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Culture of Taipei. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

Taipei City The most famous landmark of Taipei and a cultural center of world significance is the (National Palace Museum ). The museum's exposition includes unique works of Chinese art, some of which date back five hundred years. In total, there are about 720 thousand exhibits in the museum halls. For quite a long time, the collection was kept in Beijing, in the Forbidden City. It was decided to move the collection to the Taipei Museum in 1949. Currently, it has the largest collection of Chinese artworks on the planet.
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The world-famous museum is hardly the city's only cultural establishment interesting for visiting. The Hwa Kang Museum invites visitors to see works of modern sculptors and artists, while the National Museum of History presents a rich collection of artifacts from different epochs. An interesting collection of ethnographic exhibits is stored in the Shung Ye Museum of Formosan Aborigines (Museum traditions Shunyi), and in the private Chem Museum, you can see artworks dating back hundreds of years.
Taipei's outstanding architectural monuments worth mentioning include the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial dedicated to the famous President of the Republic of China. In front of the memorial is Liberty Square - one of the most beautiful places in the city ideal for leisurely walks. The square is surrounded by the city's several important cultural facilities, including the National Concert Hall and the National Theatre. Copyright
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Sun Yat Sen Memorial Hall can also claim the title of one of the most spectacular architectural monuments of the city. It is dedicated to one of the most revered political figures of the state. The hall can simultaneously accommodate about 3,000 people. The memorial is striking with its harmonious look and impressive scale. One part of the architectural complex is reserved for a library containing 140,000 books, and the other is occupied by Sun Yat-Sen Art Gallery.
Taipei 101 The beautiful Lungshan Temple erected more than 250 years ago stands out on the background of the city's religious landmarks. It is a true work of national art: the temple is adorned with fine wood carvings, and inside you can see a lot of interesting ritual accessories. Another popular monument is Baoan Temple , whose construction was completed in the early 19th century. It is a single architectural complex with the Taipei Confucius Temple . Despite the fact that the buildings have different styles, together they look very harmonious. The most original landmark of Taipei is Farm Lin Antao - the oldest residential building in the city. Those wishing to get acquainted with the ancient cultural traditions of the local people should definitely visit this place.
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The unique village of Wulai lies in the immediate vicinity of Taipei. The main symbol of this ancient settlement is its beautiful waterfall. However, travelers are not only attracted by unique natural attractions. Enchanting dance performances are regularly held in Wulai. Foreign visitors have the opportunity to observe the spectacular action as well as take part in it directly. A complex with an unusual name of Window to China should also be noted when it comes to nearby attractions. It shows visitors many reduced replicas of China's most famous historical sites.
In the section below, you can get one of our excursion, activities or city discovery tours over Taipei and surroundings. Our website offers 10-30% lower ticket prices, when compared to the offline purchase on the spot.

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Taipei - guide chapters 1 2 3 4
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Map of all palaces
Public palaces near Taipei
♥   Palace 'Qing Dynasty Taiwan Provincial Administration Hall' , 6.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Presidential Office Building' Taipei, 6.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Taipei Guest House' , 8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Shilin Official Residence' , 11.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Fort San Domingo' , 17.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all art museums
Art galleries in Taipei and around
♥   Art museum 'Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei' Taipei, 7.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Museum of Jade Art' Taipei, 9.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Taipei Fine Arts Museum' Taipei, 9.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Aurora Art Museum' Taipei, 11.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Tittot Glass Art Museum' Taipei, 12.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Unique spots in Taipei and near

Hsuehshan tunnel

From the series “The Greatest Tunnels in the World”
Outstanding engineers and builders have managed to create a unique underground complex, which amazes both with its size and the level of equipment. Road surface of a perfect quality, an elaborate lighting system and road signs make the journey inside the tunnel safe and pleasant. The speed limit inside is 70 km/h. Drivers pay great attention to the observance of the speed mode since the fine is about 6000 US dollars. Cameras are installed through the length of the tunnel and police officers are always on duty, so driving unnoticed is simply impossible. … Read further

San Zhi

From the series “The Most Impressive Abandoned Cities on the Planet”
They believe that Sanzhi is home to the souls of the dead. The territory of the ghost town is considered to be the anomalous zone. The houses of original shape and design look more like alien ships and have become home to unquiet souls. That’s why the locals are not going to destroy them so as not anger the ghosts. Sanzhi remains the tourist attraction for many years now. Visitors are sure to take a camera with them hoping to make photos of the ghosts. … Read further

Iconic cultural sights of Taiwan

One of the most beautiful temples of the island is the Longshan Temple in Taipei. Built in the era of the Qing dynasty, the temple was repeatedly destroyed and restored. Today, it is one of the Taiwanese centers of Buddhism. The name of the temple is translated from Chinese as “mountain of the dragon”; precisely why its interiors are decorated with numerous images and sculptures of dragons. The Presidential Palace of Taipei draws attention to its architecture which is built in the style of the eastern baroque. Before, it served as the residence of the Japanese governor-general of Taiwan, and today it symbolizes the period of the Island’s colonial dependence on Japan. Another notable example of palace architecture is the Museum of the Imperial Palace, which contains a unique collection of historical and cultural values. You can visit exhibitions of porcelain and jade, painting and calligraphy, ancient coins and ornaments, all in the museum. … Open
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