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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
Today
08:30 - 18:30
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 08:30 - 18:30
Fri - Sat 08:30 - 21:00
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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Fantastic jade display!

This is a 'must visit' spot in Taipei. We only had 3 hours which is nowhere near enough time. The displays are fantastic and deserve time to truly appreciate them. It is busy so... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Taipei
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It would be an error not to visit this somptuous place where a comparative view of western and eastern civilization is evidenced through multitude of paintaings, artifacts, poteries, stautes, etc. A superb building truly representing the proud past of Taiwan and the Chinese culture as a whole. This golden place makes you think. Definitely a " Must see ".

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a 'must visit' spot in Taipei. We only had 3 hours which is nowhere near enough time. The displays are fantastic and deserve time to truly appreciate them. It is busy so advise getting there early and go straight to the top level to the jade (queue's get longer) and work your way down. The Museum also has... More 

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Taipei, Taiwan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

National palace museum is one of my favorite spots in Taiwan, huge collection of traditional Chinese treasures. I've also been to the one in Beijing, but this is way more massive. You can experience the Chinese/Taiwanese history and culture by visiting this astonishing place. Highly recommand! By the way, try to avoid grops then you will find peace and lost... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Not worth the hype Star exhibit not exactly exciting, need to queue for 15+mins Best collection is actually noble furniture at first floor Can skip if on tight schedule

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

They have a place to check in bags and luggage for free! Best museum for ancient Chinese artifacts in the world! I was there for three hours and could have easily been there for longer.

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Thank 艾凌 蔡
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Very good place to know about the Chinese culture and history. It is amazing. Suitable for all ages.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The National Palace Museum holds much of the holdings of the former Manchu rulers of China (1644-1911) as well as some of their predecessors. In this sense, the Palace Museum resembles the Prado Museum in Madrid. The collections, which Chiang Kai-shek's dictatorship moved from China to Taiwan in the late 1940s to escape the Communists, are huge and only a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The greatest museum of Taipei, it has a lot of collections which originally are in Beijing. Base on historical factor, a lot of them now stays at Taipei. It is a great place to explore Chinese culture. Only bad side is traffic is a little bit difficult, taxi or further transportation is needed.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As many had said they have probably the largest collection during the time of emperor Kangxi to yongzhen. For many tourist it's just a "look +see" excursion but for history lovers it's really a treasure you can spend hours on it. We went on our own . You could take a bus from Shilin or Shongsan MRT station. Do check... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Having a fine collection of antiques and ancient wares, this museum is pretty great if you like jade and shiny things. Major drawback were the pushy, rude tour groups which are a general disgrace, and may hamper your enjoyment of the tour. I was standing in front a window reading an artifact's description card, when a man squeezed in front... More 

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