Southern Branch of the NPM route

Welcome to TAIWAN, I am Poyu Lin.
I love to travel,love wandering around Taiwan.
Today we’re going to Chiayi.
On a trip to enjoy some fine art.
At the end of 2015, the Southern Branch of the National Palace Museum in Taibao City, Chiayi, held its much-awaited grand opening. Thanks to the museum’s high profile, the Southern Branch quickly became a major tourist destination in southern Taiwan. The new building’s modern architecture even helped the branch win first place in an online vote to name Taiwan’s “Top Ten Therapeutic Buildings”.
The architecture design of our museum, which applies three techniques of Chinese calligraphy techniques: thick ink, and flying white, and the blending.
Here, you can see important artifacts from the main museum branch, including the famous meat-shaped stone from the Qing dynasty, as well as precious treasures from India, Japan, South Korea, Vietnam, and other countries in the region. The exhibitions help give visitors a sense of the rich diversity of Asian culture and arts.
This is one of the Southern Branch’s electronic tour guides. All you have to do to use it is to go to an exhibition and key in the number indicated, which will bring up an explanation. Isn’t it cool?
On the first floor of the building is a “children’s creative center,” designed to let 5 to 12-year-old students explore the diversity of Asian culture through various interactive activities.
But art isn’t something that’s confined to museums. I’m in Bantou Community, where there’s amazing works of art all over the place.
Starting from the simple premise of wanting to beautify their hometown, the residents of Bantou Community used a range of exquisite handicraft techniques to integrate these breathtaking installations with the local scenery.
All of these mosaics are so cute and creative! If you don’t believe it, you can go behind one and take a look!
These colorful works have delivered a big dose of vitality and energy to what used to look like an average farming village.
This is the largest “cuting and pasteing” wall mosaic in all of Taiwan. These petals were made by breaking a bowl, cutting the pieces into the shapes of petals, and then sticking them on the wall. It’s really amazing.
Jiannian is a special type of inlay, in which craftspeople take the broken pieces of bowls and other ceramics and cut them into the shapes they want, then glue them together in various arrangements.
Around here, aside from “jiannian,” you can also see koji ware, which is often used to decorate local temples. Taiwanese love koji ware’s brightly colored glazes and lively forms, which led to it being named one of Taiwan’s unique artforms at a world’s fair in France.
This is a souvenir I just bought. The three gods represent good fortune, financial success, and a good life. Isn’t it cool?
Art can be found in museums and also in the world around us. In Chiayi, we’ve found a whole new take on art. If you have the chance, you should definitely come and enjoy it yourself.
I am Poyu Lin, enjoy your time in Taiwan! Ciao∼see you next time.



藝術不只侷限在博物館,我現在在板頭社區Bantou Community,這裡處處都是精彩的作品。
呼呼呼...好害羞哦!I’m so shy!