Guided Tour: Living a Cultural Life in Monga
Monga Quasi Museum Facebook：https://www.facebook.com/MongaQuasiMuseum/
●Bopiliao Historic Block
●Guiyang Street (Laomingyu Incense Shop)
●Monga Qingshan Temple
●Monga Park/Longshan Temple Underground Shopping Mall (Monga Longshan Culture &Creative B2)
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Southern Changhua Route & Qingshuiyan Route guided tour
Take the Taiwantrip bus of Changhua, download the app or get the DM, following the tour guide and get the stamps in the sightseeing spots, collected 4 stamps could join the sweepstakes. The prizes including Samsung Galaxy S20, Lukang Union house accommodation ticket! For the faster 70 participants would win extra travel ticket package of Taiwantrip Changhua~ ●Appoint stamp collection spot & Opening times THSR Changhua Station Visitor Information Center: 09:00-17:00 Qingshuiyan Temple:09:00-17:00 Fujing Railway Museum:Every Monday to Saturday: 10:30 am-1:00 pm, 4:30 pm-7:00 pm Taiwan Rice Castle:09:00-17:00 Changhua Souvenir Center:09:00-17:00 ●award form:https://forms.gle/NFY2KiXs3EnS4K5Y7 ●rules: Get the chance to win the Samsung Galaxy s20, Lukang Union house ticket~~Take the Changhua Taiwantrip bus, get the stemps at the sightseeing spots and fill in the form. For the faster 70 participants (depends on your photo update time in facebook if you are DM collector) would get extra travel ticket package! ●Event Date: till 15, June. ●Event prizes: The faster stamps collector gift: The ' travel ticket package' for the top 70 winners! lucky draw prizes: Jackpot: Samsung Galaxy S20 * 1 Second Prize: Shiyi Room at Lukang Yongle Hotel Weekday Accommodation Voucher for 4 persons (including breakfast for 4 guests, two sets of nostalgic English afternoon tea for two.) * 1 Third Prize: [OUTDOOR] RUSH-20 inch + 24 inch zipper box two-piece set-silver white * 1 Special Award: NT $ 500 All-in-One Gift Voucher * 10 General Prize: Yuanlin Baiguoshan Discovery Park * 10 tickets About the prizes: *Lukang Union house ticket for 4 person, weekday accommodation use. Make up the difference during the consecutive holidays ,weekend(fri, sat, sun) or summer/winter vacation. Period of use date before 30 June,2021. *Baiguo mountain ticket, period of use before 30 June,2021. ●Data of announcement: The 100 awardees of the ' faster stamps collectors' and 'lucky draw winners' list will be annouced on the facebookpage before June 19: https://www.facebook.com/chbustravel/ The gifts will be sent before June 30.
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.
HEPING ISLAND PARK
“An offshore island, yet a connected island”,probably best sums up for Heping Island. Get away from crowded city to Heping Island, all you need to do is take a turn and cross a 70-meter bridge. Five million years ago, Heping Island was originally three isolated islands, they were the Bush Island, Sheliao Island and Zhongshan Zi Island. Later, the three small islands were gradually merged by manmade facilities and reclamation. The "Heping Island Park," where we are now, is the original location of Zhongshan Zi Island. Now, Heping Island is connected to Taiwan by the Heping Bridge. Heping Island's coasts are strongly affected by marine erosion and weathering. This contributes to the island's many natural landscapes, making it an ideal place for an outing and for learning about nature. Feel tired of your busy life? Why not packing up your bag and go Heping Island Park! Let’s do it! Sitting on the beach and listening to the sound of the waves beating on the shore, smashing a favorite song, picnic with friends and enjoy the leisurely life of the island. Find your peace is so simple.
Shihsanhang Museum of Archaeology, New Taipei City
【 History of the Museum 】 The First Archaeological Museum in Northern Taiwan The Shihsanhang Museum of Archaeology was established in conjunction to the “rescue excavation” undertaken at the Shihsanhang Archaeological Site in 1990. At that time, Taiwan Provincial Government’s Department of Housing and Development planned to build a sewage treatment plant on top of the site. A group of noted archaeologists launched a campaign to rescue the artifacts at Shihsanhang, and they were able to garner a large amount of public support. As a result, the site was recognized as a second-class Historic Site, and part of the original site was ordered to be preserved. The Shihsanhang site is now a National Historic Site. In 1992, the Executive Yuan Council ordered the Taipei County government to establish a Shihsanhang Site Exhibition Room to display the objects that were unearthed. It was renamed to "Shihsanhang Museum of Archaeology" in 1998. It’s objectives were to preserve and display artifacts unearthed at the Shihsanhang Site, to serve as the archaeological museum of northern Taiwan, and to serve as an educational center to teach people about the importance of the prehistoric culture. After its official opening in 2003, the Museum has also become an ecomuseum of the Bali Left Bank area. The Shihsanhang Museum of Archaeology cost NT$380 million to build, paid for by both the federal, Taipei County and New Taipei County (since 2010) governments. Construction of the main buildings, the outdoor plaza and parking lot began in 2000, and the project was completed in 2003. 【 Buildings 】 Winner of the 2002 "Taiwan Architecture Prize" and the 2003 “Far Eastern Architect Awards” The Shihsanhang Museum of Archaeology was designed by architect Te-hung Sun.The main idea of design the museum was based directly on archaeological excavation and the fact that our ancestors crossed the great ocean and reached the coast of Bali by canoe.The Museum is composed of three distinctive building groups, representing the mountain, the ocean and time.The building materials include exposed concrete, sandstone and highly plastic titanium alloy. The steel structure represents the ocean, with its structural lines radiating toward the sea. The slightly angled roof represents a sand dune or the back of a whale swimming in the sea, images the people of Shihsanhang would have been familiar with as part of their daily lives. Visitors take the steps to an elevated viewing platform from where they can gaze into the vastness of the ocean and enjoy the novel experience of standing on the roof of one of the museum buildings. The simple and neat shape of the three-floor exposed concrete building represents a mountain. The two high walls point directly to the Tapenkeng Site located on Guanyin Mountain, alluding to the time-link between Shihsanhang and Tapenkeng Cultures. This representation of mountain and ocean meets in the octagon tower that links the past with the present and represents the passing of time. Designed to stand at an irregular angle of 17°, this structure alludes to the destruction of the historical remains and the impossibility of ever restoring the past. The arrangement of exhibitions in the building leads visitors through a series of different eras, allowing them to experience the passing of time and the lasting importance of each historical period. The Shihsanhang Museum of Archaeology is also designed in such a way that its ground floor is located 1.5m under ground level. The walkway to the entrance, which first climbs and then gently slopes downwards, symbolizes the fact that one is about to enter a treasure trove unearthed by archaeologists. The parts of the Museum that prove most popular with the public have been the “Whale Dune Observation Platform” and the angular irregular “Archaeological Octagon Tower”. These buildings are so distinctive that they received first place in the 2002 “Taiwan Architecture Prize,” and outstanding design in the 2003 “Far Eastern Architect Awards”. Official website：http://en.sshm.ntpc.gov.tw Facebook：www.facebook.com/13hangmuseum/ Transportation：http://www.sshm.ntpc.gov.tw/xmdoc/cont?xsmsid=0G245566982604740685 Google panorama：https://goo.gl/gpPhUx Introduction video：https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KqbF3MnX7vs
「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.