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National Museum of Taiwan Literature

Closed Now: 09:00 - 21:00
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Great place for children to have a good read

The building itself is a great treasure. Apart from literature exhibitions, there's also a... read more

Reviewed 3 August 2017
United Kingdom
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the best in Tainan

The Japanese built building itself is a treat, lots of history and well laid out, the only thing... read more

Reviewed 2 January 2017
Samuel C
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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 2 weeks ago

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

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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.

Thank Chung1234
Reviewed 28 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

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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

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

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Reviewed 3 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

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.

Thank Dennis T
Reviewed 2 January 2017

The Japanese built building itself is a treat, lots of history and well laid out, the only thing that gets me as in most of many museums in Taiwan - the lack of English in their display...if you can read Chinese it's a five star...More

Thank Samuel C
Reviewed 21 December 2016

The building is a beautiful building in European style. Inside they tried to partly keep it how it used to be. It is very cool to see that already at the beginning of the 20th century they had very elaborate window opening and closing systems....More

Thank 610carmen
Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

The museum offers interesting topics about taiwanese culture and the entrance is free. Also they have interactive stations which is also exciting for non mandarin speakers

Thank Lutz B
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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,
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