Baxian Cave Visitor Center
Marshes of the witness
Baxian Cave is also an important archaeological site of prehistorical remains. A rich reserve of pre-pottery culture of Palaeolithic Age was found here and subsequently named "Changbin Culture." It is the oldest pre-historical remain discovered in Taiwan, recognized as a first-class national archaeological site for its significance.
Wooden trail at Baxian Cave
East Coast National Scenic Area Administration Visitor Center set up a circular wooden boardwalk at Baxian Cave, connecting large and small caves. Visitors can follow the boardwalk to explore each cave and enjoy the extraordinary Nature’s craft.
A corner of the exhibition area
In 1968, an archaeologist team led by Professor Song Wenxun from the Department of Anthropology and Professor Lin Chaoqi from the Department of Geology of National Taiwan University discovered Taiwan’s first Paleolithic culture in Baxian Cave, Changbin Township, Taitung County. The famous archaeologist Dr. Li Ji named this culture "Changbin Culture" after the place.
The remains of Changbin culture unearthed in Baxian Cave are mainly gravel tools made by the method of pounding and stripping, as well as many bone tools, and bones of animals and fish. Based on carbon-14 dating, their era is determined to have begun 30,000 years ago, and ended about 5,000 years ago.
- Visitor Centre
- Exhibition Hall
- Parking lot