How to get there
No.101, Guangzhou St., Wanhua Dist., Taipei City 108, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
NO CHARGE | DONATION ACCEPTED
HOW TO GET THERE:
Starting at Chiang Kai-Shek
-walk to chiang kai shek memorial hall station
-board the taipei metro songshan - xindian line (green line) toward songshan
-exit train at xiaonanmen
-exit station follow signs for 1
-walk the aiguo west road
-then walk to nanning road
-turn right at guangzhou street
-destination is on your right
Starting at Taipei Main Station (since our hotel is actually near here)
-Board the Taipei Metro Bannan Line (blue line) toward dingpu
-exit train at Longshan Temple
-exit station and follow signs for 3
-walk straight on Heping West road section 3
-turn left onHeping West road section 3 lane 59
-walk ahead and right on sanshui street
-take the first left (guangzhou street lane 92)
-walk straight ahead and right onguangzhou street
-from there you will see the destination on your left.
It's better to use MAPS or GMAPS if you're confused about the streets
Bopiliao Ancient street have been recently popular as tourist destination, Though there's not too much activity to do there aside from getting the feels of this old building and learning some of Taiwan's history. It's actually not bad exploring it.
This street has undergone different period of the Qing Dynasty from 1644 to 1911, Japanese colonial period from 1945 to 1949, and after World War II period. It retains the looks from two hundred years ago because it had been set as the location for a new school in 1945.
Travel through time as you experience and get the feels of being in the old Taiwan as you venture around.
This center is actually divided into three main buildings, including Story Hall, Education Hall, and Medical Hall.
The Story Hall displays the photos of the Bopiliao Old Street, a tricycle, a model of an ancient boat, models of old-fashioned houses, and different wall materials.
The Education Hall introduces the ancient Chinese imperial examination system, a list of the famous people at Wanhua District, models of Confucius Temples, the introduction of education system during Japanese Colonial Period, and an old-fashioned classroom. (picture above)
Lastly, The Medical Hall presents three most famous medical missionaries: Dr. James Laidlaw Maxwell MD, George Leslie Mackay, and David Landsborough, as well as the introduction of the local doctor Achong Lü who received the Ph.D. degree in Japan by studying opium. It also displays the introduction of a variety of Chinese herbs at the Herb Lane and the Chinese herb store. Visitors may open each drawer at the store to see the curative effect of the herb. -Lisa K.
Which we didn't get to take picture of since we got busy looking at it.