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National Palace Museum

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Neighborhood: Shihlin District
As featured in 3 Days in Taipei and 2 other guides
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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 extensive museum is one of the best in Asia. The collections are well presented with good descriptive text (in English and Chinese) and cover a variety of areas of regional... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

This extensive museum is one of the best in Asia. The collections are well presented with good descriptive text (in English and Chinese) and cover a variety of areas of regional interest. The jade collection is renowned and impressive but some of the other collections, especially the artwork, are actually more interesting. The museum itself is a stunning building in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

The museum contains millions of artifacts on the Chinese culture and way of life. Renting an English audiophone is essential so that travellers will know how to prioritize time. Suggest to go there during weekday to avoid crowded museum. Maybe three hours will do to finish all sections.

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

We decided to visit the National Palace Museum on a weekday morning. By the time we reached (just slightly after opening hours), there were already numerous tour buses packed with mainland Chinese within the museum. It was evident that the staff have made necessary adjustments to make the museum experience as pleasant as possible for the rest of the visitors,... More 

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Morro Bay, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

We toured this exquisite museum for 2 hours as part of a day shore excursion from a cruise ship. While our tour guide was excellent at getting us through the crowds to see a few of the top exhibits, the main result was a very brief overview of one of the best museums of its type in the world, making... More 

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Makati, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

We lucked out with our docent, a Lillian Lee. We arrived early so we walked through a few rooms ourselves and didn't get much. But when she led us, the museum came to life. Learned quite a bit about China. Didn't try the audio tour guide. If it had rained on our last day, we would have gone back for... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

This is a 'must see' in Taipei. Notwithstanding that almost everything was stolen from Beijing by the Nationalists in 1949, it contains fine examples of every type of invaluable Chinese antique. Jade carvings, porcelain, armour, furniture. The items are well documented, including English. Well worth paying for the Audio Guide in your own language. 2 hours plus is enough for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

All the showing are still amazing, it is probably the best in the world for Chinese artifacts. The only problem I have now is there are too many tourists and the noise level is too high even though there are signs everywhere saying "quiet zone".

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

If it your first time in Taipei i think it's just must. Very interesting exhibitions which draw all picture of history and arts of Taiwan and the area.

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Singapore, Singapore
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

This place was swarmed with people, majority is tour group from China. If you don't understand Chinese, rent an English audio guide or else it would be a waste of time. We learnt it the hard way. It's hard to look at anything with these groups surrounding you every 30 seconds.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

This is a very nice museum with plenty of interesting exhibits. There is a small park next door which is very nice. It has some of the largest koi we have ever seen. It is a little tricky finding the right bus to take so be sure to search it out before hand.

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