If you want to get to know more about the history and culture of a city, start by visiting their local museum! When in Taiwan, the National Palace Museum is one of the must-see attractions in the city. This Palace Museum ticket allows you to get access to the National Palace Museum in Taipei and Chiayi. Explore this local museum that holds treasures of cultural relics dating back to almost 5,000 years. Here, you will have the opportunity to witness the treasures of the three major town halls, including "Music Stone," "Kiyuyu Cabbage," and "Mao Gongding". Of course, the Chiayi National Palace Museum is also worth a visit. It holds fine collections of porcelain, Buddhist scriptures, caliigraphy and paininting. While your appreciating the country's rich culture and history, you may also want to roam around the museum's recreational areas such as artificial wetlands, tropical gardens, and waterfront stage. A visit to this Chinese cultural treasure will definitely make your trip worthwhile!
The National Palace Museum boasts one of the largest collections of Chinese art in the world, encompassing calligraphy, ceramics and paintings. There are typically multiple exhibitions held simultaneously alongside the vast collection on rotation so there's always something new to explore. A short walk will take you to the Shung Ye Museum of Formosan Aborigines - its collection highlights the life of fourteen recognised indigenous tribes in Taiwan. With a wide coverage of the festivals, agriculture, belief systems and art of these tribes, cultural and historical buffs are sure to find something of interest.
The West side of Taipei was once the hub for economic and political activities back when Taiwan's modern development was at its peak. With this tour, you will walk back in time through Taiwan's rich history and culture - learn about traditional beliefs during the Qing dynasty, the cultural change when it was under Japanese ruling, to the political landscape during the arrival of the Nationalist government in the 1950's. The 3 hour guided tour will take you to all the essential attractions in West Taipei such as the Longshan Temple, Bopiliao Historical Block, Ximen Red House, and more! It's a great way to get a glimpse of how Taipei was shaped by multiple cultures and historic events. It's perfect for those who want to leisurely explore the best of Taipei with fellow travellers around the world.
After enjoying the hip and fun city of Taipei, why not extend your exploration of Taiwan and join this Yehliu, Jiufen, and Shifen day tour with Taiwanese pastry making? Your day will start at Yehliu Geopark, famous for its interesting rock formations which were the result of years of sea erosion. You’ll then head to Jiufen Old Street, a small mountain town that was once popular as a gold mining destination. Be careful not to be lost in Jiufen’s interconnecting alleyways and narrow streets while enjoying its variety of delectable street food! You can also say a little prayer at Shifen where you can choose and design your own sky lantern. For a fun ending after a long day, the tour will also stop by Vigor Kobo Pineapple Cake Factory so you can create your own pastries! This tour includes an English and Chinese-speaking guide to assist you through the day.
If you’re fascinated by and even collect miniatures, then you might want to know that Taiwan has a museum with a wide array of diminutive masterpieces crafted by leading miniature artists from all over the globe. Book through Klook and avail of tickets to enter the Miniatures Museum of Taiwan, the first ever museum of its kind in Asia! Your jaw will drop as soon as you see the expanse of more than 200 tiny pieces of art. You’ll get spectacular glimpses of world history as you wander from room to room and observe the mini-versions of the most iconic landmarks and cities in the world. You’ll also learn about the origins and evolution of miniature art as well as the complex creative processes that went into crafting the pieces that you’ll see. You might even get inspired to learn the artform and construct some miniatures yourself! This is definitely a must-visit museum if you’re visiting Taipei. Make sure to add it to your Taiwan itinerary!
For the most comprehensive overview of Taiwan's capital, come along on this 3-hour city tour. Gain a deeper insight into Taiwanese religion, history and culture with stops at five famous sightseeing spots. See the impressive Chiang Kai-Shek memorial hall, watch the hourly changing of the guard and discover more about the former leader of the Republic of China. A visit to the world's largest and most impressive collection of over 650,000 Chinese art, artifacts and curios is on the cards at the National Palace Museum. You'll swing by the Presidential Office Building, the highest seat of government then get an insight into traditional Taiwanese culture at the Martyrs' Shrine, a dedication to fallen war heroes and set in luscious countryside surrounds. A jam-packed itinerary, but the perfect way to dive into your visit.
The schedule was quite tight, if you wanted to take more time to wander around, this might not match. For our team, we did not have much time in Taiwan so this was the best choice. The short time in Jiufen was the most interesting of the tour. The tour finished on time so we could use the evening for Taipei 101 schedule, which was great :)
I had the best time on this tour. Ruth was fun and shared so much knowledge about Taipei and the places we visited. I’m thankful to her for such a great time! She was also a master photographer! Even though I was the only participant, they continued with the tour. It’s comprehensive and includes a lot of the main sites even several changing of the guards.
If you’ve already done all the touristy things in Taipei, and have an interest in miniatures, I’d recommend booking tickets here! We spent about 2 hours and we were browsing through quite quickly. Don’t let the size of the room fool you - there are so many displays and details that you could easily spend a half day here. It’s tucked in a residential area and on B1 of the building. Follow Google Maps and the signs when you get to the building. We didn’t have any difficulties locating the spot nor getting in with our QR code. Do book through Klook as it will save you a bit of money rather than paying at the door!
There was no problem using the ticket, you just scan the QR code at the entrance, no need to redeem it. And just in case, although it says in the terms that the voucher is valid till June 2020, it's still valid now. Of course, the museum is great, it's my second visit, and that's hardly enough. Certainly, a place you must visit if you're in Taipei.
It was a very nice experience we went to Chiang Kai Shek Memorial Hall and we're able to witness the changing of the guards, Grand Hotel Taipei the roof makes the hotel a visible showcase of Chinese architecture and culture. National Palace Museum most of the collection are high quality pieces collected by China's emperor's, very nice painting and artifacts.
I would like to say thank you to our tour guide he's so passionate to his work and he explain briefly every tourist spot that we're going to.
It was easy to redeem the ticket at the Shung Ye museum (make sure you go there, otherwise you'll have to climb the stairs to the Palace Museum again). There is no need to recommend the Palace Museum, it being the major attraction of Taipei. It's still impressive even after seeing the best museums in Mainland China. The Shung Ye museum is a nice small museum, worth a visit if you haven't been to the National Taiwan Museum, or if you're interested in Aboriginal culture.