10:00-18:00 Tue.- Fri.
10:00-20:00 Sat.-Sun.& Holidays
Closed on Mondays
NT.30 Full ticket
NT.15 Half ticket
Tainan citizens with ID cards, Students with ID, Seniors over 65 years old, or children between 6 and 12 years old.
Tainan citizens children between 6 and 12 years old.
The Port Square
Retrospect on a Whale's Back
Time Capsule Pod
The Port Square
The significance and historical position of Taiwan Warship
The rise and fall of Taiwan’s ship culture affected the migration of the ancestors of today’s Taiwanese, trade and military development. The reproduction of Taiwan Warship combines traditional and modern techniques, presenting the ship as a “new ship with an old soul”. Concretely displaying Taiwan’s maritime culture and history, it is of great significance.
”Drawings of Tang Boats”- Taiwan Warship
The Taiwan Boat relies on a 1706 blueprint of a Taiwan Boat drawing from “Drawings of Tang Boats” as preserved in the Matsura Historical Museum in Nagasaki, Japan. By building a team of Taiwanese ocean history experts, shipbuilding historiographers, and shipbuilding experts; from 2008 through to 2010 a replica boat was brought in to existence.
Source material:唐船之圖-臺灣船 財團法人松浦史料博物館
Materials Used in the Recreation of the Taiwan Warship
The Taiwan Warship is 30 meters in length,has a width of 7.6 meters, and features a mast 28 meters high. The ship comes in at around 150 tons in weight .
The keel of the ship is made out of a 800 year old beech tree.
The main hull of the ship is composed of different wood types: Southeast Asian beech wood, Taiwanese pine wood, willow wood, and pomelo tree wood. Depending on the particular attributes of each material, traditional construction techniques would dictate the different position of each wood as part of the hull of the ship.
The Great Tide of the Times Taiwan Ｗarship
With the space design, the Taiwan Warship showed the shape of the Taiwan Warship on the base, and people experienced various senses of space with the special experience of the Taiwan Warship.
Name of work : The Great Tide of the Times-Taiwan Warship
Materials : Metal, Wood, Projection, Lights
Dimensions : L 25 x W 60 x H 12 m
Quantity : 4 installations
Hull- Time Hull
Shadow-Flowing Shadows of the Times
(Lighting and Projection Plan)
Mast-Mast Outdoor Theater
The Animated Story Of Taiwan Warship
1. Taiwan Warship: Sets Out
Before dawn, numerous boats set sail, the sound of waves accompanied by the sound of billowing sails; as daylight gradually breaks through the clouds and mist, the line of boats begins the day’s journey across the sea.
This films hopes to create the feeling of being present when Taiwan boat sailed to give people the feeling of what it was really like when Taiwan boat set sail.
2. Sailing Across History: Taiwan Warship
At a time when Taiwan was not yet called this name, the Age of Exploration changed this place where the island’s indigenous people lived at peace with the world. First the Spanish and the Portuguese came and create the beautiful image of Ilha Formosa!
Chinese style junks like Taiwan boat sailed the seas through different eras for centuries, as merchant ships, warships, pirate ships and immigrant ships. This film introduces the history of Taiwan boat during the Age of Exploration and is highly educational.
1661 Taiwan Warship
Koxinga’s (Zheng Chenggong) ships were a rare example of an officially sanctioned merchant fleet in modern Chinese history. In the 18th century traders crossed the Taiwan Strait for trade, carrying Chinese civilization and economic development to Taiwan. Chinese junks played a significant role.
At a time when Taiwan was not even called Taiwan, the Era of Navigation changed this place where the native Austronesian people lived at peace with the world. First came the Portuguese and Spanish who aroused beautiful imaginings of Formosa; then the Dutch East India Company set up operations here and conducted trade in East Asia; then came Koxinga who established an anti-Qing base; under Qing rule, Taiwan provided the benefits of produce and tax income for Mainland China.
Before large Western steamships appeared in the mid 19th Century, Chinese style junks like Taiwan Warship, functioning as merchant ships, warships, pirate ships and immigrant transport ships, accompanied this island for centuries through different eras.
When the Dutch first arrived in Tayouan (present-day Tainan), they immediately began the construction of Fort Zeelandia and built a factory on the Baxemboy sandbar (north of Fort Zeelandia).
The Spanish also reached Santiago in northeastern Formosa a few years later, and by this time the Dutch had already established a settlement named Provintia at Saccam (present-day Tainan inner-city area).
By the 1620s, the seas surrounding Taiwan were bustling with international trading vessels. Merchants, missionaries, and privateers all engaged in fierce competition for the riches of the Island via the various sea routes.
Tayouan was one of the many trading posts established by the Dutch VOC's maritime empire that stretched from the Indian Ocean to the Far East. Thirty-eight years of Dutch presence in Taiwan certainly spurred on the island's debut as a significant member in the emerging global economy.
The period between 1662 and 1895, including the brief Ming-Koxinga rule and the subsequent incorporation of Taiwan into the Manchu empire, saw substantial sinicization of the island. By the 1670s, the Han Chinese population probably exceeded that of the Formosan aborigines. Numbered in several tens of thousands, Chinese immigrants of mostly Ming loyalists, scholars, and refugees had settled on the island and took up farming-related activities, in an attempt to forge an ideal frontier society based on a Ming-oriented blueprint.
Bustling Port Commerce and Expanding International Trade under the Qing Taiwan entered a new phase of maritime trade after the Qing court abolished its policies of cross-strait embargo and migration ban, and Taiwan's abundant produce proved lucrative to traders seeking to satisfy the mainland Chinese consumer demand. Tainan rapidly grew into a coastal trading hub dealing in huge transaction volumes, with thousands of cargo junks sailing between different waters.
Renowned as a maritime trademark for Taiwan, the so-called "Taiwan Boat" would soon enter treacherous and uncharted waters.
No.139, Anyi Rd., Anping Dist., Tainan City 70843, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
1. Take tourist bus 88 or city bus 19 to Lin Mo-niang Park Then walk to 1661 Taiwan Warship Muesum
2. There is a T-bike rental station beside the park ( Lin Mo-niang Park Station) People are welcome to rent a bike