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Chimei Museum(奇美博物館)

Updated:2018-12-13

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Introduce

The entrance of the square has a grand Fountain of Apollo (阿波羅噴泉), and a bridge crosses the moat with a row of fierce white lion heads along the side and solemn Olympus (奧林帕斯) statues on top. The front entrance of the museum features a tall dome shape and Greek columns, a grand design befitting a palace of cultural treasures. Perched at the building’s highest point is the Angel of Glory (榮耀天使) statue, a reproduction of the work of French sculptor Louis-Ernst Barrias. Holding a laurel and bugle, her beautiful figure stands forever atop Chimei Museum (奇美博物館) to symbolize protection of this country, and glorify the beautiful people and things in this world. The main building is 150 meters wide at the front and 42 meters tall, and it cost NTD 1.3 billion to build, a big gift given to Tainan City by Hsu Wen-long, founder of the Chimei Group. After opening in 2015, it became a top destination for both Taiwanese and foreign visitors. The museum occupies 9.5 hectares, and it contains countless precious international works of art, collected in order to realize Hsu Wen-long’s big dream of a “local museum, making music and art available to everyone, from 3-year-old infants to 90 year old grandparents, a boundless palace of aesthetic culture”. Tourists in Tainan absolutely must experience this European style palace full of cultural treasures.

Information

TEL +886-6-2660808

Address , Rende Dist., Tainan City Taiwan, R.O.C

Category Local Gallery、Culture

Opening Hours 9:30~17:30, closed on Wednesday Full price tickets: NT$ 200, concessionary tickets: NT$ 150

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Traveler rating:4.5 1310 Reviews Write a Review

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  1. 7 Terrible
  2. 6 Poor
  3. 65 Average
  4. 383 Very good
  5. 849 Excellent

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  1. 419 Families
  2. 260 Couples
  3. 117 Solo
  4. 39 Business
  5. 348 Friends
  • triantafyllosv

    Xánthi, Xanthi, Greece

    Traveler type:

    Business

    Great Museum

    Traveler rating:5 2019-07

    You have to see it.... Have a look outside pf the museum and see the natural environment and the architectural... See the sculptures and the thematology of them. After this go inside... Wonderful building and interesting exhibits... Must in Tainan...
  • manucanuck

    Hong Kong, China

    Traveler type:

    Solo travel

    Overrated

    Traveler rating:3 2019-07

    Easy access from the Tainan train station (get off at bao an station, from there it’s 10 minutes walk). The building itself is of western architecture design, but the collections inside was a little disappointing to me. It has a limited fine arts and sculptures, the only exhibit that caught my attention was the musical room,, you need to buy a separate ticket to enjoy the piece in a certain time slot.
  • 238ying

    Kaohsiung, Taiwan

    Easy access via train

    Traveler rating:4 2018-12

    Travelled with kids on train to Tainan station there are bus that take you from station to the Museum, it is quite easy. The art exhibition was very good, specially the videos explains the color, dimension and the material the reasons artist uses them. The violin collection was impressive. With children in the Museum, 1- 1 1/2 hours is max, as there are more for Adults or teenagers then for little ones, but the outside garden area where the little ones can enjoy run around etc. The entrance fee is a good price consider there are few good Art exhibitions. The downside was we planed to visit the down town, there are no public transport, only Taxis.
  • Noddygal92

    Baroy, Philippines

    Traveler type:

    Family

    I love it

    Traveler rating:5 2019-06

    Love the architectural design. Love the exhibits. I love everything of Chimei. U shouldn't miss it. Its my favorite part of my trip in Taiwan. If ur not interested in Chinese artifacts then u can skip national palace museum and go to chimei museum instead.
  • nagisa0725

    Shoufeng, Hualien

    Traveler type:

    Couples

    Good place to visit in Tainan

    Traveler rating:5 2019-06

    The entrance fee is 200 NTD and a reasonable price for the museum. If you drive a car there is a big parking lot and 60 NTD for the whole day. Don't forget to go to the gift shop. You will end up buy really beautiful souvenirs. Also, it is a good spot for taking photos.

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