Taiwan Musem of Suncake

Taiwan Musem of Suncake, Central District: Tickets, Tours, Address, Phone Number, Taiwan Musem of Suncake Reviews: 3.5/5

Taiwan Musem of Suncake
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liucy752
Taipei, Taiwan852 contributions
A "Tatsuno Style" Building
May 2019 • Solo
There are two highlights of the attraction

(1) It is a historic building

Built in 1903, The building was originally called Chuan An Tang (全安堂, means Hall of Safety and Peace), served as a medicine shop. It is a beautiful red and white decorated "Tatsuno Style" building. "Tatsuno Style architecture" is a particular architectural style popularized by Japanese architect Tatsuno Kingo (辰野 金吾1854-1919).

Tatsuno was a famous Japanese architect. He was the designer of the Tokyo Station and many noted buildings in Japan, and also had a strong influence on Japanese colonial architecture such as those in Manchu (North Eastern China) and Taiwan from the late 19th to early 20th century.

Of course this building was not designed by Tatsuno himself. It is just a "Tatsuno Style” architecture. (the designer is unknown)

The current Presidential Office of Taiwan ( the former Office of the Governor-General of Taiwan.during Japanese colonial period) is the most known "Tatsuno Style” architecture in Taiwan. Actually, the designer of the Office building, Uheiji Nagano, was a student of Tatsuno Kingo.

(2) It is now a Museum of Suncake (a small museum)

Suncake is one of the most popular Taiwanese dessert. It is originated from Taichung. The cake is a sweet pastry featuring multiple layers and maltose filling. In addition to the exhibition of the secret and history of Suncake, there are a cultural and creative product store, and a restaurant. In the DIY section, visitors can learn how to make the cake. Of course, you can buy Suncake and other Taiwanese delights (e.g., pineapple cake).here.
Written June 1, 2019
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lenny
137 contributions
Museum of Suncake
Mar 2019 • Family
The museum was started in the 50s by Wei Qinghai. The ownership ended with the 3rd gen and is no longer owned by the WEI family. The grandson committed suicide and the current owner Took over the ownership and employed the old staff. It’s a small outfit with the sales office in ground floor, and and simple museum and a cafe on the second floor. The workshop is on second floor
Written March 3, 2019
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juniper y
Toronto, Canada27 contributions
pleasant visit.
Nov 2018 • Couples
it is in a nice, not too busy but easy to access location. It is quite interesting. Considering it is a private museum with free admission, it is great.
Written January 19, 2019
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Luch209
Vancouver, Canada69 contributions
Visit if you are in the area.
Sep 2018
It is located in a historic building that has been refurbished. Nice interior. I am not a fan of Suncake so I can't judge theirs.
Written November 8, 2018
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Max P
74 contributions
A good place to visit
Sep 2016 • Solo
"Museum"might be a little bit of an overstatement, but it's a nice place to go. Really close to the city center, so you don't have to travel a lot. You'll have issues if you don't go with a Chinese native speaker though...
Written September 9, 2016
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SharonK
Hong Kong, China291 contributions
Beautifully decorated suncake gift set but expensive
Apr 2016 • Couples
The Taiwan Museum of Suncake is a great place for photos as it is beautifully built and decorated. It looks like you have entered the world of Harry Potter. However, I think the suncake gift set is overpriced even though they are very beautiful.

Nevertheless, their ice-cream shop does surprise me as it is cheap and tasty. A thumbs up for the ice-cream shop!
Written May 6, 2016
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stephen b
Melbourne, Australia365 contributions
very interesting as well as TASTY
Mar 2016 • Friends
called in here a few times over the week as we were staying across the road at Hotel 53 ( this was also a great place to stay ) SO as we were so close to the Musem of Suncake we would call in of an afternoon for the BEST ice cream as it was also part of the Suncake Museum !!! We even dined one afternoon in the restaurant upstairs ( also part of the Museum , From the delicious cakes ( i ended up buying the best cheese cake ) so to sum up i would HIGHLY recommend this on your visit to Taichung in Taiwan as well as Hotel 53 as the Museum is very close to the Train Station & lots of shopping & local & good food places too .
Its also across the road from a very trendy Nike shop too ..
All in all a must to go to while in Taichung !!!
ps i also recommend trying and buying some of there Tea too as their Gift wrapping and packaging is also amazing ! ( They even put like a plastic ice cooler bag under the box that holds your cheese cake )
Great place !!!
Written April 14, 2016
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Royowsalt
Singapore, Singapore90 contributions
It,s a historic Chinese culture building
Feb 2016 • Friends
One of the Must seen building in Taiwan,you won,t be missed that it has the full introduce of the sun cake,include the making procedure and about the story of the
Sun cake ,when you walk around the side,this is real mix the both two style building include euro and Japan style building
Written February 23, 2016
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Erickua
Singapore, Singapore26 contributions
DIY suncake
Dec 2015 • Couples
We walked into this shop planning to buy some suncakes and overheard that there was a DIY workshop for NT $250 so we took it and it was a fun time making our own suncakes. Note that you will have to eat all 6 suncakes within 3 days as it does not have added preservatives. Walk around while they bake the suncakes or have a drink at their cafe at second storey.
Written December 18, 2015
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Mark_only
Taichung212 contributions
Learn about suncakes and watch an expert make them!
Jul 2015 • Family
This one room 'museum' is in an old traditional red brick building. There is some antique equipment on display, and free samples of the product are on offer. The setting is relaxed and low key, but clearly the main purpose is to sell suncakes. If you haven't had them, their reputation as a specialty of Taichung city is well deserved.
Written July 7, 2015
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