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921 Earthquake Museum of Taiwan

No.192 Xinsheng Rd., Kengkou Vil., Wufeng Dist., Taichung City, Taichung 41364, Taiwan
+886 4 2339 0906
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Impressive and educational

Until recently I did not know that exist a museum of such a theme. Taiwanese people have done... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
taranis_hr
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Croatia
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It's far from the city center. Accessible by bus or taxi (website will provide your options). It's... read more

Reviewed 20 December 2017
MaryGoRoundTheWorld
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Antipolo City, Philippines
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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 Taiwan. In the wake of the 921 disaster, the local government decided to preserve some of the phenomena related to the earthquake such as slips in the fault line, collapsed school structures, raised river beds and other selected locations, to serve as reminders for the public of the need to prepare for such disasters and to be ready to provide emergency rescue services. With the rebuilding of Kwangfu Junior High on its present site, the Earthquake Memorial Museum was renamed the 921 Earthquake Museum of Taiwan on February 13, 2001. The new plan retains the original sites as a record of the damage wrought by the earthquake, and it also adds educational facilities designed to inform the public and school children about earthquakes and disaster readiness.
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Until recently I did not know that exist a museum of such a theme. Taiwanese people have done educational thing from tragedy. The museum space is very large, with a number of interesting interactive exhibits and information on earthquakes. We went to the earthquake experience...More

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Reviewed 20 December 2017

It's far from the city center. Accessible by bus or taxi (website will provide your options). It's great learning experience especially to the kids and science enthusiasts. The only con for me is there are some shows in Chinese language only (not attractive to English...More

1  Thank MaryGoRoundTheWorld
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Reviewed 16 December 2017 via mobile

The museum was well designed with the preservation of the uplifted tracks and collapsed buildings during the earthquake. They acted like a 'pause' button for us to see through time. It is so simple to learn about the Earth's destructive forces through the exhibits and...More

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Reviewed 24 November 2017 via mobile

This museum is set on the grounds of a school that was damaged during the large 1999 earthquake that hit Taiwan. It is quite informative about earthquakes in general and building technique to enable buildings to withstand earthquakes. The damaged school and the running track...More

1  Thank TorontoMusicman
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Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

It is a museum that could help you to understand not only the '921 earthquake' which happened in 1999 September 21 but also knowledge about earthquake and what Taiwan Government has done since then. They converted a school, which nearly knocked down by the earthquake...More

2  Thank mrdennislo
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Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

Well worth a visit if you are in the area. Exhibits are set out in English as well as Chinese. Star of the show is the school which sat on the site prior to the earthquake. The engineering hall gives a good rxplanayion of what...More

1  Thank hendomania
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Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

I was in Taichung for the baseball anyway so doubled up with a trip here. I had to wait 30 mins for a 50 bus and it took an hour to get there, 45 to get back. For NT$50 it is a bargain, and there...More

1  Thank Chapeltom
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Reviewed 23 September 2017

Good experience, aside from preserving the old structures hit by the earthquake, the museum also educate visitors: - miniature simulator on how buildings with different design moves when earthquake hits - platform to simulate earthquake for ~20 people - modern theaters showcasing natural disasters A...More

2  Thank CharlesPatrick
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Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

This place is a bit out of city, but worth to visit, if you come from a country without such natural disasters. If it is not busy, I recommend to experience earthquake simulation, but I had to wait for 1h and it probably was not...More

2  Thank Ilgmars
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Reviewed 13 September 2017

Wow, what an experience it was to visit the 9/21 earthquake museum. In all of my travels around the world, the imagery of this place has stuck in my head. While we see disasters happen around the world, the museum shows gives a live view...More

2  Thank ob1gr81
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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
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