National Palace Museum

2016 Nov 20th

  • Disclaimer: I’m not a museum/gallery person and visit only a few when I’m traveling.
  • Entrance Fee NTD 250 + audio guide NTD 200 (~ USD 15)
  • Tip: Go early in the morning. And you don’t really need the audio guide.

 

I went in around 9 in the morning, about half an hour after opening. I had to take the subway and then a bus to get to the museum. The museum surprisingly was not large so it only took me about 2 hours to see most of it. Interestingly, the museum has a much bigger collection and exhibits only a small portion of them at a time.

There was quite a bit of English description so I stopped using the audio guide half way through. They also require a piece of ID for the audio guide and return it to you when you return the audio guide.

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The most popular item in the whole museum appeared to be this napa cabbage piece made of jade.

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There was a huge line to see this. Fortunately I went early so I didn’t wait too long, but when I walked past that place close to 11 o’ clock, the line was really long especially due to group tourists.

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The exhibitions comprised of tons of pottery pieces, Asian paintings, calligraphy, art pieces made out of jade and bronze. I really liked the pottery parts.

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They had many interesting pieces, but the museum is a little far from the city. I probably would not visit again, but if you’re interested in Asian art and have a bit of time, then I would recommend visiting the museum.

 

 

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