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National Palace Museum, Taipei

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3.9/5 based on 5,500+ reviews on the web
Home to an unsurpassed collection of Chinese artifacts and artworks, National Palace Museum preserves nearly 10,000 years of Chinese history with some items dating back to Neolithic times. Most of its 700,000 pieces--including ceramics, calligraphy, paintings, religious sculptures, jade carvings, weapons, and Qing and Ming dynasty furniture--were collected by Chinese emperors themselves. Officially founded in the Forbidden City in 1925, the museum was moved to its present building in 1965 and then expanded on several occasions due to the sheer size of the collection. Do not miss the most popular exhibits: a skillfully carved piece of jade shaped like a cabbage with two grasshoppers hiding in its leaves, a meat-shaped stone, and a bronze bell specially made for King Li of Zhou. See National Palace Museum and all Taipei has to offer by arranging your trip with our Taipei tourist route planner.
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  • Go early in the morning and in line with the amount of works of art or sculpture in the entry is possible, if the Taiwan Palace Museum will soon craft and saw fast results in China will fall to recommend that a person
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  • Visiting the Museum was part of a tour with "mytaiwantour" this AFTERNOON's worth. See beautiful objects.
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  • I watched the first time city sightseeing tours of one. Chinese cabbage and meat at miremasenn. In sightseeing tours of this, how did drop by just appearance. Is the only appearance South Korean tourists take pictures with perfect weather it was just good to me by carefully watching the stately building, exhibits no interest.
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  • Interesting museum with many fabulous pieces of Chinese history. There is currently a special exhibition on the amazing painting called "Along the River During the Qingming Festival". Prepare some time if you want to see everything. We came out with tired legs, but happy of the visit!
  • A nice place to visit. Easy to get there. Tokyo a train and a bus ride. Crowded with China Chinese tourists. But still able to view the artifacts. No photography though. There's a big souvenir shop on the ground floor. Bags must be deposited in their lockers.
  • Visited the place twice. Absolutely amazing exhibitions to appreciate the cultural heritages of China. Usually becomes quite crowded during the tourist seasons and most of the summer vacation. Accompanying a tourist guide is strongly recommended as it'll give you a much better understanding and a smoother and more comfortable visiting experience, especially when your first language isn't Chinese---they offer tourist guidance services in Chinese, English, Japanese, and Korean.
  • Very nice museum that has been, unfortunately, totally overrun by mainland Chinese tourists. Was there recently in April 2016 and couldn't get away from the mobs of Chinese tourists and their guides yelling across the room at one another. As if the noise wasn't bad enough, they will not hesitate to push you out of the way even if you were already standing in front of an exhibit they want to see. Lots of museum staff patrolling with "no photography" and "keep quiet" signs, but they do nothing to enforce the noise level. The museum would get a five-star from me if they do something to control the number of tour groups allowed at a time! Asides from the Chinese mob, the actual exhibits are very good and comprehensive. I had the good fortune of visiting at a time when they were displaying all the versions of "Along the River During the Qingming Festival", one of my favorite paintings. Unfortunately, the Jadeite Cabbage was moved to a southern branch of the museum during my visit. But the other displays were well worth it. I just wish I had the peace and quiet to enjoy it all without being pushed around!
  • Want to see the history of this island? This is the place. A short bus ride from the City and you can dive deep into the Country's past. Great place to spend the day!
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