Taiwan Sugar Museum (Kaohsiung)

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Taiwan Sugar Museum
台灣糖業博物館
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Taiwan Sugar Museum (Kaohsiung) is located in Taiwan
Taiwan Sugar Museum (Kaohsiung)
Location within Taiwan
General information
Type Museum
Location Qiaotou, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Coordinates 22°45′28″N 120°18′51″E / 22.75778°N 120.31417°E / 22.75778; 120.31417Coordinates: 22°45′28″N 120°18′51″E / 22.75778°N 120.31417°E / 22.75778; 120.31417
Construction started 1901
Completed 1902
Opening 2006
Website
www.tscleisure.com.tw/museum

The Taiwan Sugar Museum (Chinese: 台灣糖業博物館; pinyin: Táiwān Tángyè Bówùguǎn) is a museum about sugar in Qiaotou District, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

History

The museum building dates back to the Japanese rule of Taiwan when it was constructed as a sugar refinery factory in 1901 and completed in 1902. The factory underwent second and third stages of construction in 1905-1911 and 1911-1945 respectively which focused on the construction of leisure and religious needs of the employees. During World War II, two factories were damaged during bomb raids. They were then restored. Due to the declining of world's sugar price, the area was turned into museum and was opened in 2006.[1]

Transportation

The museum is accessible South East from Ciaotou Station of the Kaohsiung MRT.

See also

References

  1. ^ http://heritage.khcc.gov.tw/english/Heritage.aspx?KeyID=2ab3a2b6-ec7e-4797-a5bc-32aeee500f46


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