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Looking for a family friendly attraction in Taiwan? Why not visit the Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village? A place where you can observe aboriginal lifestyle and traditions, the village also hosts a huge amusement park and a European garden.

Located near Sun Moon Lake, you can visit this attraction when you are done with the Sun Moon Lake boat tour. Getting to the village is convenient as you can take a cable car ride up the hills and enjoy the aerial view of Sun Moon Lake.

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The cable car station is located near the Sun Moon Lake.

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Up, up, up we go!

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A scenic 20-mins cable car ride through the mountains and fog.

Sprawling across 62 hectares, the cultural village offers many educational opportunities and recreational fun for the family. The rural outdoor scenery is carefully curated to give visitors a glimpse of aboriginal heritage by depicting the village lifestyles of the nine native tribes of Taiwan.

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Entrance fees to Cultural Village is NT$780 for adult, NT$620 for student and NT$520 for children.

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Scenery near the village entrance.

The cultural village consists of three different areas: the aboriginal village, the amusement park and the European garden. Upon entering, you will be greeted first by aboriginal village replicas where the huts and community layouts are modeled after the different tribes.

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An outdoor theater.

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“Paiwan” is one of the 9 native aboriginal tribe in Taiwan.

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Each native tribe has an animal to represent them. For the Lukai tribe, their symbolic animal is the Leopard, which represents fearlessness.

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All the houses and huts are replicas of the residences in the various native villages.

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Road signs within the park.

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Wax figures are seen everywhere, depicting the traditional rituals and daily life of the villagers.

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Traditional village huts and houses.

After a long walk through the village replicas, we finally arrived at the amusement park! Time to release the child within us!

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Each section of the amusement park has a theme. From magical Aladdin land to the Caribbean adventure, there are gondola rides, pirate ship and indoor roller coaster rides for everyone.

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A two-tier Merry-Go-Round!

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Where the fun begins.

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The Sci-fi section of the amusement park.

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Have fun at the Caribbean gondola ride!

Toward the end of your visit, you will find a vast and beautiful European garden near the exit, waiting for you to explore.

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The European garden is a great place for photography!

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European-inspired architecture.

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Be awed by the vastness of the European garden!

The Formosan Cultural Village is located at: 555, Taiwan, Nantou County, Yuchi Township, 大林村金天巷45號

Opening hours is 8 am to 5 pm. For more details about the park, see here.

ps, Want more ideas for family attraction? How does a farm sound? Stay tuned for my next post about a hilltop farm in Taichung.

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