Shung Ye Museum of Formosan Aborigines







The Shung Ye Museum of Formosan Aborigines is located on Chih Shan Road and diagonally across from the National Palace Museum in Taipei City. Established in 1994, the Museum has 4 floors with collections of artifacts, aboriginal tradition crafts, and weapons, sacred items, which used for cast out the evil spirit and divination, and recreated the customs of the 10 aboriginal tribes. The mission is to promote the mutual understanding between different ethnic groups from detailed research, display, explanation of the aboriginal cultures to gain a deeper understanding of the cultural heritage of Taiwan.

At the basement floor, the museum has an introduction of the aboriginal spiritual beliefs and their culture changing over time. For instance, Paiwan Tribe's Maleveq Festival and Yamei Tribal beliefs are also the features of the basement floor displays. In the auditorium, you can get to learn about the aboriginal life. The 1st floor is ‘Man and Nature. This floor presents lifestyles and implements is about the relationship between South Island Aborigine and Taiwanese Aborigines, traditional statues, briefs, Yamei Tribe fishing canoe displays, Paiwan Tribe stone sculpture, etc. The 2nd floor is ‘Tools and Weapons’. This floor presents Yamei Tribal huts, clay utensils, Amei Tribal weaved products, Paiwan sculptural patterns and hunting cultures, Bunon Tribe crops cottage,etc. The 3rd floor is’ Clothing, Ornaments, Culture, Beliefs and Ceremonies’. The exhibits present the living environment, traditional lifestyles, material culture, social and religious beliefs and history of Taiwan’s indigenous tribes. In addition, from time to time the museum will work with a special individual, group or organization to hold special exhibitions on current indigenous events.

scenery features:

The first museum privately own the aboriginal cultural artifacts.

opening hours:

Open Hours:
Tuesday - Sundays : 9:00am - 5:00pm.
closed on Monday
Tell : +886-2- 2841 2611

additional activities:

Tour Guide:
Chinese guided tour is offered at 2 pm every Saturday and Sunday. Special appointment is accepted 2 weeks in advance. English and Japanese guided tours are also available.

expenditure brief:

Adult: TWD$150
Student & Aborigine: TWD$100
The Disabled & Senior over 65: TWD$75
Group: A 20% Dicount is offered to groups with more than 20 people.
The Joint Ticket of the National Palace Museum & the Shung Ye Museum of Formosan Aborigines: TWD$320
The above fees are for reference purposes only; actual costs are informed at the actual venue and we do NOT give any prior notice.


Nat'l Hwy 1 → Taipei Interchange → Sec. 4, Chongqing N. Rd. → Bailing Bridge → Zhongzheng Rd. → Fuling Rd. → Sec. 1, Zhishan Rd. to Sec. 2, Zhishan Rd. → Sung Ye Museum of Formosan Aborigines

Public Transportation:
By MRT (Metro Rapid Transit)
Tamsui (Beitou) Line to Shilin station (then transfer by bus).

Wenshan-Neihu Line to Dazhi station (then transfer by bus).

By Bus
255, S18, S19 to Wesley Girl's High School.
304, 815 to National Palace Museum (2 minutes walk-away).
BR 13 to Wesley Girl's High School

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