National Palace Museum, Shilin
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. Arrange to visit National Palace Museum and other attractions in Taipei using our Taipei trip planner .
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National Palace Museum Reviews
職場の旅行で訪問。ミニバスを降車する際にガイドからリュックサックは持ち込み禁止と言われ、何人か慌てて後ろに積んでいたトランクを開けて別のバックを出したりしました。念のための情報です。 more »Visit on a work trip. When I got off the minibus, I was told that the backpack was forbidden from the guide, and I opened the trunk which I had piled behind in a hurry and put out another back. The information is just in case.
I will not get into politics; I will not discuss if the origin of this museum is correct or not. This museum is a must visit. Please spend at least three hours and learn about Chinese culture and its ... more »
Better conservation work than in most European museums. Beautifully exhibited but it gets a lot of visitors so you might have to do it out of order to get ahead of the big crowds. It's 3 floors with around 10 exhibits per floor (give or take) so give your visit a good 3-4 hours. You can get an audio guide but all the captions in the Exhibits are in Chinese and English
Excellent exhibition. But little bit noisy due to too many tourist. After 16:30, Taiwan local people can enjoy free entrance. Need ID
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