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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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  • Wow! It's really cool inside, so bring a little sweater! In the summer heat of Taipei, it was a wonderful change. The exhibits are fascinating and beautiful, and everything has an explanation in... 
    Wow! It's really cool inside, so bring a little sweater! In the summer heat of Taipei, it was a wonderful change. The exhibits are fascinating and beautiful, and everything has an explanation in...  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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  • We visited Taiwan for the first time. We loved the country and the people. This museum was one of the highlights of our trip. We had the chance to see 2500 years old exhibits and to better understand the history of this side of the world. We continued our visit to the museum with a long walk in the park and gardens close by the museum. We visited in October, the weather was very nice and the numbers of tourists wasn’t high at all. This was another enjoyable part of our trip.
  • This place was soooooo nice. Clean. Comfortable and kind of silent that I’m looking for after stranded in Taipei City. The ticket was free for students and we can learn a lot of stuff inside. They also have audio guide that we can borrow in the counter.

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