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National Museum of Taiwan Literature

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Excellent museum

Excellent museum. Entertaining and educational. Maintained quite well. Worth a visit. Close to many... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Burnaby, Canada
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No Chinese needed

While a lot of the exhibits had Chinese incorporated, just as many had English options for... read more

Reviewed 14 November 2018
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No.1 Zhongzheng Road,Zhongxi District, Tainan, Taiwan
West Central District/ North District
+886 6 221 7201
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Excellent museum. Entertaining and educational. Maintained quite well. Worth a visit. Close to many other attractions.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 14 November 2018

While a lot of the exhibits had Chinese incorporated, just as many had English options for non-Chinese speakers. Something that they didn't have to do! I did miss the Shakespeare and Taiwan exhibit but I did get to see their Feminist literature exhibit. This was...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank thevoyagingteacher
Reviewed 12 November 2018 via mobile

Unfortunately I didn’t have enough time to see their displays, but just to take a look of its building it is worth coming to this museum. Over 100 years building was constructed as Tainan county office.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank kimitakas
Reviewed 9 September 2018

The exhibits inside this former Japanese prefecture building were well laid out and provided an closer look into Taiwan's literary history. We had the benefit of a local providing additional perspective and translating. Worth visiting, but have a someone with language skills accompany you for...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Double64Double
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Good museum if you understand Chinese. Lots of exhibits which may interest literature buffs. There is also no entrance fee and easily accessible. Highly recommended to visit this museum if you are into Chinese literature.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Chung1234
Reviewed 29 January 2018

Taiwanese literature differs from the traditional Chinese literature, and because the use of Taiwanese and being colonized by Japan for 50 years, Taiwanese literature has a different taste than the Chinese counterpart. Chiang kai-shek banned the use of Taiwanese in Taiwan, and the locals were...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

This place is so good I always visit here every Sunday The first picture was beside the building, it's statue of woman Inside this building, it has a big map of Taiwan so you can see it clearly (2nd pic) It also have a store...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Ivana O
Reviewed 4 September 2017

This is a fantastic museum to visit for anyone with an interest in literature. it has many sections, so I guarantee you will not be bored! There are sections on Chinese influence in Taiwanese literature, archaic writings, modern writings (including feminist movements and erotica), sections...More

Date of experience: December 2016
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Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

The building itself is a great treasure. Apart from literature exhibitions, there's also a children's library. Inside are plenty of children's books shelved according to publisher. There's a very spacious reading room inside the library. Like all other museums and libraries in Taiwan, there are...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank DrGruffalo
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

This is a museum on Taiwanese literature so it's not surprising it didn't mean much to me but they do make the effort of having general descriptions on subject areas trsnslated so there are some things to spend a bit of time on.

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Dennis T
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West Central District/ North District
The West Central District is the most populous and the
busiest area. A lot of shops and hotels crowd the
district, and the long-standing history results in a
variety of street food. In addition to that, this
district also has the highest number of temples. This
is how it got the name “Tainan’s Pantheon.” Historic
buildings are literally ubiquitous. For example,
Hayashi Department Store, National Museum of Taiwan
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