Opened in October 2010, the Lanyang Museum (蘭陽博物館) in Toucheng Township, Yilan County, offers visitors exhibits in local culture, history, and environment and the interaction between the three.
The museum was designed by Yao Ren-xi and inspired by the cuestas, sloping rock formations, that are found along the northeastern coast of Taiwan. From outside, the museum changes colors depending on the weather reflecting in the glass. It includes musical notes on four sides from Vivaldi’s violin concerto “The Four Seasons,” which is also represented in the four colors of stones used in the building’s design.
From inside the Lanyang Museum, visitors may feel a little disoriented when looking up with the angles of glass and stone with escalators and walkways crossing above.
A visit to the Lanyang Museum includes a walk around the outside of the building and the pond as it is a popular structure to photograph on a clear day.
For more information, visit the Langyang Museum website.