921 Earthquake Museum of Taiwan, Wufeng

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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. Put 921 Earthquake Museum of Taiwan on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Taichung online journey planner .
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  • Fascinating and instructive. The destroyed sports field impressed me the most, just earthquakes to touch close! A must see activity!!! Tip: Visit restaurant "du'fun" and try the sauce with pasta or rice. Just good! Hmmm...
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  • Coming from Singapore where there's no natural disasters, it is really an eye opener to me. Seeing the remaining scars really makes me think back how fortunate I am. Close to 2 hours journey from Feng...  more »
  • 921 Earthquake Museum of Taiwan is far south of town that requires a 30 minute bus ride but it ended up being a worthwhile way to spend a half day even though the museum can still use some improvement...  more »
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  • A must-visit, especially if you come from a non-earthquake zone. All the exhibits have English commentary. Very comprehensive exhibition to help you understand why earthquakes occur, their impact, what we need to do in an earthquake, the engineering techniques used to mitigate its effects, and smart technologies for the home. TIP: they have an earthquake simulator that is worth experiencing but has long queues. Make that your first stop to get a queue number. They also have other very educational and engaging small experiential simulators.
  • Informative exhibit introducing visitors about the nature of earthquakes, and disaster preparedness. Hands on installments that really educate how earthquakes work, and how infrastructure effected the loss of lives, and how society can do better. The demolished debris left from the earthquake were a real reminder of the dangers of quakes. The guides show genuine interest in the subject and the earthquake simulation was eye opening. Highly recommended learning experience that everyone should go to.
  • This is well worth your time. We took a cab drive here and back. The museum is built around the ruins of a junior high school, where luckily no one was killed due to the quake happening in the middle of the night. The displays and signs are very interesting, with areas educating visitors on earthquakes, tsunamis, being prepared and what went wrong. There is an area that is free, which includes the snack bar/cafe, so if you want to eat there keep your ticket handy to get back into the paid area. We enjoyed the museum and the snack bar and wished we had more time to explore.
  • Very interactive museum. There is a simulation room that replays the event of earthquake. There is also a 3D movie that shows the history of irrigation system. The museum is built on the then a school. The destroyed school structure is maintained and can be visited. There is a small entrance fee to the museum which is all worth the price.
  • We only got to this museum a little late so we didn’t get to explore much of it ( it closes at 5 and it’s no joke! At 4:45 we weren’t allowed to go into the grounds!) but it was still a lovely place. Nearby are the remaining buildings which are now designated for art and coffee shops and such. There’s a small cat village nearby too! It’s a nice little trip
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