Well, it's been a long while! After five years away from Taiwan, we are back for longer periods of time, as we care for Ama. My children are both teenagers now, so how they see Taipei has changed quite a lot since my long-ago posts. We had a family trip back in December, before the craziness of the pandemic, and I would like to share some of our discoveries.
I'd been admiring the restoration of this building for many years but never been in. We had some time after doing admin at the Wenshan District Office across the road, so we decided to go in and take a look around. This building is an impressive example of the restoration of heritage buildings in order to serve modern purposes and to keep architectural history alive. Undiscovered Taipei has a thorough description of the process of restoration and how important it is for districts to keep their heritage buildings: https://www.travel.taipei/en/attraction/details/690
Of particular interest to my children were the art exhibitions and regular community classes held in the building. They hold weekly art classes, for example. If you are a Muzha resident, I recommend you stop by to check out the beautiful Japanese garden and tatami rooms and to see whether any of the community classes suit your interests. During this period of coronavirus, you can stop outside and admire the architecture and plants. It is a very good photography subject.
Address: No. 189, Section 3, Muzha Road, Wenshan District, Taipei (opposite Wenshan District Office)
Open Monday to Saturday, 9am to 5pm