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National Taiwan Museum

Discover Taiwan’s national heritage through an impressive range of cultural artifacts and exhibitions of anthropology, earth sciences and economic trade.

The National Taiwan Museum is a landmark building with exhibitions that showcase the significant events that have shaped Taiwan’s national heritage. Learn about the region's natural and human development through five sections of exhibits: anthropology, earth sciences, zoology, botany and education.

Established in 1908, the museum is the oldest in Taiwan. The architecture is Greek Doric style with columns at the entrance and a domed roof. Inside the impressive central hall with its Romanesque pillars and marble floor, look up to see the stained glass in the dome. On the third floor, find statues of Japanese statesmen Kodama Gentarō and Gotō Shinpei, who were instrumental in the modernization of Taiwan. The museum was originally established to celebrate the inauguration of Taiwan’s north–south railroad.

Browse the largest anthropological collection on the island. Learn about diverse subjects of animal resources, vascular plants, algae, micro-algae and biodiversity. View relics from the prehistoric Yuanshan culture and see three of the most valued historic artifacts of the museum: the Kangxi Taiwan Maps, a portrait of Zheng Chenggong and the Blue Land Yellow Tiger Flag of the Republic of Formosa.

Next to the main building, visit the museum’s Taiwan Land Bank Exhibition Hall to find giant dinosaur skeletons, as well as information on Taiwan’s financial and economic history.

The National Taiwan Museum places an emphasis on education and research, with a particular focus on the culture of the indigenous Taiwanese people and the Han Chinese. Join an educational program or browse publications about the various exhibitions.

After a day at the museum, relax in 228 Peace Park. Visit the 228 Memorial Monument and Museum to learn about the history of the park and the violent events of February 28, 1947, which are now commemorated in this peaceful setting.

The National Taiwan Museum is open during the day, Tuesday through Sunday. To get there, catch the MRT to the National Taiwan University Hospital.


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Caesar Park Taipei NT$1,428
Caesar Park Taipei

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38 Chung Hsiao West Road Section 1, Zhongzheng, Taipei
     
    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in Zhongzheng, this spa hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Taipei Botanical Garden, Lungshan Temple, and Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall. Taipei 101 and Shilin Night Market are also within 6 mi (10 km). Taipei Main Station is only a 4-minute walk and NTU Hospital Station is 8 minutes.

    citizenM Taipei North Gate NT$1,810
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    citizenM Taipei North Gate

    No. 3, Sec. 1, Zhonghua Rd., Zhongzheng Dist., Taipei
       
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in Ximending, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Taipei Botanical Garden and Lungshan Temple. Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall and Shilin Night Market are also within 6 mi (10 km). Beimen Station is only a 5-minute walk and NTU Hospital Station is 14 minutes.

      Cosmos Hotel Taipei NT$1,221
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      Cosmos Hotel Taipei

      No 43 Sec. 1, Chung-Hsiao W. Road., Zhongzhen District, Taipei
         
        4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in Zhongzheng, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Station Front Metro Mall and National Taiwan Museum. Huashan 1914 Creative Park and Ningxia Night Market are also within 1 mi (2 km). Shandao Temple Station is 7 minutes by foot and NTU Hospital Station is 12 minutes.

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        Hotel Relax III

        No.34, Huaining St., Zhongzheng District, Taipei
           
          3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in Zhongzheng, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Station Front Metro Mall, Ningxia Night Market, and Huashan 1914 Creative Park. Lungshan Temple and National Taiwan Museum are also within 2 mi (3 km). NTU Hospital Station is 7 minutes by foot and Taipei Main Station is 6 minutes.

          Hotel Midtown Richardson NT$1,013
          Hotel Midtown Richardson

          Hotel Midtown Richardson

          No. 4, Xiushan Street, Zhongzheng District, Taipei
             
            4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in Ximending, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Taipei City North Gate and National Taiwan Museum. Lungshan Temple and Ningxia Night Market are also within 1 mi (2 km). Beimen Station is 10 minutes by foot and NTU Hospital Station is 11 minutes.

            Via Hotel Taipei Station NT$760
            Via Hotel Taipei Station

            Via Hotel Taipei Station

            No. 60, Sec.1, Chongqing S. Rd., Taipei
               
              3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in Zhongzheng, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of National Taiwan Museum and Taipei 228 Memorial Park. Taipei City North Gate and National Taiwan University Hospital are also within 10 minutes. NTU Hospital Station is 6 minutes by foot and Taipei Main Station is 8 minutes.

              Finders Hotel NT$501
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              Finders Hotel

              No.86, Sec. 1, Chongqing S. Rd., Zhongzheng, Taipei
                 
                3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

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                Taipei M Hotel - Main station NT$777
                Taipei M Hotel - Main station

                Taipei M Hotel - Main station

                No.64, Sec. 1, Hankou St., Zhongzheng Dist., Taipei
                   
                  3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in Zhongzheng, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Taipei City North Gate and National Taiwan Museum. Ningxia Night Market and Huashan 1914 Creative Park are also within 1 mi (2 km). NTU Hospital Station is 9 minutes by foot and Beimen Station is 9 minutes.