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Museum of MeteorologyFormer Tainan Meteorological Station (Central Weather Bureau Southern Region Weather Center) (原台南測候所(中央氣象局臺灣南區氣象中心))




The Former Tainan Meteorological Station(原台南測候所) has an important position in the hearts of Tainan locals. It is located on what was the highest point in the center of the city, on a hill at 14 meters elevation. Due to its appearance, it was nicknamed “pepper pot” by locals; as it also has an unusual 18 radii roof, it was also called “18 angle building” It is located in front of the Southern Region Weather Center of the Central Weather Bureau and stands out in between two modern buildings. Look closely and you will see the building is made up of three concentric circles; the innermost one a white circular tower which is filled with various pieces of meteorological equipment, the middle ring is a corridor, while the outer ring is offices. Its special appearance always attracts the gaze of passersby. The Museum of Meteorology attracts a large number of tourists when the golden trumpet trees bloom March-April, the pink flowers complementing the view of Maxwell Memorial Church opposite. At night, the flowers are as pretty as nighttime cherry blossoms, presenting a scene that should not be missed.


TEL +886-6-3459218

Address , West Central Dist., Tainan City Taiwan, R.O.C

Category Historic Sites、Eco-Tour、Culture

Opening Hours 9:00~17:00 Free entry, open all year round


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  • 588phis

    Bangkok, Thailand

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    Under renovation

    Traveler rating:3 2018-12

    We walked past this building and couldn’t see much as it was under renovation. The exterior was covered with scaffolding and canvas.
  • kimnasin

    서울, 대한민국

    타이난 구 기후관측소

    Traveler rating:3 2019-03

    동그란 건물 위에 등대같은 게 서 있는 옛 타이난 기후관측소입니다. 내부에 들어갈 수 있다고 하는데 문은 열려있지 않아서 아쉽.
  • zukum

    東京23区, 東京都

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    Traveler rating:4 2019-06

  • bakedpotatoes

    東京23区, 東京都

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    Traveler rating:4 2019-06

  • beeny1024

    서울, 대한민국

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    나홀로 여행

    현재 공사중

    Traveler rating:3 2018-07

    문학박물관, 히야시 백화점 근처에 있는데, 공사중입니다. 내부 입장 불가능하고요. 공사하는 것이 무엇인가 싶어 찾아보니 이 곳이었습니다. 이용에 참고 바랍니다.

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