Il National Palace Museum (cinese tradizionale: 國立故宮博物院; cinese semplificato: 国立故宫博物院; pinyin: Guólì Gùgōng Bówùyuàn) è un museo d'arte situato nella città di Taipei a Taiwan. È il museo nazionale della Repubblica Democratica di Taiwan e ospita una collezione permanente di oltre 697.490 pezzi e oggetti antichi cinesi, uno dei più grandi al mondo. La maggior parte della sua collezione è composta da pezzi di alta qualità assemblati da diversi imperatori cinesi.
Alex Yang | gen 21, 2018
Very impressive. It contains many treasures collected over the thousands of years of Chinese history which were at risk of destruction during the communist revolution. They are well maintained and well presented but be aware there are also hundreds of tour groups and it really appears that the museum hits capacity quite easily. It was the busiest museum experience I have ever gone through so I can't give it 5 stars. After you get in if it's prime hours you have the privilege of waiting in line for another 40 min to see a rock shaped like a cooked pork belly. Enjoy.
Linda Yang | gen 4, 2018
Great selections of Chinese arts and antiques. Saw the meat-shaped stone it was very unique!! The national palace museum has the largest selection of Ru-ware, they were beautiful! Visited the museum in the afternoon until it closes at 6:30, there were some groups of foreign visitor groups, but overall not too crowded. They often have detailed information about the items displayed, really helped me to understand more about the arts and the background history. A must-visit when you come to Taiwan!
Dominic Tam | gen 6, 2018
This place is huge. Recommend to take a guided tour either through travel agents or online at least a week in advance. If unable to book a guided tour, at least get a self-guide. Always with lots of people 2000+ at any given time. To get to the Museum, take the Route No "Red 3" that will take you right at the entrance. Admission is charged on adults only (kids are free). Re entry is possible. All bags are required to be put to locker for NT$10. For children, must visit the Children Centre on B1 before paid entrance.
Brendan Kelly | gen 31, 2018
Great museum, well worth the visit, really astounding collection that brings Chinese history to life and puts its dynasty's in global context. There's something to surprise everyone. It will take a few hours to do it justice, and it's a good idea to start early when it opens, even off season it will be heaving with visitors by lunchtime. Speaking of which, lunches there are pretty decent too, so start early, take a late lunch, and plan to come back another day if you haven't seen it all.
A Atkins | feb 6, 2018
Great museum, but can be hard to appreciate unless you have some knowledge of Chinese history and art. There is a second exhibit hall for special events. We saw a collection of Egyptian mummies from the British Museum, and that was captivating. Great beef noodle soup from the adjacent restaurant (Silks Palace)
Omar Abdelsamad | mar 29, 2018
This is an excellent museum to get lost in for hours on end. Though it will take you a little further afield from the other sights, it's worth spending some time there if you have more than a couple days in Taipei. We went with a tour, so they necessarily took us to some other spots nearby (which weren't great) but still worth the trip. There are quite a few historical items from Taiwan and East Asia that are wonderful to see. Strongly recommend a tour guide as well!
Rick Tang | mar 23, 2018
National treasures displayed in an organized fashion. Knowledgeable staff are on site to assist with guided tours available and translation in multiple languages. On site free (get your money back as you re-open the) lockers made it easy for visitors not having to carry their belongings in the museum.
F.P Cheng | apr 11, 2018
Nicely displaying all the antique and detailed introduction. Pity the introduction plates doesn't have any elimination and it's a little hard to read. A LED light from the back of plate would help a lot.
Rita Kamil | apr 11, 2018
Museum really is breathtaking inside and outside. Tour guides are very informative as docent walks you through the dynasties and timelines. I remember the ancient pottery and scroll art being particularly impressive. Just gorgeous all around!
Calvin Ho | apr 15, 2018
Perfect for history buffs. Artifacts and ancient scripts from thousands of years ago are on display here. From Imperial Chinese texts to precious mineral/gem jewelry and more. Two of the most popular artifacts according to locals include a jade carved into a piece of lettuce and a stone shaped like a piece of pork.
Antonio Law | mag 14, 2018
The exhibits are remarkable and amazing with a lot of history behind them, very well explained and documented with some rare and ancient artifacts. In terms of displays, a commendable effort, But holy hell, the tour groups make the entire experience horrible. if you are planning to go alone, it is the worse museum to visit purely due to the sheer number of tour groups that just make every exhibit a painstaking effort to actually look at. Quite literally, I had to structure my viewing around the tour groups as its impossible to read anything with the groups all crowding around the main attractions. I had to view everything in a disjointed and convoluted way as the tour groups blocked everything. Instead of traveling from 1 to 2 to 3 to 4 in my exhibits, I when from 3 to 7 to 1 to 3 to 5 to 4 just to avoid tour groups, to the point I can't remember what I have been to. I don't mind a crowded museum but a crowded museum means everyone is spaced out relatively well, but a place full of tour groups, they just hog each exhibit just to impress their groups and boy do some give lengthy historical back grounds but its too much. In all honesty, the museum should limit the number of tour groups that can enter at once. but for god sake, if you want to visit, do not visit on a crowded day, because the experience is just bad
Saw Shenyee | mag 3, 2018
Is a good place to understand more on history. A huge collection of variety of paints and other manuscript. Is an eye opening experience. There is a souvenir shop inside the museum, do pay a visit to the shop. There is bus towards city and the museum. But may need some time to wait bus according to the planned schedule.
Applelanche | apr 18, 2018
Expensive to get in. Pretty boring museum. It is all art, old pottery and books. If that is what you are into, cool.. I stayed for as long as possible to get my money's worth, But after two floors of the same stuff I left. Oh, also it is hard to get to with public transport because it is pretty out of the way.
Kellen Heiner | apr 16, 2018
The museum is really cool. I think there is enough to see that you could spend hours there looking at the variety of history and special artifacts. We spent about 3hr here and only saw a portion of what there is to see. Lots of people, and you have to check your bags. Luckily you get your money back when you get your bag.
Pichit Tanyawangrat | mag 27, 2018
Good Chinese antique collection. Well kept, well maintained place. There are many finest pieces of ancient arts. It's more about Chinese overall history rather than Taiwanese specific. Not very big place and I did not rent the audio guide, 3 hours here is sufficient to appreciate all the collections. It was very crowded in the late afternoon. I would suggest to go there in the morning.
boon kwee chan | giu 8, 2018
The National Palace Museum here shares 22% of the same treasures on display at 北京故宫, though experts here shares that the 22% on display comprises the more exquisite collection than the remaining on display in Beijing. When I visited, there is a store that selling the magazine explaining the background of various collection items on display in the museum. Apparently the 22% still spans a great number of historical items that the museum make it a point to revamp the display, so visitors will definitely see different items in different times of the year. And through the years visitors can still see different exhibits than from a previous visit. This is a glimpse of how vast the wide the Chinese history.
Julius Andrew | giu 17, 2018
For people who wants to have a deeper appreciation to the Chinese and Taiwanese culture and history, then this place has you covered. The place can shed light to the history of their culture. Just need to allot at least 2-3 hours to really get around the place. But if you have all the time in the world then half a day will really do.
Kelly Hsu | mag 28, 2018
Nice facility and it's amazing to see those treasures survived through the years. Chinese and Korean tourist groups are very noisy, smelly, and rude. Push other visitors away in order to take the pic. unfortunately no staff strongly to warn them to quiet so the whole museum at the certain point looks like a Turkish bazaar. But despite these annoying tourist the visit is great
Veena Advani | lug 4, 2018
Absolutely amazing collection of art. The English explanations were also well translated and very clear. Only spent two and a half hours there but easily could have spent another 2 or 3 there, it's a large museum and very interesting! Would highly recommend.
Mae C | lug 10, 2018
There are three floors with elevator from basement 1 to three.... They always have a certain special exhibit... They have audio guide rentals and free tour guides (for a certain time) sadly because of the typhoon we were told they would close at 4pm by the governments orders. We spent 2 hours on three floors worth of stuff... Skimming... If you plan on reading, it will take a really loooooong time to finish.....
Philipp Gfeller | lug 10, 2018
Vast collection of impressive paintings, calligraphy, ceramics and pottery, jewelry and precious stones like jade. Allthough a big portion of the treasures from the forbidden city are stored here, the two main pieces of the collection are pieces of jade looking like a piece of pork belly and cabbage. The air conditioning in the building was crazy, so bring a jacket, it is very cold inside. There are good directions for taking the bus from Shilin station, so it's easily reachable by public transport.
Fernando Saenz | ago 6, 2018
Very complete museum with great exhibits. My kids (8 and 10yo) really enjoyed the audio guide and spent hours engaged through the various rooms looking/listening and learning. We covered 1/2 of it in about four hours and look forward to returning for the other half. If you can go during the week - do it as the weekend is very crowded.