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Shung Ye Museum of Formosan Aborigines

No. 282, Sec. 2, Zhishan Rd., Shilin Dist., Taipei 11143, Taiwan
88628412611
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Interesting and Nice!

There was a particular floor I enjoyed much than the rest, the one with the animation of rain. It... read more

Reviewed 2 July 2017
mrsshimchangmin
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Marikina, Philippines
Very much enjoyed this museum.

It wasn't just the lack of crowds and lines, screaming babies and shoving senior ladies encountered... read more

Reviewed 25 February 2017
RafikiLondon
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Hong Kong, China
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Shung Ye Museum of Formosan Aborigines was officially opened in June 1994 as an ethnology museum that is dedicated to promoting mutual understanding between different ethnic groups, through research, preservation and exhibition of the material culture of Taiwan indigenous peoples. Through various educational activities, we hope to recall the wordless history and present the multi-cultural phases of Taiwan. The main displays of the museum introduce the natural environment of Taiwan’s indigenous peoples, their daily utensils, clothing and personal decoration, ritual objects and religious life. Films shown in the museum offer an understanding of the present conditions of the life of Taiwan indigenous peoples. Special indigenous-themed exhibitions, which are expected to be the urban window to tribal culture, are held at regular intervals in the special exhibition room located on the B1 floor. The establishment of the museum was based on “What is taken from the community is to be used for the good of the community,” the creed of the founder, Chairman Safe. C.F. Lin. He donated his personal collection of Taiwanese indigenous artifacts acquired over many years to the museum only to share with the public. By doing so, Chairman Lin hoped to achieve his ideal, “Love our land; cherish our cultures,” which has been the goal of Shung Ye Museum of Formosan Aborigines that would require people of all ethnicities to accomplish. We look forward to your encouragement and advice. Visit Information Hours: Open daily from 09:00 a.m. to 17:00 p.m., Tuesdays to Sundays. Closed on Mondays and Chinese New Year’s Vacation. ※ Bookings of guided tours are accepted at least 2 weeks in advance. For groups with more than 20 people, a 20% discount of admission is offered. ※The timed guided tour in Mandarin is offered at 2 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. ※ Audio guide and tablet guide in Mandarin, English, and Japanese are available for rent at the Information Desk on the first floor. Admission: Regular: NT$150 Student & Aborigine: NT$100 The Disabled & Senior over 65: NT$75 The Joint Ticket with the National Palace Museum: NT$320
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“aboriginal” (9 reviews)
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No. 282, Sec. 2, Zhishan Rd., Shilin Dist., Taipei 11143, Taiwan
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Reviewed 2 July 2017

There was a particular floor I enjoyed much than the rest, the one with the animation of rain. It was a really cool presentation. They have this 3D show, but no english subtitle at all. You could also shop before you exit, they got some...More

Thank mrsshimchangmin
ShungYeMuseum, 業者 at Shung Ye Museum of Formosan Aborigines, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2017

Hi mrsshimchangmin, Thank you for letting us know that you had a nice time in our museum, especially on the 2nd floor with the animation of rain. We look forward to your visit when you come to Taiwan next time.

Reviewed 25 February 2017

It wasn't just the lack of crowds and lines, screaming babies and shoving senior ladies encountered at the Palace Museum across the road that made this enjoyable. The story of the aboriginal Taiwanese is largely unknown and for many tourists in-interesting. But this museum demonstrates...More

1  Thank RafikiLondon
ShungYeMuseum, 業者 at Shung Ye Museum of Formosan Aborigines, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2017

Hi RafikiLondon, Thank you so much for your positive comment on Shung Ye Museum. We are honored to learn that you have enjoyed your visit in our museum. We will be looking forward to your next visit very soon.

Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

This place is big. It has potential. But unfortunately there are too few artefacts on display. The museum shop has more stuff than the museum collection. If you are already somehow familiar with the aboriginal culture in the region absolutely don't bother. Very few pictures....More

3  Thank Aleksandra U
Reviewed 18 December 2016

Relatively small compared to the very large National Museum a short distance away. Nice collection of artifacts, clothing, photos well displayed and with English explanations for the non-native speaker. Very interesting and well done presentation of the aboriginal cultures. Highly recommended.

1  Thank Rodney A
ShungYeMuseum, 業者 at Shung Ye Museum of Formosan Aborigines, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2017

Hi Rodney A, Thank you so much for your positive comment on Shung Ye Museum. We are honored to learn that you have enjoyed your visit in our museum. We will be looking forward to your next visit very soon.

Reviewed 30 November 2016

One of our principal reasons for visiting Taiwan was to learn more about the Aboriginal tribes and this provided an excellent foundation on which we were able to build additional experiences.

1  Thank markmd
ShungYeMuseum, 業者 at Shung Ye Museum of Formosan Aborigines, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2017

Hi markmd, Thank you so much for your positive comment on Shung Ye Museum. We are honored to learn that you have enjoyed your visit in our museum. We will be looking forward to your next visit very soon.

Reviewed 25 October 2016

Wonderful museum, gives a great over view of the original inhabitants of the Island. Well worth a visit

1  Thank BostonSkier
ShungYeMuseum, 業者 at Shung Ye Museum of Formosan Aborigines, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2017

Hi BostonSkier, Thank you so much for your positive comment on Shung Ye Museum. We are honored to learn that you have enjoyed your visit in our museum. We will be looking forward to your next visit very soon.

Reviewed 20 July 2016

Across the street from the overcrowded National Palace Museum, the Shung Ye Museum of Formosan Aborigines is a hidden gem that showcases the true history of Taiwan. The exhibits were breathtaking and the stories were enchanting. I reckon that all visitors to Taiwan should visit...More

1  Thank riprock_music
ShungYeMuseum, 業者 at Shung Ye Museum of Formosan Aborigines, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2017

Hi riprock_music, Thank you so much for your positive comment on Shung Ye Museum. We are honored to learn that you have enjoyed your visit in our museum. We will be looking forward to your next visit very soon.

Reviewed 18 June 2016

We would not try to see both this and the National Palace Museum on the same day. Each has so very much to offer and you will not want to short-change either.

1  Thank shildon
ShungYeMuseum, 業者 at Shung Ye Museum of Formosan Aborigines, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2017

Hi shildon, Thank you so much for your positive comment on Shung Ye Museum. We are honored to learn that you have enjoyed your visit in our museum. We will be looking forward to your next visit very soon.

Reviewed 15 May 2016

Lovely small museum which presents artifacts and history accessibly. Just a block from the National Palace Museum.

1  Thank cfkenney
ShungYeMuseum, 業者 at Shung Ye Museum of Formosan Aborigines, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2017

Hi cfkenney, Thank you so much for your positive comment on Shung Ye Museum. We are honored to learn that you have enjoyed your visit in our museum. We will be looking forward to your next visit very soon.

Reviewed 17 March 2016

Taiwan has just recently begun to acknowledge and value what it now recognizes, based on ethnographic and linguistic studies, the 16 aboriginal tribes that existed well before Chiang Kai-Shek forever changed the face of this beautiful island country. While the Palace Museum, across the street,...More

4  Thank Sweetwood1075
ShungYeMuseum, 業者 at Shung Ye Museum of Formosan Aborigines, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2017

Hi sweetbrook, Thank you so much for your positive comment on Shung Ye Museum. We are honored to learn that you have enjoyed your visit in our museum. We will be looking forward to your next visit very soon.

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Hi Ms. Mary L, Thank you for your inquiry. If you would like to come to Shung Ye Museum of Formosan Aborigines, please find the ways of public transportation as follows, MRT (Metro Rapid Transit): Tamsui-Xinyi Line to... More
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