• World class fault trench preservation site

  • About this park

    Chichi Earthquake, happened in 1:47 AM, September 21th, 1999, is one of the natural disaster with the great casualties in the past one century. After this disaster, the government launched earthquake relevant search. Central Geological Survey, MOEA requested Professor Wen-Shen Chen to host Chelungpu Fault Paleo-earthquake Investigation Program. The research began in November 2002 in Zhushang Township, Nantou County.

    During the excavation of the fault trench and the research of paleo-earthquakes, clear rupture on the surface which caused by Chi-chi Earthquake was found. Meanwhile, the clear fold and fault structures shown on the profile of the trench were regarded as the evidence of paleo-earthquakes and the rare geological landscape in the world.

    The construction of this park are done by National Museum of Natural Science, making the world class fault trench appear to the public after re-excavation made by the Anthropology Division. Chelungpu Fault Preservation Park officially opens in May 1, 2013, forming a comprehensive geological and biological park with Fonghanggu Bird and Ecology Park and Earthquake Museum of Taiwan nearby.

    The three main missions of Chelungpu Fault Preservation Park are:

    1. The preservation of the profile of Chelungpu Fault.
    2. The promotion of the popular science knowledge about earthquake, geology, environment and biology.
    3. The assistance to the relevant domestic or foreign geological research.
    About this park
  • Exhibition introduction

  • Traffic information

    • via Freeway No.3, and get off at Zhushan Interchange (243K), then go straight to Chelungpu Fault Preservation Park

      1. From Northern Taiwan

        Take public transportation to Taichung, take Taichung Bus or Yuanlin Bus to Zhushan, or Taiwan Tourist Shuttle Bus to Xitou, get off at Zhushan interchange stop, then walk for two minutes and then arrive Chelungpu Fault Preservation Park

      2. From Southern Taiwan

        Take public transportation to Douliou, take Taisi Bus to Zhushan, take Yuanlin Bus, and get off at Zhushan interchange stop, then walk for two minutes and then arrive Chelungpu Fault Preservation Park

      3. Form Central Taiwan

        Take Taichung bus or Yuanlin bus to Zhushan, or take Taiwan Tourist Shuttle Bus to Xitou, get off at Zhushan interchange stop, walk for two minutes and then arrive Chelungpu Fault Preservation Park

  • Ticket information

    open hour:09:00 - 17:00
    Closed on Mondays (except national holidays and Mondays in winter and summer vacation) and Chinese New Year’s Eve

    Ticket information
    TypepriceQualification
    RegularNTD 50General audience
    DiscountNTD 30
    • Group of 20 or more
    • Visitors with student.(one ID for one visitor only)
    Senior 65+NTD 25Seniors aged 65 and above with certificates(Weedends and Holidays)
    Free admission
    (ID required)
    free
    • Every Wednesday morning before 10 a.m.
    • older than 65 years old(weekday)
    • younger than 6 years old
    • Visitors with handicapped handbook and their necessary companion (one companion with one visitor)
    • Visitors with Volunteer Service Honor Card issued by Ministry of the Interior R.O.C. (Taiwan)
    • Visitors with valid tourist guide certificate issued by Tourism Bureau, Ministry of Transportation and Communication, R.O.C. (Taiwan)
    • Citizen of Chushan Township, Nantou County, R.O.C (Taiwan)
    • Visitors with staff ID card of National Fire Agency, Ministry of the Interior ,R.O.C. (Taiwan)
    • Visitors with Family Card or Dinosaur Card issued by National Museum of Natural Science (one ID for one visitor, valid to 107/12/31)