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National Palace Museum

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Neighborhood: Shihlin District
As featured in 3 Days in Taipei and 4 other guides
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Address: 221 Chih-shan Rd., Sec. 2; Shih-lin, Taipei 11143, Taiwan
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Phone Number: 02-2881-2021
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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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A little disappointed can't see the meat jade!

Disappointed as can't see the meat jade(in US) and cabbage jade(in other Taiwan museum). Should have put big notice at the entrance. But overall still a good place to visit of you... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Beijing, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The treasures that were on show are beautiful, and they are very well presented. A beautiful museum.

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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You can never miss the chance to learn Chinese History at the National Palace Museum. All exhibits are well placed and described with details. Worth bringing kids there to learn.

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Thank smsyuen
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

All the best pieces you can see . Take a taxi and staff is nice. Avoid the Chinese tour, they speak too loud .

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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

If learning is part of travelling go it is a treasure trove of chinese culture. Pity only 3000 pieces display out of 700,000. Description in both english n chinese very good. Pleasant if the crowds not overbearing. It took us a whole day to browse beginning with the best jade collection of any museum on 3rd floor then the pottery,... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It might be a bit far from city but you can get there easily by take a metro to Shilin Station and take a low fare bus to National Museum Palace. I will definitely visit it again. You should have all day to spend there cause there are so many interesting exhibition to see.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Disappointed as can't see the meat jade(in US) and cabbage jade(in other Taiwan museum). Should have put big notice at the entrance. But overall still a good place to visit of you have extra time to spent.

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Thank SakuraMadness
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We arrived at lunchtime expecting the crowds would be less and we were right, but wow did it fill up again after lunch! Outside of the main attractions there were fewer tourists and some very cool things to see. If you want a glimpse of the famous jade cabbage be prepared to wait for it - you'll get to shuffle... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Paid NT$250 for the entrance fee to the gallery. It was worth it. There's 3 floors. There were a lot of artefacts, national treasures , historical antiques , books, scriptures, arts, sculpture , paintings and so many more to see and learn. I was fascinated and I'm glad my son enjoyed himself running around , pointing at the displays, flipping... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

According to the official website for the museum and all the tourist guides, the museum is open until 21:00 on Friday's and Saturday's. I even double checked before I set off. It isn't. At least not on the Saturday I tried to visit. Me and hundreds of others. It was raining, so perhaps the staff packed up early and fled... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The National Palace Museum is one place that you need to visit if you are in Taipei. It can be reached by taking the MRT Line 2 to Shilin Station and there a bus that stops at National Palace Museum. This place houses all the national treasures of China that were taken out of China by Nationalist Government. There are... More 

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