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
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
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
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.