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Taipei National Palace Museum

Taipei National Palace Museum Travel Guide

Taipei's National Palace Museum was founded in 1962, is a palace which modeled on
Beijing Forbidden City Architectural style, completed in 1965. Taipei's National
Palace Museum is famous for its 600,000 historical and cultural collections.These collections are from the National Central Museum of Nanjing, Beijing Forbidden City by the end of Qing Dynasty, Shenyang Imperial Palace (the Old Palace of Qing Dynasty) and the Chengde Mountain Resort(Chengde Summer Resort), and the hometown of Chinese bronzes - Baoji city, etc., as well as Chinese at home and abroad donated antiques.

The Collections include:Books, literature, calligraphy, paintings, rubbings, bronze, jade, ceramics, Chinese traditional stationery, lacquer, enamel, engraving, miscellaneous, embroidery and tapestry. You could see at least 5,000 collections every day and the museum changes the exhibits every 3 month.

Famous collections:

Jadeite Chinese Cabbage
Very clever Qing Dynasty artist use a half-white, half-green jade to carve a Chinese Cabbage :the green parts of carved natural anti-roll tender leaves, white parts carved outer leaves, and there are two small red cricket climbed on it.

Dongpo Cubed Pork-shaped Stone
This stone's color and texture is natural formation,it looks like a cooked Cubed belly pork with Su Dongpo style.

Lotus Style Bowl from Ru Kiln Song Dynasty(A.D.960~1279)
Ru Kiln, a famous ancient Chinese kiln,in the late Northern Song Dynasty, the name was come from the kiln location Ru Zhou(now linru, Baofeng area in Henan Province).Ru Kiln was fired porcelain for the Song Dynasty emperors for only 20 years, really short time, so just a few Ru products handed down in the Southern Song Dynasty. Now, it is very rare, very precious; only 65 pieces were known all over the world and this bowl is one of them.

DCT Tips:

The opening time is 8:00 am to 6:30 pm, all year round.
It is opend every Saturday night: 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm.
Museum of Books and Documents: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, except every sunday & public vacations.
Mr. Zhang Daqian Memorial: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, except every monday & public vacations.
Museum Chinese Guide Introduce for free: 9:30 am, 10:00 am, 2:30 pm, 4:30 pm.
Museum English Guide Introduce for free:10:00 am, 3:00 pm.

Taipei National Palace Museum, another copy forbidden city in Taiwan Island.
Taipei National Palace Museum, another copy forbidden city in Taiwan Island.

Taipei National Palace Museum, another copy forbidden city in Taiwan Island.

Taipei National Palace Museum, another copy forbidden city in Taiwan Island.

Taipei National Palace Museum in Taipei City, Taiwan Island

Taipei National Palace Museum in Taipei City, Taiwan Island

the front gate of Taipei National Palace Museum, there is a memorial arch.

the front gate of Taipei National Palace Museum, there is a memorial arch.

Lotus Style Bowl from Ru Kiln Song Dynasty in Taipei National Palace Museum

Lotus Style Bowl from Ru Kiln Song Dynasty in Taipei National Palace Museum

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