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921 Earthquake Museum of Taiwan, Taichung

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Witness the preserved ruin left in the wake of the 1999 earthquake at 921 Earthquake Museum of Taiwan, and learn about the mechanics of this mighty natural phenomenon. Set on the grounds of the former Guangfu Junior High School, the government preserved the facility's collapsed buildings and buckled athletics field, constructing a modern museum around the carnage. Exploring the site, you'll get a real sense of the scale of the earthquake's power and have the opportunity to glean information on how the events of '99 unfurled. You'll also learn about the early warning systems available, and how the people here went about rebuilding their lives after the disaster. Our Taichung trip itinerary builder makes visiting 921 Earthquake Museum of Taiwan and other Taichung attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Its been a while since I visited this location - when I lived in Taiwan with my family we visited and it is amazing to see how much damage the big quake did - but I would only revisit if I was nearby ...  more »
  • The museum was built on top of the place where a real earthquake happened so they kept some of the broken parts/ buildings, which were really cool to look at. Inside the museum there were active machi...  more »
  • The 921 museum commemorates the devastating 1999 earthquake that hit Taichung, and also serves as an intensive earthquake education museum. Ask at the reception area for a free guide - we requested on...  more »