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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



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  1. 377 Families
  2. 317 Couples
  3. 242 Solo
  4. 42 Business
  5. 395 Friends
  • John v

    Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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    Friends getaway

    You need to visit this district


    If you are in Taipei you must visit the Ximending neighborhood We stayed at a nearby hotel, for four days, so we spent a lot of time here. Both by day and evening. Lots of shops, eateries, , cinemas, massage parlors, pubs, and clubs. From cheap to expensive. During the day it's realx but after 5pm it's getting crowded. Especially with youngsters. There are also streetperformers. It is a nice vibrant atmosphere. Some things are realy cheaper than europe. I bought two pairs of the newest Nike sneakers (not the fake one) in the real Nike shop. And they were way much cheaper than Europe On the other side of ximending near the metro station, is the Red House. This building is getting renovated and was once a cinema. Here you can find shops that sells art, handicraft, clothes you cant buy everywhere and jewelry. Next to the Red house there are a lot of pubs from the nearby gay area.
  • Veefashionista


    Traveler type:

    Friends getaway

    Shop 'til you drop!


    A nice place to Dine and shop! A place where you can find trendy restaurants, shoe stores, boutiques, bags, clothes and street food. I love wandering the streets of ximending! Reminded me of Seoul's Myeongdong! I really love the place! A must visit!
  • Zhi Wen Desmond C

    Singapore, Singapore

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    Lots of food


    Worth a visit to check out the wide variety of food. Recommended to visit at least once during the night to soak in the vibrancy of the place.
  • jan1ce_csh

    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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    Taipei's Myeong-dong!


    A nice place to shop, sight see and eat street food. We enjoyed walking around the stores, people watching and trying out some streetfood stalls. There are restaurants here too. If you have been to Myeong-dong, Seoul's similar. Only smaller I feel. Still, it is must go place if you are in Taipei. The famous mee sua and Hot Star Fried Chicken can be found in this area.
  • YamaBee

    Toronto, Canada

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    it's okay...if you are young.


    Ximending is the trendy place for young people. They have many drop in nail salons for people who want their nails done. They sell all sorts of knick-knacks at decent prices. Lots of different street foods. can haggle here. Vendors can be offended if you do not buy something you have shown interest in but not crazy angry like in some other countries. Some prices seemed just slightly higher than another market we visited the next day. It is crowded...maze-like and a bit easy to get lost so...if you are going with friends, find a landmark to meet up at later in order to avoid wasting time finding each other. Many shops sell the same kinds of things which made the shopping somewhat repetitive. Vinyl-material bags...they have tons of these...they look cute and easy to clean. Quite often if you buy more than a few, you can ask for a discount or buy a certain number and get one free. Mostly young women.....did not see a lot of families here on a weekday afternoon. Some couples. Not really a spot kids will fall in love with either...they might want to get some electronics gadgets, watches or...some small knickknacks. Weekends are crowded so definitely go weekday if you are planning to go! Probably best to go with a Mandarin-speaker here, I think.

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