Relive a Somber Chapter at the 921 Earthquake Museum

On the 21st September 1999, a 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck central Taiwan, Nantou County resulting in over 1000 deaths. Many of these were school children who died when their school collapsed around them. The 921 Earthquake Museum preserves Guangfu Junior High School in its original state to enforce the memory of those lives lost. It features information about the national tragedy as well as the geological fault lines of through Taiwan, the human relationship with them and what to do when one happens. This is a truly one-of-a-kind experience that can one can spend anywhere from two to three hours to appreciate. Well worth checking out.

 

Details

921 Earthquake Museum of Taiwan
國立自然科學博物館九二一地震教育園區
192 Xinsheng Road,Wufeng District, Taichung
台中市霧峰區坑口里新生路192號
Tel: +886 (04) 2339 0906
Open: 9:00am to 5:00pm Tues-Sun (Monday closed)

 

Getting There

Take bus number 50 from Taichung Train Station to its terminus (end) at the 921 Earthquake Museum in Wufeng District, Taichung.  From the bus terminal, you need to walk 10 mins over a bridge to the entrance of the museum to buy tickets.

 

References

http://www.921emt.edu.tw/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/921_Earthquake_Museum_of_Taiwan
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/921_earthquake

Photo One By Mk2010Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, Link
Photo Two By lienyuan lee, CC BY 3.0, Link
Photo Three By Iv0202Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, Link

 


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