National Museum of Prehistory, Taitung City

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Learn about Taiwan's natural and cultural history at National Museum of Prehistory. Here you will find rich display of exhibitions accompanied by signs in English, which detail the country's prehistory, natural history, and history of its indigenous people. Keep an eye out for the first piece of jade ornament found in Taiwan, believed to be between 2,300 and 2,800 years old. Following your tour inside, take in the museum's surroundings, including shade trees and grassy areas (which make good picnic areas), along with mountain ranges in the background. Take a look at our Taitung trip planner to schedule your visit to National Museum of Prehistory and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • This museum is pretty good. You can see not only the prehistoric civilizations of eastern Taiwan but the diverse cultures of aboriginal peoples. However, its location is really remote from wherever...  more »
  • This attraction is not well known but it has to be one of the best museums we have visited. It is definitely world class with good English explanations. Museum focuses on the pre-historic history of.....  more »
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  • This museum deserves more than just the name ‘Museum of prehistory’ as it displays a lot of the indigenous cultures of Taiwan in a very colourful and interactive way. It has quite a big display of natural history as well as today’s challenges to preserve nature and wildlife in a modern country that Taiwan is too. The interactive parts make it fun for kids. The building is quite impressive and there is much sculptural art in the garden worth having a look at. Most of all exhibitions are also in English though unfortunately not all interactive tools worked in the English version. Still, this place is more than worth a visit even though it’s a bit remote (easily done on a bicycle or with a taxi or even a train stops close by). The area and the museum itself are quite small in number of visitors which might be different if school classes are around. And maintenance is always a challenge in Taiwan given the climate and budgets once a place has been build.
  • This museum is awesome. Its one of the biggest museums I've been in Taiwan, and the exhibits covers a lot of aspects of Taiwan. They also have a exhibit on the indigenous people and is quite informative. Some exhibits are quite detailed such as the anthropology section.

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