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National Palace Museum

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Neighbourhood: Shihlin District
As featured in 3 Days in Taipei and 4 other guides
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Address: 221 Chih-shan Rd., Sec. 2; Shih-lin, Taipei 11143, Taiwan
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Phone Number:
+886 2 2881 2021
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08:30 - 18:30
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 08:30 - 18:30
Fri - Sat 08:30 - 21:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
Description:

This extraordinary collection of historic art treasures, fascinating for...

This extraordinary collection of historic art treasures, fascinating for its depth and breadth, has miraculously escaped destruction over hundreds of years. Some pieces date back to the tenth century.

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Best when few people around!

We were lucky, there were few tourists, the trips from Mainland China were restricted, thus fewer people. I like the calligraphy and the paintings most, but the most famous piece... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Matthias K
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Bergen, Norway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went by MTR from Taipei and got a bus from the outskirts of the city. Later we found that the 304 bus could have taken us all the way. Arrival and departure by bus from the palace is well organised, and you wait indoors for your bus back to the city - ideal as it was pouring with rain... More 

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Taipei, Taiwan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The museum have great collections of ancient Chinese culture, it used to be great place to visit in Taipei. After so many years of use, the facility is kind out of fashion and over-crowded by lots visitor from worldwide. I do wish the museum can be renovated its facility soon.

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Thank thsiao65
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The place is filled with tremendous amount of historical exhibits, will need one full day to explore the place. They provide audio guide in multiple languages which is very helpful to tour the exhibitions

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were lucky, there were few tourists, the trips from Mainland China were restricted, thus fewer people. I like the calligraphy and the paintings most, but the most famous piece in the Museum is, of course, the Jade cabbage, somehow symbol of the Chinese food culture. - It is all very interesting, but you have to make an effort to... More 

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Taipei
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Good place to visit for ppl visiting Taipei in the first time, even the traffic is not convenient. The art show is great, but the palace needs to be maintained.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The museum takes quite sometime to visit. We took the whole afternoon and found it to be a great occupation on such a rainy day! We were a bit disappointed because the 2nd exposition hall was closed. Nonetheless we saw really great pieces of history there! If you have enough time in Taipei, definitely go, but I wouldn't qualify this... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I visited the museum on Sunday and Monday...and was surprised to find that Monday was just as crowded as Sunday. The museum provides a wonderful view of Chinese History from the early bronzes and ceramics to the contemporary interactive art works. All the pieces were beautifully displayed....with descriptions of the pieces in both Chinese and English. The gift shop was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We like the facade & rich cultures. Place is clean & informations provided are good too. Have performance.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Though far, transportation to and fro the museum is very easy, either by bus or cab (the later can be booked also on the way out, information counters are very helpful.) This place can get very crowded so be very patient. Lockers are available for free to leave huge bags, and water containers (they let you leave water containers behind).... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place was fantastic. The array of pieces exhibited was amazing and the displays were all kept in pristine condition. There was a good mumtimedia exhibition while we were there, which my 6 year old son loved, especially as it had some interactive exhibits and a short animated film. Transport from Shillin MRT station was easy and quick, and the... More 

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