North-South Barracks opening hours: 10am~5pm
Outdoor nighttime lighting hours: 7pm~9pm
Syongjhen North Gate


Xiaohema Culture and Design Studio

Dreamcatcher Creative Ltd.



With the coming of the 19th century, East Asia became a battleground for imperial powers. Coveting China's vast territory and abundant resources, the great powers at that time signed many unequal treaties with China by taking advantage of the weakness of the country and the poverty of the people. After the Qing dynasty was defeated in the First Sino-Japanese War, the three million inhabitants of Taiwan became bargaining chips at the negotiating table to prevent Taiwan from ceding. In the crucial year of 1895, a Republic of Formosa was formed in Taiwan and strove to protect the island from Japanese rule. As people from all walks of life struggled between their hopes for stability and autonomy under such turbulent times, the inhabitants on this island made distinctively different choices. Where Takao, a port attracting flocks of all merchants, was also once involved in this battle for regime change, the three forts constructed in late Qing became fortresses against the invaders and appeared on the historical stage. For Taiwan, the end of the Japanese invasion of Taiwan ushered in changes never seen in the next hundred years, and the fate of all inhabitants on this island also faced unprecedented changes.

North-South Barracks opening hours: 10am - 5pm

Outdoor nighttime lighting hours: 7pm - 9pm

 Note: Open every day from Aug. 3 to Oct. 23; closed every Monday from Oct. 24