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National Palace Museum 國立故宮博物院

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Monday: Off day



  • English
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Mobile Device Recharging Station
  • Accessibility
  • Gender
  • Convenient Payment
  • Vegetarian
  • Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Breastfeeding
  • Islam

The Taipei National Palace Museum is a world-class museum that hosts an eclectic collection of treasures kept by generations of Emperors ruling from the Forbidden City. In WWII, Nationalist troops seized the most important pieces in order to prevent invaders from ransacking China's national treasures. A twist of fate eventually brought these treasures to Taiwan.

The Taipei National Palace Museum is designed in the style of a Northern Chinese palace. The museum is home to hundreds of thousands of historical relics that make up the world's most comprehensive and precious collection of ancient Chinese artifacts. The entire collection covers 5,000 years of China's historical and artistic achievements.

The museum provides Chinese, English, French, German, Japanese, Spanish and Korean language guides and museum-related literature. The museum is a must- see on any visitor's itinerary.



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Guiding Service
Family、Campus teaching
Suggested Months for Visiting
All year
Phone Number
No. 221, Sec. 2, Zhishan Rd., Shilin Dist., Taipei City Taiwan, R.O.C

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Opening Hours

Sunday: 09:00 – 17:00
Monday: Off day
Tuesday: 09:00 – 17:00
Wednesday: 09:00 – 17:00
Thursday: 09:00 – 17:00
Friday: 09:00 – 17:00
Saturday: 09:00 – 17:00

Services & Facilities

  • Shopping
  • Toilets
  • Parking
  • Lost and found
  • Broadcast Service
  • Locker


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  1. 11 Terrible
  2. 27 Poor
  3. 421 Average
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  5. 814 Excellent

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  1. 596 Families
  2. 474 Couples
  3. 381 Solo
  4. 57 Business
  5. 564 Friends
  • Scubabin

    Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia

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    Happening Place, Vendors and Shops Galore


    This is where you want to be based at if you are visiting Taipei for the first time, or visiting for leisure/shopping. It is pretty quiet in the morning but starts getting more vibrant towards the evenings when vendors open their roadside stalls, street performers begin their shows, colourful neon lights get turned on and loud music fills the air. Beware, whatever you buy here can most likely be gotten for cheaper elsewhere if you know where to go. And the food here seem not as authentic as what you would get at a small night market or in a shop of Taiipei's many sideroads..
  • Wanderwithmenow

    London, United Kingdom

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    Must Visit place in Taiwan!


    This is a busy place for locals and tourists where everyone seems to enjoy everything. Food and drinks are so good in this place. Shoping centers everywhere and different activities as well. If you are into crowded place the this place is really for you. We enjoy walking around this area.
  • noufin1234

    Kolkata (Calcutta), India



    This district is the heart of the city. I stayed a hostel quite close to this district. There are amazing places to eat around this district and even the night life is not bad. Everything is open till late.
  • birdturd73

    Belleville, Canada

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    What a bustling place with activity, neon lights and food vendors. Alike an Asian Time Square but busier!


    So much fun to stroll through the streets with all the other people. The best part is the respectfulness of the Taiwan people. The entertainment on the streets was great . So glad we went.
  • neilhassall

    London, United Kingdom

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    Night life central - 24 hours a day / neon wonderland


    Ximending is a fun place to visit, no matter what time of day - shop, eat, drink and be merry 24 hours a day. Neon signage is aplenty and the best advice I can give is to look up - there are bars and restaurants on every storey of each building. Enjoy!

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