Paper Dome

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  • Phone:+886 49 291 4922
  • Address:No.52-12, Taomi Ln., Puli Township, Nantou County 545, Taiwan View on Map
The September 21st earthquake was a terrifying earthquake experienced by Taiwan during the 20th century. The epicenter of the earthquake was located in central Taiwan, in Nantou, yet disastrous damage was suffered in regions all over Taiwan. The earthquake brought on much dread and despair from losing homes, and a doomsday atmosphere surrounded Taiwan. Not only were property and physical belongings damanged, but the peoples' spirits were, as well. At Taomi Village, located within Nantou's Puli Township, a paper church was quietly established so that survivors may find peace and be re-illuminated by the church's warm light. This paper church was originally constructed for the 1995 Great Hanshin Earthquake, and is completely made out of paper materials. It served as a base for hope and reconstruction after the disaster, and was airlifted to Taiwan after it completed its mission so that it could continue to soothe and console the similarily stricken Taiwan. The paper church isn't that large, and moisture-proof material was used to accomodate Taiwan's atmosphere and climate. The main supporting columns inside the church are imported from Japan's Paper Dome (Takatori Church). Displayed within the church are the geometric aesthetics of the round paper pillars, and at night when the lights are turned on, there's a simple and rustic look to everything. Although the strength of paper may not be all that strong, the church seems to be saying that so long as we all come together as one, we can stand strong and united. 

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Opening Hours
09:00-20:00 ( Satarday off)

Ticket & Guide

Tickets
NT$100/person
Guide Information
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Transportation
1.Nat'l Hwy 1→Exit at the Donan Interchange →County Rd. 131→ Prov. Hwy 21→Taomi Villiage
2. Nat'l Hwy 3→Exit at the Zhushan Interchange or Mingjian Interchange→County Rd. 131→ Prov. Hwy 21→Taomi Villiage
Public
Take bus from Puli to Shuili or Riyuetan(Sun Moon Lake), get off at Taomi Village