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National Palace Museum

It's the most treasured museum of Chinese arts

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then I'll let these 100 pictures of the precious and priceless Chinese artifacts at the National Palace Museum speak for over five thousand of Chinese history. 

This is the largest museum in the world that has the largest holding of Chinese artifacts consisting of ceramics, Chinese calligraphy, brush painting, carving, jade, precious jewels, bronze, gold, etc. It's amazing that these historical artifacts survived thru thousands of years of wars, dynasty changes, revolutions, and the big moves during World War II and the Communist Revolution. 

Though the museum is vast and can display 15,000 pieces each 3 months; however, it will take 12 years to display all the items! This is the reason that each time I visit the museum I get to appreciate some new items.

We took MRT to the Shihlin station and then took a city bus. It was rather inexpensive and very convenient. We also enjoyed a quick and delicious lunch in the tea room on the fourth floor by having some steamed buns and cups of hot teas. Trust me. We needed some refreshments after walking thru the museum.

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