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National Palace Museum

221 Chih-shan Rd., Sec. 2; Shih-lin, Taipei 11143, Taiwan (Shihlin District)
02-28812021
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Ranked #10 of 253 Attractions in Taipei
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Type: Art Museums, History Museums, Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: This extraordinary collection of historic art treasures, fascinating for its depth and breadth, has miraculously escaped destruction over hundreds of... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Kuala Lumpur
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

If you are pressed for time in Taipei, i would suggest that this National Palace Museum be on top of your list. A treasure trove of the Song, Yuan, Ming and Qing Dynasty pieces on display. The artifacts are considered "the cream of China's collection". I was impressed with the Ming Dynasty bronze statues in large scale over 10 feet.... More

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Manila, Philippines
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

I was traveling with a big group and we did not get past the gift shop! the gift shop was well stocked with tourist kitsch. scrapbook embellishments, expensive jade, books on the artifacts displayed at the museum. Lots and lots of souvenirs of the famous lettuce. The number of people visiting this museum will astound you. Please be patient with... More

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Hong Kong, China
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The souvenirs here are sooooo amazing! They are interesting and some of them are multi-functional. The exhibitions are nice. However, there are so many people who talked so loud.

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Seoul, South Korea
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68 reviews 68 reviews
49 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

No wonder this museum is named one of the top 5 in the world. If you don't have a minimum of one hour to see the museum don't waste the $8 to go. The museum is massive, clean, maintained, informative etc... I recommended renting the audio headset to guide you through the museum! Also, go in the morning while you're... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

If time allows, please visit this museum. Every exhibition hall is huge You need to pay an entrance fee of NT$250. You can take a subway train to Shilin station and take a public bus 30 or via taxi which cost less than NT$150. Total travelling time from Taipei Main station is about 1 hour to get to the museum.

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Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

you won't believe every single goods were come to front of your eyes .......

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Full of Chinese and Taiwanese historical pieces. Didn't have enough time to enjoy it all. It's a bus ride or taxi from the Metro.

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Seoul, South Korea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Tons of mainland Chinese and Koreans on Mid-Autumn festival. Tired of them, loud, noisy, impolite, dirty sometimes. The musiem itself is difficult to get to (sMTR and then by bus), but it is totally worth it! the collection is absolutely amazing and a must-see!!! Spent two quality hours roaming the halls. Just speachless!!

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

You gotta go here if you're interested at all in history or being educated in general. The National Palace museum is pretty much as good as you can get for museum outings. Lots of artifacts, sculptures, paintings all about the history of Taiwan. You can see the famous jade sculpture of a napa cabbage with a grasshopper on top. It... More

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Elgin, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

The staggering amount of jade and ivory pieces came along with a wealth of information from my tour guide about the making of the piece to its importance and usage. The main piece they have is the Jadeite Cabbage, which is really tiny in comparison to the image they project on the banners and posters. I was unable to go... More

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