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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 #7 of 196 attractions in Taipei
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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168 attraction reviews
250 helpful votes 250 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

We went around 4pm, hoping for less people. I think it was tolerable, but still lots of tour guides. It it certainly not one of the best musuems in the world, but it was okay. We were able to see everything in about 2 hours - except room 304. We did not stand in line to see it. It says... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Very crowded. this is also a must see venue. Go on week days, chances are it will be lesser crowded. Try to be as early as you can as tour buses will drop in slightly after lunch. Make it a point to see the Jade cabbage and the Stone that looks like a slice of pork FIRST before wandering off... More

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

This museum should be on your list of priorities if you wish to see a collection of fine exhibits of Chinese culture. Try to arrive early as groups during the day may hold you up if you have a busy itinerary.

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Falls Church, Virginia
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51 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

A Weekend day during the summer is probably not the best time to visit, as it was quite crowded, especially with tour groups mainly from mainland China. It was still quite worthwhile, and after seeing a bit of the very packed third floor with jades and bronzes, I descended to the much less crowded second floor, which houses paintings and... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We were there on a Saturday. As said, weekends were worse, but somebody else told us it was like this most of the time. Every floor was full because there were many many tour groups. There were some exhibition rooms less crowded on higher floors, but the day we were there, the famous exhibition rooms for jade cabbage (actually was... More

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Shanghai, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 via mobile

Excellent museum rich in information. I suggest you take the audio guide to really understand the meaning of the artifacts you see (remember to take your passport). Go early in the morning as from 1pm it is filled with groups and therefore it become not so enjoyable. They also have temporally exhibitions, the one we could see was on Chinese... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This can be the noisiest museum I've ever been. There are endless of tour groups coming to the museums, mainly from mainland China. They are noisy, talk very loud, and have poor manner. They can push you when you're trying to see the exhibit, without saying any sorry. Although there are many nice exhibits, you may not enjoy them at... More

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Kobe
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

The National Palace Museum is in a great setting with a large selection of Chinese arts and antiquities. The restaurant above has great views and is also a nice place to take a relaxing break during the afternoon. If you have never had the chance to see a similar collection elsewhere in the world, you will really be missing a... More

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Honolulu, HI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

The Palace Museum is HUGE! Be prepared to spend all day there, and you still might not be able to see all! It was great experience and we loved the tea house for quick lunch and tea testing. It was easy to get to by MRT and city bus.

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Richmond VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The National Place Museum is a fascinating adventure through Chinese history and treasures. Much of the museum is made up of art that was smuggled out of China during the reign of Mao Tse-Tung. I learned a lot about the differences in art during each Chinese dynasty. When you get to the Ming dynasty you quickly understand why it is... More

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