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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.
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good34%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“chinese art” (239 reviews)
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Hours Today: 8:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
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 2 days ago

Nice to see the building and walk the grounds but inside is a let down. Crowded with tour groups from the mainland listening to guides drone on and on. nothing really interesting unless you like looking at pieces of old crockery. Doesn't come close to...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I’m not a fan of museum but went there to see the structure which did not failed me. It is a must that you visit this place.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

According to my group's tour guide, this museum houses a lot of artifacts, even more than Beijing's Museum. He jokingly said that the Taiwanese stole it, haha. Anyway the museum houses artifacts from the dynasties that ruled the chinese region. You can borrow an audio...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The museum houses beautiful collections of vases and artifacts from the different dynasties that were in power. There are displays of Buddhist statues, porcelain art, and an amazing jade collection including the famous "cabbage". BTW, a great place to escape the heat while enjoying interesting...More

Thank Robert M
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took the MRT blue line off the Shi-Lin station then take Red30. The Red30 bus takes you right at the entrance with no stairs to climb. The Red30 line runs every 30-min. There are a significant amount of tourists from tour-groups. Individuals should proceed...More

Thank Chia Li C
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The National Palace Museum is amongst the finest in the world - comparable to the Louvre or British Museum. There are so many exhibit pieces, that it would take 12 years to see them all as they are rotated regularly. A bit if a schlep...More

Thank Else be V
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The sheer variety of the pieces is quite stunning. Perhaps their most famous pieces are the jade cabbage and the jade piece of pork, but they have many other artifacts from a variety of different dynasties and eras. A fair warning, this museum can get...More

Thank Ness S
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Accesible by bus and offers special prices to seniors and students. Totally worth the time, great restaurants around (expensive but good quality) and great for pictures. I recommend it on a rainy day if there’s no other outdoor activity to do. The air con will...More

Thank luciana t
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'm more of a contemprary art person, so at best i have a cursory curiosity for the 7,000 items on display here (the other 700,000 are in vaults somewhere) I did try and find the designated "national treasures" but i couldn't find any , probably...More

Thank bcheong
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This museum was not quite what I expected but excellent nonetheless. In case you are not familiar, the National Palace Museum is arguably the world's best museum for tourists to see ancient Chinese art and luxury items. This is because the museum and its storage...More

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Klyz
May 16, 2018|
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Response from olympicoscar | Reviewed this property |
Yes, we took some pictures outside of the museum.
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CarmellaValdez
April 17, 2018|
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Response from Marissa D | Reviewed this property |
I wasn’t told about any drastic code.
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