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National Palace Museum

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

09:00 - 17:00 (Sunday ~ Friday) 09:00 - 20:30 (Saturday)

Services & Facilities

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



TripAdvisor Reviews

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  1. 8 Terrible
  2. 22 Poor
  3. 334 Average
  4. 738 Very good
  5. 590 Excellent

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  1. 433 Families
  2. 356 Couples
  3. 282 Solo
  4. 50 Business
  5. 441 Friends
  • Xie2


    Traveler type:

    Friends getaway

    Choose what you want


    It's a crowded place to explore. There are a lot of restaurants, convenience stores, department stores, eateries and various beverages.
  • Jet S

    Traveler type:


    Amazing place


    Interesting place actually. Got there around 5 pm and it was chaos! :) In a good way of course. Well, if you love shopping, entertainment, food, then this is one place you would want to visit while in Taipei. They start at noon. Just visit Ximending, it's not hard to find. :)
  • Cheryl K

    Regina, Canada

    Traveler type:


    Shopper & People Watching Paradise


    This is definitely a place full of young shoppers. There is every kind of store you can think of. From the highest end shopping to the designer fakes. There is something for everyone. We were really just there for the experience and had no desire to shop. It's a busy, lively and bustling area of Taipei. Interestingly, I thought there would be a lot of bars and street side cafes but we had a hard time finding anything like that. We finally stumbled upon the Red House Complex which is in the heart of the gay district. It offers a large outdoor patio area and it was a wonderful place to finally stop for a drink. It is is shopping you are after, Ximending is the place to go however, I am glad we didn't book to stay in that area as it would be far to busy and noisy for us!
  • grapegump

    Davao City, Philippines

    Traveler type:

    Solo travel



    I love the place, really food and shopping wise, but bear in mind they don't have public comfort rooms so you might want to hold it down, go to restos or the metro. But well, I found places where I can actually let go of stuff hahaha I love the DreamColor drink that was sold somewhere and the fried chicken thingy with garlic. They also have a lot of stores for shopping and some restos and stalls at night.
  • Allison G

    Manchester, England, United Kingdom

    Traveler type:

    Friends getaway

    Young crowd, which means you can find anything and everything here.


    It definitely is a place where youngsters hang out and shop. There are clothing stores, high end brands, local brands, restaurants, cafes, souvenir shops, pharmacies, beauty stores, you name it, they have it! If you were here to shop for the ever famous cheap face masks (makes a good souvenir too), just go into any pharmacies and beauty stores, and start comparing the prices! Certain beauty products can be really cheap in Taiwan, so do look out for them.

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