Sidadun Kiln is situated in AUO’s Taichung site. It was discovered by AUO during site construction in October 2003. Academia Sinica engaged in archaeological investigation and confirmed the kiln to be used for pottery with practical uses in the mid to late Qing Dynasty. The kiln was first found on the then planned roadway of the Central Taiwan Science Park. After assessment, AUO shifted the whole kiln by 25 meters to its current location next to the site to ensure its integrity. An introductory signage of the kiln was also set up to better promote the impressive high tech back then.
The discovery of Sidadun Kiln proved that pottery production already existed in Taiwan as early as the Qing Dynasty, which prompted more studies by archaeologists. From the relics uncovered in the kiln, it is evident that Sidadun Kiln played a major role in the pioneering history of central Taiwan, and societal and industrial development in the Qing Dynasty. The more complete relics from the kiln are now exhibited in the Sidadun Kiln Story House at AUO’s Taichung site for visitors to see.