The National Palace Museum houses the world’s largest collection of Chinese art and crafts. Spanning over China’s nearly 5,000 year history and accumulated over a thousand years since the early Sung dynasty by Chinese emperors and royal families, the museum collection include ceramics, porcelain, calligraphy, painting and ritual bronzes, jade, lacquer wares, curio cabinets, enamel wares, writing accessories, carvings, embroidery and rare books. The quality of its collections remains the best of the best in the field of Chinese Art. Only the best items from the imperial collection are preserved in Taiwan. Even so, the treasure is still far too large to display completely at one time. While many popular pieces remain on permanent display, much of the collection is regularly rotated making each visit unique. The National Palace Museum is one of the most important museums and significant research institutions in the world. It is a “must-see” for foreign visitors.
- Location: 221, ChihShan Road, Section 2, Wai-shuang-hsi, Taipei
- Telephone: (886-2) 2881-2021
- Website: www.npm.gov.tw/english/index-e.htm
- Hours: Open daily from 9 AM – 5 PM
- MRT- Take the Tamsui Line to the Shih-lin Station and transfer Red 30 or any of the following buses: Bus- (from Chung-cheng Road in Shih-lin) Transfer to buses 304 or 255, minibuses 18 or 19 or MRT transfer Red 30.
- Parking: Limited free parking is available at the Museum and a parking lot is also located in the vicinity.