Discovery Center of Taipei is one of our destinations in our 4 day trip to Taiwan. This center is sponsored by the government of Taiwan.
This is a go-to place for people who want to understand in a brief time, the history and culture of Taiwan. Â It is located at the City Hall.
The center’s first-floor Taipei Impressions Hall displays the scenes of someo f the best spots in the city to begin a sight-seeing tour. Â The second floor Special Exhibitions Hall arranges occasional exhibits on topics of interest. Â The City Discovery Hall, located on the third floor, includes a variety of displays on Taipei’s culture and ecology. Â Last but not the least, my favorite floor is on the fourth! Â It includes the Dialogue with Time Hall, which outlines Taipei’s history and the Discovery Theater.
I learned a few things about how Taiwan came about. The Portuguese sailed here first calling the land “Formosa” and like us in the Philippines, Taiwan was under the Japanese regime.
Taipei is a lush city mixed with skyscrapers, ocean, rivers and mountains all together. It is said that the city of Taipei was designed in accordance to Feng Shui beliefs.
Taipei has a water reservoir up in the mountains and is said to have the cleanest water in the world.
The Discovery center of Taipei also has a scheduled film showing at the Discovery Theater which boasts a 360-degree screen. Ask the information desk about the timing of the film. It lasts for 17 minutes. It has a 360 degree view of different interesting things Taipei has to offer. The seats rotate around for maximum viewing pleasure.
ART: A Wall of Bottles
I’m not that short after all, I’m 1/2 as tall as Taipei 101 (yeah right!)
Strike a pose!
They had a fortune-telling machine!
It said “Happiness is already at your hand” ^_^
I also got another one and it said “It will be a great year for you!”
(I just didn’t know which year it was talking about – 2012 or 2013)
Check it out! A spiral bookshelf!
The Discovery Center 360 degrees theater.
Back in the day, Taipei was a walled city.
The walled city had 4 gates.
They made a miniature city! I’m stepping on a glass floor.
But it looks like I’m sort-of flying!
An ancient map of Taiwan that is made upside down. Â Down is North. Top part is South.
AirAsia flies to TaiwanÂ four times a week, with fights departing Clark at 12:05 p.m. and arriving at Taoyuan airport at 2:00 p.m.
Location of the Discovery Center of Taipei
No. 1, Shifu Rd., Xinyi Dist., Taipei City 11008, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
West Entrance of Taipei City Hall (facing Renai Rd.)
Tel: 1999 (other countries and cities 02-27208889)