Because of a little brochure I picked up in the Chengpin bookstore across from NTU, I made a day trip to Bali and Danshui today, both townships outside of Taipei. My cousin and I took the MTR Danshui line to Guandu MRT Station stop to meet the Red 13 bus to the Shisanhang Museum of Archaeology (十三行博物館). On the way out of the station, we saw sign for the tittot Glass Art Museum and so hike over before continuing on to Shisanhang.
So the back story of the museum is that some air force unit (#13 of course!) was patrolling the area and discovered the remnants of one of Taiwan’s earliest human settlements. This was a very neatly packaged museum…with lots of information on the science of archaeology and a special exhibit on one of Taiwan’s indigenous peoples: the Yami (Tao).
Afterward, my cousin and I biked to the dock and took the ferry over to Danshui where we pretty much pigged out on the xiaochi on the waterfront. Check it out!:
Of course…there was even more we could get around to eating:
There was also a lone singer out in the street, getting his music out in the masses:
Hmm…when will I be able to go back for another visit?! I still haven’t gone to see Fort San Domingo! Next time, I guess!