Lanyang Museum
Lanyang Museum
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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liucy752
Taipei, Taiwan1,504 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
The museum is a modern building with unusual architectural features. Inside there are permanent and temporary exhibitions showing the natural and human history of Yilan.

The exhibition is well-designed and quite impressive. The legend of Count de Benyowsky is of most interest to me. Maurice Benyowsky (1746-1786 AD) was a well-known adventurer and writer of the Kingdom of Hungary (present Slovakia). In 1771, he landed on the coast of Yilan and stayed for over ten days.

The museum itself is an artwork. It is a must for architecture and design lovers.
Written September 12, 2022
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Peter Chen
Taoyuan, Taiwan374 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021 • Family
It's good place for education of kids. Take your time with kids to explore more place in this exhibition.air conditioning is available while visiting, you gonna love it very much, especially in the hot day.
Written September 4, 2021
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yen2002uk
Taiwan285 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2011 • Friends
The biggest and most prominent exhibit on display in the Museum is none other than the Museum structure itself. The Museum design was sent out for open competition in early 2000, and the winning entry was awarded to Dayuan Architecture Design Consulting Firm and Architect Kris Yao was appointed as the chief architect.
The inspiration for the museum building design originated from the locale’s natural environment. Through artistic imagination and techniques, the building takes the shape of a cuesta, a gently tilted stone escarpment commonly seen along Taiwan’s northeast coast. The highest point in the building structure points towards Yilan’s famous landmark – the Turtle Island. The entirety of the magnificent construction indeed serves as a perfect symbol of the rich history, culture and distinctive natural landscape features of Lanyang.
Written July 29, 2011
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ElaineMosses
Hong Kong, China68 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017
If you love to take photos, here is the right place, most of visitor arrival only for took some pictures outside.
If you like special building, its is very special architecture, its worth to spend a day to walk around in and out.
If you love museum, here it is.
If you arrived with luggage, you can leave it at reception then free to walk around.
You can reach the museum by public bus and go to Luo Dong night market by bus.
Written September 2, 2018
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hossSidney
Sidney35 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2012 • Family
I live in Yilan and like to take visitors to various locations around Yilan. We had high expectations for this museum when we heard it was opening. Alas several visits later we came away feeling there is alot lacking.

For example:

1. There are no detailed descriptions in English. So foreigner travelers are in trouble right away.

2. I personally know people involved in setting this museum up. They told me alot of Yilan specific artifacts were purchased with the intent of displaying them for visitors. For example, old, antique Yilan furniture and ceramics to name two categories. However during my visits to the musuem I have never seen any of these vast holdings displayed. Museum personnel told me these items are now in storage with no plans to display them. Why???

3. There needs to be way more comprehensive emphasis on people, architecture, and industries, and there are MANY, that were/are Yilan specific. That is what will draw the visitors. During my visits I did not see much on the famous Yilan people who made Yilan what it is. Same with architecture. Same with industry. Yilan has architecture spanning the Qing, Japapanese, and Retrocession eras that is very fascinating. Note much on display. Little information. How about the old traditional professions? God carvers? Old documents/Maps? Kiln industries? Old houses? Dish renters? Fishers? Farmers? Businessmen/women? Foreign Missionaries/Priests/Churches? Old hospitals/medical industry? Old commerical districts? Transportation Industry - the first bus service/the old Japanese Zero airport? Information on Qing and Japanese Era Yilan/What it looked like/the life,etc., Traditional Yilan foods? Yilan's contribution to local and island democratization?

4. The current displays don't seem very well thought out, put together or displayed. As one who loves Yilan and the history of the area I was very disappointed. I hope that this is due to the fact that the museum has just opened and needs an adjustment period. I hope musuem personnel seeing this review can take my suggestions to heart and up grade the museum to a more decent level.

The gift shop did have some nice local products on display for sale. For example, cups made from bamboo which I thought were interesting and a good bargin.
Written August 10, 2012
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nariyawat
Ratchaburi, Thailand38 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2017 • Friends
I was surprised to know that there is a nice beach close to the museum. You can walk from museum to the beach about 5 - 10 mins. You will see the nice beach with black sand and soft.
Written March 30, 2017
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Ale C
Singapore, Singapore261 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2017 • Couples
Although a little out of the way, and difficult to get to, we were glad to have made it to Lanyang Museum. Went on a Saturday, took the Kamalan Bus from Taipei Main Station to JiaoXi, and from there, took the Red 1 (红一) bus all the way to the Museum. (Note : Red 1 has two end destinations - one to LuoDong, the other to Wai'ao. Take the one going to Wai'ao.)
The museum, which houses Yilan's ecology, geography and culture, is interestingly built at a slant along a quiet lake. The area surrounding the museum is worth a walk; if nothing else, just to enjoy the peace and beauty of the wetland.
Entrance to the museum costs NTD100 with special exhibits at an extra NTD30. The special exhibit this March 2017 was on the Taiwanese Red and Yellow Cypress, which are indigenous to the island. The other 3 floors of the museum are divided into the ocean, plains and mountain exhibits. There is also an interactive show every 15 minutes. Get a ticket for the time slot available.
If you are feeling peckish, there is, within the museum, a gelato counter, a dessert shop and the Lan Casa which serves decent chicken chop, nuggets, fries and coffee (a little pricey though).
To get back to JiaoXi, Yilan or LuoDong, walk straight out of the museum, past the big carpark, cross the road at the traffic lights and turn right towards the bus stop which is on the same side as the row of seafood restaurants opposite the harbour.
Take Red 1 to your desired destination, and from there, you can hop onto another Kamalan Bus back to Taipei.
Written March 14, 2017
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Dale C
California1,276 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2016 • Couples
Located along the shore of Taiwan in Yilan is a fascinating museum open to the public with a modest entrance fee. The theme of this unique museum is is to preserve the culture of YIlan, Taiwan and the balance of nature from the Mountains to the plains to the Ocean.

The LANYANG primarily exhibits cultural folk relics and prehistoric relics in the form of “photos, slides, pictures, sounds, paintings, literature, archives”. As you approach this museum, the first thing you will notice is the fascinating shape and architecture of the building itself. It appears to be shaped like a cascade of mountains and peaks similar to the cuestas along the Beiguan Coast of Northeast Taiwan. “Cuesta is a Spanish name for a geological formation in which rock layers gently slope up to an escarpment or a cliff and at this raised point the rock layers are exposed on their edges.”

In harmony of this beautiful building is the park that surrounds the building that includes ponds, wetlands, and nature trails. And the park is adjacent to one of the harbors along the coast. The main permanent exhibitions are the “Birth of Yilan” interactive theater and additional shows on the remaining floors known as the “Mountain Level”, ”Plain Level”, and the “Ocean Level”. These shows/interactive theater presentations are displayed on the floor and walls with at least 9 projectors synchronized for the showing. Incredible technology was used in this museum!

Plan on spending most of the day to get the full enjoyment of everything the Lanyang Museum has to offer. This is a great place to take the family and everyone will enjoy the learning experience about this part of Taiwan. Please check the website, because the museum is closed on Wednesdays and during some Taiwan National Holidays.
Written September 3, 2016
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dba2001
Hong Kong, China19 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
This was the first place we visited in Yilan. It is not a huge museum but the design and setting is so special. It is certainly a place wehre you can take a lot of nice photos. We were there on Sunday but not extremely busy. It is a great pity that we did not have enough time to go through exhibition halls. I know it tells the history and culture of Yilan. This will be the programme for our next visit!
Written December 3, 2019
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leekk8
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia38 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017 • Family
The Museum is a normal museum, showing some history, culture of Lanyang. The building architecture is nice and worth to take photo with.
Can spend an hour there to understand more about Lanyang and Yilan.
Written December 17, 2017
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