Shung Ye Museum of Formosan Aborigines, Shilin

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The Shung Ye Museum of Formosan Aborigines (Chinese: 順益臺灣原住民博物館; pinyin: Shùnyì Táiwān Yuán Zhùmín Bówùguǎn) is a museum located just 200 meters diagonally across from the National Palace Museum in Shilin District, Taipei, Taiwan. It houses exhibits relating to the cultures and histories of the Taiwanese aborigines. The aboriginal tribes live mainly in the mountainous east and south of Taiwan and have historically spoken a variety of Austronesian languages, so it was thought important to have a central location in the capital where their cultures could be on display. Both permanent and rotating exhibits are a part of the museum.
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  • I visited Wulai the day before coming here, and I loved learning about the fascinating culture and history of the indigenous people of Taiwan. Firstly, I would highly recommend visiting the Shung Ye.....  more »
  • Good introduction to life on Taiwan before the Han Chinese showed up. Don’t miss the 2 videos. — the 3-D one in the theatre and the one on the video monitor. Get the combo ticket for the National...  more »
  • A place to know the history of Taiwan or formerly known as Formosa Island. If you want to know how many ethnics and their culture, it is recommended to go and visit this place after u have visited the national palace museum.
  • This museum exceeded my expectation. I've never heard of this museum before, and the only reason I visited this place first was because the National Palace offered a combo ticket and this museum sounded interesting. The museum is well done with background on how humans first came to Taiwan, and introductions on each of the different tribes that exists in Taiwan. Almost all of the exhibits has English explanation.
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