Updated on: July 30, 2017
During the earlier days, this plot of land where Southern Branch of the National Palace Museum 故宮南院 now stands, have contributed significantly to Taiwan economy with the sugarcane plantations. While the museum landscape park, artificial lake and museum occupying over 70 hectares, the main building of Southern branch of the National Palace Museum occupies just 3.6 hectares of land.
Southern branch of the National Palace Museum is positioned as one of the top largest Asian arts and cultural museum in the world placing it side by side with British Museum, London and Louvre, Paris amongst other famous museums in the world.
The Southern branch of the National Palace Museum architecture is an art installation by itself inspired by strokes of a Chinese brush painting.
Visit this museum today for a glimpse of local cultural exhibitions such as the evolution of Chai-yi, Tea Culture, Porcelain and the various different exhibitions from time to time in the eight exhibition halls and take some time for a stroll by the artificial lake while admiring the gorgeous structure.