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Laojie Creek River Education Center (老街溪河川教育中心)

Updated:2020-09-14

Popularity: 8612

Monday: Break time

Highlights

The colorful tube slides is a social media hotspot!

Roll up your sleeves and do your share to protect the Earth!

Laojie Creek museum takes you back to the past: the good old days of Zhongli

River ecology education: The largest exhibition here

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Environmental education is not as dull as you might think! Laojie Creek River Education Center, the first environmental education space in Taiwan that is river themed. From the outdoor space to the indoor exhibitions, you can learn all about the past, present, and future of Laojie Creek. Various activities such as environmental film screening, riverside market, food and farming seminars, handcraft lessons, and river cleaning hikes are sure to impress you as well.
 

Sliding down from the 6m-tall, colorful “time tunnel” slide, your environmental education-themed visit officially begins. At the entrance, the dirt hill symbolizes the origin of irrigation ditches, simulating the traditional, environmentally friendly building method of terraces. The two main buildings are modified Hakka traditional houses. At the Laojie Creek Story House, a modified brick house, you can see the vegetable farm in front of the house, bamboo fences, the courtyard, big cooking stove in the kitchen, and the external plaza—all of which reenact how farm houses used to be. For those who grew up in the city, it is a great opportunity to learn more about rural life. The development in Zhongli region is also on display at Laojie Creek Story House: Is Fruit Street only for selling fruits? Where is the largest market in Zhongli? Why is Zhongli Beef Noodle so well known? Which school is the oldest elementary school in Zhongli? In one trip you will find all the answers and become a Zhongli expert!    
 

The other two-floor building is the River Ecology Education Center, a renovated old house wrapped with contemporary steel-structure. On the first floor, you will find a detailed introduction of Laojie Creek with bulletin boards, miniature models, and interactive devices. The second floor is an exhibit of the 120-day long cleaning and revitalization project of Laojie Creek. Consistent with the core concept of sustainability, the extended lookout allows space for tree growth and adds greenness.

Information

TEL 03-4223786
FAX 03-4223787
Opening Hours Sunday: 09:00 – 17:00
Monday: Break time
Tuesday: 09:00 – 17:00
Wednesday: 09:00 – 17:00
Thursday: 09:00 – 17:00
Friday: 09:00 – 17:00
Saturday: 09:00 – 17:00

Facilities

  • Introductory Lecture
  • Bus Station
  • Toilet

Remind

■ Guided group tours can be booked three days in advance for the minimum of 10 people

Traffic

Choose a transportation method based on your departure location.

Parking

■ Street-side parking
■ Southern District Teenager Activity Center parking lot (No. 168, Sec. 1, Yanping Road, Pingzhen City). 5-min walk to the River Education Center.
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