National Palace Museum

The National Palace Museum is an art museum in Taipei. It is the national museum of the Republic of China and has a permanent collection of over 677,687 pieces of ancient Chinese artifacts and artworks, making it one of the largest in the world.




Our tour guide led us to the museum and showed us some of the things in display. Unfortunately, we were not allowed to take pictures. Anyway, I found these two pictures from wikipedia.


  • The "Jadeite Cabbage" is a piece of jadeite carved into the shape of a cabbage head, and with a close look at the naked eye, a large and a small grasshopper will appear camouflaged in the leaves. The ruffled semi-translucent leaves attached is due to the masterful combination of various natural colour of the jade to recreate the colour variations of a real cabbage.


  • The "Meat-shaped Stone", a piece of jasper, a form of agate, the strata of which are cleverly used to create a likeness of a piece of pork cooked in soy sauce.The dyed and textured surface makes the layers of skin, lean meat, and fat materialized incredibly lifelike.
http://en.wikipedia.org/

If I had a chance to go Taipei again, I would definitely want to visit this museum again.

Comments

  1. an interesting place that I wish to go again too.

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  2. The building itself is quite impressive, let alone what is inside of it!

    I liked the two pictures you showed from Wikipedia of the cabbage stone and meat shaped stone. How interesting and very, very different!

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  3. i like the Jadeite Cabbage, i want to buy it when i at shanghai. it is cool.

    but after think twice... i give up cause it is damn expensive.

    hence,i think better go home buy the real one and put in my coffee table for decoration.

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  4. I love to visit museum....lots of thing to see!

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  5. Interesting. Maybe not allow to snap pic coz of the security ...scared robbers go and scanning the room layout

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  6. Cool Jadeite Cabbage huh. I never see like this before.

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  7. waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa the jade carvings are extraordinary leh....the cabbage especially so real, the meat looked a bit basi liao hhahahhaha

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  8. wah..the museum looks so grand and huge!

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  9. Oh, my brother did mention about his National Palace Museum when he came back from Taiwan, it consists a vast collection of fine arts and antiques! One day I must pay a visit!

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  10. Wow! What a display and what a museum. Would love to visit Taiwan one day.

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  11. That jade cabbage... Isn't there supposed to be a grasshopper on top of it? Eyew...that slice of pork belly! Looks like real! Hahahaha!!!

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  12. wow...u went to taipei...i been to this museum...very nice and huge ler...

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  13. Look so nice. But people like me just don't know how to appreciate such thing. :(

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  14. I wish I could travel there!
    Fantastic place and palace!
    B xx

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