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“Worth the visit for half day.”

Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Formosa Aboriginal Cultural Village has the largest outdoor museum in Taiwan dedicated to displaying the traditional homes and architecture of Taiwanese indigenous tribes. The nine villages are arrayed over an expansive section of hillside to give visitors a feel of what native Taiwanese villages looked like so many years ago. All buildings were reconstructed based on fieldwork research and blueprints drawn up by anthropologists in the 1930s and 40s.
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Activities for young children, Stroller parking, Activities for older children, Wheelchair access, Stairs / elevator, Lockers / storage
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Worth the visit for half day.”
Reviewed June 23, 2013

Good half day visit place, something different from regular run of mill theme parks. The cable car rides were the best part of the trip.

Visited June 2013
Thank K54
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
“Nice and humble theme park”
Reviewed June 15, 2013 via mobile

Went with kids for a day trip. Took the SML cable car from the Ita Shao of the lake. A short walk from the pier. Cable car operates one hour after park opens and ends one hour before park closes. View of SML from cable car is breathe taking. Get ready your camera for the ascent.

Cable car takes you all the way to the top of the theme park. You can change to another cable car that brings you to the main entrance. I suggest you start with the park and walk down the hill rather than climb the hill from main entrance- less tiring.

The park is very educational and tells alot about the tribes and their lifestyles. The wax figures are good. The performers are lively and the crew are quite happy to answer questions. Lots to do for kids. Blow pipe (50NT), Archery (100NT), DIY (50NT), Fishfeeding (10NT). Lots of toilet all around the park and many place for food.

Rides were no big deal. Space mountain was quite warm in summer. The European garden was grand. The 3D show ok. Gold mountain, ufo, carribean ride ok too. Lots more rides for younger kids. Not too crowded for a Sat in June.

Visited June 2013
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Kuala Lumpur
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Worthwhile sight-seeing + Insight on Aboriginal Tribes in taiwan”
Reviewed June 9, 2013

Went there on Week day so don’t have to fight with any crowd for rides and food :) the place is pretty good size you can walk your way through the European Court Garden to through the exhibition groud of the nine aboriginal Tribes of Taiwan or simply take the cable car to the top, then go for a spectacular view Sun Moon Lake form the cable car, have a nice breakfast by the lake, then walk your way down (down is always easier :P).

The exhibition was informative, have a lot of building and wax figure to show us their life style and tradition. The theme park at the entrance was not too bad for kid, the little one have a fun time running around collecting stamps and taking photo the anime figures, ride was a bit limited only 2 water rides, 2 more rides at the UFO park other than theses were some smaller scale indoor rides at the Aladdin park.

There were 3 performances by (Naruwan Theater, and Shih Yin Theater) when we visited and all were pretty interesting :)

p.s: a piece of advise, if you are travelling with kids on a peak day (weekend/public holiday) might be better if you only buy a one way bus ticket from train station and return by Taxi, because even on a none peak day the bus was full, a few guest behind us have to wait for the next bus and if that were the last one or you are rushing to go back to station or short of time because you have other places to visit just take the Cab they are a bunch of them out there and price are reasonable.

Visited May 2013
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Manila, Manila, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Right place at the wrong time”
Reviewed May 28, 2013

It could have been a worthwhile sight-seeing if not for the heavy rains. We missed the beauty of this place but I am looking forward to coming back in early spring - February to early March. I will be back for the Sakura Village where thousands of cherry blossom trees are in full bloom. I also want to go back to Sun Moon Lake - a very romantic place :)

Visited May 2013
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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Provides Insight into Taiwan Aboriginal Tribes”
Reviewed May 28, 2013

Lots of replicas of the villages of the original residents of Taiwan. Very clean and well maintained. The shows are interesting with performers dressed in native costumes.

Visited April 2013
Thank acrami
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