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Zhongping Road Story House(中平路故事館)

Traveler rating:5 5 Reviews

Updated:2018-11-05

Posted Date:2015-12-25

Popularity:1702

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Zhongping Road Story House is hidden within the bustling Zhongping shopping district. During the old days, it was the dormitory of civil servants. As the structure still contains building materials from the Japanese colonial era, such as its roof tiles, window sills, sliding doors, and pillars, the well-preserved building is a window to the old way of life during the Japanese colonial period. In 2010, the building was listed as a historical site and renovated by the Department of Cultural Affairs, Taoyuan City Government. The renovated building incorporates art and culture exhibitions, cultural activities, and cultural creative merchandise. Guided group tours are also available where visitors are shown a glimpse of the way of life in Zhongli from the Japanese colonial era to the agricultural era.
Zhongping Road Story House(中平路故事館)
Zhongping Road Story House is a Japanese era townhouse full of history; it was built in 1930 and served as a Japanese townhouse style dormitory for civil servants. The building covers an area of around 100 square meters. As it became the residence of the Department of Indigenous People Section Chief Wang Guo-Zhi and Ministry of Education's Liao Yun-Quan, successively, the four generations of the two different families lived here for almost 60 years, imbuing the house with an abundance of family memories and historical remembrances.

The most valuable aspect of the old house is the preservation of culture. In 2007, after the original residents moved away, it was listed as a historical building in 2010. In order to revitalize and reuse the old building, the Department of Cultural Affairs, Taoyuan City Government, began to revamp the spaces inside the house which took around 2 years. In May of 2015, it was finally re-opened as the "Zhongping Road Story House". The elegance and simplicity of the bygone days are preserved through the mode of presenting a different story in each corner of the house, these include the brick stove in the kitchen with its memories of delicious meals, the coal blocks in the cellar, the pigpen that was a part of every family back in those days, and cooling off watermelons in the well at the back. Even the layout of the tatami mats inside the rooms evoke the memories from those times, making Zhongping Road Story House a place of warmth and reminiscence.
Zhongping Road Story House guides the visitors from each story corner to help them learn about the history and culture of the old house, there are also displays of old family photos and artifacts from the old days. Also available are cultural creative areas, art exhibitions, city lectures, and Hakka cultural activities for an in-depth experience of the story house, so that visitors can immerse themselves in the memories of the old building.
In addition, Zhongping Road Story House will also be offering the "Hakka Flavor Tea Party" to promote traditional Hakka cuisine, the menu will be based on the theme of "siid bau′ mangˇ" (have you eaten yet in the Hakka language) to bring warm food and greetings to its visitors. Noodle set meals and tea set meals in Hakka flavors are provided. Simplicity will be the key to showcase the lifestyle philosophy of mouth watering foods as well as the thriftiness of the Hakka people.
When you come to the Zhongping Road Story House, you will be inspired to pay attention to the history of the past. While you are immersed in the stories from the bygone days, you are also encouraged to leave your own stories and add to its collection, so that the story puzzle of the old days can become more complete.

Information

TEL 03-4255008
Opening Hours 10:00-18:00 (Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays)

Facilities

  • Introductory Lecture
  • Bus Station
  • Toilet

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Traveler rating:5.0 5 Reviews Write a Review

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  • Julietttkao

    台灣桃園

    Traveler type:

    單獨旅遊

    鬧區中的時空凍結保存所

    Traveler rating:5 2019-10

    因為中平路故事館, 就位在桃園市中壢區最熱鬧的中平商圈, 妳很容易就可以找到它, 所以我ㄧ直ㄧ直路過它, 卻沒有機會來拜訪它, 終於造訪, 古物保存完整, 從現代化的大都市踏進這個空間,
  • chinghsuan

    台灣桃園

    Traveler type:

    家庭式

    很棒

    Traveler rating:4 2018-12

    近幾年才開幕的中平路故事館,入內需脫鞋,裡面有專業的工作人員講解及介紹。城市中有這樣保存的地點非常不錯。可以理解過去造房的道理和當時的文化。
  • Pioneer463861

    Traveler type:

    伴侶旅行

    建築解說

    Traveler rating:5 2019-01

    館舍工作人很親切與熱情總是笑臉迎人,建築解說很專業;熱我了解歷史建築保存的意義與重要性。從中平路故事館來闡述中壢發展歷史。 有機會我還會介紹朋友過去
  • Az-studio

    台灣桃園

    Traveler type:

    家庭式

    原來中壢有這樣美的日式建築

    Traveler rating:5 2019-01

    住在中壢三十年了,以前只知道這邊有大鐵門圍著,終日深鎖,只有門口醒目突兀的王棕,沒想到大鐵門的後面有這樣美麗的瑰寶,如果不是帶著兩個屁孩因該可以拿本書在這享受一整下午
  • SunnyJenny1221

    台灣新竹

    Traveler type:

    伴侶旅行

    參觀黑膠唱片展

    Traveler rating:5 2018-06

    原本是日治時期及光復以後的公務員宿舍,住著兩家人,現在已經陸續搬出由政府保存經營。擁有完整的日式木造屋建築,古物保存良好,入內要拖鞋參觀。可以看到當時候一般人閒適的生活,充滿復古風情。 到2018年六月中前有黑膠唱片的展覽,可以看到臺灣數十年前的民間娛樂,充滿文化意義。

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