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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 - 6:30 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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Impressive museum with vast collections. Huge souvenir and gift shop with many products to buy. Weekend is very crowded with loads of Chinese and local tourists. It feels like... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Manila, Philippines

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Manila, Philippines
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Impressive museum with vast collections. Huge souvenir and gift shop with many products to buy. Weekend is very crowded with loads of Chinese and local tourists. It feels like a market place than a museum because of the crowd. Perhaps weekdays will be less crowded.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Interesting complex of museums and galleries outside the main city area…will take a few hours to visit all the halls. Well laid out, huge variety of historical artifacts and art of significance to the history of China and Taipei.

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Seoul, South Korea
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

lots of chinese so noisy. but it was worthy to put up with. the treasures are beautiful and amazing. you must bring jacket or cardigan. it's freezing inside there .

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

It's poorly maintained. Over rated. Too expensive. The place is just so..... un-taiwan. Bla. The only fun thing was the souvenir shop. Please don't go here. Or the neighbouring food market. It is just un-taiwan.

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Shanghai, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

I visited on a Sunday - no good choise because you meet to much peaope. Specially travelling roups from China mainland are moving around with noisy loudspeakers! Museum should forbid that and look for other solutions. The treasures are really amazing and there presentation is really good made. Take your time for some Topics or collections, because there is so... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Museums of historical art can often be tedious affairs with room after room of dull repetitive exhibits, interesting to the scholar who can put these things into historical context, but a bit of a procession to the casual visitor. The National Palace Museum is not like this at all. I don't remember a single piece in the whole museum that... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Following the civil war, contemporary China was divided into the communist Mainland China (People's Republic of China or PRC) and the capitalist Taiwan (Republic of China or ROC). The mainland Chinese never put in enough effort to look after the treasures in their Palace Museum, especially during the damaging Cultural Revolution, but the Taiwanese did - hence the outstanding result... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

This museum is now overrun by tour groups. I've never been in a museum that was so noisy you couldn't hear yourself think or hear what was being said on the audio tape. We left after an hour because we couldn't get close enough to see anything and the noise just gave us a headache. There are staff walking around... More 

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Torrance, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

A "Must See" museum. It would be worthwhile to plan at least a whole day visit if possible, and that probably would not be enough. The thousands of antiquities and art work are unbelievable. There are some free tours offered in different languages - our guide gave us so much insight on the pieces (we had ours in English). The... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

If you wish to see much of Chinese history and art, this is the place. Many of the artifacts were moved here during WWII and during the cultural revolution to protect them. China now is demanding their return to the mainland (not likely to happen). This is a very modern and well thought out museum. It was crowed when we... More 

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