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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
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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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Loads of people especially if you go there during the morning, might want to consider going 2-3 hours before they close. Try not to bring bags or you will have to queue up and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Loads of people especially if you go there during the morning, might want to consider going 2-3 hours before they close. Try not to bring bags or you will have to queue up and deposit it into limited lockers. Be prepared to queue almost everywhere except looking those uninteresting exhibits. Still, worth the trip there.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A big collection of treasures and artifacts from ancient China. Very interesting and easy access to see. Start at the first floor – it has a very good overview of the different dynasties and periods. Then start walking. An audio guide might be a plus. The coffee shops have very good cakes.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The best collecyion of Chinese art brougt together under one roof. The stuff you get to see is but a fraction of the entire collection yet it took me more than a day to get to see everything on display.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This was definitely worth taking the train to. Full of Chinese treasures which are well catalogued and curated. There was an ongoing bronze mirror exhibition which I especially enjoyed. My only grouse was that the noise level was unbearable at times due to the large crowds. There were many tour guides who were shouting their commentaries concurrently which was highly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Was taken by my Taiwanese friends to visit this place for the first time even though I had visited Taipei numerous times. Amazed by the exhibits n the stories behind the exhibits. A great place for those interested in history n arts.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This museum has a stunning collection of amazing Chinese artifacts. Now, there is a southern branch in addition to the original one in Taipei

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Everyone in my party enjoyed this museum. My family ranged in ages 7 to 63. Items are well presented, clean and easy to view. Just be prepared to walk a lot.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Beijing Palace Museum gets a lot of visibility, but this is the real thing. Apparently the KMT brought a lot of precious relics with them to Taiwan and they're all displayed at the Palace Museum in Taipei - I've really only seen a part of it but that itself took a few hours and was spectacular...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you're visiting in the summer and wearing tee shirt and shorts, bring an extra long-sleeved shirt or scarf. It's cold in there. No food or drinks allowed in the museum so eat and drink before you go in. You can easily spend 2-3 hours in the museum.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is one of the most famous museum in Taipei due to it's amazing collection. It provided endless treasures for all the museum lover. But one of the downside of this supper popular museum is that the place is always crowed. It is a little difficult to focus on the exhibition. And remember to rent of the audio guide to... More 

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