National Museum of Prehistory, Taitung County

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Learn about Taiwan's natural and cultural history at National Museum of Prehistory. Here you will find rich display of exhibitions accompanied by signs in English, which detail the country's prehistory, natural history, and history of its indigenous people. Keep an eye out for the first piece of jade ornament found in Taiwan, believed to be between 2,300 and 2,800 years old. Following your tour inside, take in the museum's surroundings, including shade trees and grassy areas (which make good picnic areas), along with mountain ranges in the background. Take a look at our Taitung County trip planner to schedule your visit to National Museum of Prehistory and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • When I went to this place, the inside is comfortable and cool, and the preserved artifacts are good, and the navigator's explanation is not only a history lesson, but also a great experience for the Taiwanese aboriginal cultures of the previous Taiwan people.
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  • From Taito city downtown area is about 10 minutes by car. In a field that seems to last forever, and stands. Seems to be built where everything had to dig in. Interested in archeology and Taiwan's indigenous people is recommended. All the takes, if 1-2 hours. Surprisingly there also train the future here in the future as well as figure. To explore the expansion of the garden in the back is also good though (if in season). Very helpful staff, entrance, is the Museum's friendly. Staff will call. Return to the Taitung airport. 10 minutes by a taxi 250 was the original. Taxi price (Taito around it seems to be) no parameters for the asking price so FYI.
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  • If you are interested in Geography, Anthropology and aboriginal people of Taiwan, then this is a good place to visit. It has many interactive displays. All info are in Chinese and English. It is 5 min...  more »
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  • Near to train station and airport, this museum in Taitung city is really great, worth a visit. The museum is embellished with sculptures, statues and other artifacts around, well designed and organised. The path and layout are easy for a walk tour. There is a large garden in the backyard, planted with a lot flowers and trees. A hill with Moai statue at the top provides a good view to the plain around the city. It is very pleasant to look around the museum as well as appreciate the exhibition inside.
  • Its a nice museum. It even has a nice Spanish restaraunt on the 2nd fl
  • An interesting place for anyone interested in the geological history of Taiwan, Taiwanese Jade, prehistoric Taiwanese people, and the more modern indigenous people of Taiwan. Apart from these three well-known exhibits are a couple of hidden exhibits that we found quite by accident: a full-sized stone coffin on display on the ground floor of the outdoor square, and exhibit about the Taiwan Railway (its past, present state, and future plans). The Railway exhibit does not include English translations. Generally a good place for school-going children to learn about the basics of pre-history, the plate tectonics that created the map of the world today, human evolution, archaeology, and mummification (not to the same level of the British Museum or Natural History Museum in London, of course—its strength and 'unique selling points' lie more in the area of Taiwan prehistory, as its name suggests). The English translations on some exhibits' display cards are not very accurate (a few make no sense at all when you only read the English explanation), so it helps if you can read traditional Chinese. A slow walk-through all three galleries should occupy you for a few hours. Note: The cafe in the museum was closed when I visited (since 5 Jan 2017, according to the notice). A new cafe is allegedly under construction; no note on the potential opening date.
  • Learn about geology formation of taiwan today. I always wonder why the east cost beach has such a colour and I found the answer here. It worth a visit. However, I was told by the usher that the price of their cafe is not expensive. So I took a look and found it was a lie. It is okay if higher price with quality. But I think I just had a worst milk tea I had tried in Taiwan.
  • Well designed, informative. Recommended.

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Though development in Taitung has been slow because of its location, its scenic aspects, historical districts, and laid-back atmosphere bring significant numbers of visitors each year, so the tourism industry continues to grow. The main cluster of accommodations sits to the east of Livushan Park, with a whole host of hotels, guesthouses, and hostels to choose from. Further inland, many of the historical districts have at least one high-rise hotel and a number of simpler guesthouses to choose from.
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