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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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This is my second visit in two years to this museum. The first time, I only went because I had 3 hours to kill while I waited for a friend. I was so fascinated by the exhibits... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

One of the main exhibits of this museum is the jade cabbage. However, due to the volume of tour groups that visit you cannot fully appreciate the detail of the cabbage. You are rushed through the exhibit leaving you no time to even read the descriptions on the walls. There were at least three employees reminding you to keep moving.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

This is my second visit in two years to this museum. The first time, I only went because I had 3 hours to kill while I waited for a friend. I was so fascinated by the exhibits that I was disappointed that I had to leave to meet my friend. I'm glad that I got to return, as there were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

We planned to spend half a day and ended up staying for the whole day from 930am to 7pm! Enjoyed the guided tours and even going around on our own was very insightful. The special exhibit was very well done and even had a futuristic version that was done to entertain younger target audience!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

This museum is large and requires a lot of time. Or focus on a few key elements of interest instead of overwhelming yourself. The trek to the museum requires some planning if you take public transit but the journey out to the museum is good as it is gives you a view further out. The grounds and building are beautiful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

This is not to be missed. These are the great masterpieces of Old China, collected by the Emperors over millennia, and which avoided destruction in the Cultural Revolution only because the Nationalists took them to Taiwan in 1949. You see these, and you realise that you're really in China, not just on a remote island. Crowded but worth it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Go early! I can not stress this enough - the later in the day it is the more groups of tourists there are. They stop traffic at points because the tour groups are so many. The museum at this point becomes a bit un single tourist friendly. That said you don't need a tour and it is easy to get... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

On a recent trip to Taiwan, we visited this museum. For me, this is one of the best museums I have ever had the pleasure to see. It is relatively new, well laid out and the exhibits from various Chinese dynasties are fascinating. Due to the journey these items undertook to arrive in Taiwan, they are small to medium in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

This was my second time going but the place is so big that you will need hours to look around...well worth going!

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Shanghai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

You must visit the palace , it worth the time and ticket! All ancient artist and goods from the old time, Helping you make better understanding of the old country!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

We were surprised at all the amazing things in thi beautiful museum from mainland China, we thought we were only going to see local art and crafts. The museum is large, and you can't possibly see it all in one visit. But even if you only have one day, it is worth your time to go. Allow plenty of time,... More 

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