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National Palace Museum & Yehliu Geopark

April 8th, 2017 · 2 Surrendered

Finally!! I’m back from the land where I cannot access Google and Facebook and etc. *LOL* Sure is one crazy week over there.

Ok, continue with Taipei trip post that I made in November 2016. YES! 2016!!! A quarter of 2017 is gone…

Visited National Palace Museum when I was there on a work assignment. Didn’t really pay attention on it and didn’t go through every single section of it as I was busy doing work related arrangements. I just quickly walked around and took some photos.

The National Palace Museum is located in Taipei and Taibao, Taiwan. It has a permanent collection of nearly 700,000 pieces of ancient Chinese imperial artifacts and artworks, making it one of the largest of its type in the world.

Some of the sections of the museum.

Left: Souvenirs shop. They have a few located strategically in different areas selling different items.

Right: The section where the queue is the longest. Seems like the The Jadeite Cabbage is the most popular exhibits in the museum.

The Jadeite Cabbage (Chinese: 翠玉白菜; pinyin: Cuìyù Báicài; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Chhùi-ge̍k Pe̍h-chhài) or Jadeite Cabbage with Insects is a piece of jadeite carved into the shape of a Chinese cabbage head, and with a locust and katydid camouflaged in the leaves. It is part of the collection of the National Palace Museum in Taipei, Taiwan.

It was an intricate work of art! Measuring only 18.7cm by 9.1cm and is 5.07cm thick is not just simply any art piece.

I didn’t get to take any photo of it because my phone and camera were not able to take photo in such low lighting.

That’s all about it I can say about this museum. What to do? I did not have the luxury of time to go through it.

Next, we headed to Yehliu Geopark. The rock landscape is one of most famous wonders in the world, located along a cape stretching out from the town of Wanli. I did not see much there as well due to my work. So I’m just sharing some photos I’ve taken.

Hmm… Do you find these interesting? Not me though, not my interest.

However, I do like the view. It was pretty windy that day and was drizzling.

Left: Queen’s Head is regarded as the landmark of Yehliu. This photo is showing the replica of it. I did not go all the way to the actual rock formation. This is good enough.

Right: Another replica, Princess’ Head.

This concluded my post about my short Taipei working trip. Next post should be about my trip to Batam, Indonesia.

Categories: Going Places · The Heart of Asia - Taiwan

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  • 1 cne // Apr 20, 2017 at 10:38 pm

    Regarding your latest Tweets written in Chinese;
    I think it is equals to” No Guts No Glory”
    As for Taiwan, I am more interested in her history, not the current urban culture; which is quite similar to most Asian cities.

  • 2 sweet surrender // Apr 23, 2017 at 5:19 pm

    cne, 😉

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