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Taiwan Sugar Museum

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Address: No.24 Tangchang Road, Qiaonan Vil., Qiaotou District, Kaohsiung 825, Taiwan
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+886 7 611 9299

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take a tour around the abandoned sugar factory

the entire factory is pretty huge!! i would strongly recommend you to rent a bicycle when you exit the ciaotou sugar factory mrt. then cycle around the sugar factory. i... read more

Reviewed 6 October 2016
Singapore, Singapore
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2016

the old sugar mill and the surrounding grounds are now a museum and an art village. it's a place where you can learn a lot about taiwanese history especially during their 50 years of japanese occupation (1895-1945). apart from drumming sessions and enjoying freshly pressed sugar juice you can enjoy art and food and around the metro itself station there... More 

Thank blue7772013
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Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Note that all the plaques in the museum itself are in Chinese only. But the machinery is not really that interesting looking, I doubt it would have added much. Also, what was the weird pig ceramics shop? Make sure you rent a bicycle rather than walk everywhere, and there's a bun shop that is quite good just outside the station... More 

1 Thank Andy D
Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016

the entire factory is pretty huge!! i would strongly recommend you to rent a bicycle when you exit the ciaotou sugar factory mrt. then cycle around the sugar factory. i personally did not like the museum because the texts are written in traditional mandarin chinese. prefer to read them in english. and because of the small crowd that this museum... More 

3 Thank kendyboy
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 910 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016

I chose to visit this place on the recommendation of Lonely Planet. Always a mistake. It's an easy metro ride on the red line north of the city centre and it's a very relaxing, free spot to visit, but hardly any of the old factory is actually open to visit. At least not the day I went (Friday 9/23). If... More 

3 Thank Jarko2015
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Reviewed 24 August 2016

The old factory explains and shows how the sugar was made, how to generate electricity by using the steam power generator. Cannot say it is a museum.

Thank B6502CFjennyl
Spring Valley, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2016

This place was started by the Japanese in the late 1800's and continued until the seventies. It was quite interesting.

Thank BigBen56
San Jose, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2016

Great ice cream in the hot sunny day I love the red bean ice cream. There was someone signing at the eating area.

1 Thank advpeg
Springfield, Illinois
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Reviewed 19 March 2016

This was billed as a visit to an old sugar refinery but it was simply a walk in through cavernous industrial warehouses with old machinery, storage tanks, heavy chains.....There are a few photographs but very little in English to explain the process of sugar production. So you walk through figuring out for yourself how the various pieces of equipment may... More 

1 Thank Ethel C
Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 14 January 2016

The sugar museum was one of the highlights of our trip to Kaohsiung. Having a rich history since the days where Japan ruled Taiwan, a vast majority of the sugar museum is now abandoned with a couple of cylinders and buildings still processing sugar. Besides the factory, one can walk through the underground bomb shelters which is still intact since... More 

3 Thank Ernest_Ee_sg
Union City, California
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Reviewed 8 January 2016 via mobile

This was an old sugar manufacturing plant which was opened a century before. Now it is reserved as a museum for sugar production and also the railroad too. In addition to sugar museum, there are a lot of robots were made of railroad and train parts. It is a great visit and I learn quite a lot if about sugar... More 

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