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National Museum of Prehistory

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The origins of the National Museum of Prehistory (NMP) can be traced back to the beginning of construction of the new Taitung train station in 1980, which led to the discovery of the Peinan site—the most complete settlement site unearthed in the history of Taiwanese archaeology and boasting the largest cluster of slate coffin graves in Southeast Asia and the Circum-Pacific Belt. In response to calls for the preservation of the cultural heritage of this site and others, the Main Museum of the NMP was built to the south of the Kangle train station. In addition, plans were drawn up to build the Peinan Site Park in the area of the Peinan site. Also established was the Museum of Archaeology, Tainan Branch of NMP (at the Southern Taiwan Science Park in Tainan), which possesses the most complete record of the cultural layers in southwestern Taiwan.


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

Nat'l Fwy 5 → Exit at the Su'ao Interchange → Prov. Hwy 9 → Museum Rd.

  1. Take airplane to Taitung Airport.
  2. Take TRA to Kangle Station, and walk for 6 minutes.
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Last update time: Jan 31, 2024
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