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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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+886 2 2881 2021
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08:30 - 21:00
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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
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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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Taiwanese/Chinese ancient history

I have been to Taipei many times but decided to finally take my children as they are old enough to understand and appreciate the culture of Taiwan/China artefacts. MRT red line... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Crazy crowds are to be expected at this museum so beware! We were lucky as we chose a weekday afternoon, about 3 hours before closing time so it was less crowded with the tour groups and we managed to see all the main attractions and displays on all floors before the announcement of the day's closing. The museum has some... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I have been to Taipei many times but decided to finally take my children as they are old enough to understand and appreciate the culture of Taiwan/China artefacts. MRT red line to Shilin, exit 1, 5 mins to bus stop. R30, 255, 304, 815 all go directly to the National Palace. We arrived just before lunch and missed some group... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

When traveling to Taipei you have to go to this museum. I went there 3 times. Porcelain, ancient scrolls, paintings artifacts brought from mainland China, some items are thousands of years old.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The museum is probably the best in the world when it comes to Chinese art although it could use a bit of renovation. As the story goes, they could change the collections every 3 months for 10 years and not show the same piece twice. Only downside when I was there was the Mainland Chinese tour groups. Loud, rude and... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Museum has many interesting exhibitions but the most popular exhibits are swarmed by tourists. Be prepared.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It would be an error not to visit this somptuous place where a comparative view of western and eastern civilization is evidenced through multitude of paintaings, artifacts, poteries, stautes, etc. A superb building truly representing the proud past of Taiwan and the Chinese culture as a whole. This golden place makes you think. Definitely a " Must see ".

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is a 'must visit' spot in Taipei. We only had 3 hours which is nowhere near enough time. The displays are fantastic and deserve time to truly appreciate them. It is busy so advise getting there early and go straight to the top level to the jade (queue's get longer) and work your way down. The Museum also has... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my first time to visit this palace....I was born in Taiwan. So don't think it was any hurry to visit here. But my son went to visit the Beijing's. So I've been pushed to join with for the visit. We carried three big luggages....thanks for the storage service....And 100% refund to U......wow!

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Taipei, Taiwan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

National palace museum is one of my favorite spots in Taiwan, huge collection of traditional Chinese treasures. I've also been to the one in Beijing, but this is way more massive. You can experience the Chinese/Taiwanese history and culture by visiting this astonishing place. Highly recommand! By the way, try to avoid grops then you will find peace and lost... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Not worth the hype Star exhibit not exactly exciting, need to queue for 15+mins Best collection is actually noble furniture at first floor Can skip if on tight schedule

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