National Palace Museum
National Palace Museum
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8:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday
8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
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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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dennis s
Denver, CO48 contributions
Jan. 2023
Great historical artifacts from China. Some very old 3,000 BCE relics and wonderful jade pieces. However, I was not that interested in the calligraphy or porcelain artifacts. We took the metro (red line) and then a bus to get to the museum. The bus stop is right outside the metro station with various museum buses coming every 10 minutes or so.
Written January 4, 2023
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia12,100 contributions
Apr. 2022
The National Palace Museum is one the world's great museums. It is refered to as the "Gu Gong," it is 8 km (5 miles) north-west of Taipei, in a mountainous region in the Shihlin district. The museum displays China's 5,000 years of history. Among the best-known exhibits are the jadeite cabbage, the green jade fish is a flower-shaped container and the meat-shaped stone. The prehistoric marble tiger-headed figures are fascinating. There are many historic artworks, which will intrigue visitors. There is much to see in this marvvellous museum, don't rush your visit.
Written June 25, 2022
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BMeltz
Niskayuna, NY39 contributions
Oct. 2020
I'm sure I'm not the first to say, "We needed more time to explore!"

Breathtaking art displays will keep everyone fascinated while learning about Taiwanese history.
Written June 18, 2021
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Google Rinpoche
Jiaoxi, Yilan226 contributions
Feb. 2021
As a Ph.D. Buddhist Student in Fo Guang University, my friends from Kyrgyzstan and Taiwan got into the National Palace Museum for free.

As a Tibetan Buddhist scholar, it was amazing to see the current show there on Tibetan Buddhism's interaction with the Qing Dynastic courts. There was a detailed introduction to the Tibetan Buddhism as a whole, a definition of what is a 活佛 (Living Buddha in Mandarin, or sprul sku, a reincarnated lama), and how the 5th Dalai Lama came to power with the invitation to China.

Dalai Lama rose to power under Mongolian and Qing powers, and he and the Gelugpa has dominated the Tibetan Buddhism scene since. Even though Dalai Lama is currently a refuge in India, he has won the respect and acclimation from the rest of the world.

Are Tibetans oppressed? They don't think so. Surprisingly, Dalai Lama actually enjoyed his time with Mao, and he said he enjoyed his assertiveness, even though he despised Buddhism from the bottom of his heart.

There is hope though, because Xi is open to talks, as long as Dalai Lama holds a low profile.

Hope there is a communication between China and Tibetans.

本是同根生,相煎何太急?

Namo Amidabha
Written February 5, 2021
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia12,100 contributions
Oct. 2020
China has a very long history, many artefacts displayed here were ancient long before Christ was born -- the oracle bones, for example. Many artefacts are quite beautiful, some require a knowledge of Chinese civilisation, such as calligraphy. Allow yourself enough time, it's a big museum. By the way, if these artefacts had remained in mainland China, many would have been destroyed by the Red Guards during the Cultural Revolution.
Written December 6, 2020
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PaulSiow
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia2,731 contributions
Nov. 2019
We had to take a bus here as there was no MRT station nearby. It was fairly easy to take the bus as a few buses ply this route from various MRT stations. Quite a bit of a walk from the main entrance to the Palace museum. Had a nice walk around and caught a bus back before sunset.
Written October 23, 2020
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Felicity W
76 contributions
Sep. 2019
We enjoyed very very much to be here & visited this magnificent museum.
Highly recommended - It’s worthy to pay a visit !
Written August 7, 2020
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KB C
Illinois744 contributions
Aug. 2020 • Couples
Full disclosure: I am not a museum person. But after visiting the southern branch of the museum in Chiayi we decided to come to Taipei to see the main branch. I was pleasantly surprised and enjoyed some of the displays so much, like snuff bottles and curio boxes. And the famous jade bok choy cabbage (I didn’t even have to stand in line). Worth the visit!
Written August 2, 2020
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Katy Santos
Philippines516 contributions
Aug. 2019
Just took photos around the museum but didn't go inside the museum, the landmark looks amazing and safe to walk around
Written July 16, 2020
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Wesley Xu
9 contributions
Jan. 2020
Plenty of ancient artifacts to explore and one day definitely wasn’t enough to finish exploring the whole place. Neatly segregated across different dynasties, observing the drawings and artifacts up close certainly allow us to experience the sense of historical significance.
Written April 15, 2020
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