As the first museum of applied science in Taiwan, the focus of the museum is to collect and study scientific and technological object, provide exhibitions related to science and technology and a place for the public for leisure and life long learning. This is a place full of fun.
Through our exhibitions of science and technology, people can be inspired and construct their own answer out of the curiosities. Thinking is always not enough, in Science, keep revising and amending the idea by experiment, the image in your mind may be shown into reality. Welcome to the past and the future, we wish you have a pleasant visit!
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Fushoushan Farm between Mt. Hehuan and Mt. Snow at altitude 1,800-2,580m is surrounded by mountains and wide view. In addition to the area more than 800 hectares, there are unique landscapes of clouds, mists and plantations; therefore, it is called the Petite Switzerland in Taiwan. There are impressive landscapes in all seasons with precious agricultural specialties and natural tourist resources. There is the Heaven Pool on the top of the farm where there is water all year long. Also, there are dozens of temperate fruits, mountain vegetables and flowers. Therein, Fushou Everspring Tea is the prime in Taiwan loved by the public.
「Discovering Taiwan─Re-visiting the Age of Natural History and Naturalists of Taiwan」
“Discovering Taiwan” has two units. Unit One focuses on the research tradition of the naturalists in the beginning of the 20th century. During on-site field studies, the museum’s researchers recorded their research findings and brought back specimens and new knowledge that contributed to the museum’s collections. Unit Two introduces how specimens became cherished evidence of natural history research through organization, identification, and classification. They are an important source for scientific research. Specimens represent different species. Different specimens form a miniature version of our big nature, illustrating the evolutionary history of different species in nature. “Taiwan’s New Scopes” introduces the important naturalists and their findings in the 100- year history of the National Taiwan Museum. These naturalists worked hard to unveil the secrets of Taiwan’s nature. Thanks to them, we can appreciate the beauty of Formosa through different lenses. “The Past is the Future” means that the museum does not only bring visitors to the past, but they also lead us to reflect on the current and envision the future. People often think that museum collections are evidence of history being frozen in time. The appearance of the collections may stay constant. But people’s opinions about the collections change constantly. Therefore, they may have different meanings and values in different times. In the museum, the past is the future. This is why people never lose their interest in museums.
Taichung Museum Of Fiber Arts
Weaving is a craft shared by all cultures in the world; it can be specifically divided into knotting, tying, weaving, dyeing, and embroidery. It provides our everyday needs, and can add colors in our lives with its creative designs. Founded in 1990, the Weaving Arts Museum, a division of Taichung County Cultural Center, originally featured natural rush hats and mats made in Tachia and traditional Atayal weaving, where the collection has expanded to 869 pieces of weaving over the years. As a small-sized local cultural center that connects domestic weaving talents, it has published book series, held exhibitions, conducted exchanges with other museums and global partners, and put in efforts in talent training. From 2015 onward, the Cultural Affairs Bureau of Taichung City Government started to formulate a plan that promotes the Weaving Arts Museum to become Taichung’s first public municipal museum, as a way to respond to the promulgation of the Museum Act and pursue sustainable development. The missions of MOFiA can be recapitulated in three dimensions: fiber, fashion, and green craft, which also point to the future direction of this museum. The aims of this museum are to incorporate Central Taiwan’s natural and human resources, based upon the richly diversified research results, thus progressing toward a professional organization that boasts lifestyle, culture, fashion, design, and eco-friendly ideas. With its integration of exchange platforms of fiber arts industries domestically and internationally, it is expected to become a new landmark of the cultural developments in Taichung City in the near future.
Welcome to Dadaocheng
Are you tired of the hustle and bustle of big cities? Or are you bored with your mundane life? Why not go on a tour to the old city district right now and experience the past in the present! Dadaocheng is situated along Tamsui River. The name was originated from the big open grounds that were used to sun-dry rice. During Qing dynasty, Taiwanese tea that was exported to other countries built up an excellent reputation. Along with convenient transportation, more and more foreign merchants came to Dadaocheng to do trades and establish business points. Therefore, the neighborhood of Daodaocheng Wharf gradually became the commercial hub of Northern Taiwan. Later on, problems occurred, such as local residents moving away and the siltation of the river, the past glory can no longer be seen. Yet, the relics of the past are still preserved intact in this historical district. Strolling on the old streets, you will see the magnificent and elegant quasi-baroque buildings as well as traditional, simple Minnan street shops. There are also diverse old trading companies that sell souvenirs. Therefore, many tourists visit on holidays to experience the nostalgic atmosphere specific to the old Taipei. Each year, when Lunar New Year is approaching, Dihua Street will turn into a bustling street of New Year goods. Mayor of Taipei City, Ko Wen-je said: “From old historical buildings through unique old streets to all kinds of innovative elements, Dadaocheng is not only a busy old town, but also a living and vibrant urban museum that breaks through spatial imitations.” These words are probably the best portrayal of Dadaocheng. A reminder: Dadaocheng mostly sells breakfast and lunch. Some restaurants close when everything is sold out. If you want to try some delicacies there, remember to go early. Everything will be gone if you arrive too late.