Ketagalan Culture Center (凱達格蘭文化館)

On May 2, 2013 by admin

Ketagalan Culture Center (凱達格蘭文化館)

The 10 story Ketagalan Culture Center (凱達格蘭文化館) is located across the street from Beitou Park and is Taiwan’s first cultural center dedicated to the island’s aboriginal people.  The center is named after the extinct aboriginal people who originally inhabited Beitou.  It is said that 200 Ketagalan people populated Beitou at the beginning of Japanese colonial rule, however none survived.  The museum gives a broad overview of the history of 14 different Taiwanese aboriginal groups, with displays of the tools and dress used at the time.  Photography is not permitted in the exhibit halls. The center also provides language courses and research facilities, as well as hosts performances, concerts and art exhibits.

For ideas on how to make a day trip out of your Beitou visit, see our Taipei Day Trip 1: Beitou article.

Vital Info:

Name: Ketagalan Culture Center (凱達格蘭文化館)

Address: No. 3-1, Zhongshan Rd., Beitou Dist., Taipei City 112

Phone Number: 02-2898-6500

Open: Tuesday – Sunday from 9am – 5pm

Closed: Mondays and National Holidays

Admission: Free

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