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July 2, 2001
Entrance fee is 100NTD and the museum is open between 9AM and 5PM everyday. There is a wonderful Chinese garden next to the museum (entrance fee is nominal, I believe it was 10NTD) in which you can relax and enjoy feeding carp or let your kids (if you have any) run wild.
To get to the National Palace Museum, you’re once again doomed to take a bus or a taxi cab. MRT, Taipei’s metro system, does not have a line anywhere close to the museum. Take the Tamsui Line to the Shih-lin station and transfer to bus 304 or 255.
From journal Taipei – Home of the Neon God
July 22, 2002
Local buses pass by the front of the museum. There is a majestic staircase leading to the main entrance of the formal Main Exhibition Building. The impeccably manicured grounds include a library, the Chih-Shan Gardens, an Administration Building, small post office, and a driveway leading to and from on-site parking. By far the most popular museum in Taiwan, there are always many tour groups visiting. There are some guided tours available in English and Chinese; inquire at the information desk. No photography is allowed within the museum. I spent three hours examining the exhibitions and wished I had some more time.
The first floor features bronze vessels, Buddhist sculpture, and an interesting display showing parallel timelines of art and civilization in China and elsewhere in the world.
The second floor features painting, calligraphy and porcelain.
The third floor has a variety of mixed media: carvings in jade, wood, ivory, bamboo, and even rhinoceros horn. There are also rare books and documents, and a room of lacquered wood "curio cabinets".
There is a rather pricey Museum Restaurant on the grounds. It is basically an upscale cafeteria, serving serviceable and typical Chinese dishes. I had a decent plate of sweet and sour rib tips with a bowl of rice and a soda. The Main Exhibition Building also has a cafeteria and formal tearoom on the fourth floor. There is a pretty nice gift shop with a tasteful assortment of artistic Taiwan gifts.
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St. Paul, Minnesota
October 22, 2002
Shop in the gift shop as you are leaving. I picked up prints of some incredible art for very low prices. Even though I had to watch them carefully for the rest of my trip, it was worth it!
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June 15, 2004
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February 26, 2004
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