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Chimei Museum, Tainan

(4.6/5 based on 650+ reviews on the web)
Discover one of the world's largest collections of violins at Chimei Museum, packed with artworks, music instruments, artifacts of warfare, and natural history displays. Those with an interest in military history flock to the collection of ancient weapons, split up into a European and non-European exhibit. Amenities include a cafe and gift shop. Put Chimei Museum at the forefront of your travel plans using our Tainan tour planner.
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  • The distance from one southern city. As go buses and railways, but waste of time, so I went by taxi. It took about 20 minutes taxi from the Landis Hotel in the city. Anyway the site is vast. Taking European pond Park and bridge. Bridges, lined with statues, such as Zeus. Entrance fee is 200 Yuan. Stuffed animal pictures and animal (anyway there were a lot) are mixed, but Wow is a collection. Japan armor (II family? ) Is there. Advance reservation is required on the Internet. Booking was easy. Besides the permanent exhibition, was held exhibition of origami. Around in a hurry (extra fee), is about two hours. Was waiting for several taxis are nice, so is peace of mind.
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  • 座落於台南市仁德區台南都會公園內的奇美博物館,是台灣館藏最豐富的私人博物館,以典藏西洋藝術品為主,最值得一提的是,它擁有全世界數量最多的小提琴收藏,非常值得一遊. 
  • 奇美博物館是一個非常棒的博物館,根據本人的經驗不輸國外的知名博物館。唯一美中不足的是,園區內的規劃不完善,遊園車和腳踏車與行人爭道險象環生。2017年新年期間,本人走在人行道被兒童騎腳踏車撞傷,所以在園區內行走要特別小心以防被撞傷。 
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  • Super huge modern museum - they show weapons from different times and cultures. Taking photos is not allowed. Air conditioning works well :)). 1 fancy restaurant and 1 coffee shop inside / outside. Bus transfer from the train station available.
  • Great collection of fine art pieces - exhibition highlights included sculptures from Rodin & his coterie (Camille Claudel et Al), a couple of small Dali sculptures, and a round up of classical painting from 17th to 20th Centuries. My suggestion is unless you're with young children, to skip the natural history exhibition, as it's a tad cheesy and dull. Also, photography is not allowed inside the museum. Fascinating, well put together, and definitely not what you'd expect to find in Tainan!
  • I spent 6 hours here a loved everything from the cafe to the artwork. The audio guide explains the art pieces perfectly and their importance. What I did not appreciate was the lack of self awareness by the visitors and staff. Constantly nudging into each other and allowing children to rampage through the fine art gallery why the staff looked on with their 'be quiet' signs is a disgrace. Chimei should be ashamed. These types of visitors need to start thinking about others rather then themselves. Cutting in front of someone for 10 seconds and reading one tenth of a display card while someone else is reading and enjoying a piece of art just so you can say, "FIRST" is impolite.
  • Beautiful exhibit with many contents & precious artifacts, however, it is ridiculous not to allow photography within the premises. It is not as if they are protecting national treasure or any of such sorts, even sacred places in other nations permit photography.
  • An amazing museum in Tainan with a large collection of art! I had two and a half hours to spend, there but felt like I could have spent an entire day!