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National Palace Museum, Taipei

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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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  • 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... 
    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...  more »
  • 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... 
    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...  more »
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  • Must-visiting museum if you're interested in history and ancient culture. This is one of the biggest museum in Asia where still remain and exhibit many treasures "White cabbage", "Pork meat", etc. The theme will be changed every season. It's free admission for student, you need to bring your student card. It also provide the audio guide/demo in many languages. You can borrow at the ticket booth. The staffs are friendly and professional. From the entrance to the bus stop takes approximately 5 min walking.
  • It is one of the largest museums in Asia and it has many artifacts related to various dynasties of China. It has many sections to see. Souvenir shops are one the best attraction of the museum. It has a prayers room for Muslims. My advice is to visit there with an audio guide or guide. Well connected to public transportation. Recommended visiting.

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