National Taiwan Craft Research And Development Institute, Taipei Branch

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National Taiwan Craft Research And Development Institute, Taipei Branch

National Taiwan Craft Research And Development Institute, Taipei Branch
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia8,954 contributions
Good for handicraft shopping
May 2021
The National Taiwan Craft Research and Development Institute, Taipei Branch aims to develop crafts in Taiwan. There is a good selection of crafts available for purchase. By the way, the craft institute is housed in a building that resembles the Temple of Heaven in Beijing.
Written July 31, 2021
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jeffryb
Keysborough, Australia371 contributions
Temple of Heaven replica is pleasing
Aug 2020
I have been to Beijing three times ansd it's easy to see that this building is a replica of the Temple of Heaven in Beijing . The craft items on display here are interesting, you can also see the ornamental pond.
Written September 21, 2020
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NewYorkToAsia
New York City, NY31 contributions
Keep going up the stairs
Feb 2020
It's really an amazing space. On the ground level is a gift shop with items beyond the standard tourist stuff. As well, there is abundant gallery space on the ground level, 2nd floor and 3rd floor. The exhibits included a Taiwan lacquer artist, a ceramics artist and a new artist's gallery. And keep going up to a nice buffet eatery, a resource library and a cozy terrace.
Written March 4, 2020
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia8,954 contributions
See some beautiful art work
Feb 2020
The craft centre aims to promote Taiwan art work. It is well worth a walk around. The division of "art" and "craft" is somewhat spurious, you will certanly see some beautiful things.
Written February 12, 2020
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Sandy W
Vancouver, Canada1,296 contributions
Great art gallery here
Nov 2019 • Couples
We were pleasantly surprised when we walked into the main building to find out they have several Murakami prints. We had seen a large Murakami exhibit in our hometown of Vancouver, Canada. Have fun wandering the galleries. The building itself is very pretty. There are students around as this is a learning institution.
Written November 21, 2019
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IrinaYasinova
Moscow, Russia95 contributions
A quiet place not far from the Botanical Gardens
Jul 2019 • Couples
Have just visited this beautiful place housing at the moment an exhibition of Taiwanese teaware. The building is an attraction by itself, with spiral stairs and lots of open space. Lots of exquisite things to buy as quality souvenirs. Ìt quiet, cool and welcoming. Worth a visit if you are in this area.
Written July 20, 2019
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TravelbugVietnam
Vietnam1,637 contributions
Do not mis this if you love beautiful things
Dec 2018 • Solo
I spent the morning at the Chiang Kai Shek Memorial Hall and got a taxi for the short drive to this Institute. This place is a treasure trove of interesting and unique items. Make sure you ask the sales assistant to show you the mugs that change color when you pour hot liquids into them. I could have bought half the ground floor but had to restrain myself with some gifts for me and others. Up the spiral staircase was a wonderful exhibition of sculpture. I fell in love with a beautiful red sculpture of a woman titled "Homesick" but it was a little heavy to take home (see photo). There were other exhibitions in other buildings, so something for everyone. The best thing was that it was not crowded. I asked the security guard where the nearest MRT station was and she said "follow the students." So I did and found myself in the Botanical Gardens and visited a Japanese wooden house on the way. A great day out.
Written January 18, 2019
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Jason C
Taguig City, Philippines1,366 contributions
Off the beaten (tourist) path, but well worth the trip!
Nov 2016 • Solo
What a find! Great pieces and a distinct lack of tourists. There are many beautiful crafted pieces here, and some of them are also for sale! It's a bit tough to find, but I say it's worth it.
Written March 30, 2017
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steven m
Edinburgh, UK788 contributions
Beautiful facility with excellent restaurant!
Nov 2016 • Solo
I was literally blown away visiting this place, as several floors of intriguing modern ceramics (with a focus on contemporary ceramic art in Asia) are on display, along with a number of craftspeople who have individual studios within this beautifully renovated building. There is plenty of intriguing merchandise for sale as well. But the biggest surprise was the extraordinary in-house restaurant, which features a dazzling all-you-can-eat lunch buffet (called Organic Yam in English) with more than 100 items and is well worth the price. Combine this along with the nearby botanical gardens as well as the national museum of history and you've got a terrific morning, lunch and early afternoon all set. Staff are very friendly and accommodating.

Did I mention the amazing lunch buffet? Don't miss it!
Written November 18, 2016
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