Culture & History school trips to Taiwan
Taiwan has a vibrant rich history to be discovered for students, from it’s cultural treasures and local aboriginal cultures and it’s vast colonial history. Taiwan offers a wide range of opportunities for students to immerse themselves with there diverse culture.
Taiwan Culture & History Highlights
National Palace Museum
Houses the world’s largest collection of priceless Chinese art treasures, one which spans China’s nearly 5,000-year history. Most of the museum’s over 600,000 art objects were part of the Chinese imperial collection, which began over 1,000 years ago in the early Song dynasty.
Taipei’s Presidential Office Building
Taipei’s Presidential Office Building has housed the offices of the Taiwan president since 1949. Built in 1919 for the ruling Japanese governor-general, the building is renowned for its baroque architecture, red-brick facade, and central tower.
Shung Ye Museum of Formosan Aborigines
The museum houses exhibits relating to the cultures and histories of the Taiwanese aborigines. The Austronesian tribes developed pottery, basketry, woodcarvings, musical instruments and colourful costumes.
Taipei Cooking Class
Immerse yourself in Taipei’s food scene with this cooking class! Get to know more about the local culture and the secrets behind Taiwanese cuisine through this gastronomic learning experience. Learn how to create local favourites such as Taiwanese Xiao Long Bao, Noodles Class and Beef Noodle Soup.
Chinese Calligraphy Lesson
Learn to use a brush pen to paint beautiful Chinese characters during a calligraphy workshop in Taipei. Develop your writing skills with the support of an attentive instructor and discover why calligraphy is considered a powerful method of modern expression as well as an ancient art form.
Taiyuan Asian Puppet Theatre Museum
The Taiyuan Asian Puppet Theatre Museum aims to preserve and promote traditional Asian puppet culture and to foster interaction between local and international puppet troupes. It houses more than 10,000 puppet theatre items from around the world.
Established in 1952, the Grand Hotel is one of Taipei City’s world-renowned landmarks. As an emergency precaution, two secret underground passages including the world’s longest slide were built with one on the east and another on the west side of the building for a fast evacuation.
Pingxi Branch Rail Line
The Pingxi Branch Rail Line was completed in 1921, and until the late 1980s, it was used exclusively as a mining train, transporting coal south from the mountains of Northern Taiwan. Today, the train whisks passengers through a wooded gorge area, past waterfalls, trailheads and old mining towns and is a day well spent for its charming old-school train experience.
921 Earthquake Museum of Taiwan
The museum is dedicated to the 7.3 earthquakes that struck the center of Taiwan on the 21st of September 1999. The museum is located on the site of the former Guangfu Junior High School. The shell of the building forms the exterior walls of the museum and the Museum’s Chelungpu Fault Gallery crosses the fault on which the earthquake occurred.
Rainbow Village is a tiny settlement in the Nantun District of Taichung which is famous for its vibrantly painted houses and streets. The quirky village is one of the most colorful spots in Taiwan and is a really fun place to visit.
Shilin Night Market
The night market is a Taiwanese cultural tradition and no where is it expressed better than in Shilin Market,one of the largest, most popular night markets in Taiwan. Shop, eat, browse and just soak up the atmosphere as you share the market with Taipei locals.
The mountainside village of Jiufen was once the country’s gold mining center. Today, it’s a popular tourist destination known for its quaint streets and alleyways; traditional teahouses; myriad food stalls and souvenir shops.