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Taiwan Coal Mine museum, Xinbei
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The Taiwan Coal Mine Museum is a museum about coal mining in Pingxi District, New Taipei City, Taiwan.HistoryThe museum used to be the coal mining site during the later stage of Pingxi Era of Tai-Yiang Mining Inc called the New Pingxi Mine. It was first opened in 1965 and the first coal extracted was done in 1967. In 1997, the mining activity was halted due to the more competitive price from imported coal to Taiwan. With the help from railway enthusiasts and other associates that cared about the coal mining industry, Mr. Gong Yung-tsang began to create buildings in this historical site and created the museum in 2001 with the storing ground became the museum entrance.After decades of mining, the site produced tons of abandoned overburden rocks which created a 140 meters high rock mountain. Due to the lack of vegetation growth to grasp firm holds of the gravel, the side of the rock mountain tumbled in July 2005, which created The Abandoned Rock Mountain.Exhibitions Mine locomotive Large-scale mining machinery Small-scale exhibition hall Simulated pitTransportationThe museum is accessible within walking distance northeast from Shifen Station of the Taiwan Railway Administration Pingxi Line.
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  • Maybe right at the beginning: currently, the Museum is closed and is being reconstructed / renovated. However, is worth the visit, because you can get the chance on a private tour. So it was us. The journey can be made about the flyover (walking not allowed / recommended). Or alternatively from Shifen from the car park at the old loading station. From there, a little Palms stairs path goes up to the transfer station of the mine. There is already at the end of the Museum grounds, to which the train commutes. The entrance to the Museum is at the other end and after 1km there you reach just over the railroad tracks. The Museum was officially closed during our visit (Dec 2016). However, the entrance was occupied. The written there prices are quite steep with 200NTD for entry plus an extra charge for the mine train ride. After the gentleman at the entrance upon our arrival is "fled", came shortly after a very nice employees of the Museum and offered us a personal and free guided tour of the Museum. In addition to an English-language brochure, also many of the signs in English were labeled and also the guidance in good English. Currently, the Museum has come in the. The line and the environment are very overgrown and neglected. On the site itself, many helping hands in the work to prepare this again were during our visit. Also our guide says 2018 to want to reopen mid/end. Then again, with access to the tunnel. Conclusion: We would like to come back in 2 years and would like to thank the friendly staff.
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  • 10 to go station, signs, instead, to rely on the map. Something comes courtesy car to the reviews of other people may find yourself picking up a taxi or walk. There was rain, but I felt pretty far. 20-I walked half an hour. Also, we could finally get inside, and ask the employee who was close to the entrance Deviled friendly inbetween them move closer to the facility but found no. Tell the Japanese that gladly will put in. I have a lot of material that had long ago connecting facility is said the mine ruins are common in Japan, but Japan and Taiwan. You can also ride and walked down the mountain and then watching the mine sites near the train station, toward the.
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  • The stuff speaks no English, but they are really nice. The most signs are on English. But I think its bad that you cant go into the mountain. When you arrive at shifen with the train don't go up at th...  more »