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921 Earthquake Museum of Taiwan

No.192 Xinsheng Rd., Kengkou Vil., Wufeng Dist., Taichung City, Taichung 41364, Taiwan
+886 4 2339 0906
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A great place to learn great info about Mother Nature

We can know a lot from books but you can even know more if you really seen it with your own eyes... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Miketwz
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Singapore
A place where you can feel the power of Mother Earth.

As a Singaporean, I don't really understand the power of Mother Nature until I came to visit this... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Cindy W
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At 01:47AM on September 21, 1999, the central part of Taiwan was struck by an earthquake that registered 7.3 on the Richter Scale. The resultant loss of life and damage to property put it among the worst natural disasters of the past century in Taiwan. In the wake of the 921 disaster, the local government decided to preserve some of the phenomena related to the earthquake such as slips in the fault line, collapsed school structures, raised river beds and other selected locations, to serve as reminders for the public of the need to prepare for such disasters and to be ready to provide emergency rescue services. With the rebuilding of Kwangfu Junior High on its present site, the Earthquake Memorial Museum was renamed the 921 Earthquake Museum of Taiwan on February 13, 2001. The new plan retains the original sites as a record of the damage wrought by the earthquake, and it also adds educational facilities designed to inform the public and school children about earthquakes and disaster readiness.
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No.192 Xinsheng Rd., Kengkou Vil., Wufeng Dist., Taichung City, Taichung 41364, Taiwan
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We can know a lot from books but you can even know more if you really seen it with your own eyes. Thank you to the Government of Taiwan to build this place and keep in a very good condition of the place where earthquake...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

As a Singaporean, I don't really understand the power of Mother Nature until I came to visit this museum during my trip to Taichung. The museum was built over a school which was strongly affected by the Taiwan 921 Earthquake. The destroyed buildings could be...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This informative museum can be reached by the 50 Ubus in the railway station area - about a 30 minute ride. Shocking damage to buildings and sports areas immediately after this 7+ earthquake on 9/21/1999 has been preserved. Very educational exhibits in the Fault Gallery...More

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Reviewed May 22, 2018

Just too hot. Not recommended to go in May! or other during spring to fall in Taiwan, I guess. The ruins are stunning, but coming from Japan, not a rare sight. All the ruins are outside, but some exhibitions are inside, with air conditioning. I...More

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Reviewed March 28, 2018 via mobile

This museum was the former site of a school. During the 921 earthquake, the whole school was destroyed. Luckily it happened at night, so no pupils were injured. The school was totally destroyed.

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Reviewed March 13, 2018

No place like this 921 museum tell and teach you about earthquake. See real earthquake damage to lands, buildings, mountains and the site a school. You can see the structure damage of the school and the reason why the school building collapse. We are lucky...More

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Reviewed March 5, 2018

Absolutely awesome and should be visit places for everyone who would like to know more about this nature disaster. Not only something to remembered, precautions, to be ready and at the same time teach us why and how. This is complexes that give so much...More

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Reviewed March 4, 2018

Exceeded expectation in many ways, as the website and other internet information really can't do it justice. The entire experience takes about 2-3 hours. It really is impressive what they did here, organizing the museum into 5 pavilions, each with it's own theme. There are...More

1  Thank John W
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Reviewed January 23, 2018

Until recently I did not know that exist a museum of such a theme. Taiwanese people have done educational thing from tragedy. The museum space is very large, with a number of interesting interactive exhibits and information on earthquakes. We went to the earthquake experience...More

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Reviewed December 20, 2017

It's far from the city center. Accessible by bus or taxi (website will provide your options). It's great learning experience especially to the kids and science enthusiasts. The only con for me is there are some shows in Chinese language only (not attractive to English...More

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The bus does take about 45 mins but it is much cheaper than a taxi ride. About a dollar each way. There is an information booth at the railway station that can give you all the details of the bus. Also if you have a metro... More
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