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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 237 Attractions in Taipei
Type: Art Museums, History Museums, Museums
Fee: Yes
Owner description: This extraordinary collection of historic art treasures, fascinating...
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Type: Art Museums, History Museums, Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Hours:
Sun - Thu 8:30 am - 6:30 pm
Fri - Sat 8:30 am - 9:00 pm
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.
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Pompano Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

We are big fans of Chinese ceramics and the collection did not disappoint. The large groups of jostling tour groups were annoying but we did our best to ignore and had a great time. Went upstairs to the 4th floor tea house for a relaxing cup of tea and a few dim sum halfway through the visit.

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Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

avoid the crowds by going at about 11am. Best time to admire the wonderful treasures is when all the large group tours are having lunch.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

Very Very Crowded. Lots and lots of mainland Chinese tour groups. Forget about a quiet place to read and digest everything. Its has such fantastic exhibits and wonderfully documented. Pity about the crowd.

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Manila, Philippines
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

The facade is grand! It's lovely outside (even inside up to the souvenir store). I arrived around 4PM, so I was kinda hesitant to still buy ticket to go inside, but out of curiosity, I still did. I was disappointed when I got in. The crowd was overwhelming, aside from there were so many, it was very noisy. If you're... More 

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Ipoh, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

A lot of display ranging from fine Chinese traditional arts, calligraphy and some beautiful artifacts made by the craftsmen of that time. Some of them are so refined and elaborate that you sometimes wonder it is the work of man. We were attracted by the jade cabbage that previously was told by our tour guide in China that belonged to... More 

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BSB Brunei
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

You probably need to know more about chinese pottery and art forms and bronze to appreciate the museum. The dozens of tour guides with their groups push you away from the exhibits. My wife very sensibly declined to come with me.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW via mobile

For an admission price of only NTD$250 (local students pay only $150) you have access to viewing everything from 7000 years ago to the near present, jades, calligraphy , pottery, etc etc. it is definitely worth renting an audio machine guide for NTD$100 but you will need passport or photo ID to do so.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

Fantastic museum of Chinese treasure and art. The museum has a restaurant and a cafe. The view from the top is excellent. Since the museum is quite crowded with Chinese tourists from China , be sure to get there either early or after 4 pm.

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Taipei, Taiwan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

There are a lot of awesome traditional Chinese art work from thousands of years. There are also different exhibitions all year round. Now the most visitors are the Chinese people from China.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

The displays and artefacts are simply stunning. The only problems are the large groups from mainland China who seem to have no idea how to behave en masse - pushing, shoving and blocking access. The shop is large and well stocked.

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