Access by Public Transportation
Take the MRT Danshui Line to the Shilin Station and take bus R30 (Red 30 – Low-floor bus), 255, 304, 815 (Sanchung – NPM Line), Minibus 18, or Minibus 19 to the plaza in front of the National Palace Museum.
Take the MRT Wenhu Line to the Dazhi Station, then take bus B13 (Brown 13) to the National Palace Museum. Alternatively, visitors may choose to take the Wenhu Line and get off at Jiannan Rd. Station, then take bus B20 (Brown 20) to the plaza in front of the National Palace Museum.
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The Main Building
The second building. I was too tired to visit this.
I often take my lunch in the museum cafes, in this time, I took my lunch at “Sanxitang Teahouse in the 4th floor.
View from the teahouse.
The tea is Ah-li-Shan. This dimsum is a vegitable one.
It is so small, but I was almost trough up because of the too much people in the museum. It was too early to be full the sheets, but the serve was so slow for me, Japanese. But I was so tired with being with so many people. The empty hole, better air, and the slow service speed made me refresh.
The rich of Chinese culture! I several times went to some Chinese historical exhibitions from Mainland of China. No, no, no. GO TAIPEI! Of course those exhibitions might be not pretty great like seeing in Mainland of China.
The famous the Jade Chinese Cabbage and the Meat Shape Stone are pretty detailed and realistic. Laughed? Yes, Cabbage and Meat. Truly, Cabbage and Meat. I was so laughed, but seeing them by my eyes, I was moved. It looked so tasty. But at 24th of Jun- 15th of Sep, 2014, one of they are in National Museum of Tokyo, and 7th of Oct – 30th of Nov 2014, the other is in National Museum of Kyushu.
In this museum, it is pretty crowded like MoMA. It is not so big like Metlopolitan Museum of Art, but pretty crowded. Recently I rarely go to the crowded places, I was so tired to being with so many people.
I was heard from one of my best friends who had being to this National Palace Museum, she told me that “There are so crowded. Be there before opening. Climb up the museum to the Cabbage and the Meat.” I got the pre-sale ticket before going to this museum, I was arrived at the gate on 8:15 or so. I had the ticket on my hand, and was finding the lane. The officers told me to enter on 8:25 or so. I was the first visitor of the Cabbage and the Meat on that day. I monopolized them for few mins.
After the room was getting crowded, I went to see the other rooms. The room of the Cabbage and the Meat was always crowded when I saw.
The early hour was better. But after 10:00 AM or so, this museum was filled by people. I planned to be there for one day, but I was tired, and felt like through up. I rushed to the Tea house, but after I returned, it was MORE AND MORE people. I gave up to be there.
Shilin is also famous as the Night Market, but seemed there are less convenient hotels. This museums was one of the my purposes in Taipei, I needed to a convenient hotel. I decided to stay a hotel along Danshui Line, which also go to Taipei Station. I took Sun Route Taipei, which is a Japanese hotel. It was pretty convenient to the museum, sight seeing, and going to the airport. I am a Japanese, and it was easy to communicate with the staffs in this hotel by Japanese and English.