Museum of World Religions

Attraction Museum of World Religions, Section 1, Zhongshan Road, 保安里, New Taipei City, Taiwan Published on: 18-11-2015

1 hours 30 mins
10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
03:00 PM
04:30 PM
First-time visit
Attraction
Museum
Must see
Culture
4.73 - 0.15 USD

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  • Highly recommended by fellow travellers.
Museum of World Religions is situated south of downtown Taipei and east of Xindian River is the Museum of World Religions. Located atop the Sogo Department Store in Yonghe

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Why Museum of World Religions is special ?

Museum of World Religions is situated south of downtown Taipei and east of Xindian River is the Museum of World Religions. Located atop the Sogo Department Store in Yonghe, the Museum of World Religions has become a showcase for learning world religious cultures and a venue for promoting "Life education". The museum incorporates a large amount of multimedia interactive exhibits, which aim to bring the audience a comprehensive understanding broaching the perspectives of religious artistic traditions, classical literature, music, religious ceremonial rites and architectural feats, as well as experiencing firsthand the museum's primary philosophy of "Love" and "Peace". It also aims to present every visitor with a memorable lifetime experience of appreciating the beauty of religion.


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What to explore at Museum of World Religions?

Museum of World Religions was built around the idea of providing basic knowledge of different religions, so people can have a better understanding when they choose to follow a faith. It uses different halls and space to show and discuss some common idea in different religions.

By using modern media technology, Museum of World Religions tries to attract not only mature visitors but also younger generation. In the Great Hall of World Religions they have introductions of Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Taoism, Shinto, Hinduism, and few others, with miniatures of sacred buildings of different religions displayed close by, providing a visually interesting experience.

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How to get to Museum of World Religions?

Transportation

Nat'l Hwy 3 → Exit at the Ankeng Interchange → Huanhe Rd. → Zhongan Bridge → Sec. 3, Anhe Rd. → Jingxin St. → Jing'an Rd. → Zhonghe Rd. → Yongzhen Rd. → Sec. 2, Zhongshan Rd. → Museum of World Religions

Public

THSR Taipei Station (or TRA Taipei Station) → Taipei MRT Yongan Market Station

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Selling points

  • Great Introduction on Religions
  • Great place to learn Taiwanese culture and history
  • A gem for anyone interested in comparative religion
  • Great learning experience
  • An excellent testament to the variety of human religious beliefs
  • Great Introduction on Religions
  • Great place to learn Taiwanese culture and history
  • A gem for anyone interested in comparative religion
  • Great learning experience
  • An excellent testament to the variety of human religious beliefs
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Duration
5.0 days
Estimated
567.12 USD
Total travel distance
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Number of places
28 places

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Museum of World Religions, Section 1, Zhongshan Road, 保安里, New Taipei City, Taiwan

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  • Free Entry to the Permanent Exhibition, Kids' Land and special exhibition : MWR members Disabled individuals and one accompanying person Free Entry to the Permanent Exhibition (not including group tours): Aged 65 or older Free admission for children under the age of 2 ICOM members Free Entry to the Kids' Land:Free admission for children under the age of 2 Children aged under 6 must be accompanied by an adult.
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  • Regular: Permanent + Kid's Land : 200 TWD ($6.1) Concessions: Permanent Exhibition: 100 TWD ($30, Kid's Land: 80 TWD ($2.4), Permanent + Kid's Land: 150TWD ($4.6)
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“An excellent testament to the variety of human religious beliefs” Even as a self-confessed agnostic, I was both awed and fascinated by the diverse range of beliefs represented at the Museum of World Religions. The upper level of the Museum is organized by religion, with most of the world's major faiths being represented. In real terms, this means replicas of holy symbols, religious relics, and impressively detailed scale models of places of worship -- some of which can be explored by navigating a microcamera inside. All of these are put into context by informative (if somewhat pithy) blurbs. Printed info-sheets provide greater detail, for those willing to carry them home, for later reading. This area offers insights into a few active religious practices that may seem marginal or genuinely unfamiliar to those living in East/Southeast Asia -- for exmple, Day of the Dead skeletons are used to exemplify Central American folk animism. Elsewhere, a presentation on Mayan spirituality clarifies the origins of the 2012 end-of-the-world belief. The lower levels are themed according to various life-stages, depicting a comparative approach toward the rites and beliefs associated with birth, coming of age, marriage, and sweet, inevitable death. There are also separate rooms dedicated to various forms of prayer and meditation. The overall approach is as much cultural as it is spiritual; it emphasizes why a community might opt to adapt a particular set of beliefs, for sociological purposes as much as theistic ones. And I think it makes the "less-rational" aspects easier to understand and even appreciate. The sensor-activated audio guide seemed like a nice bonus -- if you can afford the deposit. But it was sometimes confusing to figure out how to activate particular clips, and I eventually just settled on reading the signs accompanying the various displays. In an era of intense struggle between followers of different creeds -- religious and otherwise -- such a well-curated and broad-ranging Musuem seems like a vital contribution toward greater understanding. (And right in the middle of a suburban shopping complex too!)

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