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National Palace Museum

National Palace Museum, Section 2, Zhi Shan Road, Shilin District, Taipei City, Taiwan
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See one of the most extensive collections of Chinese cultural treasures in one place.
Discover three floors of ancient Chinese artefacts, the largest of its kind in the world.
Learn about imperial history as you relive the Song, Yuan, Ming, and Qing dynasties.

Established in 1965 in Waishuangxi, the National Palace Museum is a treasure trove of ancient Chinese culture and historical artefacts. Spanning three floors, the exhibition rooms showcase an impressive collection of 690,000 artefacts from the Song, Yuan, Ming, and Qing dynasties. With an architectural design reminiscent of the Imperial Palace, the museum houses masterpieces that narrate an 8,000-year journey through Chinese history and art.

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Anh A. H.

Reviewed 29 week(s) ago

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Tickets are pre-purchased so you just need to scan the QR code yourself, very quick and convenient. The museum is so huge, it only takes 2 hours to go there. Everyone should rent an audio guide for about 150TWD to have a better experience.

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Reviewed 29 week(s) ago

Tickets are pre-purchased so you just need to scan the QR code yourself, very quick and convenient. The museum is so huge, it only takes 2 hours to go there. Everyone should rent an audio guide for about 150TWD to have a better experience.
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silvia p. l.

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Reviewed 236 week(s) ago

The museum has many unique collections from Chinese dynasties. Some are must-see collections.

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Jann J.

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Reviewed 238 week(s) ago

We got a good price ticket here. Visiting National Palace Museum, you needs at least half day so you can cover all around to see. We have very limited time so don’t have a chance to visit another part. The museum is huge and full of ancient objects and history story. Recommend.

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National Palace Museum, Section 2, Zhi Shan Road, Shilin District, Taipei City, Taiwan
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Located in the heart of bustling Taipei, Taiwan, the National Palace Museum stands as a cultural treasure trove, with one of the world's most magnificent collections of imperial artefacts and Chinese artworks. Passing through its majestic gates is like embarking on a journey through thousands of years of Chinese history, where visitors can admire the beautiful treasures once cherished by emperors and dynasties. In this article, Traveloka will provide you with important information about this captivating tourist destination, including ticket prices, opening hours, fun activities, tips, and transport options to get there.

About National Palace Museum

Established in 1965 in Waishuangxi, the National Palace Museum stands as a treasure trove of ancient Chinese culture and historical artefacts. Spread across three floors, its exhibition halls house an impressive collection of around 690,000 artefacts from the Song, Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasties. The architectural design, reminiscent of the Imperial Palace, provides a fitting backdrop for the masterpieces housed within, which chronicle 8,000 years of Chinese history and art. The museum itself spans over 8,000 years of Chinese history, from the Neolithic era to the modern era, making it one of the largest repositories of ancient Chinese artefacts and artworks in the world.

Latest National Palace Museum Ticket Prices 2024

To see Chinese history at the National Palace Museum, you'll need to purchase an entrance ticket in advance. To help you plan your budget during your Taipei holiday, here are the latest National Palace Museum ticket prices for 2024 that you need to know. 

  • National Palace Museum Ticket Prices - [Non-Taiwese Only] National Palace Museum Southern Branch Ticket (Chiayi): Starting from S$ 6.36
  • National Palace Museum Ticket Prices - [Non-Taiwese Only] National Palace Museum Northern Branch Ticket (Taipei): Starting from S$ 14.83
  • National Palace Museum Ticket Prices - National Palace Museum Taipei Ticket (Enjoy a 10% discount on purchases at Gift Shop): Starting from S$ 17.14
  • National Palace Museum Ticket Prices - National Palace Museum Taipei + Shung Ye Museum Combo Ticket: Starting from S$ 20.16
  • National Palace Museum Ticket Prices - National Palace Museum Taipei + Yehliu Geopark Combo Ticket: Starting from S$ 23.24
  • National Palace Museum Ticket Prices - COMBO: National Palace Museum (Northern Branch) + Taipei 101 Observatory: Starting from S$ 36.90
  • National Palace Museum Ticket Prices - National Palace Museum Taipei+Grand Hotel Taipei Secret Road Food Combo Ticket: Starting from S$ 60.78

Please note that the ticket prices listed are subject to change at any time without prior notice. To find out the latest ticket prices and details of each type of National Palace Museum ticket, you can directly visit the Traveloka App. You can even book your tickets on the Traveloka App to get National Palace Museum promos that are available exclusively for you!

National Palace Museum Opening Hours

Besides knowing the latest ticket prices for the National Palace Museum, you also need to know the museum's opening hours to plan your trip effectively. National Palace Museum opening hours are daily from 9am to 5pm local time. To ensure you have enough time to explore and enjoy the museum's exhibits, it is advisable to visit during operating hours.

Fun Activities at National Palace Museum

In addition to its vast collection of historical artefacts, the National Palace Museum also exhibits a wide array of artworks that visitors can enjoy. Here are some of the best types of historical artefacts and treasures that you should not miss seeing.

1. Meat-shaped Stone

The Meat-shaped Stone is a Jasper sculpture made to resemble a portion of Dongpo Pork, which dates back to the Qing dynasty (1644-1911 AD). Its lifelike appearance makes it extremely realistic and undoubtedly a tantalising work of art.

2. Jadeite Cabbage

Jadeite cabbage is a magnificent creation of the Qing dynasty (1644-1911 AD), crafted from jadeite that resembles a Chinese cabbage head. The design cleverly makes use of the jadeite's natural colours of half white and half green. On closer inspection, you will see two insects camouflaged within the leaves, adding intricate detail to this exquisite piece.

3. Pan water vessel of San

The Pan of San water vessel is a bronze vessel dating from the late Western Zhou period (1046-771 BC). It has an inscription with 357 characters inside the vessel, which records an agreement reached between two countries after a dispute.

4. Mao-Gong Ding

Mao Gong ding is a large bronze vessel that was used for cooking, dating from the late Western Zhou period (1046-771 BC). It measures 53.8 cm in height, 47.9 cm in width, weighs 34.7 kg, and has 500 inscription characters inside.

5. White pillow in the shape of a recumbent child

This white pillow in the shape of a recumbent child dates back to the Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127 AD). The child-shaped pillow symbolises the emperor's wish to have many children or grandchildren in the future, and there are only three similar child-shaped pillows known to exist in the world.

6. Lotus-shaped warming bowl in light bluish-green glaze

Last but not least, you can see the lotus-shaped warming bowl, decorated with a bluish-green glaze, which is another example of Ru ware from the Northern Song dynasty (960-1127 CE). Designed for warming wine, the bowl's shape mimics that of a blooming lotus flower.

Tips when Visiting National Palace Museum

Here are some tips that you should keep in mind before visiting the National Palace Museum.

1. Get your ticket

There are several ways to purchase tickets for the Istana Negara Museum. You can buy them online in advance on the Traveloka App, which is recommended as you can skip the ticket queue. Tickets can also be purchased at the museum entrance, but you should be prepared to queue, especially during peak hours.

2. Pick your day and time

The museum can get very crowded, especially on weekends and holidays. If possible, try to visit on weekday mornings to minimise the crowds.

3. Do your research

The National Palace Museum's collection is vast. To maximize your visit, it's a good idea to know in advance what you want to see.

Location and How to get to National Palace Museum

The National Palace Museum location is at National Palace Museum, Section 2, Zhi Shan Road, Shilin District, Taipei City, Taiwan. To reach this museum, there are several public transport options that you can use, here are some of them.

  • Take the Red Line MRT (Tamsui-Xinyi Line) to Shilin Station [R16] and use Exit No.1. Then, switch to bus services R30, 815, 304, 300, 255, M1, S19, or S18 to reach the National Palace Museum.
  • Take the Red Line MRT (Tamsui-Xinyi Line) to Jiantan Station [R15] and exit from Exit No.1. Next, transfer to bus R30, M1, S19, or S18 to reach the National Palace Museum.
  • Take the MRT Brown Line (Wenhu Line) to Dazhi Station [BR14] and exit from Exit 3. Then, change to bus BR13 to continue your journey to the National Palace Museum.
  • Take the MRT Brown Line (Wenhu Line) to Jiannan Road Station [BR15] and exit Exit 1. Afterwards, change to bus BR20 to reach the National Palace Museum.

Those are some important information about the National Palace Museum that you can know. If you are interested in visiting this museum, you can purchase the National Palace Museum entrance ticket in advance on the Traveloka App. Also, visit Traveloka App for more information!

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How much do National Palace Museum ticket cost?
The ticket price for National Palace Museum start from SGD 6.15. Visit this page to see more information about National Palace Museum pricing
When is National Palace Museum open?
National Palace Museum open at 09:00-17:00. For more information on operational days and hours, please find more on this page.
Where is the details location of National Palace Museum?
National Palace Museum is located at National Palace Museum, Section 2, Zhi Shan Road, Shilin District, Taipei City, Taiwan. Visit this page for guidance on how to get to National Palace Museum.
What are some similar places like National Palace Museum that can be found in Taipei City?
Similar places like National Palace Museum that can be found in Taipei City are Taipei 101 Observatory Tickets, Taipei Maokong Gondola & Taipei Zoo: Discount Combo Ticket, dan Taipei Unlimited Fun Pass.

General Information

Ticket Price
Starting from SGD 6.15.
Opening Hours
09:00-17:00.
Address
National Palace Museum, Section 2, Zhi Shan Road, Shilin District, Taipei City, Taiwan.
Category
Attractions