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“Interesting place” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Kaohsiung Museums of History

Kaohsiung Museums of History
No.272 Zhongzheng Si Road, Yangcheng District, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
07-5312560
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Ranked #15 of 87 attractions in Kaohsiung
Type: History Museums
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Toronto, Canada
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Interesting place”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2012

Nice way to spend a couple of hours looking at the history of Kaohsiung and Taiwan. Do not expect anything fancy though, but it is free and near the river so worth a look.

Visited April 2012
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • English first
  • Japanese first
  • Russian first
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English first
Tokai, Japan
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107 reviews 107 reviews
29 attraction reviews
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92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
“Get out of the heat and look around for half an hour”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2012

I was surprised that someone wrote about getting help buying a ticket. I found nothing to buy a ticket for. I just went in, said what I was interested in and walked up to the 2nd floor to see the exhibit. What ticket?

The building is probably more interesting than the exhibits. The permanent exhibits on the ground floor have no English, just Chinese, but are still moderately interesting. The special exhibit on the "American Dream" was carefully and thoroughly explained with English labels. It was a nice idea with some interesting artifacts, but not as interesting as it might have been. Many of the artifacts were too tiny to see or to read. Blow-up photos of some would have been helpful.

All in all, not a place you'd go out of your way for, but a nice enough escape from the heat for 30 to 45 minutes -- if you happen to be in the neighborhood. The history of the building, which I read online, was actually more interesting than the museum exhibits.

The walk back through parks, over the Love River and into the city centre was actually the highlight of the visit.

Visited May 2012
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Hong Kong, China
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“Staff/Guides at this Museum were fabulous”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2012

The staff/guides went out of their way to assist us buying the ticket and showing us around. It was obvious that they were proud of their museum and Kaoshiung. And after being there for a few days - we could see why. CANT WAIT TO GET BACK THERE.

Visited December 2011
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