National Museum of Taiwan Literature

National Museum of Taiwan Literature, West Central District: Hours, Address, National Museum of Taiwan Literature Reviews: 4/5

National Museum of Taiwan Literature

National Museum of Taiwan Literature
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9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
The area
Neighborhood: West Central District/ North District
The West Central District is the most populous and the busiest area. A lot of shops and hotels crowd the district, and the long-standing history results in a variety of street food. In addition to that, this district also has the highest number of temples. This is how it got the name “Tainan’s Pantheon.” Historic buildings are literally ubiquitous. For example, Hayashi Department Store, National Museum of Taiwan Literature, Confucius Temple, Chihkan Tower (formerly Fort Provintia), Sacrificial Rites Martial Temple, Tainan Grand Mazu (name of a goddess) Temple, etc. Recently, the tourism in Tainan has laid emphasis on alleys and lanes. Examples include Fujhong Street specialising in creative handicrafts, as-you-stroll desserts on Jhengsing Street, Shennong Street lined with hundred-year-old ancient houses, Sinyi Street on which the old city gate stands, Sinmei Street where old and new cultures fuse together, and Guohua Street and Baoan Raod famous for all the savoury food. All the traditional and delicious food and flavours are about to burst in your mouth. The North District, on the other hand, is a quiet secret hideaway. Lane 321 on Gongyuan Road used to be a Japanese soldiers’ dormitory. Now a few artists have set up their studios here. There are diversified art styles in each old Japanese-style house. The Garden Night Market on Haian Road is one of the famous night markets in both Tainan and Taiwan, and was the top 12 Facebook check-in location worldwide in 2013.

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Steve K
New Taipei, Taiwan736 contributions
Do not waste your time
Feb 2020 • Friends
I’m a museum junkie, and Tainan is blessed with a rich and diverse number of good and great collections. This is, arguably, the worst of them all. What a disappointment. There were two exhibits up when we visited, and no English interps at all, despite one of them being about Hong Kong.

The building is interesting enough, and the redevelopment/reuse has created a beautiful atrium space. But the new building additions themselves are without any aesthetic merit at all.

I should say that staff were pleasant (but they really didn’t have anything else to do).
Written February 10, 2020
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Regie Belga
Dasmarinas City, Philippines11 contributions
Best museum for me!
Jan 2020
I love museums. This one's better than the museums I have visited in Taiwan. I am not sure if this is not frequented by tourists but the time we were here, there were not much people. The place is highly recommended for museum lovers.
Written January 28, 2020
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Ana W
Vancouver, Canada23 contributions
Not worth the time
Dec 2019
Very little on display. Most sections were closed to the public. I had hoped to see some historical/antique books, but that is not the focus of this museum.
Written January 11, 2020
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GlobalGypsy_13
San Diego, CA2,687 contributions
How grand!
Jun 2019 • Couples
This grand building is a delight -- both inside and out. It stands on a main traffic circle in Tainan and has some displays on the outside as well as special exhibits in the inside. Although I do not know Chinese, this grand structure attests to the high esteen with which literature and literary life is held.
Written July 9, 2019
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manucanuck
Hong Kong, China1,800 contributions
Anne and Ama exhibit
Jul 2019 • Solo
Came across this museum by chance and I couldn’t help myself to come visit since I’m an avid war history fan, and Anne Frank is a living history from that period, it’s a cool comparison between the west and east, both suffering due to the war - Anna from the nazis and Ama(a group of women who were forced to be sexual slaves for the Japanese army). Great reading, but those don’t know chinese would’ve had a hard time following because most are in chinese only.
Written July 4, 2019
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Bowi72
Kriftel, Germany319 contributions
Impressive building from the outside, inside only for literature fans
Apr 2019 • Couples
The building makes an interesting picture, especially in the evening when it’s a facade is being highlighted with spots. Go inside though it’s not that spectacular, there are different areas with of course the focus on literature, if you are not a diehard literature fan, you may be disappointed.
Written April 11, 2019
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Noriko717
Tokyo Prefecture, Japan84 contributions
Beautiful building
Mar 2019 • Couples
The museum suits book lovers and those who can read Chinese. I cannot read Chinese but enjoyed the architectural beauty of the building. It is large and well preserved. There is a nice cafe attached to the museum.
Written March 29, 2019
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James C
Burnaby, Canada1,830 contributions
Excellent museum
Jan 2019 • Solo
Excellent museum. Entertaining and educational. Maintained quite well. Worth a visit. Close to many other attractions.
Written January 12, 2019
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thevoyagingteacher
Philadelphia, PA34 contributions
No Chinese needed
Jul 2018 • Solo
While a lot of the exhibits had Chinese incorporated, just as many had English options for non-Chinese speakers. Something that they didn't have to do! I did miss the Shakespeare and Taiwan exhibit but I did get to see their Feminist literature exhibit. This was definitely a place where I could have spent hours and never been bored.
Written November 14, 2018
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Kimitaka S
Taichung, Taiwan11,151 contributions
Beautiful building
Nov 2018 • Solo
Unfortunately I didn’t have enough time to see their displays, but just to take a look of its building it is worth coming to this museum. Over 100 years building was constructed as Tainan county office.
Written November 11, 2018
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