Taipei Fine Art Museum台北市立美术馆, Taipei Expo Park花博公园 & Angel Life Pavilion天使生活馆 @ Taipei
There are many reasons to fall in love with Taiwan and this small country definitely has an abundance to offer.
If you’re a foodie like me, Taiwan unquestionably a food heaven. There are countless night markets across the island that houses numerous of delightful local street foods and snacks. Restaurants that serve assorted of international cuisine, unique and cool themed cafes (eg: toilet, hospital and prison theme) and eateries that provide various of exotic food (for example snake meals) to satisfy your adventurous palate. Food is literally can be purchased at anytime during the day.
One of my favourite pastimes are watching Taiwanese TV program and they always say what they proud of their country is the people themselves. ‘The most beautiful scenery of Taiwan is the people’ which is one of their “saying” to describe their beloved country. Throughout both my previous trip (my first trip was back to a few years ago with my family), this “saying” is indeed very true. Generally Taiwanese are polite, soft-spoken, friendly and always willing to offer a smile. Check out my free food sample experience at Dadaocheng HERE which enough to explain this valid reason to make you love Taiwan.
Shopaholic, you can shop till you drop at Taiwan! Trendy fashion, cute trinkets, latest gadgets, quirky items (including kinky stuff), ethnic handicrafts and food You just have to make sure that you have extra luggage space & weight covered in your return ticket! LOL
Taiwan also has a lot to offer to nature-lovers, from winding coastlines to high mountain forests and offshore islands. Taiwan has been generously endowed by nature. The island’s many natural attractions can be experienced at national scenic areas, national parks, forest recreation areas and general scenic area. Have a dip at some popular hotspring spots such as Beitou 北投 and Jiaoxi 礁溪 also a popular itinerary among tourists.
One of the public hotspring at Beitou
Asia has been inhabited since ancient time giving Taiwan culture many fascinating and compelling traditions and customs which include some of culture from the aboriginal tribes.Traditional Taiwanese Puppet Show in Yunlin 云林, learn about Hakka culture at Beipu 北埔， explore traditional Taiwanese homes in Lugang Village 鹿港 or spend a day at the National Palace Museum.
Puppet show 布袋戏
Lugang Historical Reservation Area
To cut the story short, I think I need to stop here or else this post will be a super long winded post LOL Taiwan definitely a country that worth not a visit but two, three, four or more!
So today’s post is to share about 3 places that I visited on my third day at Taipei which located in same district ~ Zhongshan District 中山区.
Taipei Fine Arts Meseum (TFAM) 台北市立美术馆
Completely in 1983, TFAM rises up proudly from the banks of Keelung River基隆河 in the scenic Yuanshan area 圆山 . It was Taiwan’s first public museum of modern and contemporary art, which covers an area of more than 20,000 square meters. The curators have focused on researching the development of modern art in Taiwan over the past century while keeping apace of ongoing contemporary art trends, engaging in international exchange, and propelling young talent into the art world.
The museum houses 11,741 square meters of exhibit space spanning across 3 separate levels which give me a feel of spaciousness and sense of tranquility. The museum is uniquely designed to suit the needs of different exhibitions.
There were several exhibitions going on during our visit. Photos below are some of the art pieces I took from different exhibition halls.
Guided tours of exhibitions in Chinese and English are provided at the museum. Please call or email to make reservation.
One of the photography exhibition by a local photographer – Wang Hsin
Mosquitoes can be one of the inspiration to create an art piece ^__^
Some of the “unique” artworks of 2016 Taipei Arts Awards being displayed during our visit. Although I couldn’t understand most the art pieces but I still enjoyed the novelty of the experience 😛
Artistic photo of me walking in between those “branches” which are one of the selected art work for 2016 Taipei Arts Awards. Thank you JZ for the great photo 🙂
Do you know “colourful pile” on the floor is an artwork too? I apologize for not having sense of art, aren’t you? =.=”
Taipei Fine Arts Museum 台北市立美术馆
No.181, Sec. 3, Zhongshan N. Rd., Zhongshan Dist., Taipei City 10461, Taiwan,R.O.C. 10461台北市中山区中山北路三段181号
Admission fee (excluding special exhibitions)
NTD30 – General visitors above 18 years old (Free fro visitors more than 65 and under 18 years of age)
NTD15 – Students (including foreign students ) above 18 years old with valid student ID
Free admission for galleries and Children’s Art Education Center on the Basement Floor
Free admission for students on Saturday →Learning Day of the Museum
Free admission from 17:30-20:30 on Saturday
How to get there
Taipei Sightseeing Hop-On-Hop-Off Bus (Blue Line)
MRT: Danshui Line (淡水线)， Yuanshan Station (圆山站), leave via exit 1 and turn left in the direction of Zhongshan North Road 中山北路. It is about 10 minutes walk from there.
Bus: Take 21,40,42, 203,218,220,247,260,277,279,287,310,612,677,1717, Red2, Zhongshan Line, Taipei-Jinshan, or Taipei-Sanzhi and get off at the stop for TFAM.
Located next to MRT Yuanshan Station, Taipei Expo Park 花博公园 previously the home of the Taipei International Flora Exposition and now a multifunctional park in Zhongshan District, Taipei, Taiwan. There are a few areas in the park such as Yuanshan Plaza 圆山广场, MAJI Square 集食行樂, EcoARK 流行馆, EXPO Hall 舞蝶馆, Pavilion of Angel Life 天使生活馆 & Taiwan Excellence Pavilion台湾精品馆 which feature different unique constructions and designs, as well as different functions. There is a Farmer’s Market held every Saturday and Sunday which is a food treasure hunting spot for those who want to get the freshest produce from the whole country. It becomes a platform for exchanges between city residents and farmers from all over Taiwan.
EcoARK is the first “building constructed from garbage”. The light, structurally-sound architecture is 130m long and towers 9 stories tall (highest point); it is made from 1.52 million recycled PET bottles. From R&D, manufacturing and construction, all materials and technologies involved were Made in Taiwan.
Xinsheng Park 新生公园
Taipei Expo Park 花博公园
No.1, Yumen St., Zhongshan Dist., Taipei City 104, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
Angel Life Pavilion is part of the Taipei Expo Park. It is designed by the team of Angel Art Gallery with the purpose of promoting art and aesthetics of life.
It is a green building using natural sunlight, ventilation and resources by installing solar power panels, rainwater harvest system, energy-saving central air-conditioning system and water-saving system to reach the true potential of green technology.
The Pavilion of Angel Life promotes green lifestyle and aesthetic life through digital innovation and interactive technology, which enable shared vision of uplifted lifestyles.
A lotus pond surrounded by lush greenery and colourful flowers, big LOVE! ♥♥♥
There is an art exhibition venue in the pavilion which allows artists to curate exhibitions or local cultural theme exhibitions. While the Living Wisdom Center is where art meets design. The fusion of greenness, art and living aesthetics is transformed into the concept of wisdom through digital technology. Besides performance, theme exhibition and life fashion show, the minimalistic, exquisite lifestyle and environment of premium quality homes in Taiwan will also be presented.
We had a beautiful afternoon tea at the Floral Banquet. Our dessert platter did a hint of visual excitement as soon as the dish was served. Every piece looked utterly delectable aesthetically decorated with edible flower. Flavor wise, food here is mild in taste and emphasis the original flavor of the ingredients.
Angel Life Pavilion
No.6, Binjiang Street, Zhongshan District,Taipei City,Taiwan (R.O.C.)
Tel: 886-2-2585 7228
Operating hours: 9.00am to 6.00pm, Tuesday to Sunday (close on Monday)
Entrance fee: NTD350
How to get there
Taipei Expo Park & Angel Life Pavilion
Taipei Sightseeing Hop-On-Hop-Off Bus (Blue Line)
MRT: Danshui Line (淡水线)， Yuanshan Station (圆山站), leave via exit 1. It is about 10 minutes walk from there.
Bus: Take bus route 5, 33, 72, 74, 222, 279, 286, 505, 642 bus and get off at Minzu East Rd (民組東路) Songjiang Rd(松江路口).