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National Palace Museum

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Neighborhood: Shihlin District
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Address: 221 Chih-shan Rd., Sec. 2; Shih-lin, Taipei 11143, Taiwan
Phone Number: 02-28812021
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8:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 8:30 am - 6:30 pm
Fri - Sat 8:30 am - 9:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: 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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Very good collection of Chinese art through the centuries From calligraphy to porcelain to clothes or furniture you can find almost every aspect of Chinese art Not to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Entry is TWD250 and TWD150 for students or concessions. There is an audio guide which you should prebook. There is also an English guided tour runnibg at 10am and 3 pm - this is free and must be booked on their website at least 3 days beforehand. This is definitely a must do and see thing. Frankly, I am not... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

Very good collection of Chinese art through the centuries From calligraphy to porcelain to clothes or furniture you can find almost every aspect of Chinese art Not to forget the famous jade collection but to visit this collection you need patience as many many people will build a big line and waiting time is around 1 to 2h

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 204 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We went on a Monday and it was still packed with groups of Chinese tourists. Nevertheless we got some relief towards the end, around closing time, since the groups start leaving around 5pm. Price is 250 TWD and it's worth all the hassle. The pieces exhibited at a given time are just a fraction of the whole collection, which is... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Awesome insight into Chinese history and culture. Taking the guided tour is a must as they explain the intricate details behind the collection which is otherwise only labelled.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

This museum has many treasures of China, and one can enjoy it and see the highlights in an afternoon.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

There's plenty of artifacts display, rooms and rooms of artifacts. But I'm not sure every items that display what's the usage in old days, the description not really enough, maybe can add some drawings of how people wear it, or use it. Feel bored after visit a few rooms. Swam of people in the museum, you will need to avoid... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Simpy the only museum in the world that will give you all the riches of thousands of years of Chinese history. All the artifacts were taken from China before the Communists took over. And remember they only show 20% of what they have at any given time and therefore you must make at least 4 visits to truly see all... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

I'm sure this collection is fascinating for the hordes Chinese and Taiwanese visitors. Clearly it is given the bus loads that come through. However it was lost on my wife and me. Just room after room of artefacts. I suppose this is what I expected. I just hoped it would feel more interesting than it sounds. Nope. I also hoped... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

The exhibits are well lit, described bilingually, and cover a lot of eras in Chinese art history. We managed to see what we wanted to by jumping between the tourist groups. These busloads of mostly Mainland Chinese were easy to spot- Well dressed in usually designer gear, VERY LOUD and VERY pushy: if you stood too long in one place... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Very crowded with busloads of mainland tourists for most parts of the day. To avoid the crowd, go on weekends when the museum is open till night. The crowd is gone at about 5pm, and you will get to enjoy the exhibits without the rowdiness. Take a taxi from Shih Lin station if you are not familiar with public transport.... More 

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Additional Information about National Palace Museum

Address: 221 Chih-shan Rd., Sec. 2; Shih-lin, Taipei 11143, Taiwan
Phone Number: 02-28812021
Location: Asia  >  Taiwan  >  Taipei>  > Shihlin District
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:30 am - 6:30 pm
Monday 8:30 am - 6:30 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am - 6:30 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am - 6:30 pm
Thursday 8:30 am - 6:30 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 8:30 am - 9:00 pm

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