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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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Hours:
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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If you don't mind crowded museum

Big place with a lot of interesting items-exhibitions to see. What bothered me was that there were many groups of Chinese tourists who had no problem with so little personal space... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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Taipei
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

As there are thousands of items in the museum, get an audio tour machine is suggested. You should reserve at least 2 hours to have a quick glance of the items. If possible, visit there early in the morning when open or late in the afternoon to avoid the crowd. They periodically change the theme exhibition as there are more... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Our hotel recommended that we take a tiny bus near our hotel. When we got on the bus, I'm sure we had a look on our faces like we had no idea what we were doing. This friendly man in the back of the bus immediately says to us, "yes! This is the bus. Sit, sit." So we did and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

What a wonderful museum with a ton of artifacts from the history of China. It was amazing to see items going back 5,000 years. There are no pictures allowed and that was a bummer. It was crowded when we went and the building was warm. It was quite hot outside so the AC may have been having trouble keeping up.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Really long walk and I get really tired, but the museum's really fantastic. All types of artifacts to see

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

There aren't many things that young people would enjoy, but adults will find many beautiful and interesting things. Kids will love feeding the fish at the adjoining park. Buy your fish food ahead of time at the supermarket!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Much of this collection consists of the art brought to Taiwan before the communist regime took complete control of mainland China. The Taiwan regime understood that the legacy of this art of antiquities were too important to lose.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Big place with a lot of interesting items-exhibitions to see. What bothered me was that there were many groups of Chinese tourists who had no problem with so little personal space and they were a bit loud. I couldn't appreciate what displayed in the museum in a calm and peaceful manner unfortunately.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Was rather disappointed in this attraction. After reading the reviews I was expecting a lot more. Personally I do not think it is worth the trek or the money. And it's really a waste to get the English Ipod guide at additional cost (and you need a passport or ID for this). It was way to crowded..for example, when you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed visiting this museum. The collection is outstanding in depth and breadth of Chinese art history. Recommend going early in morning during the week to avoid crowds.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There are tour busses full of mainland tourists that arrive and congest the entire museum by mid-morning. Go to the website ahead of time and book a tour in English (which can be really good, depending on who your guide is). There are many really interesting and beautiful artifacts. A definite must-see while you're in Taipei.

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