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National Palace Museum

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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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Amazing collections, but very very crowded

We were there in May 2015 on a hot and rainy afternoon. We took a cab there (we were coming from a place where there was no public transit) and upon leaving the cab near the drop... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We were there in May 2015 on a hot and rainy afternoon. We took a cab there (we were coming from a place where there was no public transit) and upon leaving the cab near the drop off, we were greeted by literally thousands of groups of tourists waiting either to get on their bus or get inside the entrance.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

This place is one of the best in the world,with the best things in the world. It is a must see in Taipei City. Come here on your visit

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

I loved all the art work! The museum has a great restaurant! I had enough time to visit every exhibit! It was great! I will definitely return!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Firsts things first, you will need to go in to this with an open mind. Your personal space WILL be invaded. The National Palace Museum is jam packed, but for good reason. It houses some amazing treasures. People from Mainland China (the majority of the visitors to this establishment according to statistics) don’t understand the Western ideal of ‘Personal Space’.... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

This place is huge! It's about $8-9 USD, and another ~$3 USD to rent a headset that provides the history behind specific artifacts. You're allowed to get 80% of your money back if you decide within 30 minutes that you're bored. We were there for about 2 hours and didn't even look through it all. It was interesting to see... More 

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Maui, Hawaii
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

We arrived at 8:45 am to avoid the crowds, but there were already hundreds of groups of 25 mainland Chinese. We tried to go to an area where there was no one, but a group swarmed around us and we had to practically fight our way out. Even though the security guards asked people to lower their voices, the groups... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Wonderful place to visit. If you can go late, when all the Chinese tourist groups are gone - you can actually enjoy it, cause they are LOUD, rude and very chaotic so can def spoil your visit.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

We had a great time looking at the 3,000 artifacts on display and learning more about Chinese history! I have posted the photos on my blog http://floraisabelle.com/gu-gong/

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Lots of very interesting historical pieces. Only a tiny fraction of imperial collection is exhibited and the main attractions you only get a passing glance before being pushed out by long queue of awaiting visitors. This is a place that needs lots of time and patience to appreciate and the museum staff could do better with crowd control.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

A must see place in Taipei! A great building in a wonderful scenery. The National Palace Museum is an awesome place to go see some really amazing relics from Chinese and Taiwanese history. My favorite part of it was seeing pure Jade sculptures and amazing artwork from history. If less a bit people, or forbid make noise will more better

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