Saturday, May 19, 2012

National Palace Museum of the Republic of China

One of the buildings of the museum as seen from the
2nd-story landing of the main building
by Pa Rock
World Traveler

When Chiang Kai-shek figured out shortly after World War II that the communists were going to take over his country, the wily old politician began crating up many of China's cultural treasures and shipping them off to Taiwan.  Today much of what he stole is on display at the beautiful National Palace Museum.  Attached are a few shots of the exterior of the two main buildings of the museum.  We were there for a couple of hours, but it would take days to properly see and appreciate all that the museum has to offer.

Unfortunately, indoor photography was limited.

View directly from the front of the main building
2nd-story view of main building
Another view of the museum grounds
Murphy and Valerie heading into the museum
One more exterior shot of 2nd-story landing
We enjoyed a pot of local tea in the museum snack bar

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