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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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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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Impressive Chinese jewelry collections

It was sad that I stayed this place for only an hour and a half. It's a quite big museum that you need to allocate at least 2-3 hours. There are many Chinese artifacts that are... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Dalian, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The greatest treasures of China all in one place. The place wasn't too big and had a fair sized mix of paintings, pottery, bronze ect. Make sure to check out the gardens, it's free with your regular ticket. Museum does get very full at times. Try to visit off peek.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It was sad that I stayed this place for only an hour and a half. It's a quite big museum that you need to allocate at least 2-3 hours. There are many Chinese artifacts that are hard to see outside of China or Taiwan and the sumptousity amazes many people. The reason I gave 4 stars, not five stars, is... More 

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Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

An excellent museum, which shows a wide range of errors in Chinese history. I don't think you can see so much in one place as you can at this museum. If you go after 4:30 PM, the entrance fee is discounted. If you do not know much about Chinese history, probably two hours is enough since everything will start to... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The best attraction in Taipei, which is generally is not very touristic. Has many chinese artifacts.

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Lake Worth, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

There were a lot of artifacts in this museum that the pre-communist government from China brought over to Taiwan in order to preserve them. There were so many things to look at.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I have been to this Museum several times over the years. Every time, there is something new. You need more than a day if you want to see the whole museum at a leisure place. It can get crowded with the tour groups. Unfortunately, the cafe on the 4th floor was closed hence one had to venture to the next... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

It boasts of more artifacts than can be found in China. The amount of artifacts is certainly impressive. But after awhile they become boring. It's just one display after another. The sheer number of tourist groups also made it difficult to just see some of the displays and to quietly absorb the info provided on the displays. My family agreed... More 

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Guangzhou, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

By far, this museum offers the most awesome and well-maintained collections of Chinese treasures as compared to those in mainland China. Each theme of exhibition hall is well-organized and informative. It will take at least half day to really appreciate the art, historical and cultural values of collections of treasures. In order to avoid the crowd, it is advisable to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a truly wonderful museum Getting there can be a bit tricky - take line 2 of the MRT (the red one) to Shilin station, exit the station, walk the pedestrianized street and take a right. You will find numerous buses that go to the museum (18, 19, 30, 255, 304, 815 - to name a few). The museum... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This museum has a better collection than the Palace Museum in Beijing. There are beautiful bronze vessels, pottery, jade sculptures, jewellery, weapons, etc., from the various dynasties. Very few paintings and calligraphic works are on display. The audio guide is poorly organized and the battery runs out quickly. Go early in the morning to avoid the crowd. If possible, bring... More 

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