Six Taiwanese friends live in the Children's Hall of the National Museum of Taiwan History. They each come from different backgrounds and are, from left, "Stationmaster Choo Choo", "Daughter of the Sea Tao Tao", "Guardian of the Mountains Hayon", "Guardian of the Land Niu Bao", "Black Mangrove Fairy Dong Dong" and "Time Traveler Ding Ding ". Do you want to get to know them better? Come to the Children's Hall and look for "My Taiwanese Friends" and travel through space and time and listen to all of the interesting stories that took place in Taiwan!
Meeting My Taiwanese Friends
Every second and fourth Saturday and Sunday 1:45 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. and Sunday 10:10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. of each month, My Taiwanese Friends are at the Children's Hall to greet visitors; they also appear at special programs or events for the Children's Hall. Come meet your new friends!
The Stationmaster: Choo Choo
Hello! I'm the stationmaster of Time Station, Choo Choo. Let me call the Time Express into the station. While you're waiting for the train to arrive, take a tour with me around the Time Station and learn about traditional train stations in the Japanese colonial era.
The Time Traveler: Ding Ding
Hi! I'm the Time Station's guide, Ding Ding, and I'm here to take you on a journey across time and space. Four hundred years of Taiwanese history appear in the windows of the Time Express! Alight the train and go into the underground tunnel. What sort of secrets does it hold? Let's find out together!
The Guardian of the Mountains: Hayon
Hello! My name is Hayon, the Guardian of the Mountains. I can dash through the forest and leap across streams with ease. I know all of the plants and animals of the forest. Whatever the story, as long as it has to do with the forest, I know it! Come with me to learn about Taiwan's alpine environments and learn about the culture and wisdom of our ancestors.
The Daughter of the Sea: Tao Tao
Hello! I am the daughter of the sea, Tao Tao. I am also the guardian of the ocean. Let me take you on a tour to see flying fish and dolphins and discover the diversity and beauty of Taiwan's seas. Let's understand how the Tao of Orchid Island coexists with nature and cherish this beautiful ocean of infinite resources.
The Black Mangrove Fairy: Dong Dong
Hi! I'm the fairy of the black mangroves, Dong Dong. I protect the coastline and look after the wetland ecology. Want to know what my friends the mudskipper, fiddler crab, hamaguri and horn snail do all day? There are a lot of secrets in the wetlands for you to discover!
The Guardian of the Land: Niu Bao
Hello! I am the guardian of the earth, Niu Bao. I live in the village. Want to know how farmers use bamboos and water wheels to irrigate the land? How water buffalos help in farming and become the farmer's best friend? And what haystacks can be used for after rice harvests? Let me take you to see the ingenuity of rural farming villages.
The Home of Our Six Friends