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National Palace Museum

Address: 221 Chih-shan Rd., Sec. 2; Shih-lin, Taipei 11143, Taiwan (Shihlin District)
Phone Number: 02-28812021
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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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edinburgh, scotland
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54 reviews 54 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

A truly world class museum, but unlike the BM, Met or Louvre, it is devoted to a single culture - China. The first thing you must do is book an English tour. They are at 10am and 3pm. Not only do they guide you through the place expertly, but the audio link blots out the very loud conversation of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Always arrive very early and avoid weekends at all cost. If you are not an expert in Chinese history you will need a very knowledgeable guide to explain the context related the objects.

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Dewsbury, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

This is the best collection in the world of artistic Chinese artifacts including jade, porcelain, calligraphy, paintings and so much more. You'll need more than one visit to enjoy this excellent collection. Tittles are in English as well as Chinese.

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Melbourne, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

We headed in on saturday night. Museum was reasonably quiet with only a few tour groups. 2.5 hrs was adequate to see most of what was on display. Some pieces were incredibly old. This is a must see while in Taiwan.

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Singapore, Singapore
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34 reviews 34 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Here you can see all the amazing artefacts and pieces which were taken from the forbidden city when the RoC was founded. You will see amazing pieces of jade, bronze calligraphy. Try to avoid weekends and try to go there around lunch time or Friday evening. I was told it´s not that crowded then. Expect tons of visitors and bus... More 

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Mississauga, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

What a lovely place the exhibits are wonderful. You can get a guided tour or on your our. No backpacks are allowed in museum lockers are provided. Beautiful garden great for pictures. it was busy with tour groups so go early.

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La Madeleine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

I really liked the collection of this museum. We followed a free guided tour in English with a very motivated guide who managed to give quite some background about some of the pieces. Brought real added value!

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Taipei, Taiwan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

We have been here three times, and still need to return. The collection is rotated during the year, and has special exhibits as well. We highly recommend coming here, a tour of the gardens with Koi pond as well. Have a historic day! ExploreTraveler.com

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

If history, ceramic, pottery, calligraphy, jade, etc does not interest U... Don't waste time and 250 NTD. I left the place within 30 mins after entering. I spent more time and had more joy taking photographs outside. Please be warned that the place may be crowded with hordes of tourist (mainly from China). I am still giving it a 3/5... More 

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Boston, MA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

The Museum is great, and can easily take up an entire day. The sheer number of artifacts is astounding, and the history behind how they arrived in Taiwan was quite interesting.

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