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Chimei Museum the top Facebook check-in location in Taiwan

Chimei Museum the top Facebook check-in location in Taiwan

Chimei Museum in the southern city of Tainan has been listed as the most popular check-in location for Facebook users in Taiwan this year, according to data released Thursday by the social networking site.

Spread over an area of about 10 hectares at the Metropolitan Park in Tainan, the museum displays a rich collection of Western paintings and sculptures, musical instruments, ancient weapons and animal fossils.

The building is an eye-catching structure that features a European-style design, while the forecourt is dominated by a replica of the Fountain of Apollo, which depicts the Greek sun god Apollo rising from the sea at daybreak in his four-horse chariot.

It is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Tainan, drawing large numbers of people who pose in front of the building for photos, especially on holidays.

The other top check-in locations in Taiwan for Facebook users were the Huashan 1914 Creative Park, Songshan Cultural and Creative Park, Taipei Children's Amusement Park, and the old street in Tamsui, which are all in the capital of Taipei.

Rounding out the top-10 were the Pier-2 Art Center in the southern city of Kaohsiung, the National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium in the southern county of Pingtung, the Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village in Nantou in central Taiwan, and the Taipei Expo Park.

Globally, Facebook's most popular check-in locations were Disney Properties, Universal Studios Properties, Times Square in New York City, the Eiffel Tower in Paris and Niagara Falls in Canada, in that order.

The lists of top 20 global places and most popular check-in locations in a specific country were based on the number of Facebook check-ins at these locations over the course of 2015.

On a list of the most popular topics discussed worldwide on Facebook, the U.S. presidential election was at the top, followed by the Nov. 13 terrorist attacks in Paris, the Syrian civil war and refugee crisis, Nepal earthquakes, and the Greek debt crisis.

Other global lists compiled by Facebook to create a snapshot of the year on the social networking site included the most popular entertainers and the most discussed movies.

These review lists were measured by how frequently a topic was mentioned in Facebook posts between Jan. 1 and Dec. 1, 2015.
(By Jeffrey Wu and Elaine Hou)

Updated : 2021-09-23 13:02 GMT+08:00