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National Palace Museum

No.221, Sec.2, Zhishan Rd, Shilin Dist, Taipei 11143, Taiwan
+886 2 2881 2021
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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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Hours Today: 08:30 - 18:30
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
No.221, Sec.2, Zhishan Rd, Shilin Dist, Taipei 11143, Taiwan
Shihlin District
+886 2 2881 2021
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Reviewed today

It is worth to spent 3 hours in this museum. There was a lot of Taiwanese history to learn. We booked this private tour online thank to TripAdvisor for 3 to 4 couples. At the time he arrived we were 8 adults. Vincent Hung spoke...More

Thank Phuc N
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We spent a whole day there with our two boys, 7 and 10 years old. Vast impressive collections of Chinese artifacts, including bronze, jade, pottery and Chinese calligraphy. Great audio tours that you can do at your own pace by renting the equipment. Or you...More

Thank Gao33wy
Reviewed 2 days ago

Like in any museum, it contains history, civilization and the ancient treasures that date back even Before Christ. It is worth visiting just to know how these treasures came about and to get to know about the Qing, Ming and other grand dynasties. The highlights...More

Thank Nylene Anne S
Reviewed 2 days ago

When Chiang Kai-Shek lost the Chinese civil war and retreated to Taiwan in 1949, he took with him the bulk of Chinese masterpieces of art. These works of jade and ivory carvings, paintings, calligraphy, etc., which would surely have been destroyed by the Red Guard...More

Thank Gary G
Reviewed 2 days ago

The National Palace Museum is a must-see attraction in Taipei. The collection at the museum is first-rate. You need a full day at least. Everything is well-presented.

Thank Hunterboeuf
Reviewed 3 days ago

We visited on a busy Sunday - was disappointed in the collection, some very old pots and a few other very old artifacts, but otherwise no exciting collection and not a ton of info about the period and historical context of the pieces. Was disappointed...More

1  Thank Cindy R
Reviewed 4 days ago

I'm a quiet sort of person. I don't like being herded around like a farm animal, so this museum was a little bit challenging at times. However, once you get through the main entrance (which is like a cattle yard), the museum is so big...More

1  Thank Gnome G
Reviewed 5 days ago

The visit gets better each time. When young, I was told to go, but did not truly appreciate the progression of history through the displays, This is my 5th visit, 9 years from the last time, we went to the museum in the late Saturday...More

Thank Julia T
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A trip to the National Palace Museum is well worth the journey. It's pretty easy to get there, take the red line MRT to Shillin where you will find plenty of buses heading in that direction. They will have National Palace Museum wrote on the...More

1  Thank Zoe G
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Spent a rainy day at the National Palace Museum. Some cool calligraphy exhibits as well as a number of jade tools from antiquity. There was also an interesting info graphic that showed the timeline for the dynasties relative to cultures around the world. The high...More

Thank Travis C
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Is there a taxi stand in the national palace museum? Or would it be easy to get a taxi from there? I'll be with older people who have some issue with walking/commuting. I wanted to know if it would be convenient to go there without a prearranged tour transport
27 June 2017|
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Response from RealTravelman | Reviewed this property |
It's really easy to flag a taxi down in the area. The previous poster is right. The museum is huge, has stairs, and requires at least 3 hours of walking to cover properly. Maybe you should skip it if you guys have walking... More
I know it's a hundred years later, but we adopted from China and are going back and I can't find word one on the children's activity center at the forbidden city. Can you offer a clue as to where in the complex it may be? thank you so much
9 June 2017|
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Response from James K | Reviewed this property |
紫禁城? There are many 故宮 in China, as long as they were once Palace, they can be referred to as 故宮。 故 means Old, 宮 means Palace, so there are at least three 故宮博物館 in China. One is in Beijing, one in Nanjing, and the other... More
Is it possible to book a private guide inside the museum?
27 May 2017|
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Response from Daryl S | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can and in a variety of languages. Be aware that this museum can get quite busy during the day so you may want to contact them in advance to check. I unfortunately cannot remember if there was any cost involved.