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Shihsanhang Museum of Archaeology

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Located near the mouth of the Tamsui River in Bali District, the Shihsanhang archaeological site dates back some 500 to 1800 years to Taiwan's prehistoric time. The ancient dwellers are believed to be the ancestors of the Ketagalan people of the Pingpu aboriginal tribe. The evidence gathered from the ruins indicates that the Shihsanhang dwellers had the know-how of metal making. The discovered silver, copperware, gold jewelry, and coins indicate that trade and economic activities had taken place back then.

In 1998, the Shihsanhang Museum was erected at the archaeological site, showcasing the prehistoric relics to visitors. The Bridge of Time allows visitors to travel through time into Shihsanhang's culture.

The award-winning architecture adopts an archaeological theme and reflects the voyage of the early travelers from the mainland to Taiwan. Situated at the foot of Guanyin Mountain and facing Tamsui River, the Shihsanhang Museum affords a beautiful view from a great vantage point.

In addition to visiting the museum, one can also visit the mangrove conservation area nearby, go for a bike ride along the river, and take the Blue Highway Ferry.

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(Traffic information is subject to change. Please check with the transportation station before departure.)

Nat'l Fwy 1 → Exit at the Wugu Interchange → Sec. 2, Xin 5th Rd. → Sec. 3, Zhongxing Rd. → Ln. 98, Sec. 1, Chengtai Rd. → Prov. Hwy 64 → Prov. Hwy 15 → Wenchang Rd. → Museum Rd.


THSR Taipei Station (or TRA Taipei Station) → Taipei MRT Guandu Station → Tamsui Bus Red 13 to Shihsanhang Museum of Archaeology stop.

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Last update time: Oct 25, 2023
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