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Shisanhang Museum of Archaeology

Shisanhang Museum of Archaeology

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Updates : 2022-12-05


Located near the mouth of the Danshui River in Bali District, the Shisanhang 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 Ketegalan people of the Pingpu aboriginal tribe. The evidence gathered from the ruins indicates that the Shisanhang 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 Shisanhang Museum was erected at the archaeological site, showcasing the prehistoric relics to visitors. The Bridge of Time allows visitors to travel through time into Shisanhang'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 Danshui River, the Shisanhang 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.

source: Tourism Bureau, Ministry of Transportasion and Communication
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