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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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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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No.221, Sec.2, Zhishan Rd, Shilin Dist, Taipei 11143, Taiwan
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+886 2 2881 2021
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Enjoy and learn more about Taiwan at this indoor comfortable museum. Lotsa things to see and enjoy so do set aside at least afew hours to appreciate this place

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We were told that this was a must see and the art history was amazing. It's about 30 mins in a cab and pretty cheap and easy. The place is massively busy the lines feel like a theme park. It's crazy busy. It gets worse...More

1  Thank Mark F
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The truth is I came to Taipei to see this museum. I lived in mainland China for three years. The Forbidden City is almost empty of treasures. I knew that many items were carried out at the time of the communist revolution. Once you visit...More

1  Thank Vicky R
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We came to see the National Palace Museum and ended up getting completely sidetracked by the temporary exhibit on the life and works of the Taiwanese born comic artist, Chen Uen. As a result we didn't have time to see the main museum but I...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want to learn about pre-modern Chinese history and art, this museum is for you. If not, there are many other things to see in Taipei. This interests me, but my teen was not interested, and as a result we didn't stay long. The...More

Thank Ian L
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The National Museum is vast, set over three floors and housing over 700,000 exhibits. These range from jade to bronzes, furniture, textiles, art and calligraphy. The museum has excellent detailed English language descriptions of every exhibit. There is also an app and QR codes you...More

Thank Andy Hayler
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was amazed and surprised to see so many historical and cultural facts housed in one placed. From calligraphy to jades, ancient Chinese tools are on display. From this point of view, I came to understand that Chinese have ancient civilization that might be equalled...More

Thank Kizomama K
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have spent most of the day here. The collection is stunning. So many amazing pieces. Great English translations. Incredible to have so many treasures in one museum.

Thank MarkWaters1974
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't miss this museum. One of the best to visit if you are interested in chinese art. Just beautiful

Thank Marthe V
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Be ready to walk a lot inside. There are earphone guides but didn't bother to as there are english translations in most if not all areas. We visited on a weekend which had lots of people. Visit on weekdays would be more comfortable for taking...More

1  Thank Ka Ying O
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Klyz
16 May 2018|
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Response from olympicoscar | Reviewed this property |
Yes, we took some pictures outside of the museum.
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I wasn’t told about any drastic code.
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