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Southern Branch of the National Palace Museum

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Everything is good except its location...

The exhibitions are very good but its location sucks. Took high-speed train to Chiayi then... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2018
Hong Kong
卍 A Treasure in the Remote JiaYi of Taiwan 卍

The New Opened Southern Branch of National Palace Museum holds a Great Treasure from the Qing... read more

Reviewed 14 March 2018
Yilan, Taiwan
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“buddhist art”(3 reviews)
“china”(4 reviews)
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
No. 888, Gugong Blvd, Taibao City, Taibao, Taiwan
+886 905 839 523
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Reviewed 6 August 2018

The exhibitions are very good but its location sucks. Took high-speed train to Chiayi then electric car/bus/taxi to the entrance, and walked under the scorching sun for 15 min to the museum. Not a particular good experience. Seems more staff than visitors, and most visitors...More

Thank geokantam
Reviewed 26 June 2018

Very good environment and everything so informative! Shall spend a whole day for visiting~highly recommended!

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Reviewed 14 March 2018

The New Opened Southern Branch of National Palace Museum holds a Great Treasure from the Qing Dynasty China, which is the Dragon Tibetan Kangyur.

Thank vajragururinpoche
Reviewed 7 March 2018

The museum building is stunning and is alone worth the visit. The exhibitions are very good and grouped by theme. I spent most of my time in the Buddhist Art gallery. Other galleries included textiles, ceramics, and a special exhibit of South Asian Jades. I...More

Thank Allan152
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Excellent exhibitions! Beautiful modern architecture, has its own character and creations.. A very modern museum has multiple art of exhibitions

Thank F C
Reviewed 24 December 2017

Considering that the Palace Museum at Taipei claim to have 700,000 items, the exhibitions should be more substantial even with crumbs! What a waste of a beautiful ,modern building! As it is, it is not worth making a special trip for.

Thank boshim
Reviewed 5 December 2017 via mobile

Visited this museum which tickets costs TWD250 for adults and TWD150 for students. Before you enter, all bags have to be deposited at lockers, TWD10 will be returned upon exit. You will get to know about the history of Chiayi. Duration of stay, a good...More

Thank Hwei S
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

The parking fee is a little expensive.. There should also offer some shuttle busses to drive people...

1  Thank Pchome541
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

The museum was actually pretty good. We went to see the temporary exhibition which only has a few more days. It was actually really engaging! There were two sections though, we almost missed the second one as it was located downstairs!! The rest of the...More

Thank clubtw
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

First time to be herr, it was still chilly these days but sunshine warmed a little. The lake is very attractive and I think it will gonna be more beautiful a few monthes later, after the trees grows. Also, the exbition is worth to see,...More

1  Thank Ingrid L
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Response from Swj229 | Reviewed this property |
As others have said, this museum charges an admission fee. Even though it's not as busy as the Palace Museum in Taipei, they ask you to make a reservation first. The audioguide is not worth paying extra for. We took a... More