Folklore Park

Folklore Museum

Folklore Museum

We visited the Taichung Folklore Park: http://www.taiwan-story.com.tw/ which took us on a journey into Taiwan’s way of life a century ago.
The park consists of 3 parts:
• Folklore Museum,
• Folk Arts Museum, and
• Landscape Garden.

Garden Lotus Pond

Garden Lotus Pond

The Folklore Museum is a traditional four-section compound, with the main hall at the center housing the ancestor shrines, living and dining areas, with the master bedroom and recreation room attached. On the east wing is the study, and on the west wing is the living quarter for the son’s family. The basement houses 2,000 pieces of antiques, including dresses, household utensils, farm implements, transportation equipment etc.

Folklore Museum Main Entrance

Folklore Museum Main Entrance

The Folk Arts Museum is a two-storey building which houses a tea house and several stores selling various handicrafts, toys and snacks. Of particular interest is a souvenir shop which owner collects one-of-a kind items for display or resale. Lastly the Garden consists of a lotus pond with large golden carps, a pavilion, a bridge, and covered corridors. The whole complex gives one an unhurried stroll down memory lane to a time when life is simpler. It is a hidden gem worth a visit.

Folk Arts Museum Entrance

Folk Arts Museum Entrance

Ching Dynasty shoes when women bind their feet

Ching Dynasty shoes when women bind their feet

Opium pipes, the addiction that ruined the country.

Opium pipes, the addiction that ruined the country.

Porcelain pillow used in my grandma's generation.

Porcelain pillow used in my grandma’s generation.

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