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At 01:47AM on September 21, 1999, the central part of Taiwan was struck by an earthquake that registered 7.3 on the Richter Scale. The resultant loss of life and damage to property put it among the worst natural disasters of the past century in...more
All reviews eye opening running track educational exhibits railway station natural disaster takes about hours minute ride mother nature elementary school great for kids adults and children well worth the trip english language information desk walk around fault line city centre
Well preserved actual site (coming 20 years old) of school that was damaged by earthquake, as the fault runs through the school. Luckily the quake took place at 1am, so no students were on this campus.
Many informative exhibits of the 1999 9.21 Jiji earthquake...More
We arrived at the museum around 11am on a weekday. The place was not crowded. The Carpark is away from the ticket booth as well as the museum entrance (aircon’d). I purchased tickets — for the elderly, the adults and children. The elderly and children...More
It is very informative and didactic. For adults and children. For those who are fortunate enough not to encounter such situations, do take some time to learn and understand mother nature and for those who live in a earthquakes area it's even more important to...More
Well preserved site of primary school affected by the Sept 21st earthquake in 1999. Well presented and interactive areas for people to learn about the impacts of earthquakes. A pity the earthquake simulation room was closed.
This is the exact site of the earthquake hit area which has been preserved to allow learning.
For those who are fortunate enough not to encounter such situations, do take some time to learn and understand mother nature.
It is a nice place to drop...More
921 Earthquake Museum is a witness of a natural disaster, which hit Taiwan on September 21, 1999. The site of the museum used to be a school, and collapsed buildings are preserved. Besides, there are also displays concerning earthquakes. It is very informative.
This is well worth your time. We took a cab drive here and back. The museum is built around the ruins of a junior high school, where luckily no one was killed due to the quake happening in the middle of the night. The displays...More
We spent 2-3 hours at 921. The museum educated us on the effects, structural, economic, social, emotional, etc. of the Sept. 1999 major earthquake that hit the Taichung area of Taiwan. The site features an excellent preservation of several destroyed buildings, as well as photos,...More
At 1:47am on the 21st September 1999 a major earthquake hit the Taichung area in Taiwan. The devastation was profound.
Interestingly, the Taiwanese built a new earthquake education centre / museum around the site of the school that was destroyed. Providing graphic demonstration of an...More
Very informative visit showing the effects of a major earthquake. Interesting additional information, e.g. preventive measures that can be taken. Well laid out route through the site. No charge for pensioners and only 50 NT for other adults..
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The bus does take about 45 mins but it is much cheaper than a taxi ride. About a dollar each way. There is an information booth at the railway station that can give you all the details of the bus. Also if you have a metro... More
The bus does take about 45 mins but it is much cheaper than a taxi ride. About a dollar each way. There is an information booth at the railway station that can give you all the details of the bus. Also if you have a metro card from Taipei it works in Taichung as well for their bus system.