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Kaohsiung Museums of History

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Address: No.272 Zhongzheng Si Road, Yangcheng District, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Phone Number: 07-5312560
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It's free and it's by a lovely river. I didn't think there were enough English translations, but there is enough to get by. And to add on from another review- I also didn't know... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Auckland, New Zealand
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

It's free and it's by a lovely river. I didn't think there were enough English translations, but there is enough to get by. And to add on from another review- I also didn't know about the 228 incident. The museum does have a fair bit of information about it and a great little figurine film and model.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

I had never heard about the 228 incident in Taiwan's history until I visited this museum with a friend. Very profound and worth a quick visit. It is free.

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Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

The museum is clearly worth visiting, it offers a glimpse of local history and indigenous cultures. The 1st floor was devoted to the fight of aboriginal Taiwanese cultures for recognition. The 2nd floor was very much focused on the 228 incident, and had a small but interesting gallery of old photos. The building itself is an interesting example of last... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Worth a visit if you would like to know more about the place you are visiting. Rich explanations on its history, esp. 228 Incident. The interactive model on 2/F is quite impressive.

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Santa Clarita, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Liked: free and appeals to those with a special interest in local history. I would also say that there is a tour business operation (I think it's call Henamatsu) with a hop on hop off arrangement. You pick this up at the Railway Museum

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

Although most of the exhibits appeared to be interesting, there wasn't that much in English. The best part was the section on the 228 massacre and the involvement of the museum building. That identified a dimension of Taiwan's history about which I knew nothing. There was also a childrens' area with an enthusiastic guide that would be interesting for kids... More 

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Rugby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

Whilst only a brief visit the Museum is excellent for those interested in Architecture. The influence of Japanese imperial diadem style is evident. Guide leaflets are available in English

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Seattle
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

It is disappointing, since it's very small. You don't get to see a lot of things here. I suggest the city government should devote more planning to the museum. Otherwise, it's a waste of money---free entry, but waste of resources.

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Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

The Kaohsiung Museum of History is a must-see place if you want to understand the history of Kaohsiung, Taiwan politics and Taiwanese culture. I went there early on Sunday morning and joined a free museum tour at 10 a.m. Although I was the only one, the tour guide was very professional and explained everything to me patiently in Mandarin. I... More 

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Kaohsiung, Kao-hsiung, Taiwan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

The Kaohsiung Museum of History is good for an hour or two if you are in the area. It has a few exhibits that change regularly. The main exhibits are on the second floor. The most memorable exhibit details the 228 incident which is a vital part of modern Taiwanese history. If you want to understand it, the best thing... More 

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