National Palace Museum in Taipei has a rival in Forbidden City Museum – the backpacker’s choice

//National Palace Museum in Taipei has a rival in Forbidden City Museum – the backpacker’s choice

National Palace Museum in Taipei has a rival in Forbidden City Museum – the backpacker’s choice

Taipei’s National Palace Museum feels as grand as its name. After scaling a broad column of steps, visitors line up for tickets. Old Chinese scrolls and lacquer ware, among the museum’s 690,000 relics, sit inside glass cases with their own expertly arranged lighting. Tour groups from all around Asia file through the air-conditioned galleries.Then there’s the backpacker’s alternative.It smells of structural decay in some places, and fans stand in for air conditioners. A parrot lives in a jungle…

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