National Museum of Taiwanese Literature

National Museum of Taiwanese Literature information

Location
Tainan , Taiwan
Address
1 Zhongzheng Rd
Telephone
+886 886 6221 7201
More information
www.nmtl.gov.tw
Opening hours
9am-6pm Sun-Thu, to 9pm Fri & Sat
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This serious and excellent museum details the development of Taiwanese literature from the time of the pre-Han indigenous peoples to the modern era. Textual explanations are supplemented by original manuscripts, readings, video footage and literary relics. There's a large hall showcasing 'mother-tongue literary works' including Hakka, Taiwanese, and indigenous dialects. The museum is housed in a gorgeous piece of Japanese colonial architecture that was once the Tainan District Hall, which goes to show the importance the Taiwanese give to their literature.

There are free audio tours for visitors in English. Enquire at the service counter. The museum is a 15-minute walk along Zhongshan Rd from Tainan Train Station.