Yilan Lanyang Museum 宜蘭蘭陽博物館
Named after the Lanyang Plains (present day Yilan County), this museum was built next to Wushigang Harbor (烏石港) as a place where visitors can learn about the history, culture, landscape, and natural beauty of Yilan.
The museum was designed by Kris Yao to blend in with nature and inspired by local natural elements such as the cuesta, a rock-form commonly found along the northeast coast of Taiwan. At a distance, the building resembles a giant black rock (paying homage to Wushi Harbour, or black rock harbour), however up close the building is truly a unique design.
As the Lanyang Plains are where the ocean meets the mountains and rivers in Yilan, the museum's exhibits show Yilan's development over time with regard to its special landscape.
Visitors are first sent to the top level to begin the pyramid-shaped journey back down. Each floor is themed, from top to bottom Mountanous Level, Plains Level, Ocean Level, and Time Gallery, with two spaces for permanent exhibitions, a introduction exhibition near the entrance, and a Kid's Land on 1F.
General Admission - NT$100
Group - NT$80
Student (ages 6-12 with ID) - NT$50
Discount or Student Group (20 or more) - NT$30
The museum is located just outside of Wushigang Harbour (烏石港).
Since this beach is located in Yilan County a bit outside Taipei City, there are a few different ways to get there.
Take a local train (區間車) from Taipei Main Station to Wai'ao (外澳), then walk down the main road take a stroll on the beach and check out the surfers.
FASTEST By Intercity Bus:
From MRT Lines 1 5 Nangang Exhibition Center (南港展覽館), take Kuo-Kuang bus 1877 to Wushi Port, fare NT$120 one-way, NT$220 roundtrip.
Via Jiaoxi Hot Spring Village (宜蘭礁溪):
Take the MRT Brown Line 1 to Technology Building (科技大樓). Exit the station, cross the street, and turn right. After walking for a few minutes, on the left side is the Kamalan bus station (pictured here). After arriving in Jiaoxi (礁溪), take a taxi to Wushigang.