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National Palace Museum

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Neighbourhood: 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:
+886 2 2881 2021
08:30 - 18:30
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Sun - Thu 08:30 - 18:30
Fri - Sat 08:30 - 21:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes

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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so far so good, too many ppl need to line up to see just single art cant really serious look for the art.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Penang Island, Malaysia
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Shanghai, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The museum is one of the most visited in the world. It is no wonder when you view the collection of Chinese artifacts from the last 8,000 years, from Neolothic times to the present. Be sure the get an audio guide. Locals and foreigners must provide a financial deposit or offer up residence card/driver license/passport as collateral. There are so... More 

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

so far so good, too many ppl need to line up to see just single art cant really serious look for the art.

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I took the blue trip of Taipei new Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing bus (the red two-deck bus) and this is the last stop. Come back to the city centre by normal bus. The bus stop is right in front of the entrance. It feels good to understand more about Chinese history, what people wore, how they lived, etc. The pottery collection... More 

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Riverside, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Must see place in Taipei area and filled with thousands of historic artifacts and art spanning literally a few thousand years ! We took the metro from Taipei station to Jintan Station, then we took the bus to National Palace Museum. At Jintain station, it has sign to direct people to which bus line needs to be taken. Since the... More 

Thank MandC0218
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went by MTR from Taipei and got a bus from the outskirts of the city. Later we found that the 304 bus could have taken us all the way. Arrival and departure by bus from the palace is well organised, and you wait indoors for your bus back to the city - ideal as it was pouring with rain... More 

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Taipei, Taiwan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The museum have great collections of ancient Chinese culture, it used to be great place to visit in Taipei. After so many years of use, the facility is kind out of fashion and over-crowded by lots visitor from worldwide. I do wish the museum can be renovated its facility soon.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The place is filled with tremendous amount of historical exhibits, will need one full day to explore the place. They provide audio guide in multiple languages which is very helpful to tour the exhibitions

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Bergen, Norway
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were lucky, there were few tourists, the trips from Mainland China were restricted, thus fewer people. I like the calligraphy and the paintings most, but the most famous piece in the Museum is, of course, the Jade cabbage, somehow symbol of the Chinese food culture. - It is all very interesting, but you have to make an effort to... More 

Thank Matthias K
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Good place to visit for ppl visiting Taipei in the first time, even the traffic is not convenient. The art show is great, but the palace needs to be maintained.

Thank binjon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The museum takes quite sometime to visit. We took the whole afternoon and found it to be a great occupation on such a rainy day! We were a bit disappointed because the 2nd exposition hall was closed. Nonetheless we saw really great pieces of history there! If you have enough time in Taipei, definitely go, but I wouldn't qualify this... More 

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