National Palace Museum

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221 Section 2, Taipei, Taiwan

National Palace Museum Taipei Reviews

Bojasem Bojasem
205 reviews
not so good Jun 18, 2014
if you know know country you must visit the museum . i do not plan to visit National Palace Museum but i was invited to visit it with group of my college . is antique museum in Shilin, Taipei, Taiwan. It is one of the national museums of the Republic of China, and has a permanent collection of more than 696,000 pieces of ancient Chinese .The National Palace Museum and the Palace Museum in the Forbidden City in Beijing, People's Republic of China, share the same roots. They split in two as a result of the Chinese Civil War.

i think it is good museum but the bad thing the location if you like natures like my you will not enjoy in the museum because the image of mountain & green area in your mind.

there are many thing to see but you can not concentrate..

you can not speak inside the museum.
statue near the museum gate
statue in the museum before show r…
my near item outside the museum
green area near the museum
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canuck_downunder05 canuck_d…
57 reviews
Get a guide, or you'll be BORED! Aug 25, 2011
Getting here is fairly easy. We got to check out the metro system and then the bus.

Getting in you take a nice walk about sections for stairs and passed other building. When we went to the ticket office, if you are a student be sure to show your student card. 50% off, so I paid 80TWD while my boyfriend forgot his and paid 160TWD.

The museum itself is based on a lot of Chinese cultured stuff... In retrospect we really should have got either a guided tour or at the very least an audio head set. Just too much reading, that we got fairly bored. Although there are alot of great historical pieces in the collection, so there are some neat things to see.

Bring a sweater or a scarf though, because after a few hours in the AC it get chilly.
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Egrassa Egrassa
2 reviews
Entertaining place for smart peopel Apr 07, 2011
If you will get bored in Taipei (what almost never happen) from parties and night life and decided to learn something and spent some "smart time" - consider this place.

Recommend to take English guide, without him it will be just really boring walking around.

Lots of things to see and learn.

After 3-4hrs walking, can go to the beatiful Chinese park in the backyard and enjoy reading somewhere under the tree in amazing chinese environment.
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connie0818 connie08…
1 reviews
Must go museum May 15, 2011
Great Museum, cheap to go with lots of display. May need about 1/2 day to browse through the whole museum. Need to take public bus might take a bit of time to get to from the city center. Definitely a must see in Taipei!!
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cathyfwang cathyfwa…
3 reviews
Jun 06, 2007
Good place to visit when you are in Taiwan. Lots of collections of arts and exhibits. There's also a garden by the entrance of the museum. You should go after the museum. You can get in for free (just show your ticket stub) Plan to stay there about good 3-4 hrs.

Bad thing about this place is you can't take any photos inside, even if it's w/o flash.
Front Gate
View of the museum from the garden
Garden
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portia portia
216 reviews
Nov 14, 2005
This is the best museum in Taiwan containing real treasures from

China's long history. A lot of the pieces here are from the imperial

collection, so it would be hard to get any better! You will find

bronze, jade carvings, china, ivory carvings and sculptures, curio

boxes, paintings, calligraphy in special or permanent exhibitions. For

example, a special exhibit was the "imperial delights: prized

possessions from the Ching Imperial collection". One of the most famous

jade carving was a white and green piece of jade, carved to look like a

Napa cabbage, using the green and white part of the jade to the best

effect, and there was even a praying mantis on the cabbage. There are

also buddism books which were hand written using gold ink on dark blue

paper, written up to 1000 years ago, they were so well preserved they

look as if they were written yesterday. Plan at least half a day at the

museum, or if you have the time, then 1 or more days will also be well

spent here. Outside the museum itself, there are 2 Chinese style

gardens, Chih-shan Garden and Chih-te Garden, both marked on the museum

information guide map. The ticket to the museum was 100 NT (about $3).

Free scheduled docent tours are available in many languages.
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