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National Palace Museum 國立故宮博物院

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Sunday: 08:30 – 18:30



  • 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: 08:30 – 18:30
Monday: 08:30 – 18:30
Tuesday: 08:30 – 18:30
Wednesday: 08:30 – 18:30
Thursday: 08:30 – 18:30
Friday: 08:30 – 21:00
Saturday: 08:30 – 21:00

Services & Facilities

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


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  5. 839 Excellent

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  1. 606 Families
  2. 487 Couples
  3. 391 Solo
  4. 59 Business
  5. 577 Friends
  • Anonymous855

    Trabuco Canyon, California

    Traveler type:

    Friends getaway

    What a fun, lively area but not overly congested!!


    We walked this way several times between our hotel and the MRT station and stopped for lunch. It's congested by not oppressive like Bangkok so it was fun. What a variety of eats, shops, people, etc. It was my favorite neighborhood in Taipei.
  • FuTzeKong

    The Heart of Taiwan


    Ximending is the heart of Taipei and in some ways the heart of Taiwan. No one can claim to have visited Taiwan without visiting Ximending. It is easily accessible by train, by bus or by taxi. It promises the trending culture of Taiwan from fashion to food to every day life. It is NOT the cheapest place in Taiwan but you can get reasonable Airbnb stay. It is also easy to connect to other parts of Taipei from Ximending.
  • Eakchai V

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    City life


    I stayed in a hotel in this area every evening is a lot of people come to shopping to dinner to eat street food and see street show.
  • Inspire587709

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    Lively place (at all time): mini, mini NYC Times Square


    I'd say 2/3 of folks here are in their teens :-). Fun, lively , nice street food, great atmosphere, people watching, full of energy, from morning until late night. Reminds me of a much tinier NYC Times Square. Teens with colorful coiffures and outfits mingle with talented street performers. Take MRT Ximen Exit 6.
  • spiv005

    Manila, Philippines

    Traveler type:

    Friends getaway

    Fantastic for a wander


    Arrived last afternoon in our hotel then went for a walk through Ximending. It’s a fascinating area with lots of small food shops selling local food very cheap, bigger restaurants, food stalls, souvenir shops, clothes stores, bubble tea, and much more. Plenty of people around in the evening with street entertainers, a really nice atmosphere, and we really enjoyed it. If you’re in Taipei I’d suggest you make a point of visiting the area!

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