We spent last weekend in Penghu county, Taiwan. A series of islands off the west coast.
And we were surprised to find a (FREE) fossil museum there!
Since Taiwan doesn’t have any dinosaur fossils (including on its many smaller islands) there weren’t any dinosaur fossils in there.
But we did find these little guys in an explanation of Earth’s history
They also had this touchable fossil (which we couldn’t identify, but possibly cattle) with an explanation about how dinosaurs are related to dragons
And upstairs they had a Penghusuchus which was discovered on the islands. It’s from the late Miocene (~5 million years ago), long after non-avian dinosaurs were gone.
and a small recreation of it with its name misspelled :/
Unrelated to the museum…
That night we stumbled onto a fireworks festival
Displayed over the “rainbow bridge” named for obvious reasons…
And last, but not least, the next day we checked out some cool local geology: columnar basalt
In a week and a half we’ll be doing a grand tour of dinosaur museums in Japan, hitting one a day for four days straight. We will be posting pictures and videos of the trip here 🙂