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National Palace Museum Admission Ticket

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    What to Expect
    Visit: National Palace Museum, No.221, Sec.2, Zhishan Rd, Shilin Dist, Taipei 11143 Taiwan

    National Palace Museum located in Taipei and the Southern Branch in Taibao City of Chiayi County are two of the most symbolic and 

    popular museums visited by the locals and also visitors around the world. This ticket allows you to visit both museums so that you can get a full experience of Chinese history and culture.

    National Palace Museum in Taipei 

    In 1925, the National Palace Museum was originally established as the Palace Museum in the Forbidden City in China with collection of artwork and artifacts from the imperial collections. In August 1965, construction of the National Palace Museum located in Taipei was completed. The museum boasts a large collection that encompasses 8,000 years of Chinese history with nearly 700,000 pieces of permanent collection of ancient Chinese imperial artifacts and artworks inherited from the Song, Yuan, Ming, and Qing courts. Approximately 3,000 pieces of the museum's collection can be viewed at the museum.

    The collection of National Palace Museum comes in different forms and materials including ceramics, metal work, carvings, painting and calligraphy. Some of the most popular pieces includes the Jadeite Cabbage and Meat-shaped Stone. Jadeite Cabbage is a piece of jadeite carved into the shape of a cabbage head, and with a large and a small grasshopper camouflaged in the leaves. The Meat-shaped Stone is a piece of jasper and its dyed and textured surface makes the layers of skin, lean meat, and fat materialized lifelike.

    While enjoying the artifacts and artworks collection at the National Palace Museum, don't forget to take a walk around the museum to appreciate the museum architecture and its beautiful garden.

    Southern Branch of the National Palace Museum

    Southern Branch is located in the south part of Taiwan - Taibao City, Chiayi County (approx. 2.5 hours by car from central Taipei). The museum is also known for its modern architecture designed by Kris Yao. The concept of its design originated from the three brush strokes of Chinese painting - nongmo (thick ink), feibai (dry brush) and xuanran (ink wash).
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    National Palace Museum or South Branch of National Palace Museum
    • Entry/Admission - National Palace Museum
    • Transportation to/from attractions
    • Food and drinks
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Visitors aged 18 and under are free of charge
    • Wheelchair accessible; people with disabilities and one accompanying person are free of charge
    • The following dates in 2019 don't require entrance ticket (free of charge for entering): 1/1, 2/19, 5/18, 9/27, 10/10, 10/17
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
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    I partook of both the 1000 & 1500h tours as I was told they would not be identical. To my delight about 50% was new to me on the second occasion. The headsets are a waste of time if your group is small. You can hear the guide fine without them, and in my group (4 pax) 2 pax
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    Let me be upfront here- the museum is mostly naff. It’s also stupidly busy and the audio tour was dire. However, the gift shop with its amazing selection of meat-shaped stone and jade cabbage paraphernalia makes up for everything. Having completely missed the meat-shaped stone
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    ...is the word that I kept thinking while I was here. With the exception of the special exhibit for children on art depicting animals, the whole museum was just kind of sedate and unadventurous - business-like - seemingly like it was put together because somebody was told to do
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    The National Palace Museum is not on the main Metro lines and not easy to find. I took the Metro to Shilin. From just north of the station, the buses can be a bit of confusion, but there are signs--and with some luck you'll get on the correct one to the Palace. Once there,
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    It used to give me an impression that it is old-fashioned place and just for tourists to visit. However, it is not! It’s an interesting and knowledgeable place to indulge those ancient treasures! The demonstration is visitor-friendly to watch. The staff here is super nice too!
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