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National Museum of Taiwan Literature, Tainan

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Learn about the literature of Taiwan and its many writers by visiting National Museum of Taiwan Literature, offering a glimpse into the writings of all the native novelists and poets with displays of old manuscripts. Since the museum has a multi-national focus, artifacts come in Taiwanese, Japanese, Classic Chinese, and Mandarin. You'll even find a childrens department to take the kids to, so they don't lose interest. Permenant and temporary art exhibitions also offer the chance to learn more about the arts and culture of each country. Arrange your visit to National Museum of Taiwan Literature and discover more family-friendly attractions in Tainan using our Tainan itinerary planner.
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  • This is a museum on Taiwanese literature so it's not surprising it didn't mean much to me but they do make the effort of having general descriptions on subject areas trsnslated so there are some thing...  more »
  • The Japanese built building itself is a treat, lots of history and well laid out, the only thing that gets me as in most of many museums in Taiwan - the lack of English in their display...if you can r...  more »
  • The building is a beautiful building in European style. Inside they tried to partly keep it how it used to be. It is very cool to see that already at the beginning of the 20th century they had very el...  more »
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  • It's a relatively new renovation project in Tainan, the first city in Taiwan. Architecture wise it's worth visiting. It terms of museum contents, it's average. But it's also considered good as local amenities providing reading and relaxing environment.
  • The building has great historical value, although what's inside are for people who are into literature. Contents are mostly described in chinese as well. It is free though, so you can go if you have extra free time. If not, just admire it from outside and go to confucius temple instead.
  • The building itself is beautiful and has been lovingly restored. It's free to enter, so worth popping in, but most exhibits are in Mandarin and less comprehensible to tourists.
  • Despite it being a museum of Taiwanese literature, it's certainly worth a visit for English speakers. Most displays offer a bilingual description of the fascinating history behind the various stories and types of literature. The entire building is also a really cool visit to see the architecture. Many sections of the modern restorations are cut away so that a visitor may view into the history of the building. If you're looking for a place to write or read, directly across from the gift store are a series of tables. After visiting all of thee exhibits one can't help but be urged to reflect, and this area was perfect for it. Many people were also there, students studying and writing, all in complete silence. It was almost a magical experience writing there. Certainly worth the trip alone if you're a writer. Overall, it's great stop in an area not usually famed for its tourist destinations, and it's close to so many other great attractions so you can easily make a full and worthwhile day around the area.
  • Funky exhibitions (once accidently ran across saw 3 un-remarked on Picasso original sketches here). Great people watching. V v rich comfortable architecture inside and out & fantastic coffeeshop for meeting people in.