I traveled to Taiwan for four days and three nights. This time, I visited Taipei and its surrounding areas. In this article, I will write about National Palace Museum as part of Day 3.
[Visit Places (series of articles)]
* Day 1: Flying to Taipei & Xiao Long Bao at Din Tai Fung
* Day 1: Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei, National Taiwan Museum and National Museum of History
* Day 1: Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall (Light-up)
* Day 2: Pingxi Line (Jingtong)
* Day 2: Pingxi Line (Shifen)
* Day 2: Pingxi Line (Houtong)
* Day 2: Jiufen
* Day 3: National Palace Museum [This article]
* Day 3: National Martyrs’ Shrine
* Day 3: Xinyi District
* Day 3: Taipei 101
* Day 4: 228 Peace Memorial Park, Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, Longshan Temple and Ximending
* Day 4: Huashan 1914 Creative Park & Return to Home
The third day of Taipei trip started. To begin with, here is my breakfast at CAESAR PARK TAIPEI where I stayed.
For more information about breakfast at CAESAR PARK TAIPEI, please see the following article:
On the third day, I am going to go around several tourist spots in Taipei and the first destination was National Palace Museum. I moved to Shilin station by MRT, which was the nearest station of National Palace Museum.
It took about 10 minutes by bus to National Palace Museum.
Appearance of National Palace Museum
I arrived at National Palace Museum 20 minutes before its opening, so I took photos of appearance of National Palace Museum.
Visit National Palace Museum
National Palace Museum started to open at 8:30 a.m. and first of all I went to see “The Jadeite Cabbage”.
The Jadeite Cabbage is one of the most famous exhibits at National Palace Museum and a lot of visitors gathered around it.
Here are some photos of exhibits at National Palace Museum.
I saw lots of group tourists as well as individual ones.
Along with “The Jadeite Cabbage”, “The Meat-shaped Stone” was another famous exhibit at National Palace Museum. When I visited National Palace Museum, I was not able to see it, because it was displayed at Southern Branch of the National Palace Museum, which was opened in December 2015.
Basically exhibits at National Palace Museum consisted of ancient Chinese art works, but there were also such contemporary works.
This statue was presented by Esaku Sato, a former Japanese prime minister, to Chiang Kai-shek, the first leader of Taiwan.
In National Palace Museum, there was a garden, called “Zhishan Garden”. Here are some photos of it.
Then, I left National Palace Museum and moved to the next destination, National Martyrs’ Shrine.
That’s it for the article about National Palace Museum as part of Day 3.
National Palace Museum is stated as one of the world four museums, along with the Louvre Museum in France, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in the US and the Hermitage Museum in Russia. I visited National Palace Museum for a short period due to my schedule, but if you have ample of time, I would recommend you stay there longer 🙂
In the next article, I will write about National Martyrs’ Shrine as part of Day 3.