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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  • In the earthquake education Park, the earthquake caused by the uplift of the ground, as well as the 921 earthquake disaster photos, in retrospect, when I was at home with a feeling of intense shaking, something falling, walls turtle, walls collapsing, all of us out there afraid to go home, these 921 horrors are a long time to forget.
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  • Although the 921 earthquake happened a long time ago, but there are too many memories and stories in this process. Through this education library to help children understand the impact of earthquakes, the museum has a record, a large number of words and photographs, there is a prototype earthquake collapsed buildings, a very recommended trip, can stay for a couple of hours. The temperature of the cold is very cold.
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  • In the entire museum, only one ticket is needed, to provide a free knowledge of earthquakes, and a number of special experiences, and more importantly, the entire gallery retains the impressive history of the 921, which is very suitable for your own involvement.
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  • This is such an important place. With earthquakes still happening all over Taiwan there needs to be more awareness of strict building regulations. This museum is extremely informative. As a solo traveler I was able to take advantage of a beautiful day while learning about the unfortunate loss of life. Kudos to the Taiwanese governments (local & federal) for realizing the value in educating visitors.
  • The museum itself was pretty cool. I was not expecting it to be focused so much on earthquakes and education. It was interesting to see the damage done by the earthquake as well as the history associated with the redevelopment efforts and the effects of all the subsequentg tremors and quakes on the fault tine. For kids, there are several interactive exhibits as well as an interactive learning facility dedicated to disaster awareness and preparedness.
  • Small museum in the outskirts of 台中. Not including movies or interactive exhibits, expect to spend 2 hours walking at a leisurely pace. Very informative and a bit scary. Makes one think about how many buildings in Taiwan lack proper earthquake construction. Staff very friendly and helpful. Parking lot quite small and hard to find. Definitely worth a visit!
  • I've been here twice now and absolutely love it. The premises of the museum are in a school which was seriously damaged by the massive 911 earthquake in 1999. Along with the seismically raised athletic fields, damaged buildings and looped train tracks, you will find state-of-the-art hands on educational exhibits, earthquake experience room and lots of information about earthquakes in general.
  • First hand view of actual fault line cutting through a previous school. Good exhibits on background of earthquake and details of the actual earthquake on 21 Sep 1999. Some hands on exhibits helping visitors to understand how & effects of earthquake. Kind of an eerie feeling knowing those exhibits of collapsed classrooms or sunken running track are actual and not set up. Liked the part showing learning of previous structures that were insufficient to withstand such earthquakes. And now with the learning how to build better, stronger buildings.
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