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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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  • I am not a fan of museums but I really enjoyed my visit to this museum. Just to see the state of the school after the earthquake left on display for visitors was impactful and unforgettable. We were t...  more »
  • Well organised and place to learn a lot about earthquakes, you even get a simulation of what happened that night. It only took 50 minutes to get there using bus 50 from close to main railway station.  more »
  • Growing up in Singapore meant that I had little experiences and knowledge of earthquakes. I dealt with it more after moving to Japan, and upon learning that Taiwan had an earthquake museum, I knew i h...  more »