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National Palace Museum

Introduction

Protecting and preserving the 7000-year cultural legacy of China with advanced technologies; Cooperating with private connoisseurs and ushering in exhibitions from the Mainland; Bringing the Museum's collection to the global community and welcoming arts of the world to the Museum. The Ch'ing imperial collection assumed by the Palace Museum was immense in quantity and superb in quality. Some works had been commissioned by the emperors and made by the Imperial Workshop, representing the highest standards of ingenuity and technical perfection. Some had been offered as tribute by foreign dignitaries and local officials or commoners, and the exquisiteness of such rarities require no reiteration.

The current exchange rate is 1 US dollar to about 35 NT (New Taiwan currency), varying according to the market.

Traffic (start from Academia Sinica)

  1. By bus: From Academia Sinica take bus No. 620 or 645. You get off at Wai-Shuang-Hsi Station (just passing tunnel). Bus fare is NT$15. Then you walk about 10-15 minutes to reach the museum. (Warning: Wai-Shuang-Hsi Station is the cut-off point for bus section. That is, if you get off at Shuang-Hsi Station, you pay NT$15 and you pay NT$30 for any station past it.)
  2. By MRT (Metropolitan Rapid Transit, subway): From Academia Sinica take bus No. 212, 270 or Blue 25 to Kunyang Station (bus fare is NT$15) and reach the Taipei Main Station, then transfer the Tamsuhi Line to the Shih-Lin Station (MRT fare is NT$35) and transfer to either of the buses No. 304, 255 (bus fare is NT$15).
Admission
Type Price Applicable to
Regular NT$100 General Audiences
Group NT$80 Groups of 20 or more
Gratis @ Children Under School Age

Address

221 Chih-Shan Rd., Sec 2.
Wai-shuang-hsi, Taipei, Taiwan, R.O.C.
Tel: 886-2-2881-2021

Hours: Open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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