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Taipei: National Palace Museum E-Ticket

1. Taipei: National Palace Museum E-Ticket

Take a stirring journey through art and Chinese cultural history with your skip-the-line ticket to the National Palace Museum. Skip the hassle of long lines and enjoy your visit at your own pace as you wander through the 690,000 objects in the museum’s exquisite collection. Tiptoe through the three major town halls to see famous carving dubbed the Jadeite Cabbage, a masterful combination of the various natural colors of jade to recreate the color variations of a real head of cabbage. Learn about the Mao Gong Ding, which has inscriptions dating back to 2800 years ago and is considered to be one of the most valuable extant Chinese artifacts. Marvel at books and scrolls that date back to the 10th century, representing an invaluable swathe of Chinese history. After enjoying the treasures of the National Palace Museum, take a look at the Zhishan Garden nearby. Based on traditional Chinese garden-building techniques, and filled with a literary atmosphere, some describe the Chinese garden as a euphemistic poem or a long unfolding landscape painting. You could find yourself emerge in the wonderful environment that you just admired in the ancient paintings you just see in the museum.

Taipei: Classic Landmarks Day Tour

2. Taipei: Classic Landmarks Day Tour

Discover Taipei on this guided tour of the city and learn about the city's rich history, both past and present. After the pickup, visit the Grand Hotel, the first five-star hotel in Taiwan and learn why it has a secret channel. Then, head to the National Palace Museum, one of the world’s largest museums with a rich collection of nearly 700,000 pieces of ancient Chinese artifacts and artworks through 8,000 years of Chinese civilization. Continue on to visit the fascinating neighborhood of Dadaocheng, where streets and alleys present you with a mix of history and present, tradition and modernity. Then, marvel at the atmospheric Dihua for its chic cafés, traditional shops, and mini art galleries. Move on to the monument Cheng-en Gate, which was built hundreds of years ago and is one of the five historic gates in Taipei. Have a lunch break at Taipei's most robust Ximending Commercial District, where you can find Michelin-starred food, street performance, and unique Taiwan goods. After the lunch break, experience Taiwan’s religious practice and culture in Lungshan Temple, where the locals pray and ask for God's blessing by tossing the divining blocks. Later, go to Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, an impressive monument honoring the former President Chiang that can’t be missed. Watch the guard-changing ceremony in the hall, and see their impressive movements in front of Chiang Kai-shek’s giant statue. End the tour with a visit to Taipei 101 Mall. The skyscraper beside it is one of the tallest buildings in the world. Go to the top and enjoy the panoramic view of Taipei city from the observatory deck.

Taipei City Tour with National Palace Museum Ticket

3. Taipei City Tour with National Palace Museum Ticket

See the best of Taipei on a 4-hour city tour where you will get to see all the important sites of Taiwan's capital. ● Presidential Office (pass by) ● Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall (National Taiwan Democracy Memorial Hall) ● Martyrs' Shrine ● National Palace Museum ● Grand Hotel Taipei (photo stop)  Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall was built to commemorate late president Chiang Kai-shek. Surrounded by a large Chinese-style park and a huge plaza, the iconic hall has white marble walls and a roof with blue glazed tiles. On the three floors inside, visitors can see a large bronze statue of a sitting Chiang Kai-shek and check out the exhibition area with historic documents, photographs, and films. On two sides of the large plaza in front of the memorial hall are the National Theater and the National Concert Hall, two great venues for the performing arts regularly featuring famous artists from Taiwan and abroad. Marty's Shrine The shrine was built in the 1969, dedicated to the fallen soldiers in civil wars and armed conflicts, to honor their brave spirit. Every year on Youth Day and Armed Forces Day, the president of Taiwan leads the civil and military officials to pay floral tribute to the martyrs. The changing of the guard ceremony is performed hourly from 09:00 to 17:00 every day, which attracts large numbers of tourists from overseas. National Palace Museum Often named as one of the four greatest museums in the world, the National Palace Museum not only preserves century-old art and culture but also engages in cultural exchange with foreign museums to become a modern and "fashionable" museum. The museum collection consists of more than 600,000 court treasures from the Song, Yuan, Ming, and Qing Dynasties. Among the most popular artifacts are the Jadeite Cabbage and Meat-Shaped Stone, both always drawing large crowds. Grand Hotel Taipei (photo stop) This 5-star hotel is another historical landmark built in the 1950s to cater foreign dignitaries who visited Taipei, and it contains numerous art and decors, including wall panels, paintings and carvings. Presidential Office (pass by) The neo-Renaissance building was built in the 1910s during Japanese colonization, previously served as the office of the Governor-General of Taiwan. Nowadays, the building operates as the seat of political power in Taiwan. With a long history and an iconic facade, it is also a symbolic landmark in Taipei City.

Taipei Unlimited Fun Pass: 25 Attractions, Transports & More

4. Taipei Unlimited Fun Pass: 25 Attractions, Transports & More

Enjoy over 25 top Taipei, New Taipei & Keelung attractions with this Fun Pass. Take the hassle out of travel with unlimited rides on Taipei MRT, city buses, and 5 Taiwan Tourist Shuttle routes with the length of day selected Included attractions (Entry once each within the valid period): • Taipei 101 Observatory (Standard ticket, no express ticket) • National Palace Museum • Maokong Gondola Return Ticket • Taipei Zoo • Main Building of Chiang Kai-Shek Shilin Residence • Miramar Ferris Wheel • Miniatures Museum of Taiwan • Taipei Children’s Amusement Park+4 rides • Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei • Taipei Fine Art Museum • National Taiwan Museum Main Hall+ Land Bank Outpost Exhibition Hall • National Taiwan Museum Namen Branch • National Taiwan Museum Railway Department Park • Beitou Museum • Yehliu Geopark (in New Taipei) • Juming Museum (in New Taipei) • Sky Lantern Police Station Electric Sky Lantern ticket (in New Taipei) • Tamsui Historical Museum (in New Taipei) • Tamsui to Fisherman’s Wharf round trip ticket (in New Taipei) • Gold Museum (in New Taipei) • National Museum of Marine Science and Technology (in Keelung) • The Lin Family Mansion and Garden (in New Taipei) • Heping Island Park (in Keelung) • Lover’s Tower (in New Taipei) 1 out of 4 most signature Taipei Experiences:• Bubble Tea making experience in Yoshan Tea• Sky lantern experience in Pingxi• Tea bag DIY experience in Maokong• Western secret tunnel experience in the Grand Hote Included rides (Unlimited use in selected length of days): Unlimited travel on most public transportation in the 3 covered cities and some most popular Taiwan Tourist Shuttle routes, giving easy access to famous attractions like Yangming Mountain(Yangmingshan), Yeliu, Pingxi and more. • Taipei MRT • Taipei city buses of Taipei, New Taipei, and Keelung (excluding buses with four-digit numbers). • Taiwan Tourist Shuttle: Beitou-Zhuzihu route (for Yangmingshan) • Taiwan Tourist Shuttle: Muzha-Pingxi route (for Pingxi) • Taiwan Tourist Shuttle: Crown North Coast (for Juming Museum, Yehliu)

Taipei: 30 Attractions & Transport Card Fun Pass

5. Taipei: 30 Attractions & Transport Card Fun Pass

Enjoy access to over 30 top attractions in Taipei, New Taipei, and Keelung by pre-booking your Exploring Fun Pass. Also, take the hassle out of travel with the Joyful Tourist Easycard, a customized public transport card for MTR trains, buses, and shuttles that you can top up as you go. Included attractions (one-time entry within the valid period): Taipei City • Mirmar Entertainment Park Ferris Wheel • Maokong Gondola Return Ticket •Taipei Zoo • Miniature Museum of Taiwan • Taipei Fine Art Museum • Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei • Main Building of Chiang Kai-Shek Shilin Residence • Taipei Astronomical Museum • National Taiwan Science Education Center • Taipei Children’s Amusement Park • Beitou Museum New Taipei City • Yehliu Geopark • Lover’s Tower • Juming Museum • The Lin Family Mansion and Garden • Tamsui Historical Museum • The Shihsanhang Museum of Archaeology • Chi Po Lin Museum • Sky Lantern Police Station ticket • Gold Museum Keelung City • National Museum of Marine Science and Technology • Heping Island Geopark Tauyuan City • Daxi Tea Factory Factory •Tomita Garden Farm •Hengshan Calligraphy Art Center •Taiwan Hakka Tea Culture Museum •Pushin Ranch •Shu Shin Bou KIRIGAKURE •Xpark •Window On World Save the hassle of carrying around lots of coins and banknotes as the EasyCard is a transportation card and Taiwan's e-wallet wrapped into one – usable at most convenience stores, supermarkets, and gas stations.

Taipei: National Palace Museum and Taiwan Aborigines Museum

6. Taipei: National Palace Museum and Taiwan Aborigines Museum

Begin your educational adventure with a visit to Taipei’s Shung Ye Museum of Formosan Aborigines, where you can redeem your entrance tickets for the day. Inside the museum, learn fascinating facts about Taiwan’s indigenous tribes, as well as their cultures, way of life, colorful clothing, festivals, and religions. You can also watch films shown in the auditorium which provide a deeper understand of the present conditions for aborigines in the country. Take a short walk from the museum to adjacent National Palace Museum, home to over 700,000 pieces of Chinese art including calligraphy, ceramics, and paintings. Go on a journey through an impression 5000 years of Chinese history, culture, and life, as you learn how this has influenced Taiwan’s own culture. With your entry tickets, enjoy the freedom to explore both museums at your own leisure, and focus on the areas that interest you most. Wander through the variety of exhibitions on offer to broaden your knowledge of these two impressive countries, as well as their unique cultures and traditions.

TPE Pickup: Unlimited Pass 25 Attractions, Transports & More

7. TPE Pickup: Unlimited Pass 25 Attractions, Transports & More

Enjoy over 25 top Taipei, New Taipei & Keelung attractions with this Fun Pass. Take the hassle out of travel with unlimited rides on Taipei MRT, city buses, and 5 Taiwan Tourist Shuttle routes with the length of day selected Included attractions (Entry once each within the valid period): • Taipei 101 Observatory (Standard ticket, no express ticket) • National Palace Museum • Maokong Gondola Return Ticket • Taipei Zoo • Main Building of Chiang Kai-Shek Shilin Residence • Miramar Ferris Wheel • Miniatures Museum of Taiwan • Taipei Children’s Amusement Park+4 rides • Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei • Taipei Fine Art Museum • National Taiwan Museum Main Hall+ Land Bank Outpost Exhibition Hall • National Taiwan Museum Namen Branch • National Taiwan Museum Railway Department Park • Beitou Museum • Yehliu Geopark (in New Taipei) • Juming Museum (in New Taipei) • Sky Lantern Police Station Electric Sky Lantern ticket (in New Taipei) • Tamsui Historical Museum (in New Taipei) • Tamsui to Fisherman’s Wharf round trip ticket (in New Taipei) • Gold Museum (in New Taipei) • National Museum of Marine Science and Technology (in Keelung) • The Lin Family Mansion and Garden (in New Taipei) • Heping Island Park (in Keelung) • Lover’s Tower (in New Taipei) 1 out of 4 most signature Taipei Experiences:• Bubble Tea making experience in Yoshan Tea• Sky lantern experience in Pingxi• Tea bag DIY experience in Maokong• Western secret tunnel experience in the Grand Hote Included rides (Unlimited use in selected length of days): Unlimited travel on most public transportation in the 3 covered cities and some most popular Taiwan Tourist Shuttle routes, giving easy access to famous attractions like Yangming Mountain(Yangmingshan), Yeliu, Pingxi and more. • Taipei MRT • Taipei city buses of Taipei, New Taipei, and Keelung (excluding buses with four-digit numbers). • Taiwan Tourist Shuttle: Beitou-Zhuzihu route (for Yangmingshan) • Taiwan Tourist Shuttle: Muzha-Pingxi route (for Pingxi) • Taiwan Tourist Shuttle: Crown North Coast (for Juming Museum, Yehliu)

TPE Pickup: Exploring Pass - 30 Attractions & Transport Card

8. TPE Pickup: Exploring Pass - 30 Attractions & Transport Card

Enjoy access to over 30 top attractions in Taipei, New Taipei, Keelung and Taoyuan by pre-booking your Exploring Fun Pass. Also, take the hassle out of travel with the Joyful Tourist Easycard, a customized public transport card for MTR trains, buses, and shuttles that you can top up as you go. Included attractions (one-time entry within the valid period): Taipei City • Mirmar Entertainment Park Ferris Wheel • Maokong Gondola Return Ticket •Taipei Zoo • Miniature Museum of Taiwan • Taipei Fine Art Museum • Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei • Main Building of Chiang Kai-Shek Shilin Residence • Taipei Astronomical Museum • National Taiwan Science Education Center • Taipei Children’s Amusement Park • Beitou Museum New Taipei City • Yehliu Geopark • Lover’s Tower • Juming Museum • The Lin Family Mansion and Garden • Tamsui Historical Museum • The Shihsanhang Museum of Archaeology • Chi Po Lin Museum • Sky Lantern Police Station ticket • Gold Museum Keelung City • National Museum of Marine Science and Technology • Heping Island Geopark Tauyuan City • Daxi Tea Factory Factory •Tomita Garden Farm •Hengshan Calligraphy Art Center •Taiwan Hakka Tea Culture Museum •Pushin Ranch •Shu Shin Bou KIRIGAKURE •Xpark •Window On World Save the hassle of carrying around lots of coins and banknotes as the EasyCard is a transportation card and Taiwan's e-wallet wrapped into one – usable at most convenience stores, supermarkets, and gas stations.

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What people are saying about National Palace Museum

Overall rating

3.9 / 5

based on 123 reviews

Easy entry with the digital tickets, Lot of visitors. Excellent exhibits with good illustrations and interactive experiences. Available benches to sit on when tired. Restaurant on the top level serves good foods.

The guide was knowledgeable and friendly. Was able to explain each landmark and its history well. The pace of the tour was good. Not too rush. Was given ample time to look around.

We saw many things. I would highly recommend this tour because it visits many of the most iconic and historical places in Taipei.

The trip was outstanding with the guide being very knowledgeable and helpful. 5 stars all the way.

Was in tapei for a short trip and we got an amazing tour of the city. Highly recommend.