National Center for Traditional Arts

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  • Phone:+886 3 950 7711
  • Address:No.201, Sec. 2, Wubin Rd., Wujie Township, Yilan County 26841, Taiwan View on Map
The National Center for Traditional Arts is located close to Dongshan's riverside, with the well-known Dongshan River Water Park just across the water. It's the entire country's only dynamic museum with both cultural displays and recreational functions. The National Center for Traditional Arts has preserved Taiwan's early architecture, arts, opera, children's entertainment, foods, and much more. As soon as you enter the area, you will see a main street imitating the style of an old street. Shops lining both sides sell goods such as traditional snacks, children's toys, soap, wooden clogs, qipaos, jade, and other items. It's a great place for browsing. In addition, the center's most appealing aspect is the daily two showings (11:00, 14:00) of Taiwan's Japanese occupation era hero: the legend of Liao Tianding. Actors and actresses dressed in traditional Chinese costumes will roam around the streets, and Liao Tianding will also hide out on the eaves of the buildings, causing spectators to cry out in surprise. The performance will take place on the move, from the streets until it reaches the stage. The audience will encircle the performance, so it can be difficult to enjoy the show if you aren't there first. After reaching the stage, hurry so that you may claim a good spot. Sit down and enjoy the rest of the show underneath the shade. Watch the lively and animated expressions on the performers' faces up close and listen to their touching songs. When the show is over, there's a Starbucks and Family Mart, as well as vendors located nearby where you can buy beverages and rest. There are also two preserved buildings within the area, the Huang Residence and Futai Dongshan Cuo. You can book for a guide ahead of time, but you can also take a tour around the area at the pier. Other shows and performances take place from time to time; this is a place worth visiting when you come to Yilan! 

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Opening Hours
Everyday 09:00-18:00

Ticket & Guide

Tickets
Full-ticket:150, Half-ticket:100, more ticket infor:http://www.ncfta.gov.tw/ncfta_ce/c02/c02020202.aspx
Guide Information
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Transportation
Nat'l Hwy 5 → Exit at the Luodong Interchange → county Rd 196 → Prov. Hwy 2
Public
TRA Luodong Station → Capital Bus (bound for National Center for Traditional Arts) to National Center for Traditional Arts.