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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  • August 3, 2017
    The building itself is a great treasure. Apart from literature exhibitions, there's also a children's library. Inside are plenty of children's books shelved according to publisher. There's a very spac...  more »
  • July 10, 2017
    Because in Tainan, Ying this to push it over this one, but true, real push anymore, on a hot summer day was a real blow cold Qi of the place. One absolute wonderful Japanese-style signs, become a "national State" and the "University Museum" really ruined this one place to a pile of cold words, those people have cells cells. Only remaining Xia lying with sleep worth and see furnished accommodation Paper of people audience, this absolute yes not a real "China State""paper School Museum" this some function ~~~ this thinking of is how to 紮 root paper school in education among, acts left a real Chinese port empty Qiao added night 燈, can release Hui how many price value ~~~ ordered after all, to blow cold Qi's!! Without the money, Yes ~ ~ ~
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  • July 8, 2017
    Literary Museum, Museum of the paper exhibits the character is mainly without forcibly to showcase a lot of manuscripts, including the special exhibition here, comes because he has not been devised a substantial and timeless, and they look tired, but displayed such devices. Also, buildings because it bridges the stone there.
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  • January 25, 2017
    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.
  • January 17, 2017
    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.
  • May 26, 2016
    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.
  • April 21, 2017
    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.
  • January 10, 2017
    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.

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