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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 #8 of 254 attractions in Taipei
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

There are just way too many mainland china tours here. It does not allow you to enjoy the magnificent displays of art. It is really a pity this was one of the sights that we were most curious about. There are kids hitting the glass windows, trying to touch historical pieces, a true zoo. We came on a Saturday around... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

I really like the museum attendants carrying the "Keep Quiet Sign" and "No Camera Taking Sign". There were many rowdy tour groups and guests that disobey and interfered with the viewing pleasure and enjoyment of the other guest. Thus the museum attendants were doing a great job at keeping those guest quiet and behave. I enjoyed my time looking through... More

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Bandung, Indonesia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

I have visited many museums to accompany my husband who is a museum buff. But this place doesn't meet my expectation. I don't find it interesting compared to other famous museums like the Tokyo National Museum, or the Smithsonian museums in NYC and Washington DC. I had such high expectations of this place because my husband just couldn't wait to... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This is a magnificent place to visit and is so huge. There are lots of exhibits occupying different levels in the building and a lovely garden outside. However, be prepared that there will be lots of visitors coming in and so be prepared to queue to get in and also when viewing certain popular exhibits such as the "Yu Cui... More

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Hong Kong
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

When I saw the introduction of the NPM, I had to go. We went there by taxi from Shilin Station which I think is a reasonable way to get there due to the summer heat. When we reached there, there were many buses of tourists arriving and leaving. However, the place was huge enough to accommodate the visitors capacity. At... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

The exhibits are quite interesting and informative. Could see some interesting historic items. But no photo-taking allowed. You may consider visiting if you are interested in museums. But the hordes of grouped tourists seriously makes the visit really unpleasant and unpeaceful.

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Los Angeles, California, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

The NPM holds 5 thousand years of Chinese history in the form of artwork and artifacts - ceramics, jewelries, carvings, calligraphy... It's an impressive museum worth the visit, but be prepare to deal w/ huge crowds of tourists, lots of noise, some pushing and shoving. The main attraction is the jadeite Chinese cabbage in which there is a line. Try... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

This (2014) was my second visit, my first being about 12 years ago. I expected to find the Country different from what I saw. Firstly I noticed a large number of tourists speaking European languages as well as many visitors from other Asian Countries. During my first visit I met only a few tourists (but that was during the cold... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

This national museum is amazing. Highly recommend going, for security purposes you'll have to check in your bag and cameras. Their national treasure is the jade curves into a shape of a Chinese lettuce and grasshopper. It's a stunning piece of craft! The view is lovely from the top, the museum is well ventilated with air con and is very... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

I guess I went at the wrong timing. I went at around 1pm after lunch hour and it was a nightmare. There was a flood of people there. So many tourist groups of all nationalities were there. I had to queue to see the Meat Rock and Jade Cabbage. It was rather noisy so I did not manage to enjoy... More

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