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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 #5 of 190 attractions in Taipei
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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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Davis, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

I am not a museum person and know little about the history of China so this was pretty boring, but my wife who is from mainland China felt it was absolutely the highlight of or trip.

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Taipei, Taiwan
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Great exterior and restaurants, but the actual exhibitions can be a bit dull because there is very little explanation of objects in English. It can be difficult to see items as well due to the large tour groups that come through and crowd around small cases, but it's well worth a visit for those truly interested in imperial items that... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

There were countless Mainland Chinese groups 'ambushed' the museum with tourists every 10 minutes. The entrance ticket costs on the expensive side compared to all cheap museum entrance. It was definitely not an enjoyable experience as there were a lot of people shouting and disturbed the peace of the museum.

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Caloocan, Caloocan, Philippines
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58 reviews 58 reviews
16 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

I had been to a lot of museum. These museum have a lot of arts that you'll appreciate. Sorry of course if you are an art lover. You'll see different periods arts from one dynasty to the next. You just have to visit it.

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Melito di Napoli, Italy
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

I went there in the winter month, January. I was very lucky, we only waited for 10 ten minutes. We were able to see the meat shape and color stone, it looks like a real meat. we were also there to see the grasshopper on the white cabbage. It was very fine sculpture on jade. It was such an eye... More

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New York City, New York
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

The hordes of group tourists connected by headphones to flag-carrying leader/guides with microphones, loudly talking their way through the museum would not have bothered us if there had been more to see. For painting there was only a show of a single classic painter and a shallow group show of modern paintings. The hundreds of bronze pieces, ceramics and jade... More

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Hong Kong, China
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59 reviews 59 reviews
25 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

We went for the MC Escher display which was goo, however was symptomatic of what I don't like with museums. This is a very, hush hush, look but don't touch museum that didn't provide nearly enough experience or information. I understand the demand for this sort of thing, but have never much enjoyed it myself.

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Singapore, Singapore
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Definitely an educational visit but was rudely disrupted by the hordes of tourist groups crowding around exhibits. The place was like a market!

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Taipei, Taiwan
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61 reviews 61 reviews
10 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

With busloads of tourists from China disembarking, our beloved National Palace Museum has become a veritable zoo. These tourists wish to see the famous jade cabbage and need to say that they have been to the Museum during their visit to Taipei. For this, we have to suffer the shoulder-to-shoulder crowds. The museum is, of course, excellent. One could wish... More

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Taipei, Taiwan
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

One of my favouritest sites in Taipei. Have been about 6 times spending many hours strolling around, reading about the exhibits. Two kinds of people go there: those that that love it and those that like it. The 'love it' types could spend hours there perhaps even going back a second time; the history buffs! The 'like it' types (my... More

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