TZUHUI Published 324 days ago
Located in Suao, Yilan, the world’s first and only museum with the theme of "Taxi": TAXI Museum, take the train to Suao New Railway Station and walk 500 meters to arrive (because there is no sign, please turn right. Take the west exit, lest it be like I guess the wrong exit, go around a big circle haha). The curator of taxi collector Li Jicheng, because the name "Jicheng" is the same as "Taxi", and in 2000, a friend sent a yellow taxi toy with the same day as the birthday license plate 1009 in New York. A series of coincidences made the curator and The indissoluble bond of the taxi, from the small solo exhibition to July 2019, the world's first taxi museum opened in Taiwan. The museum has a total of 1200 square meters, with 600 square meters as the main body. The 58-year-old factory was transformed into an industrial-style building. Looking down from the sky is a T (axi) character. The unused plaza of 600 square meters outside is temporarily used as a parking lot. I heard from the curator that he will set up a holiday open-air car cinema here in the future, and he will take a taxi to take you somewhere in his memory. There are Yakult mothers, selling grilled sausages, and Barsha etc. Taiwan A market with a sense of square in the mouth of the temple. On both sides of the square are planted with Taiwan luan tree, Abel and yellow campanula flowers. They will bloom in spring, summer and autumn, respectively, and taxi yellow flowers. It is a pity that I came here in winter and did not see the romance of taxi yellow blooming. After entering the museum, I saw the eye-catching yellow taxi museum logo and below the curator's first taxi toy collection. On the left half is a corner that will make antique car fans obsessed (raise hands), displaying antique taxis from the United States, Britain, Germany, France, Japan, and Taiwan. Taking photos with the British gentleman’s black taxi makes up for my regret that I didn’t take a photo with the taxi in London. As a child raised by a taxi, seeing the antique Yulon SUNNY taxi from Taiwan brought me back to my childhood in a second, nostalgic. But Sheng, because except for the color, it is exactly the same as my dad's car! Even the beaded car mat that is difficult to sit on is the same hahaha! On the right side, the multi-country jump meter timer and roof light are displayed. While I appreciate it, the librarian walks up to me and asks me to guess which is the oldest on the whole display rack? Maybe I usually see too many old things, but the oldest timer I guess is an antique timer from India in 1920, which is just over 100 years old this year. Next to it, the 70-year-old Japanese timer became younger in an instant. In the past, there is the curator's personal collection area of more than 2,000 taxi cabinets. Each exhibit is collected by the curator from all over the world, with a dazzling array of models and related products. What impressed me deeply in the showcase was the sales of taxis in New York, USA. The exhibits accounted for a large number of products. They not only combined the peripheral products developed by fashion brands, but also necklaces, bags, high heels, etc., from cartoons to Sesame Street, Snoopy, and the movie Taxi Driver. I saw that the original actor Robert De Niro was young and handsome, and my favorite movie Back to the Future also had a taxi version model, with Marty and Doctor standing beside him! In the UK exhibit section, I saw my beloved Beatles again! Unexpectedly, they have produced so many versions of the car...I don't have any...probably it's expensive and didn't want to buy it haha! In Japan, the national model car brand Tomica can be seen everywhere. Don't underestimate the model car. The price of a car ranges from one hundred yuan to tens of thousands. Many antiques are obtained by the curator on the Internet. There are too many things to repeat, so let's have a chance to see it in person! In addition, there is another highlight in the museum, that is, the only taxi in the world that was hit by a plane. In 2015, TransAsia Airways crashed into the Caddy taxi that escaped in the Keelung River. Collect it here. This is also a parent-child and pet-friendly museum. In addition to viewing car models, children also have a bumper car experience and a carousel bar at the bar to watch the model car go around like a conveyor belt sushi. There are also taxi-related merchandise, meals and drinks available for purchase in the museum, and the desks and chairs rest area for friends to take a break! Tickets for the museum are 200 yuan. If you go to some cooperative channels to buy them online, you can get cheaper. The tickets can also cost 50 yuan for bumper cars, meals or goods, which is very cost-effective. And the ticket itself is made into a paper model, and it will become a taxi trolley when it is disassembled and put together, and there are multi-national versions! The last suggestion is that although there are many exhibits in the exhibition, but it is very concentrated, so the exhibition area is actually not large. If it is not for taxis or people interested in cars, they may think that it will be over after a short walk. The special exhibition opens up the exhibits and can go a long way, thinking it has a rich feeling. In fact, people who really like taxis will need a little time to watch them. Therefore, I suggest that if you are afraid of the above-mentioned problem, "how do you feel that the museum is such a small person", you can wait until the outdoor area planning is complete before you come to play, otherwise you may be a little bit lost! After all, if I take the train from Taipei alone, the surrounding area of Suao New Station is completely undeveloped. If you want to play, you have to take a ride to other places. It's really a bit hard.