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Tickets for National Palace Museum & Chiang Kai-Shek Shilin Residence

Visit two Taiwanese treasures and see the best of political and cultural history

National Palace Museum
 
Chiang Kai-Shek Shilin Residence
 
Flexible ticket: cancellable up to 24 hours before visit date (if selected)
Instant ticket delivery
Wheelchair accessible
Audio guide: Chinese, English, Japanese
Live guide: Chinese, English, Mandarin
Smartphone tickets accepted

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Overview

Highlights

  • Visit the home of Chiang Kai-Shek, former president of the Republic of China, where he lived for 25 years
  • Discover hidden gems from several Chinese dynasties, including the beautiful Jadeite Cabbage
  • Uncover the rich history of both Taiwan and the Chinese mainland through rare artifacts

Description

The National Palace Museum boasts a collection of nearly 700,000 relics, and the chance to see the treasures of ancient China is worth anyone's time. But this combo ticket also adds the most recent chapter of Chinese history to the story. Step inside the residence of the exiled Kuomintang leader turned president of the ROC, Chiang Kai-Shek.

Amidst political turmoil and civil war in China, Chiang Kai-Shek made the decision to evacuate precious items from the Palace Museum in China's Forbidden City to less conflicted areas. Ultimately, both Chiang Kai-Shek and the museum's contents arrived safely in Taiwan.

The Palace Museum's items encompass the dynastic history of China, from Ming vases to the Mao Gong ding, which is thought to date back as far as 827 BC. Walk past jade sculptures and rare calligraphy, showcasing the skill and beauty that was favored throughout the imperial ages.

In the Chiang Kai-Shek Shilin residence, visitors will be able to explore the previously off-limits and heavily fortified area that the president and his wife occupied. From studies and reception rooms to the location's beautiful gardens, a trip to the house will give an insight into how the political elite lived in Taiwan and how US diplomats including Eisenhower and Reagan were received.

Ticket

What's included

Skip-the-line admission to the National Palace Museum, its Southern Branch, and Zhishan Garden
Admission to the Chiang Kai-Shek Shilin Residence
Free audio guide at the Chiang Kai-Shek Shilin Residence

What's not included

Audio guide at the National Palace Museum (can be rented on-site for NT$150)
Transportation between the venues
Additional info

Free tours schedule at the National Palace Museum:

  • Tour in Mandarin Chinese: 9:30, 10:00, 14:30 and 16:00
  • Tour in English: 10:00 and 15:00

Amendment policy

  • Changes are possible for this ticket

Instructions

  • National Palace Museum: Skip the line and get your smartphone ticket directly scanned at the entrance
  • Chiang Kai-Shek Shilin Residence: Get your smartphone ticket scanned at the ticket counter
  • You don't need to visit both venues on the same day. This ticket is valid for 90 days after the first use

Venue

Opening hours

National Palace Museum
Monday Closed
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00
Saturday 09:00 - 17:00
Sunday 09:00 - 17:00
Chiang Kai-Shek Shilin Residence
Monday Closed
Tuesday 09:30 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:30 - 17:00
Thursday 09:30 - 17:00
Friday 09:30 - 17:00
Saturday 09:30 - 17:00
Sunday 09:30 - 17:00

How to get there

National Palace Museum
No. 221, Sec 2, Zhi Shan Rd, 111, Taipei
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