【Tainan】 Like another world? I went to the Chi Mei Museum in southern Taiwan!


Hello everyone! I’m @olivertomolife and I’ve studied in Kaohsiung before!

Tainan is famous for the Confucius Temple and Anping, the ruins of the Dutch colonial era, right?

In Tainan, there is an amazing museum!

It’s called the Chi Mei Museum, and it’s located between Kaohsiung and Tainan.

And the European-inspired building is so beautiful that you will forget you are in Taiwan.

Let me introduce you to the museum!

Recommended for
  • People who are interested in museums in Taiwan
  • Want to know about recommended sightseeing spots in Tainan
  • People who live in southern Taiwan

Contents of this article
  • What is the Chi Mei Museum?
  • What is the Chi Mei Group?
  • Museum Exhibits

Experienced a working holiday in Kaohsiung for a year from February 2020. I am currently writing a blog based on that experience.

By reading this article, you’ll get to know the museum in Tainan!

You can read more about life in Taiwan written honestly by someone who has studied abroad in Taiwan in the following article.


What is the Chi Mei Museum?

Opened in 2015, the Chi Mei Museum is the largest private museum in Taiwan.

As the name suggests, it was founded by the founder of the Chi Mei Group and displays various artifacts from around the world.

The previous museum was opened in 1992 in the company’s building, but it has since been moved to its current location.

It is convenient to walk there.

You should definitely go there!

Chi Mei Museum
  • Access: 15 minutes walk from Taiwan Railway Security Station
  • Address: No. 66, Section 2, Wenhua Road, Rende District, Tainan City, Taiwan 71755
  • Opening hours: Daily 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Closed: Wednesdays
  • Fee: NT$200 for adults, NT$150 for students and those over 65
  • Reservations are currently required.

What is the Chi Mei Group?


The Chimei Group was established in 1960 as a resin manufacturing company and has since become one of the largest in its field in Taiwan.

The company is also one of the world’s leading LCD panel manufacturers.

In addition to electronic components, the company also manufactures food products, and is a company that can often be seen on the streets of Taiwan.

It is a very famous company in Taiwan and has a good track record and trust.

Museum Exhibits

Tainan museum
Tainan museum

The museum exhibits works on the themes of Western art, musical instruments, weapons, and nature.

For musical instruments, the museum has one of the largest violin collections in the world.

In the area of fine arts, the museum has the largest collection in Taiwan, and visitors can learn about the fundamentals of art.

In the field of weaponry, the museum has one of the largest collections of ancient weapons in Asia, which will give you an insight into the progress of mankind.

In the field of nature, there are numerous animal specimens on display, which is said to be the largest of its kind in Asia.

It’s a museum that people of all ages can enjoy, so you should go at least once!


Tainan city
  • Recommended museums in Tainan
  • Recommended if you want to visit a large-scale museum
  • There are exhibits that anyone can enjoy.

This is an introduction to the Chi Mei Museum!

Please stay tuned for more information about Taiwan in the future.

Thank you for reading to the end!