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No. 242, Zhonghua Rd., Xinwu Dist., Taoyuan City


Xinwu District of Taoyuan City is an important paddy rice town in northern Taiwan. During the Japanese Rule, seven rice barns and plants were built here to store rice.

The brick walls of the buildings are strengthened with mud mixed with grain powder or cement, along with suspended wood pillars connected through traditional methods without nails. This makes the precious architecture worthy of observation. Well-preserved, it shows people's early-day wisdom.

In 2007, through a renewal project, one of the old barns was adapted to be a rice museum. In it, a supermarket supported by the farmers' association, a shop featuring Taiwan's best agricultural products, a rice story center, a rice-milling centennial center, and a rice food center can be explored. The project has not only created new energy for the old barn. It helps to pass down culture through the educational facilities it has.

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(Traffic information is subject to change. Please check with the transportation station before departure.)
  1. Nat'l Hwy 1 → Exit at the Pingzhen System Interchange → Prov. Hwy 66 → Exit at the Xinwu Interchange → County Hwy 114 → Zhonghua Rd.
  2. Nat'l Hwy 3 → Exit at the Daxi Interchange → County Hwy 112A → Prov. Hwy 66 → Exit at the Xinwu Interchange → County Hwy 114 → Zhonghua Rd.
  1. Take TRA to Yangmei Station, transfer Hsinchu Bus 5650 to Xinwu stop.
  2. Take TRA to Fugang Station, transfer Taoyuan LOHAS Bus L601 to Xinwu Farmers' Association stop.

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Last update time: 2021-06-11
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