open air concert at Shilin Official Residence. This year the “worldly” theme of the Chrysanthemum Exhibition combines landscapes from all over the world to created the global floral paradise. The exhibition is inspired by well known attractions from all over the world, bringing you a new visual experience so that you can travel the world without ever leaving the country! This year the interior and exterior exhibitions are combined. Besides attractions…

 | Taipei Biennial 2018:Post-Nature(後自然)  Curated by Mali Wu and Francesco Manacorda, the Taipei Biennial 2018 officially announces its title: Post-Nature—A Museum as an Ecosystem. Taking this title as their starting point, the curators will approach the ever-changing nature of an ecosystem and how this is reflected in artistic and institutional practice. This exhibition will investigate how systemic theory can be reflected in artistic and institutional practice, underlining the reciprocal dependency which every system relies upon to survive. Post-Nature—A Museum as an Ecosystem combines the notion of ecosystemic survival and the structure of interdependency in its very form. Here, the museum and the…