Peinan Site Park
In Peinan Site Park, the tranquil lawn and trails lead visitors through the rise and fall of life. It was here in 1980 that many slate coffins were excavated during the construction of a new railway station. The relics salvage act in the following 10 years recovered 1,500 slate coffins and over 20,000 pieces of stoneware, ceramic artifacts and jade mortuary objects in addition to rare adobes and burials, which is the most complete archaeological site in Taiwan. Research shows that Beinan Site used to be a community of Neolithic people 2,000 to 5,000 years ago. It is the largest slate coffins burial complex within Pan-Pacific Ocean and South-East Asia, with each coffin buried in north-south direction toward the sacred Mountain of Dulan. The crescent stone pillar was once the community center. It is now a first-class historic site and a permanent landmark. From the two-story wooden lookout platform, visitors can enjoy a panorama view of Taitung Plain and the Pacific Ocean, and beneath it are three slate coffins excavated on the spot. With the archaeological excavation still in process, visitors can observe the work on site or browse the outcome at the Visitor Center.
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- Exhibition Hall
- Public toilets
- Observation Deck
- Bus station
- Commentary briefing
Archeological parkIt is a huge archeological park near Taitung station. (Taitung station is not in downtown, but about 6 Km afar from the center.) As I arrived in Taitung, I first visited this site. It is a very pleasant outdoor attraction, but there was few tourists on that day. The entrance to museum costs NT$30, but the park area is free to enter.
Not much to seeBeinan Culture Park is yer another spacious green area in Taitung. It’s one of the few attractions near the train station. It’s bit of a stretch to call it a “cultural” park as the grounds are just a park. There are two house models of the indigenous people and an excavation site that barely looks like an area where a structure once stood. It’s bit of a walk just to see those three things within the grounds. This is definitely not worth going out of the way to see.
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A wonder walk without crowd!A place without crowd to learn and observe about the perservations of aboriginal Beinan tribe. We went early in the morning and enjoyed the fresh air.
A Quiet Walk in the ParkI visited this park in the early morning around 9am, just a 10 minute walk from the TRA train station. It was largely quiet save for a few individuals taking a walk in the park or capturing some photos of the nice scenery. It's a place to catch some fresh air and the bright morning sun. There are a few exhibits (scattered some distance apart from each other) of re-created Neolitic settlements, that were previously found in this area. There is also an area which showcases the actual settlements that were dug up by archaeologists. Overall, a nice stroll without having to jostle with any crowd. Good place to bring children to as well given the vast expanse of space, even though there are no food options here from what I see.
Just a park.Just a park with large greenery for picnics and morning walk. Its nearby to train station. Nothing much to write home about.
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