National Taiwan Museum Taiwan of Land Bank Exhibition Hall

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National Taiwan Museum Taiwan of Land Bank Exhibition Hall

National Taiwan Museum Taiwan of Land Bank Exhibition Hall
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia8,634 contributions
Banking chamber is full of dinosaurs
Aug 2021
The Kangyo Bank, a major Japanese bank in Taiwan during the Japanese colonial era (1895-1945) constructed this magnificent banking chamber with the intention of demonstrating the bank's soundness to its depositors. Following Taiwan's Retrocession to the Republic of China in 1945, the banking chamber was occupied by the Land Bank of Taiwan, a major financial institution. These days, the Land Bank Exhibition Hall, in association with the National Taiwan Museum, is full of dinosaur skeletons, which are sure to enthrall palentologsts of all ages.
Written 24 August 2021
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia8,634 contributions
Kids will love the dinosaurs
Mar 2021
During the Japanese colonial period (1895-1945) it was assumed that Taiwan would be part of the Japanese Empire forever. The Kangyo Bank is one example of this long-term philosophy -- this magnificent banking chamber was built to last. When Taiwan was returned to the Republic of China, it became part of the Land Bank of Taiwan. These days, it's part of the National Taiwan Museum with a collection of dinosaur skeletons that will leave kids enthralled. By the way, there's a small entry fee.
Written 15 May 2021
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Breeze
732 contributions
Dinosaurs appear in land bank!
Oct 2020
Amazing place! It can lead you to the ancient time and Taiwan history journey, most important of all, you can feel "treasure" in this magic place.

I've been here years ago and visited again, still felt exciting and love to see so various things mix together (Land bank vault, dinosaurs). It is a good place for the family and couples, adults and kids.

If you are interested in the ancient animals ("Friend" -Ross Geller), you definitely love this magic exhibition. If you are interested how to be rich and be an investor, you certainly love Land bank and its history.

It is a place to explore and enrich your vision and you can spend time here to get fun.
Written 15 October 2020
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Zoé J
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Good for kiddos
Sep 2020 • Family
Small but plenty of dinosaur skeletons to look at if that's what your kids are into. There are elevators for those with strollers but the exhibit path on the 2nd floor is a bit narrow and there are some steps, so best to leave the stroller at home if possible.
Written 15 October 2020
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia8,634 contributions
Japanese bank becomes natural history museum
Aug 2020
The Japanese colonial era (1845-1945) was a time for constructing grand buildings, such as the Kangyo Bank, see here. The office later became the Land Bank of Taiwan. Later, the Exhibition Hall later became the National Taiwan Museum, dedicated to Natural History. There are enough exhibits to keep the kids occupited for a couple of hours. By the way, there is a modest entry fee.
Written 25 September 2020
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CdnLovesTravel787
Vancouver, Canada2,931 contributions
History of Taiwan & Archeological Displays
Feb 2020
One ticket gives you entry to National Taiwan Museum plus into a building across the street, called Land Bank of Taiwan Bank Museum.

Despite the National Taiwan Museum appearing very old and grand inside and out, the only floor open to public was ultra modern in design. This museum covers the evolution of the architecture, history of various ethnic groups which inhabited Taiwan, their tools, geological history and of minerals, conservation, and bio diversity of animal life on this island.

Land Bank of Taiwan covers the history of banking on this island and how it evolved, along with the legal system and land ownership. This building is old and just as grand as the one across the street in Peace Park. Within this second building, are taxidermied displays of the animals and birds of Taiwan. Taiwan has 684 species of birds, so they showed only some on a wall.

More amazingly, there is a massive dinosaur bone display, even petrified dinosaur eggs. At one end, a lecturer was explaining things to a group in Mandarin. A coffee shop/restaurant is on top level and opens onto a nice garden area with tables & chairs. You can order meals here.

I enjoyed the dinosaur display as I do not have one in my home city of Vancouver, Canada. It is a really impressive dinosaur display, not to be missed.
Written 11 May 2020
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yeeonh
4 contributions
good place to go with kid if it rains
Aug 2019
Not a must but good place to go with kid if it rains
can spend you 1-2 hours , my 5yrs old boy loved the place.
Building itself and the tiles and wall outside the building also worth to have a look.
Written 8 March 2020
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Ooi Hong K
24 contributions
Treasure trove of dinosaurs and more
Nov 2019
We find the Land Bank Museum very interesting. For natural science fans, can easily spend a few hours here. This museum used to be a working bank. So there is an old bank vault (two-storey) open to visitors on the ground floor. No gold bullion though. But the highlight of the museum is its explanation of evolution and the display of all-things dinosaurs. There is also a skeleton of a woolly mammoth that has just returned from a loan-out. Watch out for the interactive displays on the upper floor for kids. There is also a small cafe on the upper level with limited seats and food. We only managed to try their cakes and coffee because their lunch sets were all sold out. It was a busy Sunday after all.
Written 17 November 2019
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chitownsam
Chicago, IL2,114 contributions
Two different buildings. Interesting exhibits.
Jan 2019 • Couples
We started in the Land Bank building with exhibits about land ownership - in a vault - and dinosaurs. While the total space isn’t particularly large, we enjoyed it. There is a small cafeteria on the second floor serving drinks and light meals. We next went across the street to the other building. They currently have a special exhibit on the extraordinary relationship between some plants and insects. Most of the exhibits on the second floor including that of indigenous people is closed for an indeterminate amount of time for renovations. We also enjoyed the third floor with exhibits on Taiwanese flora and fauna.
Written 17 January 2019
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tfizzle
Portland, OR1,914 contributions
Great museum on evolution of animals and for kids.
Dec 2018 • Solo
I was very impressed by this museum and it was about $1 to get in. Great presentation on the history of evolution with great dinosaur replicas and original specimens (great woolly mammoth). Great visual walk through with life size specifmens. can do in 60-90 minutes. Interestingly, this is housed in a former bank and there is an interesting banking history exhibit also. This ticket also gets you into the National Museum across the street.
Written 18 December 2018
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