Walking into Taichung’s Past and Present introduces the first tour guide with mobile app of the city of Taichung. Garnished with eleven exquisite early maps of the city, alongside with nearly two hundred old photographs, this ‘digital’ guide summons the spirit of the city’s past. With the uses of GIS and comparisons with modern maps, it promises a journey walking through Taichung’s past and present.
The guide also provides essays on seventeen themes that are intimately related to Taichung’s city culture in the past hundred years, from Period of Japanese Rule to the Post-War Period, covering histories of the development of the city, as well as the city’s cultural activities. Reading these essays with the mobile app shall increase the enjoyment of touring through profound introductions to and lively experiences of the city’s ancient and modern memories.